INSPEC2T pilots outlook and NGCP conference

KEMEA, March 2017

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The INSPEC2T Project successfully passed its midterm review in November 29, 2016 in Athens Greece. Every Work Package leader presented the work accomplished during the first 18 months of the project. The consortium showcased the INSPEC2T results that have been achieved versus the initial objectives, referring to issues and challenges that they encountered and explained how they mitigated them and the actions undertaken to overcome them altogether. Moreover, they referred to the next steps and the action plan for proceeding with the work and tasks that are envisaged for the next phase of the project.

The INSPEC2T solution will be demonstrated using three pilots in predefined European cities. The first pilot will take place in the city of Belfast, Northern Ireland the week commencing on the 24th April 2017. The testing, lead by Ulster University, will last five days and will focus on the Holylands district of south Belfast. The next pilot will be hosted in Valencia, Spain between 8 to 12 May 2017.

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The second pilot is supervised by Valencia Local Police. The INSPEC2T solution in these two pilots will be challenged with incident reporting varying from sidewalk deficiencies, burglaries, neighborhood disputes, gender violence, noise pollution, drug abuse, antisocial behavior and traffic incidents.

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Moreover to the first two pilots, since March 2017, the INSPEC2T solution is utilized in Cyprus to promote the benefits of CP in a series of events. There are already three municipalities and one village where the INSPEC2T solution is being demonstrated. These are the municipalities of Egkomi, Kaimakli, and Strovolos and the village of Dali in the greater Nicosia Area. Cyprus will also host the third Stakeholder Advisory Group where the external to the project advisory committee will participate in a small-scale pilot at the premises of the European university campus in May 17-18, 2017.

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The second phase of the test case execution will take place in the city of Preston, Lancashire in November 2017, where the project will be tested both in controlled and live environments. The city of Groningen in the Netherlands will hold a pilot of nine weeks, starting in October and ending in December 2017. This pilot will focus on noise pollution and burglaries around student homes across the city districts.

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The INSPEC2T project, is also leading an EU cluster initiative with seven Horizon 2020 projects in the area of Community Policing and Urban Environment Security & Crisis Management. The outcome of this initiative is the Next Generation Community Policing International Conference which will take place in October 25-27, 2017 in the island of Crete in Greece. The scientific conference will comprise Experts in CP, Government Officials, High Ranking LEA Officers, Academics and security market representatives from the EU and overseas (USA, Canada, S. America. Within the framework of the conference, live demos of the technological solutions will take place bringing research into action!

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