Third technical meeting in London

Third technical meeting in London!



The third technical meeting of RED-Alert project took place in London on January 8th-9th, 2018. The meeting was hosted by CITY University from UK.
The meeting gathered face to face technical partners, both commercial companies and academic institutions, as well as law enforcement agencies (LEAs), to discuss the challenges in the implementation of the project and also to create a shared vision of the RED-Alert architecture for all technical partners.
A specific attention was given for topics like Deep Learning methodology, Ontology extraction and mapping, and Natural Language Processing issues in terms of textual language interpretation. Thematic workshops were held in specific areas, such as Semantic Multimedia Analytics for multimedia processing and features extraction, Social Network Analysis to explore limitations of identifying entities across social media channels, Complex Events Processing for identifying patterns and raising alerts, and Data Privacy by means of anonymisation for enabling GDPR compliance.
Technical partners presented DEMOs for the RED-Alert components in order to collect the first feedback towards the RED-Alert system architecture and integration capabilities definition, emphasizing both commercial and academic aspects of technology innovation. Eventually the meeting facilitated free discussions, exchange of ideas, and demonstration of methods for practical application of skills and principles, with the main purpose of aligning the end users requirements to the technical capabilities of the envisioned RED-Alert system.

During  the meeting Prof. Boaz Ganor, Founder & Executive Director of The International Institute for Counter-Terrorism (ICT) presented a methodology aimed at recognizing and examining the characteristics which indicate potential radicalization.