ICCS - Project Coordinator
Dr. Konstantinos Demestichas



The Institute of Communication and Computer Systems (ICCS) is a non-profit Academic Research Body established in 1989 by the Greek Ministry of Education. In FP7 ICCS ranked in the 19th position with respect to funding among all European research establishments, companies and universities. Together with NTUA (its academic branch), it ranked in the 12th position. The aim of ICCS is to carry research and development activities in the fields of all diverse aspects of telecommunications and computer systems, as well as their application in a variety of areas. The personnel of ICCS include more than 500 research associate scientists.

Fraunhofer IOSB
Wilmuth Müller



Fraunhofer is a leading organisation of institutes of applied research in Germany, undertaking contract research on behalf of industry, the service sector and the government. Fraunhofer is actively involved in industrial consortia seeking technical solutions to improve the competitiveness of European industry. At present, the organisation maintains 66 research institutes with some 24,000 employees at locations throughout Germany.

ETRA Investigación y desarrollo
Jordi Arias Martí



ETRA Investigación y Desarrollo, S.A. (ETRA I+D) is the hi-tech unit within ETRA Group, one of the leading industrial groups in Spain. Its mission is putting in the market the most advanced solutions and services related to security, mobility, energy and real time systems, either directly or through the 10 companies of the Group.

ITTI Sp. z o. o.
Marta Ogiba



ITTI is an IT company (SME) providing software solutions for the companies and institutions in Poland and in other countries (www.itti.com.pl). The company operates since 1996 and is located in Poznan, Poland. Currently, ITTI has a team consisting of ca. 60 persons. The main goal of ITTI is develop and provide innovative applications and dedicated software solutions which are adjusted to customer needs, e.g. systems supporting management of warehouses and production process, solutions for crisis management and telemedicine, as well as systems supporting space situational awareness and space missions.

Institut für musterbasierte Prognosetechnik (IfmPt)
Michael Schweer



At the beginning of 2000, the sociologist dr. Thomas Schweer’s basic idea is that the combination of geomapping techniques and offender behavioral patterns can be used to develop new, supplementary investigation methods in crime scenes of mass criminality. Due to the large amount of data and systems involved, this approach is not possible without the use of state-of-the-art computer-aided analysis tools. Therefore, he convinced and inspired the IT specialists Christian Rams and Ralf Middendorf of his project idea and the institute for pattern-based forecasting technology was born. 

Baltic Institute of Advanced Technology (BPTI)
Giedrius Brazdauskas



Baltic Institute of Advanced Technology (BPTI) is a private, high quality research-oriented institute, creating and developing new technologies. BPTI gathers interdisciplinary research teams, able to provide efficient solutions to technological and social problems. We assume social responsibility and invite any enterprise, university, institute or other partner in Lithuania or abroad to co-operate in realising interesting ideas.

Centre for Research and Technology Hellas (CERTH)
Stefanos Vrochidis



The Centre for Research and Technology-Hellas (CERTH), founded in 2000, is the only research centre in Northern Greece and one of the largest in the country. CERTH has important scientific and technological achievements in many areas including: Energy, Environment, Industry, Mechatronics, Information & Communication, Transportation & Sustainable Mobility, Health, Agro-biotechnology, Smart farming, Safety & Security, as well as several cross-disciplinary scientific areas. Today CERTH consists of the following five institutes: (a) Chemical Process & Energy Resources Institute (CPERI), (b) Information Technologies Institute (ITI), (c) Hellenic Institute of Transport (HIT), (d) Institute of Applied Biosciences (INAB), (e) Institute of Bio-Economy and Agri-Technology (iBO). In PREVISION, CERTH participates through ITI.

Polithecnical University of Valencia (UPV)
Dr. Francisco José Pérez



The Universitat Politècnica de Valencia (UPV) is a dynamic, innovative public institution, dedicated to research and teaching. UPV is comprised of 15 centres. Today, over 42.000 members integrate our academic community: 37.800 of these are students, 2600 are teachers and 1700 belong to the administration and services personnel. The UPV participation in SAURON will be performed by The Distributed Real Time Systems Lab. 

Software Imagination & Vision (SIMAVI)



SOFTWARE IMAGINATION & VISION (SIMAVI) is an IT company established in 2019, following the division process of SIVECO Romania SA.
Although the company was recently established, the team’s experience is vast, taking over all software development activities in: education, health, customs, nuclear, business, banking, utilities, production, etc.
An organization built on an European model, with unique competence centers and internationally competitive specialists, SOFTWARE IMAGINATION & VISION is the Romanian software company that provides IT services directly to European Commission organization.

Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS)
Josiane Mothe



The Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS) (National Centre for Scientific Research) is a governmentfunded research organization under the administrative authority of French Ministry in charge of research. As the largest fundamental research organization in Europe, CNRS is involved in all fields of knowledge. Interdisciplinary programs and actions offer a gateway into new domains of scientific investigation and enable CNRS to address the needs of society and industry. CNRS is organised in more than 1100 research units spread throughout France. These units are either intramural or in partnership with universities, other research organizations, or industry.

Space Hellas S.A.
Alexandros Bartzas



Space Hellas SA (SPH) is a leading System Integrator, Value-Added Solution and Service Provider in the areas of ICT and Security for the enterprise, government and defence sectors, certified according to ISO 9001:2008 and ISO/IEC 27001:2005 standards. SPH is an SME (248 employees) established in 1985 with headquarters situated in Athens, branch offices in the four biggest cities in Greece, and active presence in Cyprus and the Balkans. SPH is listed in the Athens Stock Exchange since September 2000.

Stichting CUING Foundation
Will Rogofsky


CUING (Criminal Use of Information Hiding) is an Initiative that has been created in cooperation with Europol’s European Cybercrime Centre (EC3) and officially founded in 2016. It currently involves more than 200 expert members from 30+ countries who represent different background i.e. academia, industry, law enforcement agencies and institutions. The initiative by working jointly and combining expertise and experience aims to tackle the threat posed by the criminal use of information hiding techniques while it is still characterised by a limited adoption. CUING is formally a not for profit foundation (Stichting) founded in The Netherlands, as a research organization.

Michael Culture Association (MCA)
Pier Giacomo Sola (pg.sola@michael-culture.eu)

Maria Teresa Natale (mariateresa.natale@michael-culture.org)

Michael Culture Association (MCA) is a not-for-profit organisation (Aisbl) created in 2007. MCA is the only European trans sectorial network for Digital Cultural Heritage (http://www.michael-culture.eu). Devoted to European cultural heritage valorisation, MCA gathers members and experts from over 150 cultural institutions private and public – museums , libraries, Achieves, Research centres – ministries of culture from Europe (French and Italian directly members + national Institutions), from 22 countries from EU and beyond, of which many represent cultural operators at national level.

Protection Avancée contre le Recel (PARCS)
Patrice Le Loarer


PARCS is supported by Cercle K2, a multidisciplinary working group, section Art and Heritage (circle of reflection with actions intended for the public).

PARCS offers integrated solutions which supplied services under different forms (prevention, recording, insurance and police declarations, research, restitution, analyses) around an Internet application and databases. It can be compatible with the various intervening players. The application allows a fight at international level against

Trilateral Research Ltd (TRIL)
Zuzanna Warso



Trilateral Research Ltd [TRIL] provides strategic, policy and regulatory advice on new technologies, privacy, risk, surveillance and security issues, and effective stakeholder engagement strategies and exploitation. Trilateral’s multidisciplinary team collaborates across social science and technology development to bring insights from each into supporting data-driven innovation. Our focus is on understanding the impacts of new technologies and identifying solutions that enhance innovation in an ethical manner and bring the greatest benefit to society, whilst ensuring responsible practices.

Maastricht University (UM)
Zarras, Apostolis


Maastricht University (UM), founded in 1976, is the youngest university in the Netherlands. It is rapidly expanding and has developed a strong international presence. UM is renowned for its unique, innovative, problem-based learning system, which is characterised by a small-scale and student-oriented approach. In 2013 UM entered the top 100 of the Times Higher Education’s (THE) World University Rankings (2013/14). UM participation will be through the Department of Data Science and Knowledge Engineering (DKE). DKE has been top-ranked in the demanding Keuzegids and Elsevier ratings over the previous years. With respect to both research and teaching, DKE is engaged in various national and international collaborations. DKE has its main focus on computer vision, machine learning, human-machine interaction, robotic applications, and cybersecurity.

Catalink Limited (CTL)
Pavlos Kosmides



Catalink Limited is a Software Development SME founded in 2017. The company designs and develops complex cyber-physical systems targeted for data stream analytics, business automation, security, energy efficiency and emissions reduction. The company has established a multi-disciplinary team offering expertise in: data science, machine learning, performance optimization, multimedia analysis, situational awareness, as well as project management. Examples of implemented solutions include converged (optical and wireless) network management systems, customised Internet-of-Things (IoT) platforms, smart fleet energy management services, as well as business automation processes. The company has also a broad expertise in computer vision, image processing and multimedia applications, such as human activity detection and recognition from wearable and surveillance cameras, video concept extraction, aesthetics extraction from images/paintings and style transfer, semantic segmentation, image retrieval, dynamic texture recognition. 

System Factory (SF)
Christine Chatain



“System Factory” (SF) is the new industrial branch of “Toulon Var Technologie” private association, and the integration facility of the Pole Mer Méditerranée, created in 2005, as a sea innovation cluster located in South of France.

Our ambition is to contribute to the sustainable development of the maritime and coastal economy in the Mediterranean basin, in Europe and across the globe.

Ecole Nationale Supérieure de la Police (ENSP)
Anguelina Denis



The French National Police Academy is mainly in charge of professional training for senior police officers and top police managers, in management and leadership. It is also involved in international training cooperation (CEPOL/FRONTEX/INTERPOL), and in police research and science. It is based on scientific research and academic vocation operational. In this context, its Research Centre provides the interface between research teams and the different stakeholders within the directions of the national police. ENSP is an active member of the French POLAR network and currently ensures the coordination of the project towards the specific MRSEI tool by the National Research Agency. As the coordinator of the French Police research network, the ENSP helps the different directions of the national police in setting up operational projects and in managing ongoing projects.

Gobierno Vasco - Departamento de Seguridad (ERTZ)
Iosu Alonso


Ertzaintza is the police force of the Basque Country. It is a comprehensive police that assumes the bulk of the remits in matter of security, coexisting with the Local Police Forces and the State Security Forces. The structure of Ertzaintza is based on three pillars: the Citizen Protection Division, the Criminal Investigation Division and the Central Intelligence Office. In this framework, the different specialised units are grouped in all areas of police activity: citizen security, traffic, institutional security, tactical support, criminal investigation, command and control centre, games and spectacles, scientific police and private security. All these units have highly qualified staff and advanced technical means. Ertzaintza also develops judicial police functions and it currently has an R+D+i service.

Financial Crime Investigation Service (FNTT)
Mindaugas Kulokas


FNTT is a law enforcement institution accountable to the Ministry of the Interior (http://www.fntt.lt) with the purpose to detect and investigate crimes against national financial system. FNTT has a central headquarters in Vilnius and four regional units with a total staff of 417 (2018) and budget of EUR 8,8 million (2018).

FNTT is the main Lithuanian institution responsible for co-ordination of anti-money laundering activities. It serves as a Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU) in Lithuania and is an active member of the FIU.NET and Egmont Group. Since 2002, FCIS has been appointed an institution responsible for co-operation with the European Anti-fraud Office. It performs the role of an Anti-Fraud Co-ordination Service (AFCOS) in Lithuania.

Hellenic Police (ELAS)
Apostolos Maspero



The Hellenic Police is subordinated to the Ministry of Public Order and Citizen Protection. The Hellenic Police assumed its present structure in 1984 when the Gendarmerie (Chorofylaki) and the Urban Police Forces (Astynomia Poleon) were merged (Law 1481/1-10-1984, Government Gazette 152 A). Hellenic Police (Elliniki Astynomia) is a Law Enforcement Agency according to the Law nr. 4249/2014 and its mission is to:

– ensure peace and order as well as citizens` unhindered social development, a mission that includes general policing duties and traffic safety

– prevent and interdict crime as well as to protect the State and the democratic form of government within the framework of constitutional order, a mission that also includes the implementation of public and state security policy

– protect external borders

Hochschule für den öffentlichen Dienst in Bayern (HfoeD)
Sebastian Allertseder



The Study Department Police is located in Fürstenfeldbruck and in Sulzbach-Rosenberg. Now there are about 800 students at the campus. It trains the students for the career of the professional and executive level of the Police Enforcement Service (Police Force / Constabulary or Criminal Investigation Police Department). Because of a later possible change from the police service in uniform to the service within the criminal investigation department and vice versa, there are no special fields of subjects installed at the Study Department. The University of Applied Sciences for public service in Bavaria – Department of Policing (HfoeD) is teaching future higher ranked police officers several subjects as follows:

1. Subject Section: Law / Jurisprudence 

 2. Subject Section: Police Management

Center for Security Studies (KEMEA)
Eleni Darra



The Center for Security Studies (KEMEA) is a think tank on homeland security policies and an established research center since 2005 (L. 3387/2005) within the Hellenic Ministry of Interior (former Ministry of Public Order and Citizen Protection), aiming to support security policy implementations in Greece at a strategic level. More specifically, the activities KEMEA is involved in include:

a) Certification of private-security professional practitioners at the national level 

b) Research and development in the context of National and European projects, in close cooperation with LEAs, working under the auspices of the Ministry of Interior and

c) Training of practitioners in new systems and technologies. The Center also provides advisory and consulting services to the Ministry of Interior as well as to other Public and Private authorities on safety and security issues.

State Protection and Guard Service (MDSPP)
Gabriela Iordan


The State Protection and Guard Service is a state institution with tasks in the field of national safety, specialised in providing protection for the Moldovan dignitaries, the foreign dignitaries during their stay in the Republic of mMoldova, and for their families, as well as in providing guard for the dignitaries’ work places and residences. The Protection and Guard Service is authorised by law to provide measures of protection, guard and anti-terrorist control at permanent and temporary objectives such as: the headquarters of Presidency, the headquarters of Parliament, the headquarters of Government, as well as the residences of foreign dignitaries who visit Romania. In order to fulfil the tasks provided by the Law no. 134 dated 13.06.2008 on functioning and organization of the State Protection and Guard Service, the Service carries out missions of protection, anti and counter-terrorist interventions, guard and securing high-profile events and venues with the participation of the protected VIPs.

Polizeipräsidium München (PPM)
Lt Col Holger Schmidt


The Munich Police Headquarters, one of the ten police headquarters in Bavaria, is located in the heart of the city of Munich.

The Munich police force is responsible for the Bavarian capital and its administrative districts with an area of about 1,000 square kilometres and a population of more than 1.7 million people.

A total of around 6,200 police officers are responsible for maintaining security. Of these, 1,200 work for the criminal police.

In addition, the police headquarters has about 900 employees.

Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI)
Lynne Henderson



The Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) is the Law Enforcement Agency (LEA) in Northern Ireland with responsibility for policing and security. Established in 2001, it replaced the RUC GC as part of the overall Belfast peace agreement implementation. The central focus of the Police Service of Northern Ireland is keeping people safe by Policing with the Community. This ethos is at the very centre of the delivery of operational policing in Northern Ireland. Headquartered in Belfast, PSNI has 6,800 officers and 2,500 staff.

Protection and Guard Service (SSP)
Roman Razvan


Protection and Guard Service (SPP) is a Romanian state body with functions in the field of national security, specialized in providing protection for the Romanian dignitaries, the foreign dignitaries during their stay in Romania and their families, within its legal competence. It also provides guard for the headquarters and residences of the above-mentioned dignitaries in accordance with the decisions of the Supreme Council of National Defence.

Within the SPP training facilities there functions a SPP/UN Centre of Excellence for Protection and Security, where the UN security personnel can attend close protection training programs. At their request, the Protection and Guard Service has trained until now, personnel from different countries and organized also training sessions for certain structures of the national system of defence, public order and national security.

The Protection and Guard Service is an active member of ENPPF (European Network for the Protection of Public Figures) and APPS (Association of Personal Protection Services). The personnel of the Protection and Guard Service is internationally acknowledged as well-trained, and their participation in UN missions in Afghanistan, Sudan, Syria, Central African Republic, is relevant in this respect.  The Protection and Guard Service ensures optimal security conditions for events attended by foreign dignitaries, such as European and international summits held in Romania, in close cooperation with other national and international organizations.

Histoire et Sources des Mondes Antiques (HiSoMA)
Sylvain Dhennin


The Research Center HiSoMA (Histoire et Sources des Mondes Antiques, History and Sources of the Ancient Worlds,  UMR 5189 of the CNRS) is one of the constituent units of the Research Federation « Maison de l’Orient et de la Méditerranée ». It unites about 80 tenured academics, postdocs, research support staff and administrators from one of its five founding institutions (CNRS, Université Lyon 2, Université Lyon 3, Université de Saint-Etienne, ENS de Lyon), 90 doctoral students and about 40 associated researchers.

HiSoMA (Lyon) focusses on historical and archaeological matters.

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