The work in P5 is carried out by nine partners from six European countries and we also have an independent ethical and legal advisory board, the ELAG, that supports the research in ethical aspects and reports to the European Community.
Dr. Carlberg holds a PhD degree in Ethics from Lund University, Sweden. Dr. Carlberg is active at Lund University and has many years of experience as an ethical advisor to the European Commission and to industrial and governmental entities..
Dr. Duquenoy is a senior lecturer in Ethics, Middlesex University (UK), with more than 40 publications on the ethical implications of ICT. She is chair of the IFIP Working Group 9.2 - Computers and Social Accountability, chair of the School Ethics committee, and manager of the British Computer Society Ethics Forum.
Dr. Trudel is a senior professor of Public Law, University of Montréal, Canada. His research and teaching focus on civil law, legal theory, legal epistemology, civil rights, fundamental information rights, intellectual property and information, media and communication law.
The Swedish Defence Research Agency (FOI) is an assignment-based authority under the Ministry of Defence. FOI employs around 1000 people and has a total turnover of 130M€. The core activities are research, method and technology development, as well as studies for the use of defence, security and safety. Also, FOI provides its customers with leading expertise in a large number of fields of application through in-house competence and wide-ranging networks. Areas of application, which are both military and civil, include security-policy studies and analysis in defence and security, assessment of different types of threats, systems for control and management of crises, protection against and management of hazardous substances, IT-security and the potential of new sensors. In terms of research areas, projects range over a broad spectrum from technology and natural sciences to medicine and social sciences.
The Computational Vision Group (CVG), a sub-group of the Computing Research Group, School of Systems Engineering, examines computation issues of perception, intelligence and reasoning in relation to image interpretation and vision. The group has received major grants from the EPSRC, EU and Industry and has extensive links with European teams. Current research areas include automated (multisensor) surveillance of wide area scenes (including pedestrians and vehicles), multiple view geometry, camera calibration, data fusion, object recognition from low-resolution imagery, moving target tracking from visible and infrared imagery, stereo vision, behavioural (threat) recognition, and performance evaluation. There is a present focus on increasing the effectiveness of CCTV for safety, security and threat assessment.
Termisk Systemteknik is a Swedish SME specialized in thermography and thermal image processing, bringing solutions to the market for surveillance and monitoring using thermal cameras. Examples are aerial thermography of urban and rural areas, including automated image analysis, fire detection in waste & recycling management, industrial inspection, and cattle diagnostics. TST also give courses in thermography and is a reseller for FLIR Systems, the world leader in designing and manufacturing thermal imaging cameras.
SAGEM Défense et Sécurité is a subsidiary of the SAFRAN group with about 10 b€ and 55,000 employees working mainly in defence, security, aircraft equipment and aerospace propulsion. SAGEM covers SAFRAN activities in the field of defence and security equipment and systems with a turnover of 1,06 b€ and 6,900 employees. The Optronics and Defence division masters the best technologies in the world in terms of optronic systems and equipment for armed and security forces. These are used in airborne, naval and land applications: imagers, infrared and light-intensifying cameras, sights, periscopes, gyrostabilized pods, etc. The Avionics division’s know-how in inertial navigation and civilian and military avionics is renowned worldwide. Its navigation, guidance and pointing systems are used in numerous countries’ airplanes, surface ships, submarines, missiles, armoured vehicles and land weapon systems.
The Research Centre on Information, Law and Society (CRIDS) at the University of Namur brings together more than forty senior and junior researchers to address questions relating to information systems and technological choices that match the ethical requirements of a human life. This includes are large scope of issues, from the protection of digital consumers or patients to the privacy protection, from new modes of governance to the production of common cultural goods, from electronic communication law to identity’s issues raised systems of profiling and personalization. The mission statement of CRIDS is to lead applied and fundamental researches with a critical regard and a permanent care for the democratic and human values. CRIDS is and has been involved in several FP6 and FP7 projects. It is in charge of many national and regional R&D project and has been awarded by the Belgian Science Policy Office for the quality of its research.
Visual Tools is a Spanish SME founded in 1995 with headquarters in Madrid and currently 57 employees. The core activity is to develop monitoring and surveillance systems. Visual Tools has a leading position in the video security market, in particular in bank branch monitoring systems, retail, and advanced digital video monitoring systems for large installations. Visual Tools' products are installed in nearly all countries in Europe as well as internationally, with more than 50,000 installations already in place. Examples include Madrid and Dubai airports, the Excel Exhibition Center in London and Media Markt stores.
IMST was founded in 1992 with financial support of the state government of North Rhine-Westfalia and is a leader in researching and developing new products for radar, mobile communications systems, integrated circuits, RF-circuits, and in advancing modern antenna technology. The company specializes in creating tailor-made system solutions for these areas. IMST's R&D chain supports the whole design flow process, starting with the creation of ideas for new products and continuing up to actual implementation, product qualification, and manufacturing support. Headquarters is located in Kamp-Lintfort, Germany. The company currently has a staff of about 150 employees, mostly scientists and engineers, as well as several visiting researchers from all over the world.
OKG operates a nuclear power plant with three nuclear reactors, including the largest boiling water reactor in the world, with a total capacity of about 2,600 MW, or about 10% of Sweden’s energy production. OKG has about 850 employees and is jointly owned by the larger energy providers E.ON and Fortum.
The Home Office is the lead government department for policies on immigration, passports, counter-terrorism, policing, drugs and crime in the UK. The Centre for Applied Science and Technology (CAST) is a team of scientists and engineers at the heart of the Home Office providing expert advice and innovation and acting as the primary science and technology interface between the Home Office Ministers and policy makers. CAST support the full range of Home Office interests in policing and tackling crime, counter-terrorism, border security and controlling immigration.