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Objective Control for TAlker VErification

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 OCTAVE project word cloud

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Project "OCTAVE" data sheet

The following table provides information about the project.


Organization address
city: ROMA
postcode: 161

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 Coordinator Country Italy [IT]
 Project website
 Total cost 5˙208˙985 €
 EC max contribution 4˙406˙116 € (85%)
 Programme 1. H2020-EU.3.7. (Secure societies - Protecting freedom and security of Europe and its citizens)
 Code Call H2020-DS-2014-1
 Funding Scheme IA
 Starting year 2015
 Duration (year-month-day) from 2015-06-01   to  2017-07-31


Take a look of project's partnership.

# participants  country  role  EC contrib. [€] 
1    FONDAZIONE UGO BORDONI IT (ROMA) coordinator 687˙762.00
2    VALIDSOFT UK LIMITED UK (LONDON) participant 542˙246.00
3    AALBORG UNIVERSITET DK (AALBORG) participant 425˙570.00
5    ITA-SUOMEN YLIOPISTO FI (KUOPIO) participant 410˙287.00
6    ATOS SPAIN SA ES (MADRID) participant 390˙166.00
7    EURECOM FR (BIOT) participant 333˙536.00
10    ADVALIA SRL IT (CINISELLO BALSAMO) participant 265˙895.00
11    APLCOMP OY FI (Helsinki) participant 216˙133.00
12    FINDOMESTIC BANCA SPA IT (FIRENZE) participant 132˙947.00


 Project objective

Industry needs alternatives to textual passwords for access control. While tokens can still be stolen or transferred to other persons, biometrics technology can provide reliable, cost-effective and user-friendly solutions. The proliferation of smart services calls for unsupervised authentication at a distance. Being natural, non-intrusive and readily compatible with smart and mobile devices, automatic speaker verification (ASV) is an appealing solution. Even so, today’s state-of-the-art ASV systems lack robustness to environmental variability and are vulnerable to spoofing. Concerns regarding interoperability, scalability and privacy also form barriers to exploitation. While embracing standards, in addition to a privacy and interoperability-by-design ethos, OCTAVE will integrate commercial-grade and new, hybrid ASV systems with the latest environmental robustness and anti-spoofing technologies to deliver a scalable, trusted biometric authentication service (TBAS). While simultaneously relieving end-users from the inconvenience of dealing with textual passwords, the OCTAVE platform will reduce the economic and practical burdens related to password loss and recovery. The TBAS will support single (text-dependent, text-prompted and text-independent) in addition to hybrid operating modes. The delegation of authentication to a single, yet distributed TBAS, will increase trust and privacy, avoid single points of failure and allow for rapid breach notification and remediation. Solutions will be installed in data-sensitive and mission-critical services and validated in two real commercial trials: banking services and physical access within a critical airport infrastructure. Flexibility will support wider exploitation in future applications in, for example, customer care, telephone banking, e-commerce, logical and physical access control. OCTAVE will thus fuel new opportunities for commercial services making use of electronic identification and authentication.


List of deliverables.
Baseline voice biometric systems and their vulnerability to spoofing Documents, reports 2019-05-30 13:35:17
Contribution to standards Documents, reports 2019-05-30 13:35:24
Changes to platform for Privacy compliance Documents, reports 2019-05-30 13:35:24
Suitability of existing voice biometric engines Documents, reports 2019-05-30 13:35:24
Corpora definition Other 2019-05-30 13:35:20
OCTAVE Report on communication actions and participation in events Y2 Documents, reports 2019-05-30 13:35:24
OCTAVE report on communication actions and participation in events Y1 Documents, reports 2019-05-30 13:35:23
Survey of the safety and security standards, procedures and technologies for the collection, transmission, storage and processing of personal data Documents, reports 2019-05-30 13:35:25
OCTAVE Website Demonstrators, pilots, prototypes 2019-05-30 13:35:21

Take a look to the deliverables list in detail:  detailed list of OCTAVE deliverables.


year authors and title journal last update
List of publications.
2015 Z. Wu, T. Kinnunen, N. Evans, J. Yamagishi, C. Hanilçi, M. Sahidullah, A. Sizov
ASVspoof 2015: the first automatic speaker verification spoofing and countermeasures challenge
published pages: , ISSN: , DOI:
Proc. Interspeech 2015 2019-06-06
2017 Ville Vestman, Dhananjaya Gowda, Md. Sahidullah, Paavo Alku, Tomi Kinnunen
Time-Varying Autoregressions for Speaker Verification in Reverberant Conditions
published pages: 1512-1516, ISSN: , DOI: 10.21437/Interspeech.2017-734
Interspeech 2017 2019-06-06
2017 Hong Yu, Zheng-Hua Tan, Yiming Zhang, Zhanyu Ma, Jun Guo
DNN Filter Bank Cepstral Coefficients for Spoofing Detection
published pages: 4779-4787, ISSN: 2169-3536, DOI: 10.1109/ACCESS.2017.2687041
IEEE Access 5 2019-06-06
2016 Tomi Kinnunen, Alexey Sholokhov, Elie Khoury, Dennis Alexander Lehmann Thomsen, Md. Sahidullah, Zheng-Hua Tan
HAPPY Team Entry to NIST OpenSAD Challenge: A Fusion of Short-Term Unsupervised and Segment i-Vector Based Speech Activity Detectors
published pages: 2992-2996, ISSN: , DOI: 10.21437/Interspeech.2016-1281
Interspeech 2016 2019-06-06
2015 Zhizheng Wu, Tomi Kinnunen, Nicholas Evans, and Junichi Yamagishi
ASVspoof 2015: The First Automatic Speaker Verification Spoofing and Countermeasures Challenge
published pages: , ISSN: , DOI:
SLTC Newsletter, November 2015 2019-06-06
2016 Iosif Mporas , Saeid Safavi , Hock Chye Gan, Reza Sotudeh
Evaluation of Classification Algorithms for Text Dependent and Text Independent Speaker Identification
published pages: , ISSN: , DOI:
Proceedings of 2016 IEICE ICTF 2019-06-06
2016 Tomi Kinnunen, Md. Sahidullah, Ivan Kukanov, Héctor Delgado, Massimiliano Todisco, Achintya Kr. Sarkar, Nicolai Bæk Thomsen, Ville Hautamäki, Nicholas Evans, Zheng-Hua Tan
Utterance Verification for Text-Dependent Speaker Recognition: A Comparative Assessment Using the RedDots Corpus
published pages: 430-434, ISSN: , DOI: 10.21437/Interspeech.2016-1125
Interspeech 2016 2019-06-06
2017 Zhizheng Wu, Junichi Yamagishi, Tomi Kinnunen, Cemal Hanilci, Mohammed Sahidullah, Aleksandr Sizov, Nicholas Evans, Massimiliano Todisco
ASVspoof: The Automatic Speaker Verification Spoofing and Countermeasures Challenge
published pages: 588-604, ISSN: 1932-4553, DOI: 10.1109/JSTSP.2017.2671435
IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Signal Processing 11/4 2019-06-06
2016 Massimiliano Todisco, Héctor Delgado, Nicholas Evans
A New Feature for Automatic Speaker Verification Anti-Spoofing: Constant Q Cepstral Coefficients
published pages: 283-290, ISSN: , DOI: 10.21437/Odyssey.2016-41
Odyssey 2016 2019-06-06
2017 Tomi Kinnunen, Md. Sahidullah, Héctor Delgado, Massimiliano Todisco, Nicholas Evans, Junichi Yamagishi, Kong Aik Lee
The ASVspoof 2017 Challenge: Assessing the Limits of Replay Spoofing Attack Detection
published pages: 2-6, ISSN: , DOI: 10.21437/Interspeech.2017-1111
Interspeech 2017 2019-06-06
2015 R. Saeidi, T. Niemi, H. Karppelin, J. Pohjalainen, T. Kinnunen, P. Alku
Speaker recognition for speech under face cover
published pages: , ISSN: , DOI:
Proc. Interspeech 2015 2019-06-06
2016 Rosa González Hautamäki, Md Sahidullah, Tomi Kinnunen, Ville Hautamäki
Age-Related Voice Disguise and its Impact on Speaker Verification Accuracy
published pages: 277-282, ISSN: , DOI: 10.21437/Odyssey.2016-40
Odyssey 2016 2019-06-06
2015 M. Sahidullah, T. Kinnunen, C. Hanilçi
A comparison of features for synthetic speech detection
published pages: , ISSN: , DOI:
Proc. Interspeech 2015 2019-06-06
2015 C. Hanilçi, T. Kinnunen, M. Sahidullah, A. Sizov
Classifiers for synthetic speech detection: a comparison
published pages: , ISSN: , DOI:
Proc. Interspeech 2015 2019-06-06
2016 Md Sahidullah, Tomi Kinnunen
Local spectral variability features for speaker verification
published pages: 1-11, ISSN: 1051-2004, DOI: 10.1016/j.dsp.2015.10.011
Digital Signal Processing 50 2019-06-06
2017 S. Safavi and I. Mporas
Combination or Rule-Based and Data-Driven Fusion Methodologies for Different Speaker Verification Modes of Operation
published pages: , ISSN: , DOI:
Conference: IEEE CPSCom 2019-06-06
2017 Md Sahidullah, Dennis Alexander Lehmann Thomsen, Rosa Gonzalez Hautamaki, Tomi Kinnunen, Zheng-Hua Tan, Robert Parts, Martti Pitkanen
Robust Voice Liveness Detection and Speaker Verification Using Throat Microphones
published pages: 1-1, ISSN: 2329-9290, DOI: 10.1109/taslp.2017.2760243
IEEE/ACM Transactions on Audio, Speech, and Language Processing 2019-06-06
2016 Saeid Safavi, Iosif Mporas
Improving Performance of Speaker Identification Systems Using Score Level Fusion of Two Modes of Operation
published pages: 438-444, ISSN: , DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-66429-3_43
SPECOM 2017. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 10458 2019-06-06
2017 S. Safavi, I. Mporas, and H. Gan
Improving Speaker Verification Performance under Spoofing Attacks By Fusion of Different Operational Modes
published pages: , ISSN: , DOI:
Conference IEEE CSPA 2019-06-06
2016 Massimiliano Todisco, Héctor Delgado, Nicholas Evans
Articulation Rate Filtering of CQCC Features for Automatic Speaker Verification
published pages: 3628-3632, ISSN: , DOI: 10.21437/Interspeech.2016-1140
Interspeech 2016 2019-06-06
2017 Hong Yu, Zheng-Hua Tan, Zhanyu Ma, Jun Guo
Adversarial Network Bottleneck Features for Noise Robust Speaker Verification
published pages: 1492-1496, ISSN: , DOI: 10.21437/Interspeech.2017-883
Interspeech 2017 2019-06-06
2016 Md. Sahidullah, Héctor Delgado, Massimiliano Todisco, Hong Yu, Tomi Kinnunen, Nicholas Evans, Zheng-Hua Tan
Integrated Spoofing Countermeasures and Automatic Speaker Verification: An Evaluation on ASVspoof 2015
published pages: 1700-1704, ISSN: , DOI: 10.21437/Interspeech.2016-1280
Interspeech 2016 2019-06-06
2016 Md. Sahidullah, Rosa Gonzalez Hautamäki, Dennis Alexander Lehmann Thomsen, Tomi Kinnunen, Zheng-Hua Tan, Ville Hautamäki, Robert Parts, Martti Pitkänen
Robust Speaker Recognition with Combined Use of Acoustic and Throat Microphone Speech
published pages: 1720-1724, ISSN: , DOI: 10.21437/Interspeech.2016-1153
Interspeech 2016 2019-06-06
2018 Alexey Sholokhov, Md Sahidullah, Tomi Kinnunen
Semi-supervised speech activity detection with an application to automatic speaker verification
published pages: 132-156, ISSN: 0885-2308, DOI: 10.1016/j.csl.2017.07.005
Computer Speech & Language 47 2019-06-06
2016 Nicolai Bæk Thomsen, Dennis Alexander Lehmann Thomsen, Zheng-Hua Tan, Børge Lindberg, Søren Holdt Jensen
Speaker-Dependent Dictionary-Based Speech Enhancement for Text-Dependent Speaker Verification
published pages: 1839-1843, ISSN: , DOI: 10.21437/Interspeech.2016-763
Interspeech 2016 2019-06-06
2017 Daniel Michelsanti, Zheng-Hua Tan
Conditional Generative Adversarial Networks for Speech Enhancement and Noise-Robust Speaker Verification
published pages: 2008-2012, ISSN: , DOI: 10.21437/Interspeech.2017-1620
Interspeech 2017 2019-06-06
2017 Achintya Kr. Sarkar, Md. Sahidullah, Zheng-Hua Tan, Tomi Kinnunen
Improving Speaker Verification Performance in Presence of Spoofing Attacks Using Out-of-Domain Spoofed Data
published pages: 2611-2615, ISSN: , DOI: 10.21437/Interspeech.2017-1758
Interspeech 2017 2019-06-06
2016 Achintya Kr. Sarkar, Zheng-Hua Tan
Text Dependent Speaker Verification Using Un-Supervised HMM-UBM and Temporal GMM-UBM
published pages: 425-429, ISSN: , DOI: 10.21437/Interspeech.2016-362
Interspeech 2016 2019-06-06

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