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Madame, monsieur
dans le cadre de l'appel en cours du programme CIP TIC PSP  une université
turque associée à IBM propose ses compétences

Smarter Public Safety Laboratory (SPSLab)", which is a composition of Middle
East Technical University (METU) Computer Engineering Department and IBM with
researchers and professors who have high experience in R&D, is interested
in to
be involved in ICT PSP projects under Theme 5 (namely Smart Cities).

Intention
Due to our expertise, knowledge and research capabilities, we as "Smarter
Public
Safety Lab” would be very interested in collaborating researches within the
European CIP-ICT-PSP 2011 call for Proposals, 
Theme 5.1: “Open Innovation for future Internet-enabled Services in "smart"
Cities” Overview of Smarter Public Safety Lab (SPSLab):

The agreement for the "Smarter Public Safety Lab" was established by IBM and
Middle East Technical University (METU) on the 9th of December 2010.

“Smarter Public Safety Laboratory (SPSLab)” is a composition of Middle East
Technical University (METU) Computer Engineering Department and IBM with
researchers and professors who have high experience in R&D. The Lab is
based in
the University campus and is aiming to improve “Public Safety” by developing
prototypes and solutions for smarter systems involving public safety such as
enviromental problems, fighting against crime, safe driveways and instant
response to emergency situations.

"Smarter Public Safety Lab" is included in the Global Network of IBM Labs all
over the world; moreover it is connected with other universities abroad, thus
lead a comprehensive approach.

Mission

“Smarter Public Safety Laboratory” (SPSL) has the mission to join the
competences of Middle East Technical University (METU) and IBM to develop
studies and projects within the scope of Smarter Public Safety. In particular
the “Smarter Public Safety Laboratory” (SPSL) is studying how to apply new
technologies, solutions and methods to improve “Public Safety”.

Scope and Objectives
Project scope concerns various domains of Public Safety such as:
- identification and image extraction from security images using image
processing, semantic information and data mining methods,
- fusion and multi-relational analysis of different types of data from
different
sources,
- coordination of different resources (ambulance, fire department, highway
etc),
- smarter border checkpoint system by means of image processing, semantic
information and data mining methods,
- getting valuable and meaningful information converted from unstructured data
to structural data and easy to generate Indications and Warning (I&W),

Target Outcomes and Benefits

The Lab purpose is to bring the outcomes of research activities of METU
(Computer Engineering Department) and IBM to the field, testing their
practical
feasibility and their scalability. It is a place where research and service
delivery will merge to create "innovation that matters".

Producing safer system with intelligent processing capabilities is the core
idea of this "Smarter Public Safety Lab". Solutions created by the Lab will
provide competitive advantage to end users (example: security agencies,
intelligence organizations, arned forces, highway authorities, municipalities,
security systems industries, ministry of interior) on several areas in Turkey
and also abroad.

Main benefits would be

-Enhanced image recognition,
-Automatic tracking of image in video stream,
-Semantic modeling from video streaming,
-Advanced mining behavior patterns,
-Integration with context information,
-Efficient and accurate querying on image,
-Efficient and accurate querying in behavior patterns,
-Complex hybrid queries (against both image and semantic info),
-Comprehensive Business Process that is to be implemented,
-Originate an editor for the sources and the rules for the warnings to be
triggered,
-Implementation of a pipe that extracts events from unstructured information,
-Formation of event generation and notification mechanism,
-Forming dashboards and indicators in the user interface,

Other Social benefits would be;
-Promote the deployment of leading edge research outcome and testing their
practical feasibility and their scalability,
-Development of prototypes and proof of concept for smarter system to fight
against the crime and instant response to emergency situation,
-Promote educational activities and improvement on academic arena,
-Support the thesis and dissertation on the SPS issues and offering some seats
for student interships,
-Safer public environments attract people to live there, business to invest
there so people’s quality life goes up and also the economic development
circumstances improve,

Activities in Smarter Public Safety Lab (SPSLab)

The Lab is currently working on two selected re-search areas;

1) Early warning triggers based on unstructured information
2) Smart progressing and analysis for images and video streaming

Objectives of Early warning triggers based on unstructured information;
• Managing mass amount of diverse information and transform them into
actionable intelligence,
• Refining mass amount of data and making accurate predictions and warnings,

Objectives of Smart progressing and analysis for images and video streaming
• Development of new, accurate and efficient intelligent techniques and
algorithms for automated processing of image and video streams,
• Enhanced image recognition,
• Automatic tracking of image in video stream,

For further information, please do not hesitate to communicate with us

Contact Person: PÝnar Senkul

Organisation: Middle East Technical University (METU)

Title: Assist. Prof. Dr. Computer Eng. Dept.

Telephone: 0090-312-210 55 18

Mobile: 0090-538-326 48 07

Fax: 0090-312-210 55 44

e-mail: senkul@ceng.metu.edu.tr


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