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Metrology and Biometric Systems

Within the scope of the research programme we will develop new measurement procedures to widen the acredited range and lower the measurement uncertainty of the measurements, thus the laboratory will meet requirements needed by the the industry and research institutes. We will test the separation of instantaneous and convolutive signal mixtures with the methods for blind source signal separation. The signals will be simulated or recorded in real environment. We will analyse the possibilities for accreditation in the field of acoustic measurements for which we have the measurement equipment and anechoic chamber. In the frame of the research programme we will put our special attention to the further development of speech technologies for the Slovenian language, which will enable multimodal communications with modern inteligent systems in the Slovenian language and the feasibility to develop of personal authentication systems based on a combination of several human physical and/or behavioural characteristics.

Duration: 2013-2017


Rules, Expectations & Security through Privacy-Enhanced Convenient Technologies

RESPECT seeks to investigate if the current and foreseeable implementation of ICTs in surveillance is indeed "in balance" and, where a lack of balance may exist or is perceived by citizens not to exist, the project explores options for redressing the balance through a combination of Privacy-Enhancing Technologies and operational approaches. Investigating at least five key sectors not yet tackled by other recent projects researching surveillance (CCTV, database mining and interconnection, on-line social network analysis, RFID& geo-location/sensor devices, financial tracking), RESPECT will also carry out quantitative and qualitative research on citizens' awareness and attitudes to surveillance. RESPECT will produce tools that would enable policy makers to understand the socio-cultural as well as the operational and economic impact of surveillance systems. The project will also produce operational guidelines incorporating privacy by design approaches which would enable law enforcement agencies to deploy surveillance systems with lowest privacy risk possible and maximum security gain to citizens.

Duration: 2012-2015

RESPECT Project News:

Workshop - Privacy Enabled Surveillance? (OPENSUR-2013):

The First Policy Workshop of the RESPECT Project took place in Ljubljana on 2 and 3 July 2013. The workshop was hosted by the University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Electrical Engineering.

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Scalable Measures for Automated Recognition Technologies

SMART project addresses the questions of automated decision taking with respect to the "smart surveillance" technologies in a society where privacy and data protection are fundamental rights. The risks and opportunities inherent to the use of smart surveillance will be evaluated and a number of technical, procedural and legal options for safeguards will be developed. SMART aims to create a toolkit which would inform system designers, policy makers and legislative bodies across Europe and beyond.

Duration: 2011-2014

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SMART Conference - Smarter Law for Smart Surveillance

The Smarter Law For Smart Surveillance conference will examine and discuss the risks and opportunities that are posed by smart surveillance. The event brings together experts from different fields and perspectives including policy-makers, law enforcement, academia and citizen groups. The conference will feature a diversity of invited speakers, the research outcomes of the SMART project and peer-reviewed studies. The keynote speakers are Jan Philipp Albrecht and Dimitrios Droutsas, Members of the European Parliament.

SMART Workshop - Smart Surveillance: Global Perspectives:

The SMART Conference will take place in Perth, Western Australia
4th-6th February 2014. The conference aims to present and discuss the final results
of the project activities with stakeholders and experts involved in the study and application of such systems.

Automated recognition of individuals and/or pre-determined traits or risk factors/criteria lies at the basis of smart surveillance systems. Yet new EU regulations and specifically those on information sharing between police and security forces explicitly prohibit automated decision-taking regarding individuals unless"authorised by a law which also lays down measures to safeguard the data subject's legitimate interests" (Art 7, CFD 2008/977/JHA). Globally these issues are manifest. Globally which laws are applicable in this context? What measures are envisioned? What else should the law contain? Can the laws be technology-neutral but sector specific, thus permitting a measured approach to the appropriateness of smart surveillance technologies in key security applications? Can they be extended to all security applications of smart surveillance, even those not covered by existing? This workshop will examine these aforementioned issues and seeks papers on the following themes relating to the use of Smart Surveillance.

  • Smart surveillance in law enforcement
  • Smart surveillance in cyberspace
  • Smart surveillance in the daily environment/day-to-day life (consumer/modules & e-gov?)
  • Smart surveillance in Counter-terrorism

* COST Action IC1206

De-Identification for Privacy Protection in Multimedia Content

De-identification in multimedia content can be defined as the process of concealing the identities of individuals captured in a given set of data (images, video, audio, text), for the purpose of protecting their privacy. This will provide an effective means for supporting the EU's Data Protection Directive (95/46/EC), which is concerned with the introduction of appropriate measures for the protection of personal data. The fact that a person can be identified by such features as face, voice, silhouette and gait, indicates the de-identification process as an interdisciplinary challenge, involving such scientific areas as image processing, speech analysis, video tracking and biometrics. This Action aims to facilitate coordinated interdisciplinary efforts (related to scientific, legal, ethical and societal aspects) in the introduction of person de-identification and reversible de-identification in multimedia content by networking relevant European experts and organisations.

Duration: 2013-2017


Zadnja sprememba: 22.01.2014
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