German Subproject


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.

Goals and Approach

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.

Innovations and Perspectives

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.

German Consortium

L-1 Identity Solutions AG

Fraunhofer-Institut für Optronik, Systemtechnik und Bildauswertung

Philipps-Universität Marburg

Universität Konstanz

Universität Kassel

Universität Tübingen


Procilon IT-Logistics GmbH



Spokesman for the German Consortium

Dr. Michael Dose
L-1 Identity Solutions AG
44801 Bochum, Deutschland


In Austria, FLORIDA is financed through the Austrian Security Research Programme KIRAS by the Austrian Federal Ministry for Transport, Innovation and Technology (BMVIT).

In Germany, FLORIDA is funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) through the program “Research for Civil Security” and its published topic “Civil security – aspects and measures in fighting terrorism.”

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