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I-Dash: The Investigator's Dashboard

I-Dash will develop a set of automatic tools to support police professionals in their investigations which involve large quantities of child sexual abuse video material.

Recent years have shown rapid changes in the way we produce, handle and distribute digital media. These developments have had a similar impact on the production and distribution of child abuse. Analogue material has been mostly replaced by digital material. Illegal material is distributed efficiently and commercially via the internet. While photos are still found in huge amounts, police forces have seen a very steep increase of videos containing child abuse in the last 5 years. In the video domain, police forces worldwide are struggling because of lack of tools to handle the huge amounts of video data efficiently. I-DASH is targeted to the needs of police forces to process video material (potentially) containing child sexual abuse and coordinate investigations at a European level.

The project will be carried out by the developmentteam: University of Amsterdam, TNO, IST, University of Surrey and ZiuZ. These partners have many years of combined experience in video analysis, European collaboration and system development for child abuse and other police investigations.

In a project like I-Dash involvement of end users is essential for success. End users are by far the best group for creating awareness among other potential end users. To establish a platform for international collaboration, a broad and significant group of end users committed to the project is critical.
The end user organisations already supporting I-DASH are:

Contact information

WORRING Marcel
Kruislaan 403
Amsterdam
THE NETHERLANDS
Tel. 31203257321
Fax. 21203237490

Participants

Coordinator: UNIVERSITEIT VAN AMSTERDAM, THE NETHERLANDS

Participating partners:

Organisation Country
UNIVERSITEIT VAN AMSTERDAM THE NETHERLANDS
INSTITUTO SUPERIOR TECNICO PORTUGAL
ZIUZ B.V. THE NETHERLANDS
NEDERLANDSE ORGANISATIE VOOR TOEGEPAST NATUURWETENSCHAPPELIJK ONDERZOEK - TNO THE NETHERLANDS
UNIVERSITY OF SURREY UNITED KINGDOM

Last update: 30/01/2009

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