Institute Novas Tecnologias

Leiria, Portugal

Institute Novas Tecnologias

Leiria, Portugal

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Agency: European Commission | Branch: FP7 | Program: CP-IP | Phase: SEC-2013.5.1-2 | Award Amount: 15.13M | Year: 2014

SIIP is a break-through Suspect Identification solution based on a novel Speaker-Identification (SID) engine fusing multiple speech analytic algorithms (e.g. voiceprints recognition, Gender/Age/Language/Accent ID, Keyword/ Taxonomy spotting and Voice cloning detection). This Fused Speaker Identification will result in significantly higher true-positive speaker identification, reduced False-Positives/Negatives while increasing reliability & confidence. SIIP analyzes rich metadata from voice samples and social media. SIIP provides judicial admissible evidence for identifying crime/terror suspects as well as for mapping/tracing the suspect terror/crime network. SIIP is crucial when individuals use Internet-based applications (e.g. VoIP or social media) to plan a crime or terrorist attack. SIIPs results can easily be shared with relevant authorities based on a sustainable SIIP Info Sharing Center (SISC) located at INTERPOL. SISC guarantees an increased reliability of the identification results through advanced technologies and through voice samples checked against a large centralized database of samples collected by INTERPOLs 190 members (based on standard operating/data privacy procedures). SIIP multiplies and increases the information sharing and cooperation in the LEA community and speeds up the use of Speaker Identification by LEAs in Europe not only for individual identification but also for authentication. SIIP runs on all speech sources (e.g. Internet, PSTN, Cellular and SATCOM) and uses the latest OSINT data mining applications to obtain and corroborate voice samples. The SIIP consortium consists of 17 partners bringing together end-users, SMEs, industrial and academic partners from a variety of fields including Speech analytics, Social Media Analytics and Integration. To maximize its impact, SIIP will be designed, developed and tested with INTERPOL and police forces in the UK and Portugal, taking into account the various EU legal/ethical aspects and Interpol regulations.


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Agency: European Commission | Branch: FP7 | Program: CP | Phase: SEC-2010.2.1-1 | Award Amount: 40.00M | Year: 2011

SECUR-ED Project federates, with a delegated management and in a balanced manner, major operators and top industrial integrators to enhance the security of urban public transportation in medium and large cities, through live demonstrations. Based on the best practices, in a very diverse societal and legacy environment, SECUR-ED will aggregate a consistent and interoperable mix of technologies and processes, covering all aspects, from risk assessment to complete training packages. SECUR-ED rationale is to create a global European improvement in mass transportation security through the development of packaged modular solutions validated through the demonstrations, and made available to the full community of operators. The process will follow a strict methodology to translate the threats into a system-of-systems architecture and interoperability language, as well as in assessing the results obtained. The different modules (made up of best practices, procedures, training and hardware and software) are selected and packaged with standard interfaces, ready to be integrated. Similarly standard interfaces are developed to host such modules in the legacy transport infrastructures. With a good coverage of the diverse priorities, integration is performed in the networks of four cities (Madrid, Paris, Milan and Berlin), validating the security enhancement packages, becoming a showcase of this unique European initiative. This is only the start point: a set of medium size cities will then use the above tool-kit to assess their risks and design their own solutions through adapted demonstrations, staff training to best practices, technical upgrades To amplify the process, with the support of the professional associations, the Advisory Groups (Operators, First responders and Authorities) will conduct an active dissemination of the project results to the community of urban transport stakeholders in Europe.


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Agency: European Commission | Branch: FP7 | Program: CP | Phase: SEC-2010.3.1-1 | Award Amount: 43.43M | Year: 2011

PERSEUS contributes to Europes efforts to monitor illegal migration and combat related crime and goods smuggling by proposing a large scale demonstration of a EU Maritime surveillance System of Systems, on the basis of existing national systems and platforms, enhancing them with innovative capabilities and moving beyond EUROSURs 2013 expectations, addressing key challenges: supporting the network created by National Contact Centres, Frontex and EMSA through increased capabilities, including transnational exchange of useful and available information, and associated procedures and mechanisms, thereby supporting the creation of a common information sharing environment generation of a common situational picture improved detection and identification of non collaborative/suspicious small boats and low flying aircraft enhanced and increasingly automated detection of abnormal vessel behaviours, identification of threats and tracking of reporting and non-reporting vessels PERSEUS articulates this demonstration through 5 exercises grouped in 2 campaigns, implementing missions of drug trafficking and illegal migration control and delivering surveillance continuity from coastal areas to high seas. PERSEUS delivers a comprehensive set of validated and demonstrated recommendations and proposes standards. PERSEUS has assembled major users and providers, ensuring privileged access to existing surveillance systems and assets for an optimised coverage of the area of interest. These users will define, assess and validate the alignment of PERSEUSs recommendations to their needs. PERSEUS also includes an evolution mechanism to enlarge the user base and integrate emerging technologies during its lifetime. PERSEUS will augment the effectiveness of operational capabilities of the existing systems a relevant and coordinated contribution to the establishment of an integrated European-wide maritime border control system


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Agency: European Commission | Branch: FP7 | Program: CP-FP | Phase: SEC-2011.3.4-2 | Award Amount: 4.58M | Year: 2012

While the dog will remain a central part of the detection process at border crossing and airports, sensor technology and low power embedded system computing are improving to the extent that the time is right to develop substantially improved mobile detection devices that can complement the role played by dogs. Moreover, these detection devices can be networked together to provide enhanced detection facilities and also to facilitate easier management and field deployment of the platforms themselves. The HANDHOLD consortium consists of nine partners who bring complementary expertise in all the fields needed to develop a mobile network of low power CBRNE sensor system. The consortium includes the Irish Customs Authority and the consortium has an attached user group of representatives from law enforcement fromaoround Europe. The consortium plans a 42 month project which will deliver a working prototype system in two phases, the initial version being completed 24 months into the project lifetime.


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Agency: European Commission | Branch: FP7 | Program: CP-TP | Phase: NMP-2008-3.5-1 | Award Amount: 5.27M | Year: 2010

The new high productive platform for 3D main objective of NANOMICRO project is to provide the manufacturing industry with an entirely nanomicromanufacturing platform, by way of a new micron scale resolution and an innovative direct parallel-deposition process. The process will be able to deliver a layer wise manufacturing approach using highly focalized powder/heat fluxes, with dimensions in the micron range. This will allow to control spatial resolution within the same limit and building up parts with such extreme control of the (fully dense) bulk materials. The S/T objectives of the project will provide: -several submicron powder grades as aggregates of nanocrystals; -implementation of highly localized powder fluxes to drive high accuracy object fabrication, on the scale of better than 5 m; -online monitoring allowing combinations of accuracy and productivity to be achieved at which the technology will become a new production tool, for 3D metal parts integrating nanostructures; -High-precision and High-production (HP2) micro-manufacturing deposition strategies; -multimaterial (gradient) deposition using different powder types on the same layer; -integrated materials and component ecodesign; -nano(micro)manufacturing principles by allowing integration of nanoscale structures first at powder level (micron agglomerates) and then at 3D part level (mm); -HP2 microfabrication station capable of enhanced accuracy and faster micro-objects deposition (typically 1x1 mm/each) by using single laser sintering head or microwave parallelized multi- sintering heads; -Make the developed machine available for exploitation primarily within the EU manufacturing industry. NANOMICRO project fully responds to the call topic extending the microfabrication process capabilities by encompassing a wider range of innovative materials and geometric shapes, satisfying functional and technical requirements, allowing the emerging of new microproducts in many technological fields.


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Agency: European Commission | Branch: FP7 | Program: CSA-CA | Phase: SEC-2013.2.5-1 | Award Amount: 1.51M | Year: 2014

This project will identify current and future issues in the fight against Cyber crime and cyber terrorism in order to draw a roadmap for cyber security research. A detailed snapshot of the technological, social, economic, political, and legal scenario on which cyber crime and cyber terrorism do develop will be first provided. Then, cyber crime and cyber terrorism will be studied, in order to indetify priorities and research bottlenecks. The project relies on a large body of competences, since it has 20 partners, from 10 different countries. The consortium represents all the players and the stakeholders involved in the fight against cyber crime and cyber terrorism: law enforcement, public bodies, universities and reseach centers, as well as companies and industries. The project also relies on a high profile advisory board, made of members of worldwide relevant organizations involved in the fight against cyber crime and cyber terrorism. The wide consortium as well as the advisory board, will ensure the involvement of all the possible stakeholders, by allowing to have a clear and complete picture of the real priorities. Such a large consortium will also allow an adequate dissemination of the project results, fundamental step to foster and to promote research activity toward the directions devised during the project execution.


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Agency: European Commission | Branch: FP7 | Program: CP-IP | Phase: SEC-2013.2.5-3 | Award Amount: 13.20M | Year: 2014

The protection of critical infrastructures increasingly demands solutions which support incident detection and management at the levels of individual CI, across CIs which are depending on each other, and across borders. An approach is required which really integrates functionalities across all these levels. Cooperation of privately operated CIs and public bodies (governments and EU) is difficult but mandatory. After about 10 years of analysis and research on partial effects in CIP and for individual infrastructure sectors, ECOSSIAN is supposed to be the first attempt to develop this holistic system in the sense portrayed above. A prototype system will be developed which facilitates preventive functions like threat monitoring, early indicator and real threat detection, alerting, support of threat mitigation and disaster management. In the technical architecture with an operations centre and the interfaces to legacy systems (e.g., SCADA), advanced technologies need to be integrated, including fast data aggregation and fusion, visualization of the situation, planning and decision support, and flexible networks for information sharing and coordination support, and the connection of local operations centres. This system will only be successful, if the technical solutions will be complemented by an effective and agreed organizational concept and the implementation of novel rules and regulations. And finally, the large spectrum of economically intangible factors will have significant influence on the quality and acceptance of the system. These factors of societal perception and appreciation, the existing and required legal framework, questions of information security and implications on privacy will be analyzed, assessed and regarded in the concept. The system will be tested, demonstrated and evaluated in realistic use cases. They will be developed with the community of stakeholders and cover the sectors energy, transportation and finance, and the ubiquitous sector of ICT.


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Agency: European Commission | Branch: FP7 | Program: CP | Phase: SEC-2010.4.2-3 | Award Amount: 15.53M | Year: 2012

The AIRBEAM project proposes a situation awareness toolbox for the management of crisis over wide area taking benefit of an optimised set of aerial (unmanned) platforms, including satellites. The number of unmanned air- and space-borne platform available and their associated sensors present a new set of challenges to end users involved in the effective management of emergencies and actions of law enforcement. Within the scope of crisis management, the project intends to provide official public users from each Member States with the means to specify their own needs and to assess the technical solutions provided by unmanned aerial platforms. Through intense collaboration between industrial partners, stakeholders and end users, AIRBEAM will define an ambitious yet realistic concept of use. By running scenarios that will be properly selected and defined by the end-users within the project in a simulated environment, the increased capabilities for situation awareness will be assessed methodically. Various platform and sensor mixes will be compared using key performance indicators among which is cost effectiveness. Live demonstrations with multiple civil unmanned aerial platforms will complete these ground simulation exercises in demonstrating to end users the potential and maturity of the coordinated use of multiple platforms.


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Agency: European Commission | Branch: FP7 | Program: CP | Phase: AAT-2007-4.3-03 | Award Amount: 3.54M | Year: 2008

One of the main challenges in the apron area is that due to many different companies operating on an airport apron, each company brings in the vehicles and equipment it requires to sustain operation. This causes high levels of congestion in ramp areas, which increases the accident rate and the chances of vehicles and equipment being misused. By gaining telematic data on the running times of the various vehicle categories, detailed real-time statistics can be created. This allows advanced fleet management and effective maintenance planning in off peak periods helping to reduce the number of vehicles and equipment which is considered necessary to maintain a high level of service. Actual reports on running times allow a good long term budget planning, by showing how many vehicles or pieces of equipment are actually needed to support daily operations. By monitoring the vehicles unnecessary running times can be avoided, reducing costs and environmental impact. This type of information can lead to considerable savings in investment and daily operational costs, and a reduction in vehicles and equipment required, reducing congestion and enhancing safety in apron areas.Therefore, the proposed project AAS will develop, implement and investigate the implications of a cost and safety beneficial high-tech system for comprehensive monitoring and controlling of all GSE vehicles (GSE = Ground Service Equipment), movements at the apron area. Main aims are: - to identify the user needs by a high level airport expert group - to deliver an advanced fleet management concept by maximising the utilization of GSE vehicles - to enhance techniques for cost efficient passenger and luggage flow and efficiency by automatically passing information from GSE-vehicles into the RMS - to improve airport operations by reducing the number of accidents and GSE/aircraft damage repair costs - to deliver integrated knowledge for maintenance and investment planning to apron operating companies


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Agency: European Commission | Branch: FP7 | Program: CP | Phase: SEC-2009-2.2-02 | Award Amount: 14.97M | Year: 2010

TASS is a multi-segment, multi-level intelligence and surveillance system, aimed at creating an entire airport security monitoring solution providing real-time accurate situational awareness to airport authorities.The TASS concept is based on integrating different types of selected real time sensors & sub-systems for data collection in a variety of modes, including fixed and mobile, all suitable for operation under any environmental conditions. TASS divides the airport security into six security control segments (environmental, cargo, people, airplanes, vehicle-fleet & facilities) each of them being monitored by various technologies that are fused together, creating a multisource labyrinth fusion logic enabling situational and security awareness of the airport anytime and anywhere. These fused control segments will be accessed through the TASS WEB-based portal by running a suite of applications making the airport security control centralized to all airport authorities. Information will be shared and synchronized between all of them in order to generate a comprehensive, real time, security overview for the airport C2, providing all the necessary features to assure a total no breach security environment. The integration will include the use of in-place technologies that will result in a cost-effective solution.The TASS consortium consists of 3 main end users representing 16 airports and 16 technological partners, which bring together European SMEs, industrial and academic partners, ranging from sensor design and electronic communications through to civil airport protection. The technologies will be tested at 3 airports including the hub airport Heathrow, an Israeli domestic airport and Athens airport, in order to cover a wide range of needs at different levels of airport protection. The main test at Heathrow airport will involve scenarios including 2 connected to the upcoming 2012 Olympic Games in London ultimately resulting in a high & smooth passengers flow.

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