Project description

SYSTEM is the three-year innovation action awarded to a consortium led by Fondazione FORMIT addressing the challenge of the topic “Integration of detection capabilities and data fusion with utility providers’ network” (SEC-10-FCT-2017) included in the 2016-2017 Work Programme “Secure societies – Protecting freedom and security of Europe and its citizens” of Horizon 2020.

SYSTEM started on 1 September 2018 and aims at developing and testing a customised sensing system for hazardous substances detection in complementary utility networks and public spaces. The proposed innovative monitoring and observing of fused data sources will be tested and eventually adapted in seven urban areas, while carefully tracking Ethics and Legal aspects as well as managing confidential information. 

To achieve these aims, a wide set of skills and capabilities has been considered key to success, determining the large partnership working on the project, made by partners cooperating with more than ten stakeholders supporting the project activities.

SYSTEM is divided in 12 Work Packages, which are listed as follows:

WP1

Scenario definition, users and system requirements

WP2

Technology preparation, development and delivery

WP3

Data analysis from utility networks: modelling and validation

WP4

Data analysis from sewage utility networks: modelling and validation

WP5

Data analysis of the household waste collection network

WP6

Data analysis of the air monitoring network

WP7

Data and information fusion

WP8

Demonstration (execution and evaluation)

WP9

Exploitation and dissemination

WP10

Legal and ethics management

WP11

Ethics requirements

WP12

Project management

Project outcomes

Through improving the operational effectiveness of our sensing devices, that will be then integrated though a data fusion monitoring centre, the SYSTEM project aims at:

  • - Enhancing the fight against criminal, terrorist and drug trafficking;
  • - Contributing to ensuring the internal security of the EU;
  • - Enhancing information gathering and intelligence capabilities for the benefit of LEAs;
  • - Proving that SYSTEM can operate in different urban scenarios and environments;
  • - Supporting our community of stakeholders by fulfilling their needs, whilst considering other SYSTEM applications or possible adaptations;
  • - Fostering synergies with other projects aiming at achieving purposes coherent with SYSTEM;
  • - Approaching EU standardisation as emerging topic to ensure interoperability and a common understanding amongst European countries.