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Social sensors for secUrity Assessments and Proactive EmeRgencies management

Objective

"Social media (SM) statistics during recent disasters (e.g., the 20 million tweets relating to «Sandy» storm and the sharing of related photos in Instagram at a rate of 10/sec) provide tangible evidence that security forces and civil protection agencies could greatly benefit from the effective blending of SM information into their processes. However, despite the widespread use of SM in various domains (e.g., marketing/branding/finance, there is still no easy, structured and effective way to leverage several SM in security/emergency management applications.

SUPER is a joint effort of social media experts (incl. social network providers) and security experts (incl. security and civil protection agencies), towards introducing a holistic, integrated and privacy-friendly approach to the use of social media in emergencies and security incidents. The approach will operate at multiple time-scales (before/during/after events), while serving both strategic and tactical level operations. It will be characterized by: a. Intelligent information gathering from SM based on novel algorithms (sentiment analysis, topic tracking, real-time event detection), b. Quantitative assessment of the credibility of SM information towards alleviating manipulation, c. Integrated search over multiple SM towards deriving non-obvious information, d. Gathering/analysis of the citizens’ and the forces’ opinions as part of policy modelling processes, e. Use of SM as an effective way for conveying information to stakeholders, f. Modular integration of the above functionalities within existing processes for strategic planning, management of operations, generation of operational picture and management of policies for emergencies, g. Compliance with privacy laws/regulations. SUPER will be validated in two complementary scenarios spanning civil protection activities (earthquakes) and police activities (unrest)."

Call for proposal

FP7-SEC-2013-1
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Funding Scheme

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

Coordinator

VITROCISET SOCIETA PER AZIONI
Address
Via Tiburtina 1020
00156 Roma
Italy
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 618 856
Administrative Contact
Marco Cosentino (Dr.)

Participants (10)

FUNDACIO BARCELONA MEDIA

Participation ended

Spain
Address
Avenida Diagonal 177 - Planta 9
08018 Barcelona
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
José Angel Freire Astray (Mr.)
UNIVERSITY OF GLASGOW
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 411 906
Address
University Avenue
G12 8QQ Glasgow
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Joe Galloway (Mr.)
INSTITUTE OF COMMUNICATION AND COMPUTER SYSTEMS
Greece
EU contribution
€ 426 725
Address
Patission Str. 42
10682 Athina
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Theodora Varvarigou (Prof.)
SENSING & CONTROL SYSTEMS SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 266 704
Address
Avda Barcelona 105 Edificio Ig-nova Despacho 8
08700 Igualada
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Narcis Avellana (Dr.)
REGIONE CAMPANIA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 208 000
Address
Via S. Lucia 81
80132 Napoli
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Gabriella De Micco (Mrs.)
FUNDACIO EURECAT
Spain
EU contribution
€ 515 525
Address
Avenida Universitat Autonoma 23
08290 Cerdanyola Del Valles (Barcelona)
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
José Angel Freire Astray (Mr.)
SENSAP SWISS AG

Participation ended

Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 16 200
Address
Alfred Escher Strasse 17
8002 Zurich
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Panos Dimitropoulos (Dr.)
IN2 SEARCH INTERFACES DEVELOPMENT LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 267 326
Address
Great Hampton Street 69
B18 6EW Birmingham
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
George Ioannidis (Dr.)
Inspectoratul General al Politiei Romane
Romania
EU contribution
€ 136 800
Address
Sos Stefan Cel Mare 13-15
020123 Bucuresti
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Dumitru Parvu (Mr.)
SENSAP MICROSYSTEMS ANONIMI ETAIRIA ILEKTRONIKON SYSTIMATON KAI EFARMOGON LOGISMIKOU
Greece
EU contribution
€ 249 276
Address
Hydras Str 2
18346 Athina
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Dimitropoulos Panagiotis