The other large UE and national projects, in which WSTKT’s researchers and students are or were (during past few years) involved, are as follows:
- INDECT - “Intelligent information system supporting observation, searching and detection for security of citizens in urban environment” – one of the largest UE projects, funded under 7th Framework Programme (2009-2013). List of INDECT partners includes 17 universities, research centres, business institutions and police services from 10 European countries. The project cost: 14.86 million euro. http://www.indect-project.eu/
The main objectives of the INDECT project are:
- to develop a platform for: the registration and exchange of operational data, acquisition of multimedia content, intelligent processing of all information and automatic detection of threats and recognition of criminal behaviour or violence,
- to develop the prototype of an integrated, network-centric system supporting the operational activities of police officers, providing techniques and tools for observation of various mobile objects,
- to develop a new type of search engine combining direct search of images and video based on watermarked contents, and the storage of metadata in the form of digital watermarks.
The main expected results of the INDECT project are:
- to realise a trial installation of the monitoring and surveillance system in various points of city agglomeration and demonstration of the prototype of the system with 15 node stations,
- implementation of a distributed computer system that is capable of acquisition, storage and effective sharing on demand of the data as well as intelligent processing,
- construction of a family of prototypes of devices used for mobile object tracking,
- construction of a search engine for fast detection of persons and documents based on watermarking technology and utilising comprehensive research on watermarking technology used for semantic search,
- construction of agents assigned to continuous and automatic monitoring of public resources such as: web sites, discussion forums, UseNet groups, file servers, p2p networks as well as individual computer systems, elaboration of Internet based intelligence gathering system, both active and passive, and demonstrating its efficiency in a measurable way.
- “Text processing technologies for Polish in application for public security purposes” – project of the Polish Platform for Homeland Security (2007-2010).
http://www.ppbw.pl/en/projekty_badawcze/projekt_vetulani.html The objective of this project was to develop language and information technologies for processing Polish language texts to be used in applications that will enhance public security. The main topics of this project were:
- natural language based communication between human users and emergency centres in emergency situations,
- an intelligent court records search machine on the basis of experiences in processing and archiving of copied text,
- system for monitoring Polish language Internet for the forensic needs (criminal analysis)
- CALIBRATE – “Calibrating eLearning in Schools”, co-ordinated by European Schoolnet (EUN) and supported by the European Commission’s Information Society Technologies Programme, (2005-2008). The key aim of the project was to support the collaborative use and exchange of learning resources in schools by allowing teachers to access resources in a federation of learning repositories supported by six Ministries of Education (Austria, Estonia, Hungary, Lithuania, Poland and Slovenia).
- OASIS – „Open Archiving System with Internet Sharing”, funded by the European Union under the master program EU Culture 2000, (2004-2007). The purpose of the project was to provide a complex system in order to ensure the sustainable availability of European cultural heritage in the field of electronic arts. The consortium consisted of six partners from five countries.
The purpose of the project was to provide a complex system in order to ensure the sustainable availability of European cultural heritage in the field of electronic arts. The main objectives of the OASIS project were:
- analysis of the partners’ databases and decision for a mutual metadata model,
- implementation of an open platform for location-independent presentation of electronic arts,
- development of a technical interface for sharing information, metadata and content of heterogeneous databases,
- guidelines in handling electronic art in a sustainable manner: preservation technologies in media art context,
- analysis of sustainable storing media solutions,
- research into multimedia formats and codices for the distribution of electronic art content via internet (streaming technologies).
In 2007-2008 WSTKT was engaged in design and implementation of Internet portal with multimedia recording studio for community centre in Kielce. The main part of this project was to build a 3D studio for virtual reality scenes with capability of broadcasting in the Internet in real time. The results of this engagement can be found at http://pik.kielce.pl/.