The EU SatCen organised on Wednesday 13th of December 2017 (15.00-16.00 CET) an Hangout session on “Big Data for Secure Societies” in the framework of the BigDataEurope project and with regard to the “Secure Societies” Horizon 2020 Societal Challenge. The Hangout was the fifth of a scheduled series within the BigDataEurope project for the Secure Societies domain and it has been followed by attendees coming from EC, EU entities, ESA, private companies, universities and other public entities from a variety of domains in Secure Societies.
The opening presentation was delivered by Sergio Albani (EU SatCen, RTDI Project Manager and Secure Societies Domain Leader).
The presentation made a recap of the BigDataEurope project, highlighting the role of the EU SatCen, and reviewed the related community building activities addressing the “Secure Societies” challenge (e.g. the series of “Big Data in Secure Societies” workshops, the “Big Data for Secure Societies” webinars and hangouts, and the participation in international events).
The second presentation was delivered by Giorgos Argyriou (University of Athens, Secure Societies Technical Leader), who made an overarching picture of implementation aspects of the Secure Societies pilot, reviewing the architecture, data sources, and implemented workflows (focusing on the Change Detection Workflow). The presentation ended with a demo of the Secure Societies pilot.
The Hangout continued with the presentation of George Giannakopoulous and Nikiforos Pittaras (NSCR “Demokritos”, Secure Societies Technical Support), who illustrated the Event Detection workflow with respect to its components, the used algorithm and its scalability, and how the Location Extraction, the Entity Extraction and the Image Extractor have been implemented.
The Hangout was concluded by the presentation of Michele Lazzarini (EU SatCen, RTDI Project Officer), who illustrates some H2020 projects where SatCen is involved (i.e. EVER-EST, NextGEOSS and BETTER) and the possible scenarios where the activities started with BigDataEurope will be able to continue in the future.