KRISTINA

KRISTINA

KRISTINA A Knowledge-Based Information Agent with Social Competence and Human Interaction Capabilities KRISTINA’s overall objective is to research and develop technologies for a human-like socially competent and communicative agent that is run on mobile communication devices and that serves for migrants with language and cultural barriers in the host country as a trusted information provision party and mediator in questions related to basic care and healthcare. To develop such an agent, KRISTINA will advance the state of the art in dialogue management, multimodal (vocal, facial and gestural) communication analysis and multimodal communication. The technologies will be validated in two use cases, in which prolonged trials will be carried out for each prototype that marks the termination of a SW development cycle, with a representative number of migrants recruited as users…
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V4Design

V4Design

V4Design Visual and textual content re-purposing FOR(4) architecture, Design and video virtual reality games V4Design promotes the re-use of visual and textual content, such as documentaries, paintings and their critiques so as to be repurposed and be used for the inspiration of architecture and video game (VR) designing. Visual content analysis is performed through 3D reconstruction and modelling, localization of objects in visual data, automated extraction of aesthetics/style information and language understanding from visual and textual data. 3D objects are also enhanced with semantics and explanatory text descriptions. V4Design will develop a platform that provides architects, video game creators and designers of any expertise with innovative tools necessary to enhance and simplify the creative phase of the designing process. The main idea behind V4Design is to reuse (i) visual: movies,…
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iV&L Net

iV&L Net

iV&L Net The European Network on Integrating Vision and Language Combining Computer Vision and Language Processing For Advanced Search, Retrieval, Annotation and Description of Visual Data, COST Action IC1307, is designed to bring together two previously unconnected research communities, Computer Vision (CV) and Natural Language Processing (NLP). It is set up to allow researchers to meet, exchange ideas, expertise and technology, and form new partnerships. Building on the successful EPSRC Network on Vision and Language (V&L Net), the aim of the COST Action is to create a lasting interdisciplinary research community situated at the nexus between language processing and computer vision. This is hugely important because of the explosive growth of visual and textual data (both on the World Wide Web and held in private repositories by diverse institutions and…
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TENSOR

TENSOR

TENSOR reTriEval and aNalysis of heterogeneouS online content for TerrOrist activity Recognition Law Enforcement Agencies (LEAs) across Europe face today important challenges in how they identify, gather and interpret terrorist generated content online. The Dark Web presents additional challenges due to its inaccessibility and the fact that undetected material can contribute to the advancement of terrorist violence and radicalisation. LEAs also face the challenge of extracting and summarising meaningful and relevant content hidden in huge amounts of online data to inform their resource deployment and investigations. In this context, the main objective of the TENSOR project is to provide a powerful terrorism intelligence platform offering LEAs fast and reliable planning and prevention functionalities for the early detection of terrorist organised activities, radicalisation and recruitment. The platform integrates a set of…
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HOMER

HOMER

HOMER Homemade explosives (HMEs) and recipes characterisation- Capability The goal of HOMER is to expand the knowledge of European bodies about Homemade Explosives (HME) and to improve the capacity of security and law enforcement agencies to cope with current and anticipated threats in order to reduce the probability that HMEs will be used by terrorists. The concept of the HOMER project is based on four pillars: a) data collection and analysis based on HME literature study, information mining from internet resources, industry best practices, as well as chemical and compound filtering analysis; b) knowledge management to support the sustainability of HME knowledge content; c) case study experiments and validation; d) standardization of HME vocabulary and definition among the security and law enforcement agencies and also the precursor’s manufacturers, for the…
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SMART-WATER

SMART-WATER

SMART-WATER Smart infrastructure for remote metering of water consumption and management of water demand The Smart-Water project is a research collaboration between the Thessaloniki Water Supply and Sewerage Company (EYATH), Apifon Telecommunications, and the Information Technologies Institute (ITI) of the National Center For Research & Technology (CERTH) and focuses on the following objectives: 1) Designing an integrated prototype infrastructure for intelligent water system management that will use telemetry and remote control technologies to provide innovative services to the water company and the consumer. 2) Research and development of alternative technologies for the realization of the telemetering and remote control network with a real-life pilot test in the urban environment of Thessaloniki to evaluate the infrastructure’s reliability and efficiency. 3) Research, development and pilot testing of a management system for data…
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hackAIR

hackAIR

hackAIR Collective awareness platform for outdoor air pollution The overall objective of hackAIR is to develop and pilot test an open platform that will enable communities of citizens to easily set up air quality monitoring networks and engage their members in measuring and publishing outdoor air pollution levels, leveraging the power of online social networks, mobile and open hardware technologies, and engagement strategies. The hackAIR platform will enable the collection of data from: measurements from existing air quality stations and open data user-generated sky-depicting images (either publicly available geo-tagged and time-stamped images posted through social media platforms, or images captured by users low-cost open hardware devices easily assembled by citizens using commercial off-the-shelf parts A data fusion algorithm and reasoning services will be developed for synthesising heterogeneous air quality data…
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EOPEN

EOPEN

EOPEN Open interoperable platform for unified access and analysis of Earth Observation data Earth Observation (EO) data access through the Copernicus data distributor systems has paved the way to monitor changes on Earth, using Sentinel data. One of the main objectives of EOPEN is to fuse Sentinel data with multiple, heterogeneous and big data sources, to improve the monitoring capabilities of the future EO downstream sector. Additionally, the involvement of mature ICT solutions in the Earth Observation sector shall address major challenges in effectively handling and disseminating Copernicus-related information to the wider user community, beyond the EU borders. EOPEN will fuse Copernicus big data content with observations from non-EO data, such as weather, environmental and social media information, aiming at interactive, real-time and user-friendly visualisations and decisions from early warning…
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PROPHETS

PROPHETS

PROPHETS Preventing Radicalisation Online through the Proliferation of Harmonised ToolkitS PROPHETS will look at redefining new methods to prevent, investigate and mitigate cybercriminal behaviours through the development of a coherent, EU-wide, adaptive SECURITY MODEL, built upon the interplay of the human factors within the new cyber ecosystem and capable of addressing the four fundamental dimensions at the core of the phenomenon: (i) early identification of security threats; (ii) investigations within a new public-private governance; (iii) increased complexity of the response due to the expansion of the security perimeter towards new societal fields and the emergence of challenging jurisdictional problems; and, last but not least, (iv) perception of security and freedoms among citizens, which requires a new communication strategy for LEAs and security policy makers.
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MULTISENSOR

MULTISENSOR

MULTISENSOR Mining and Understanding of multilinguaL contenT for Intelligent Sentiment Enriched coNtext and Social Oriented inteRpretation The consumption of large amounts of multilingual and multimedia content regardless of its reliability and cross-validation can have important consequences on the society. An indicative example is the current crisis of the financial markets in Europe, which has created an extremely unstable ground for economic transactions and caused insecurity in  the population. The fact that the national mass media provide exaggerated and contradictory information and the inaptness to understand local contexts from different countries has a considerable share in the aggravation of the crisis. To break this spiral, we need multilingual technologies with sentiment, social and spatiotemporal competence that are able to interpret, relate and summarise economic information and news created from various local…
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beAWARE

beAWARE

beAWARE Enhancing decision support and management services in extreme weather climate events In every disaster and crisis, incident time is the enemy, and getting accurate information about the scope, extent, and impact of the disaster is critical to creating and orchestrating an effective disaster response and recovery effort. The main goal of beAWARE is to provide support in all the phases of an emergency incident. More specifically, we propose an integrated solution to support forecasting, early warnings, transmission and routing of the emergency data, aggregated analysis of multimodal data and management the coordination between the first responders and the authorities. Our intention is to rely on platforms, theories and methodologies that are already used for disaster forecasting and management and add the elements that are necessary to make them working…
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MULTIFORESEE

MULTIFORESEE

MULTIFORESEE MULTI-modal Imaging of FOREnsic SciEnce Evidence The main objective of the COST Action CA16101, entitled MULTI-modal Imaging of FOREnsic SciEnce Evidence (MULTI-FORESEE)- tools for Forensic Science, is to promote innovative, multi-informative, operationally deployable and commercially exploitable imaging solutions/technology to analyse forensic evidence. Forensic evidence includes, but not limited to, fingermarks, hair, paint, biofluids, digital evidence, fibers, documents and living individuals. Imaging technologies include optical, mass spectrometric, spectroscopic, chemical, physical and digital forensic techniques complemented by expertise in IT solutions and computational modelling. Imaging technologies enable multiple physical and chemical information to be captured in one analysis, from one specimen, with information being more easily conveyed and understood for a more rapid exploitation. The enhanced value of the evidence gathered will be conducive to much more informed investigations and judicial…
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