High expansion of urban population and recent world events complemented by the alarming increase of the number of threats to infrastructure safety have mobilized Authorities to redesign societal security concepts. Law Enforcement Authorities are focusing and aiming consistently their actions at preventing crimes and protecting people, properties and critical infrastructures.

With the accelerated advances of communications and storage technologies, access to critical information acquired from various sensors and sources (e.g., CCTV cameras, satellite data, etc.) has been significantly eased. Nevertheless, manipulation and processing of such high amount of diverse data is still a steady challenge, and most of the existing solutions involve the use of human resources. Computer-assisted or automated technologies are now becoming more and more attractive to substitute expensive human resources in the existing processing and decisional systems.

In this particular context, the 1st International Workshop on Research & Innovation for Secure Societies - RISS 2018 aims to bring together researchers from academia and industry, end-users, law-enforcing agencies and citizen groups to share experiences and explore multi- and interdisciplinary areas where additional research and development are needed, identify possible collaboration and consider the societal impact of such technologies.

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The SPIA-VA project is funded under research grant PN-III-P2-2.1-SOL-2016-02-0002, agreement 2SOL/2017 ( and is spanning over 36 months (Mai 2017 to April 2020).

It aims to develop intelligent systems for automatic person re-identification, detection of dissimulated behavior and speech analysis.


  • development of a system for automatic person re-identification which is capable to build a virtual profile of the target

  • development of a system for automatic detection of the dissimulated behavior which is capable to identify emotions

  • development of a system for automatic analysis of Romanian spoken language which would allow lipreading and voice-to-text

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