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Security System for language and image analysis

Objective

Project Slándáil will demonstrate a cost-effective and ethically-correct way in which social media information can be used by an emergency management system. The social media landscape consists of a range of digitized documents in a variety of formats, updated by a diverse and geographically distributed people and organisations. During an emergency, authorities use websites and the population, empowered by social media systems, can broadcast for help or to inform others of their well-being. The burden of search and interpretation in the social media space, however, is largely on the end-users that is the authorities and the citizens. Information obtained during emergencies may contain personal details and the details may or not be correct – there are no protocols for dealing with the ethical and factual provenance of such data. Social media users deploy different modalities of communications, including language, visual icons, and associated meta data. Human beings integrate the information in different modality seamlessly to infer meaning and to make decisions. There are no systems that (a) could aggregate the information in different modalities, and (b) deal with multi-lingual communications during an emergency.

Project Slándáil is collaboration of emergency operatives, academics, ethics- and security-oriented NGO and four SMEs. Their common purpose is to make maximum ethical use of the information available in the social media to enhance the performance of emergency management systems. The Project will undertake research in text and image analysis, in ethical and factual provenance of data, together with SMEs specialising in selling systems for social media monitoring and for emergency monitoring. There are experts in human multi-lingual human communication working in the team. This is an Irish-led, Italian, German and British collaboration which will deliver next generation of emergency management systems.

Call for proposal

FP7-SEC-2013-1
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Funding Scheme

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

Coordinator

THE PROVOST, FELLOWS, FOUNDATION SCHOLARS & THE OTHER MEMBERS OF BOARD, OF THE COLLEGE OF THE HOLY & UNDIVIDED TRINITY OF QUEEN ELIZABETH NEAR DUBLIN
Address
College Green
2 Dublin
Ireland
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 960 182
Administrative Contact
Deirdre Savage (Ms.)

Participants (11)

INSTITUT FUR ANGEWANDTE INFORMATIK (INFAI) EV
Germany
EU contribution
€ 392 040
Address
Goerdelerring 9
04109 Leipzig
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Sebastian Fuss (Mr.)
UNIVERSITY OF ULSTER
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 379 103
Address
Cromore Road
BT52 1SA Coleraine
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Marie Patton (Dr.)
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI PADOVA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 212 907
Address
Via 8 Febbraio 2
35122 Padova
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Michele Cortelazzo (Prof.)
CID GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 268 560
Address
Gewerbepark Birkenhain 1
63579 Freigericht
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Kerstin Stürmer (Ms.)
STILLWATER COMMUNICATIONS LIMITED
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 156 851
Address
Dame Street 64
2 Dublin
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Cilian Fennell (Mr.)
CENTRE FOR IRISH AND EUROPEAN SECURITY LIMITED

Participation ended

Ireland
EU contribution
€ 83 736,70
Address
Clanwilliam Terrace 3
2 Dublin
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Sadhbh Mccarthy (Ms.)
Police Service of Northern Ireland
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 48 000
Address
Knock Road 65
BT5 6LE Belfast
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Una Williamson (Ms.)
DATAPIANO SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 268 491,30
Address
Galleria Progresso 5
30027 San Dona Di Piave Ve
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Francesco Russo (Mr.)
BUNDESMINISTERIUM DER VERTEIDIGUNG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 19 134
Address
Fontainengraben 150
53123 Bonn
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Stephan Seeger (Mr.)
PINTAIL LTD
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 115 040
Address
Springhill Avenue 77
A94 K542 Blackrock
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Ciaran Clissman (Mr.)
AN GARDA SIOCHANA
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 38 400
Address
Garda Headquarters, Phoenix Park
D8 Dublin
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Eamon Oloughlin (Mr.)