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a Virtual Studio for Security Concepts and Operations

Objective

The concentration of government buildings within urban environments has become a source of serious security vulnerability. Administrators and security experts face a variety of evolving threats that are hard to anticipate. To secure a government building against multiple threats while maintaining a minimal level of transparency and accessibility requires an integral security approach. It demands interdisciplinary collaboration between different experts from different domains. Currently, there is no efficient method or tool that allows the experts of different stripes to efficiently design, evaluate and implement appropriate security concepts. Existing ones do not allow for the effective creation, analysis, assessment, and sharing of security concepts that will help government administrators provide a secure environment for personnel and citizens.

The VASCO project addresses two important objectives. First, it will design, implement and evaluate an innovative IT tool that will enable security professionals and administrators to jointly formulate, test, and adjust security concepts and measures in a virtual environment. This provides a cost-effective and risk-free environment in which to devise an evidence-based, all-risk approach for the protection of government buildings. Second, it will produce a knowledge and best practice database, which captures dynamic and visual reference scenarios created with the VASCO system.

To accomplish these aims, the project will adopt an iterative methodology that enables the constant involvement of its world-class security and crisis management experts, assisted by a solid and open user group, during the whole project. It makes use of the latest advances in interactive visualisation, simulation, crisis management, and artificial intelligence to provide end-users with a new tool that significantly improves the way in which they collaborate to secure critical government assets both at home and abroad.

Call for proposal

FP7-SEC-2013-1
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Funding Scheme

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

Coordinator

DIGINEXT
Address
370 Rue Rene Descartes Les Hauts De La Duranne Immeubles A Et B
13857 Aix En Provence
France
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 856 382
Administrative Contact
Stéphane Collins (Mr.)

Participants (6)

CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE
Italy
EU contribution
€ 286 471
Address
Piazzale Aldo Moro 7
00185 Roma
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Paolo Pingi (Dr.)
CENTRO DI RICERCA, SVILUPPO E STUDI SUPERIORI IN SARDEGNA SOCIETÀ A RESPONSABILITÀ LIMITATA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 331 862
Address
Localita Piscina Manna Edificio 1
09050 Pula Cagliari
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Alessandro Milletti (Dr.)
IMMERSION
France
EU contribution
€ 429 846
Address
3 Rue Raymond Lavigne
33100 Bordeaux
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Nicolas Biasiolo (Mr.)
KENTRO MELETON ASFALEIAS
Greece
EU contribution
€ 388 220
Address
P Kanellopoulou 4 St
10177 Athina
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
George Leventakis (Mr.)
CRISISPLAN BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 490 240
Address
Frambozenweg 123
2321 KA Leiden
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Arjen Boin (Prof.)
FORSVARSHOGSKOLAN
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 254 320
Address
Drottning Kristinas Vag 37
115 93 Stockholm
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Anna Fornstedt (Ms.)