Terrorist threats are not constrained by national borders. Austria and Germany have therefore decided to join forces and carry out bilateral research to deal with terrorist violence. As the attacks of Nice, Paris and Boston have shown, being able to quickly assess heterogeneous video and image data is important. Although tools supporting this are of great importance to law enforcement agencies, they do not have access to them.
The German-Austrian joint project will develop a system for audio-visual analysis of image and video mass data. The German part of the project will focus on image and video analysis. New methods for temporal-spatial video referencing will be researched. On this basis, approaches for three-dimensional scene reconstruction and automated object detection will be explored. Ethical and legal inquiries will focus on legally compliant, evidence-proof and ethical aggregation, processing and analysis of mass video data.
Through innovative analysis of audio-visual material and interactive three-dimensional visualisation of evaluation results, the progression of events can be reconstructed and suspects can be identified more quickly. The development of a comprehensive security concept provides the basis for a future-proof, expandable platform.