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Video analysis for Investigation of Criminal and TerrORIst Activities

Objective

Video recordings have become a major resource for legal investigations. Since no mature video investigation tools are available and trusted by LEAs, investigators still need to carry out the analysis of videos almost exclusively manually. Current practices are too resource intensive to handle the yet huge and steadily increasing volume of videos that need to be analysed after crimes and terrorist acts. The consequence is that LEAs cannot analyse all available videos because of the huge effort needed, and the extraction of first clues from videos after a terrorist attack takes more time.
VICTORIA will address this need and deliver a Video Analysis Platform (VAP) that will accelerate video analysis tasks by a factor of 15 to 100 (depending on the use case), while providing very reliable results.
To achieve this, VICTORIA will 1) develop a set of TRL-6 video analytics selected for their relevance in video investigation related to crimes and terrorist acts, 2) increase significantly the usability of delivered tools by involving LEAs directly in all stages of the development process, from specifications, over assessment of several VAP prototype versions, up to field trials in LEA operational conditions, 3) create an ecosystem around an open VAP concept, that will facilitate sustainable innovation and market growth for video investigation products, 4) train LEA investigators in the use of the VAP, 5) ensure that VICTORIA activities and results meet EU Legal-Ethical-Privacy rules.
The VAP will have a scalable architecture based on big data technologies, feature new user interface paradigms allowing complex semantic investigation queries and 4D crime scene reconstruction, be adaptable to specific user needs, and be future proof thanks to an open analytics plug-in feature, based on standardized interfaces and open to third party suppliers.
The consortium includes 4 LEAs, 6 renowned research groups, 2 SMEs and 2 industrial companies, world-leaders in security markets.

Call for proposal

H2020-SEC-2016-2017-1
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

IDEMIA IDENTITY & SECURITY FRANCE
Address
2, Place Samuel De Champlain
92400 Courbevoie
France
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 1 168 113,75

Participants (13)

THALES SIX GTS FRANCE SAS
France
EU contribution
€ 474 936,25
Address
Avenue Des Louvresses 4
92230 Gennevilliers
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
AIT AUSTRIAN INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY GMBH
Austria
EU contribution
€ 666 918,75
Address
Giefinggasse 4
1210 Wien
Activity type
Research Organisations
FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
Germany
EU contribution
€ 345 498,75
Address
Hansastrasse 27C
80686 Munchen
Activity type
Research Organisations
UNIVERSITE PAUL SABATIER TOULOUSE III
France
EU contribution
€ 350 121,25
Address
Route De Narbonne 118
31062 Toulouse Cedex 9
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITAT POLITECNICA DE VALENCIA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 202 375
Address
Camino De Vera Sn Edificio 3A
46022 Valencia
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT LEUVEN
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 304 000
Address
Oude Markt 13
3000 Leuven
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITAT KONSTANZ
Germany
EU contribution
€ 256 750
Address
Universitatsstrasse 10
78464 Konstanz
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
MINISTERE DE L'INTERIEUR
France
EU contribution
€ 80 625
Address
Place Beauvau
75800 Paris
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
HOME OFFICE
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 161 911,25
Address
2 Marsham Street
SW1P 4DF London
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
MINISTERIO DEL INTERIOR
Spain
EU contribution
€ 88 125
Address
Calle Amador De Los Rios 7
28071 Madrid
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
SERVICIUL DE PROTECTIE SI PAZA
Romania
EU contribution
€ 95 625
Address
B-dul Geniului, 42B
060117 Bucuresti
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
ARTTIC
France
EU contribution
€ 722 125
Address
Rue Du Dessous Des Berges 58A
75013 Paris
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
MANZALAB
France
EU contribution
€ 90 000
Address
108, Rue Saint-honoré
75001 Paris
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)