Personalised Centralized Authentication System (PCAS)

Type: International Project

Duration: from 2013 Sep 01 to 2016 Sep 30

Financed by: European Commission

Prime Contractor: INESC-ID (Other)

PCAS aims at providing and innovative, trustworthy, handled device. The Secured Personalized Device (SPD) will allow users to securely store their data, to share it with trusted applications, and to easily and securely authenticate him. The SPD will recognize its user using multiple biometric sensors, including a stress level sensor to detect coercion. Using the same biometric authentication, the SPD will be able to enforce secure communication with servers in the cloud, relieving the user from memorizing passwords. The SPD will take the form of a smartphone add-on that draws power from the smartphone and uses its communication services- The security and authentication mechanisms will use software components running on the SPD, on the Smartphone and in the cloud. The project will develop a full environment composed of programming API´s (need to develop trusted applications) and modules that allow the easy integration of PCAS with existing web services.


  • Commissariat à l'énergie atomique et aux énergies alternatives (Other) -France
  • INESC-ID (Other)
  • Norsk Regnesentral Stiftelse (Company) -Norway
  • O.S New Horizon, Personal Computing Solutions LTD (Company)
  • Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (University) - Madrid, Spain

Principal Investigators