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early Pursuit against Organized crime using envirOnmental scanning, the Law and IntelligenCE systems

Objective

Organized crime is becoming more diverse in its activities and methods including “greater levels of collaboration between criminal groups, greater mobility in and around the EU, a diversification of illicit activity, and a growing dependence on a dynamic infrastructure, anchored in key locations and facilitated by widespread use of the Internet” (the Director of Europol, in his foreword to the OCTA 2011 report). An important means for law enforcement in combatting such crime is strategic early warning which is heavily depending on an efficient and effective environmental scanning.
Fro this, the e-POOLICE project will—in close collaboration with law enforcement partners, as well as criminological and legal experts—develop a prototype of an environmental scanning system implementing solutions applying the most promising technological advances and breakthroughs as provided by the RTD partners. The solutions will be tested an evaluated through running realistic use case scenarios that are developed by our user partners.
Central to the solution is development of an environmental knowledge repository of all relevant information and knowledge, including scanned information and derived, learned or hypothesized knowledge, as well as the metadata needed for credibility and confidence assessment, traceability, and privacy protection management. For effective and efficient utilization, as well as for interoperability, the repository will apply a standard representation form for all information and knowledge.
For effective and efficient scanning of the raw information sources, the project will develop an intelligent environmental radar that will utilize the knowledge repository for focusing the scanning. A key part of this process is semantic filtering for identification of data items that constitutes weak signals of emerging organized crime threats, exploiting fully the concept of crime hubs, crime indicators, and facilitating factors, as understood by our user partners.

Field of science

  • /natural sciences/computer and information sciences/internet
  • /social sciences/law
  • /engineering and technology/electrical engineering, electronic engineering, information engineering/information engineering/telecommunications/radio technology/radar

Call for proposal

FP7-SEC-2012-1
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Funding Scheme

CP-FP - Small or medium-scale focused research project

Coordinator

INGENIERIA DE SISTEMAS PARA LA DEFENSA DE ESPANA SA-SME MP
Address
Calle Beatriz De Bobadilla 3
28040 Madrid
Spain
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 700 477,28
Administrative Contact
Raquel Pastor Pastor (Mrs.)

Participants (18)

West Yorkshire Police Authority

Participation ended

United Kingdom
Address
Laburnum Road
WF1 3QP Wakefield
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Andrew Staniforth (Mr.)
AALBORG UNIVERSITET
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 524 612,80
Address
Fredrik Bajers Vej 7K
9220 Aalborg
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Henrik L. Larsen (Prof.)
COMMISSARIAT A L ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES
France
EU contribution
€ 356 604,41
Address
Rue Leblanc 25
75015 Paris 15
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Bertrand Delezoide (Dr.)
THALES SIX GTS FRANCE SAS
France
EU contribution
€ 130 407
Address
Avenue Des Louvresses 4
92230 Gennevilliers
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Sylvie Raynaud (Mrs.)
FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
Germany
EU contribution
€ 211 294,89
Address
Hansastrasse 27C
80686 Munchen
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Andrea Zeumann (Ms.)
UNIVERSIDAD DE GRANADA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 156 853,33
Address
Cuesta Del Hospicio Sn
18071 Granada
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
María Dolores Suárez Ortega (Prof.)
SHEFFIELD HALLAM UNIVERSITY
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 358 468,98
Address
Howard Street City Campus
S1 1WB Sheffield
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Simeon Yates (Prof.)
INTHEMIS
France
EU contribution
€ 117 654,83
Address
Place Ernest Granier Montpellier Richter Business Centre 80
34000 Montpellier
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Estelle De Marco (Dr.)
LEGIND TECHNOLOGIES AS
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 79 719,79
Address
Styrmandsvaenget 30 Hjerting
6710 Esbjerg
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Henrik Legind Larsen (Prof.)
SAS SOFTWARE LIMITED
United Kingdom
Address
Henley Road Wittington House
SL7 2EB Marlow
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Paul Gillies (Mr.)
MINISTERIO DEL INTERIOR
Spain
EU contribution
€ 38 731,12
Address
Calle Amador De Los Rios 7
28071 Madrid
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Oscar Manuel Flores Lecha (Mr.)
POLICE AND CRIME COMMISSIONER FOR WEST YORKSHIRE
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 134 138,33
Address
Laburnum Road
WF1 3QP Wakefield
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Andrew Staniforth (Mr.)
UNITED NATIONS INTERREGIONAL CRIME AND JUSTICE RESEARCH INSTITUTE
Italy
EU contribution
€ 59 431,24
Address
Viale Maestri Del Lavoro 10
10127 Torino
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Angela Patrignani (Ms.)
HOCHSCHULE FUR DEN OFFENTLICHEN DIENST IN BAYERN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 31 831,84
Address
Wagmullerstrasse 20
80539 Munchen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Holger Nitsch (Dr.)
EUROPEAN UNION AGENCY FOR LAW ENFORCEMENT COOPERATION (EUROPOL)
Netherlands
Address
Eisenhowerlaan 73
2517 KK Den Haag
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Dirk Wolber (Mr.)
INSTITUTET FOR FREMTIDSFORSKNING FORENING
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 166 800
Address
Amaliegade 5 C
1256 Kobenhavn
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Martin Kruse (Mr.)
THALES NEDERLAND BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 183 956,69
Address
Zuidelijke Havenweg 40
7554 RR Hengelo Ov
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Ronald Alexander Van Der Laan (Mr.)
D4TEC APS
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 242 827,47
Address
Niels Jernes Vej 10
9220 Aalborg Ost
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Karl Therkildsen (Mr.)