Tuesday July 24, 2018, at the National Physics Library in Măgurele will take place the SpeechXRays workforce use case kick-off event entitled Romanian Voice and Face Recognition. The event is part of the research project SpeechXRays. Multi-channel biometrics combining acoustic and machine vision analysis of speech, lip movement and face which has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 653586. The consortium of the SpeechXRays project is headed by IDEMIA France and consists of SIVECO (Romania), Tech Inspire (United Kingdom), Realeyes (Estonia), Forthnet (Greece), IFIN-HH (Romania), FORTH (Greece), University College London (United Kingdom), Institut Mines-Télécom (France), and VoiceTrust (Germany).
The SpeechXRays project will develop and test in real-life environments a user recognition platform based on voice acoustics analysis and audio-visual identity verification. SpeechXRays will outperform state-of-the-art solutions in the areas of security, privacy, usability, and cost-efficiency. The project combines and pilots two proven techniques: acoustic driven voice recognition and multi-channel biometrics incorporating dynamic face recognition. The goal of the SpeechXRays project is to provide a solution combining the convenience and cost-effectiveness of voice biometrics, achieving better accuracies by combining it with video, and bringing superior anti-spoofing capabilities. The technology will be deployed in three large institutions, IFIN-HH (Romania), FORTH (Greece) and Forthnet (Greece), that will validate it through three use cases.
The SpeechXRays workforce use case kick-off event marks the testing of the SpeechXRays biometrics authentication platform within IFIN-HH through a series of presentations dedicated to the project at large, the face- and voice-based biometrics solutions, the legal framework of personal data processing and the testing process. The event will include a live demo of the biometrics authentication platform and a round table discussion on security in the digital world. The event is organized by IFIN-HH and Magurele High Tech Cluster, jointly with IDEMIA France, the coordinator of the SpeechXRays project, and SIVECO Romania, the integrator of the SpeechXRays biometrics authentication platform. At the end of the event the participants will have the opportunity to test the SpeechXRays biometrics authentication platform.
Agenda of SpeechXRays workforce use case kick-off event
|09:00 – 09:30||Registration|
|09:30 – 09:35||Opening address, Mitică DRĂGUȘIN (IFIN-HH)|
|09:35 – 09:40||Introductory remarks, Dragoș ȘEULEANU (MHTC)|
|09:40 – 10:00||Presentation of the SpeechXRays project, Michel KOSTUCKI (IDEMIA)|
|10:00 – 10:10||The workforce use case, Alexandru NICOLIN (IFIN-HH)|
|10:10 – 10:20||The legal framework on personal data processing, George OLTEANU (IFIN-HH)|
|10:10 – 10:40||Coffee break|
|10:40 – 11:00||The architecture of the SpeechXRays biometrics authentication platform, Iacob CRUCIANU (SIVECO)|
|11:00 – 11:15||The voice-biometrics solution, Iacob CRUCIANU (SIVECO)|
|11:15 – 11:30||The face-biometrics solution, Alexandru NICOLIN (IFIN-HH)|
|11:30 – 12:00||Hands-on presentation of the SpeechXRays platform, Iacob CRUCIANU (SIVECO)|
|12:00 – 13:00||Round table discussion on security in the digital world, moderated by Dragoș ȘEULEANU (MHTC)|
With a contribution of almost 10% of the national scientific output, IFIN-HH is one of the most important public R&D organizations in Romania. The institute is dedicated to the research and development in physical and natural sciences, mainly Nuclear Physics and Nuclear Engineering, and in related areas including Astrophysics and Particle Physics, Field Theory, Mathematical and Computational Physics, Atomic Physics and Physics of Condensed Matter, Life and Environmental Physics. In all these fields, IFIN-HH conducts theoretical and experimental research.
IDEMIA appeared when OT (Oberthur Technologies) and Safran Identity & Security (Morpho) have joined forces and became the global leader in Augmented Identity for an increasingly digital world, with the ambition to empower citizens and consumers alike to interact, pay, connect, travel and vote in ways that are now possible in a connected environment.
Securing our identity has become mission critical in the world we live in today. By standing for Augmented Identity, IDEMIA reinvents the way we think, produce, use and protect this asset, whether for individuals or for objects. IDEMIA ensures privacy and trust as well as guarantees secure, authenticated and verifiable transactions for international clients from Financial, Telecom, Identity, Public Security and IoT sectors.
With close to $3 billion in revenues and 14,000 employees around the world, IDEMIA serves clients in 180 countries.
SIVECO Romania SAis a private shareholder company, established in 1992, located in Bucharest, Romania. During its existence, SIVECO has become the largest Romanian software development company and provider of software solutions like Security, eLearning, eHealth, eAgriculture, eCustoms ERM L&M, eGovernment, solutions and turnkey projects acting both on the internal and international markets, and one of the most successful software integrators from Central and Eastern Europe.
SIVECO has significant experience and an exceptional track record in R&D and R&I projects, being involved as technological provider and as coordinator in many European and national research projects on various programmes like Horizon 2020, FP7, FP6, ITEA, AAL, Eureka, LLP, and ICT PSP. In the security domain SIVECO implemented scalable solutions for identity governance, access management and directory services to some specific governmental organizations like: The Romanian Intelligence Service, the Ministry of Internal Affairs, The Ministry of Justice, “Carol I National Defense University”, “Al. I Cuza” Police Academy and the Romanian Ministry of Communications and Informational Society.
Here it is the poster-kick-off-event.