EU Projects

Ongoing European Research Projects

Additess succesfully participates in several European funded Research Projects covering the areas of security policies, transportation security and border management, critical infrastructure protection, etc.

ZONeSEC: Towards a framework for the security of widezones

Call: FP4-SEC-2014
Duration: 48 months (12/14-11/18)

Secure and interoperable observation data and information management services using open standards shall be deployed in ZONeSEC with the aim of cost-effectively reusing them in the surveillance of many other European WideZones. These services are part of an advanced Knowledge Base (KB) and primarily focused on large scale surveillance with high performance detection of localized abnormal activities and alerts. Semantically enriched domain knowledge representations shall be stored in the KB for supporting high level data fusion and reasoning with reduced uncertainties and false alerts. Surveillance professionals will securely subscribe to the scalable KB services of the ZONeSEC system of systems with customisable visualization features. Several pilots specializing in the detection of illegal unauthorized entrances to or trespassing premises; or actions to damage to or deployment of harmful devices on installations shall be fully demonstrated. These concern Water, Oil and Transnational Gas Pipelines; Highways and Rail tracks conveyed in six European countries.

ARCADIA: Towards the development of a re-configurable by design highly distributed applications’ development paradigm over programmable infrastructure

Call: H2020-ICT-2014-1
Duration: 36 months (01/15-12/17)

The ARCADIA project aims to provide a novel reconfigurable by design highly distributed applications’ development paradigm over programmable infrastructure. The main objective is to facilitate application developers to develop software that is able to take advantage of the underlying infrastructure, while in parallel support the deployment and dynamic configuration of applications in an optimal and autonomic manner.

INSPEC2T: Inspiring citizens participation, enhancing community policing actions

Call: H2020-FCT-14-2014/RIA
Duration: 36 months (06/15-05/18)

INSPEC2T projects’ scope is to develop a sustainable framework for Community Policing that effectively addresses and promotes seamless collaboration between the police and the community. INSPEC2T approach bases its conceptual foundations on EU crime prevention and Member States specific Internal Security Policies, validated research results and best practices from cooperation between police and local, regional and national communities. This is perceived as an origin to apprehend special characteristics, particularities and determinants for trust between all stakeholders.

EU-CIRCLE: A paneuropean framework for strenghtning critical infrastructure resilience to climate change

Call: H2020-DRS-09-2014/RIA
Duration: 36 months (06/15-05/18)

EU-CIRCLE’s scope is to derive an innovative framework for supporting the interconnected European Infrastructure’s resilience to climate pressures, supported by an end-to-end modelling environment where new analyses can be added anywhere along the analysis workflow and multiple scientific disciplines can work together to understand interdependencies, validate results, and present findings in a unified manner providing an efficient “Best of Breeds” solution of integrating into a holistic resilience model existing modelling tools and data in a standardized fashion.

PrEstoCloud Proactive Cloud Resources Management at the Edge for efficient Real-Time Big Data Processing

Call: H2020-ICT- 2016-1
Duration: 36 months

The goal of PrEstoCloud is to make substantial research contributions in the Cloud computing andreal-time Big Data technologies in order to provide a dynamic, distributed architecture for proactivecloud resources management reaching the extreme edge of the network for efficient real-time bigdata processing and to deploy and validate it in several challenging, complementary andcommercially-very promising use cases.

In particular, PrEstoCloud aims to combine real-time Big Data, Cloud computing and Fog computingresearch in a unique way in order to provide an innovative solution for, as above elaborated, verycomplex problem of cloud-based adaptive real-time Big Data processing.

ASGARD Analysis System for Gathered Raw Data

Call: FCT-1- 2015
Duration: 46 months

ASGARD aims to create LEA Technological Autonomy, by building a sustainable, long-lastingcommunity form the LEA and research and development industry that will created (at little or nocost to LEAs), maintaining and evolving a best of class tool set for the extraction, fusion, exchangeand analysis of Big Data including cyber-offenses data for forensic investigation. ASGARD will helpLEAs significantly increase capabilities. With forensics being a focus of the project, both intelligenceand foresight dimensions will also be tackled by ASGARD

SSEE-CBRNE Shielding South-east Europe from CBRN-E threats

Duration: 24 months

The core approach of the project is to contribute towards the advancement of the objectives of theEuropean Union Internal Security Strategy 2015-2020 and to the EU CBRN Action Plan. In particular,the proposed program will focus on CBRNE awareness raising and training of front-line practitioners(police officers, coast guards, firefighters, medics, customs officers etc.) in both Greece and Cyprus.

Τhe project “Shielding South-east Europe from CBRN-E threats – S.S.E.E." addresses the priorityTraining of the Call for Proposals covering the development of CBRN-E training programmes to buildcapacity of actors involved in the detection and mitigation of CBRN-E risks which have cross-borderand cross-sector elements as well as the improvement of law enforcement training facilities,especially for CBRN-E first responders and in the special intervention domain. The Europeandimension of the project will be illustrated through the activites since the training framework, thetraining material, the E- Class, the handbooks, the simulation game and the excercises scenario willbe translated in English in order to be used and from other European countries.

Completed European Research Projects

P-REACT: For the development of a low cost surveillance platform that will detect Petty Crime Incidents

Call: FP7-SEC-2013
Duration: 24 months (04/14-03/16)

The P-REACT project will design and develop a low cost surveillance platform that will detect Petty Crime incidents. The solution will encompass intelligent video and audio sensors to detect petty crime incidents, a cloud based monitoring, alert detection and storage platform. Technology trends in computer vision, motion detection, video retrieval, semantic video analysis and cloud technology will be exploited.

The solution will focus on connecting citizens, business owners, infrastructure owners and security and law enforcement personnel so that Petty Crime incidents can be effectively dealt with and prevented in the future.

The project will ensure that legal, ethical and end user needs are properly balanced and addressed ensuring a ‘Privacy-by-design’ solution approach.

IMPRESS: Towards improving preparedness and response of health services on major crises

Call: FP7-SEC-2013-1
Duration: 36 months (05/14-04/17)

IMPRESS will improve the efficiency of decision making in emergency health operations, which will have a direct impact on the quality of services provided to citizens. It will provide a consolidated concept of operations, to effectively manage medical resources, prepare and coordinate response activities, supported by a Decision Support System, using data from multiple heterogeneous sources. The proposed solution will facilitate communication between Health Services (and Emergency Responders) at all levels of response and the crisis cycle with the necessary health care systems support, supervision and management of participating organizations. It will assist health services in becoming more proactive, better prepared and interoperable with other emergency response organizations.

EUSTO: Promoting sustainable cooperation between stakeholders of surface transportation infrastructures, for the identification of emerging threat

Call: HOME/2013/ISEC
Duration: 24 months (07/14-06/16)

EUSTO proposal originates from the real-world necessity to provide comprehensive and consolidated protection to surface transportation protection networks. In accordance to EU regulations, the responsibility for implementing protection programmes lays with the CI operator and national authorities, and ongoing efforts for the identification and designation of major European CI in the transportaion sector have been lacking progress in recent years. This proposal originates from this drawback in the implementation of the CIPS directive in the EU and aspires to make a small but vital contribution for its implementation.

3CE: Towards the provision of high quality training courses in the area of cyber-crime to all involved actors

Call: HOME/2013/ISEC
Duration: 24 months (07/14-06/16)

3CE will provide short-term, highly focused and specialised training seminars on cybercrime-related issues for public and private sector participants. Courses will facilitate the exchange and diffusion of tacit knowledge and expertise and familiarise participants with new technologies and tools, and improve their day-to-day activities related to the Cybercrime area. University courses on Cybercrime developed and delivered to stakeholders will provide better understanding of the legal and technical elements of cybercrime for new generation scientists. Courses will be made available under creative commons licensing terms for LEAs worldwide.

UINFC2: Facilitate cooperation and coordination among all the major EU stakeholders through the provision of structured, analyzed, classified and correlated information, in real time

Call: HOME/2013/ISEC
Duration: 24 months (09/14-08/16)

The concept of UINFC2 is to facilitate cooperation and coordination among all the major EU stakeholders, National authorities, Law enforcement Agencies (LEA’s) and related bodies through the provision of structured, analyzed, classified and correlated information, in real time, related to cybercrime and online child sexual exploitation. It refers to more than 160 beneficiaries including National reporting and alerting platforms, National Hotlines, members of Safer Internet and INHOPE, National and EU LEA’s, EU and International initiatives such as Global Alliance, existing information exchange platforms, and National and EU Cybercrime Centers of Excellence in Research, Training and Education.