THE POLISH PLATFORM FOR HOMELAND SECURITY IDEA, HISTORY AND RESEARCH PROJECTS

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1 THE POLISH PLATFORM FOR HOMELAND SECURITY IDEA, HISTORY AND RESEARCH PROJECTS Professor Emil W. Plywaczewski Dr Wojciech Filipkowski University of Bialystok, Poland.

2 The idea and need for creation of PPBW has been born during realization of a legal research project in the area of organized crime, terrorism and immunity witness institution. The research project mentioned above gathered theoreticians and practitioners of law (university professors, judges and public prosecutors) on one side and experienced law enforcement employees on the other side. This team during three years prepared a new, working Act on Immunity Witness Program.

3 This unique team did more than just one Act. During numerous meetings, conferences and seminars many major and minor obstacles and shortcomings both in law system and day to day procedure has been identified and corrected. However some of them has been more of a technical nature and it was then when the idea of inviting engineers to this gremium was formulated for the very first and was a preludium for the PPBW establishing.

4 Legal roots of PPBW, despite nowadays its completely devoted to technological support of law enforcement agencies, are still well visible. The rules of Penal Code are solid foundations for any technological research project that the PPBW initiates. The Code of Criminal Procedure base is one of the guarantees that any equipment brought to daylight by PPBW is fit to work starting from the first day. The second guarantee is ubiquitous presence of end users on every step of PPBW projects realization from wish list till interface colour.

5 It is impossible to effectively and successfully assure public safety without the involvement and support of highly advanced computer technologies and tools.

6 Entities participating in PPBW activities: Supreme Court, General Prosecutors Office, General Police Headquarters, Border Guard, Internal Security Agency, University in Bialystok, Poznan University of Economics, Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan, Poznan University of Technology, Medical University in Poznan of K. Marcinkowski, Gdansk University of Technology, AGH Univestity of Science and Technology in Krakow, Poznan Supercomputing and Networking Center, Jarosława Dabrowski Military University of Technology in Warsaw, Pomeranian Special Economic Zone Ltd.

7 The activities of the PPBW are aimed at creating integrated computer tools to support the broadly defined efforts to improve public security. The main focus of these efforts is to support police and other law enforcement services with most modern technological solutions. Some of the proposals worked out within the Platform will strengthen the efforts to improve both security and prevention of crimes committed with the use of modern technologies and the ubiquitous Internet.

8 The integrated computer tools that are developed within the Platform improve the competitiveness and innovativeness of Polish science in the European arena, and increase the effectiveness of government services and institutions responsible for the security of citizens and the state. The joint performance of projects contributes also to strengthening cooperation between the research institutions participating in the projects and the industry represented by commercial companies.

9 Works in the framework of the Polish Platform for Homeland Security also include multi-use technologies. There is a strong cooperation between an Educational Center for Blind Children in Owinska, Poland, aimed at creating modern equipment to assist blind and shortsighted persons in walking. Works are also conducted on computer aid tools to be used by pupils suffering from hearing, speech and development disorders.

10 Nowadays within PPBW there are 20 projects going on, among them one that is financed from the 7 th Framework Programme. The current financing horizon for research activities is year The total budget for all research projects overcome the sum of 50 M Euro and the number of people involved in the works of PPBW is more than 1000.

11 The idea of PPHS was presented on several occasions: The European Union Council and Parliament The 3 rd European Conference on Security Research, Paris (France) The 12 th United Nations Congress on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice, Salvador (Brasil)

12 INDECT Intelligent information system supporting observation, searching and detection for security of citizens in urban environment.

13 The institutions participating in the project: 1. AGH University of Science and Technology in Krakow Poland 2. Apertus Hungary 3. Bundeskriminalamt (German Police) - Germany 4. University of Applied Science Sankt. Pölten Austria 5. Poznań University of Technology Poland 6. InnoTec DATA GmbH & Co. Germany 7. IP Grenoble (Ensimag) France 8. National Police Headquarters Poland 9. APIF Moviquity S.A. Spain 10. Products and Systems of Information Technology Germany 11. Police Service of Northern Ireland North Ireland 12. Poznań University of Technology Poland 13. Universidad Carlos III de Madrid Spain 14. Technical University of Sofia - Bulgaria 15. University of Wuppertal Germany 16. University of York United Kingdom 17. Technical University of Ostrava Czech Republic 18. Technical University of Kosice Slovakia 19. X-Art Pro Division G.m.b.H. Austria

14 Technology Academia humanistic universities technical universities Law & Criminology courts public prosecutors' offices law enforcement private enterprises Practice

15 Multimedia system to support identification of and combating criminal activity (to include violence in schools) and terrorism - Gdańsk University of Technology Application of artificial intelligence methods and agent-based technologies to support investigatory activities and evidence procedures with emphasis on Internet crimes - AGH University of Science and Technology in Krakow The tool to support investigative procedures by using automatic inference - Poznań University of Technology Text processing technologies for Polish in application for public security purposes - Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań Managing information and knowledge in services requiring an increased level of security - Poznań Supercomputing and Networking Center Cryptographic security of IT systems - Poznań University of Technology Monitoring, identification, and countering threats to the security of citizens - University of Białystok INDECT Intelligent information system supporting observation, searching and detection for security of citizens in urban environment - AGH University of Science and Technology in Krakow

16 THANK YOU FOR YOUR ATTENTION Professor Emil W. Plywaczewski Dr Wojciech Filipkowski University of Bialystok, Poland

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