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Tools for the Investigation of Transactions in Underground Markets

Objective

TITANIUM will develop novel methods and technical solutions for investigating and mitigating illegitimate activities (relating to either crime or terrorism) involving virtual currencies and/or underground market transactions. Specifically, the project will:
* Establish a research and development environment that enables close and continuous collaboration between researchers, developers, legal experts, and law enforcement stakeholders in several European countries and regions
* Analyse legal and ethical requirements for tools and services, elicit technical requirements from LEA stakeholders, and establish a development ecosystem that ensures compliance with these requirements and supports the generation of court-proof evidence
* Implement tools for the automated aggregation of data from diverse sources, including the dark web, the surface web, and other sources and devices obtained through legal warrants, using multi-modal adaptive crawlers, stealth facilities, and smart filters
* Provide services for the simulation of criminal activities and the generation of synthetic data
* Investigate customizable heuristics, which can operate across different virtual currency transaction ledgers and identify clusters of addresses that are likely to belong to the same real-world entity
* Apply novel techniques based on machine-learning and deep neural networks for revealing patterns, detecting anomalies, and identifying tumblers and mixers used for money laundering
* Deploy forensics tools and services to partner LEAs and conduct Field Labs to assess the effectiveness, ethical and legal compliance, and overall impact of the results and to validate those results at technology readiness level (TRL) 6 or higher
* Prepare curricula and carry out training and joint exercises that will facilitate the take-up of TITANIUM technologies by LEAs across Europe
* Allow European SMEs and RTOs to develop cutting edge tools, to access LEA markets, and to strengthen European competitiveness

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business/business and management/commerce
  • /natural sciences/computer and information sciences/artificial intelligence/computational intelligence
  • /social sciences/law
  • /social sciences/sociology/governance/public services
  • /natural sciences/computer and information sciences/artificial intelligence/heuristic programming

Call for proposal

H2020-SEC-2016-2017-1
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

AIT AUSTRIAN INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY GMBH
Address
Giefinggasse 4
1210 Wien
Austria
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 882 090

Participants (14)

NEDERLANDSE ORGANISATIE VOOR TOEGEPAST NATUURWETENSCHAPPELIJK ONDERZOEK TNO
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 493 730
Address
Anna Van Buerenplein 1
2595 DA Den Haag
Activity type
Research Organisations
UNIVERSITAET INNSBRUCK
Austria
EU contribution
€ 621 650
Address
Innrain 52
6020 Innsbruck
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
KARLSRUHER INSTITUT FUER TECHNOLOGIE
Germany
EU contribution
€ 432 125
Address
Kaiserstrasse 12
76131 Karlsruhe
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITY COLLEGE LONDON
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 353 670
Address
Gower Street
WC1E 6BT London
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
FUNDACION CENTRO DE TECNOLOGIAS DE INTERACCION VISUAL Y COMUNICACIONES VICOMTECH
Spain
EU contribution
€ 345 416,25
Address
Paseo Mikeletegi Parque Tecnologico De Miramon 57
20009 Donostia San Sebastian
Activity type
Research Organisations
COINTEL BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 310 000
Address
Prins Bernhardplantsoen 308
7551 HT Hengelo
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
DENCE GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 315 062,50
Address
Konigsbrucker Str 124
01099 Dresden
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
TRILATERAL RESEARCH LTD
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 290 625
Address
One Knightsbridge Green Office 5.12, 5Th Floor
SW1X 7QA London
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
COUNTERCRAFT SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 243 690
Address
Paseo Mikeletegi 83
20009 San Sebastian
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
BUNDESKRIMINALAMT
Germany
EU contribution
€ 131 900
Address
Am Treptower Park 5-8
12435 Berlin
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
THE INTERNATIONAL CRIMINAL POLICE ORGANIZATION
France
EU contribution
€ 357 000
Address
Quai Charles De Gaulle 200
69006 Lyon
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
NATIONAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION
Finland
EU contribution
€ 122 541,25
Address
Jokiniemenkuja 4
01370 Vantaa
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
BUNDESMINISTERIUM FUER INNERES
Austria
EU contribution
€ 38 100
Address
Herrengasse 7
1010 Wien
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
MINISTERIO DEL INTERIOR
Spain
EU contribution
€ 54 000
Address
Calle Amador De Los Rios 7
28071 Madrid
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)