The EU SatCen organised on Thursday 4th of May 2017 (11.00-12.00 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 fourth of a scheduled series in 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, Secure Societies Domain Leader) and Michele Lazzarini (EU SatCen, Project Officer).
The first part of SatCen presentation introduced the BigDataEurope project, highlighting the role of the EU SatCen and the related community building activities addressing the “Secure Societies” challenge. The second part showed the design of the Secure Societies pilot, describing the updates of the different functionalities in its second version.
The second presentation was delivered by George Papadakis (University of Athens, Secure Societies Technical Leader), who illustrated the architecture of the Secure Societies pilot, with a focus on the implementation of the cybersecurity mechanisms (e.g. authentication/authorization). The presentation ended with a demo of the Secure Societies pilot.
The Hangout was concluded by 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 algorithm and its scalability and how the Location Extraction and the Twitter Search have been implemented.