The VICTORIA Project has been presented at one of the leading privacy and data protection conference, the CPDP conference which took place in Brussels from 24 to 26 January 2018.
Under the lead of Partner KU Leuven, VICTORIA Project has been presented in a joint- collaboration panel with 2 other projects DANTE and VALCRI projects. The panel has tackled algorithmic accountability and transparency within the law enforcement context. For more information, about the conference, please visit the following link:

VICTORIA Partner, E. Kindt, presented ‘Biometrics, privacy and Data Protection’,  at Cyber Law and Personal Information Protection conference. The event was organized by Universiteit Leiden, Sung Kyun Kwan University and KU Leuven and took place on 8-9 May 2018, in Leiden,  Netherlands.

Partner, Romanian Protection and Guard Service, SPP,  has presented their work on VICTORIA Project during the international Black Sea Defense & Aerospace Exhibition and Conference. VICTORIA flyers were distributed and Roll-up poster was showcased at SPP booth.
BSDA is the international tri-service defense Exhibition and Conference dedicated to Defense, Aerospace, Homeland Security, Cyber Security and Safety & Security taking place every two years. It is organised with the official support of the Romanian Government and the Romanian Intelligence Service (SRI) as well as the official support of the U.S. Embassy in Bucharest.
Moreover,  this is the only exhibition in Romania officially certified by the U.S. Dept. of Commerce.
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Partner, SPP, Romanian Protection and Guard Service has disseminated their work on VICTORIA Project during the international conference COMM 2018 organized by Polytechnic University of Bucharest and Military Technical Academy, under the aegis of IEEE Romanian Section and Romanian Academy of Technical Science.
SPP took advantage of this event to set-up the 1st International Workshop on Research & Innovation for Secure Societies - RISS 2018. The workshop brought together researchers from academia and industry, end-users, law-enforcing agencies and citizen groups to share experiences and explore multi- and interdisciplinary areas where additional research and development are needed, identify possible collaboration and consider the societal impact of such technologies.
Partner KUL also attended the event to gain more insight into the needs of LEAs, as well as their ethical and legal concerns. 
It was indeed a great platform to broaden the VICTORIA network, and as such disseminate the VICTORIA results.
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The Speaker and Language Recognition Workshop
The Odyssey 2018 Workshop was hosted by the Universities of Le Mans and Avignon in Les Sables d’Olonne, France, on 26–29 June 2018.
Odyssey 2018 is a Tutorial and Research Workshop held in cooperation with the ISCA Speaker and Language Characterization SIG.
The need for fast, efficient, accurate, and robust means of recognizing people and languages is of growing importance for commercial, forensic, and government applications. The aim of this workshop is to foster interactions among researchers in speaker and language recognition.
VICTORIA KUL Member, Kindt, E was invited as a keynote speaker and made her presentation entitled., ‘Speaker recognition and identification: is the regulatory framework ready ? ’

Partner AIT has disseminated VICTORIA project at the Austro-European Security Research Innovation Days. This event hosted by the Federal Ministry for Transport, Innovation and Technology took place in Vienna, Austria on 25-27 June 2018.
AIT had a booth there where the VICTORIA roll-up poster was displayed and project flyers were distributed.

NATO Advanced Research Workshop - 10-12 July 2018 - Lausanne, Switzerland

VICTORIA Partner, E. Kindt, from KUL made a presentation entitled: ‘Legal aspects of large scale biometric systems’ at NATO Advanced Research Workshop.
The event: Identity in the Context of Security, NATO Science for peace and Security Programme took place on 10-12 July 2018, hosted by UNIL and U.K. Home Office, in Lausanne, Switzerland.

The 13th International IFIP Summer School on Privacy and Identity Management – Fairness, accountability and transparency in the age of big data will take place on 20-24 August 2018 in Vienna, Austria. The summer school is hosted by VICTORIA Partner, AIT Austrian Institute of Technology.
The VICTORIA Project will be represented by Partner, KUL whose presentation will take into account high-level ethical and legal considerations concerning the deployment of BDA and machine learning techniques in abstracto.
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This year, the Forensic Odyssey triennial meeting,  EAFS2018, is taking place in Lyon on 27-31 August 2018.
This three-day meeting will be structured in four main topics: Forensic Intelligence, Forensic humanity, Forensic response against terrorism, and Forensic challenges.
Partner FMI, French Ministry of Interior, will present VICTORIA project: its objectives and results achieved so far.
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The 2018 Amsterdam Privacy Conference (APC 2018) is taking place this year on 5-8 October 2018 in Amsterdam. It brings together researchers, practitioners, policy makers and professionals in the field of privacy to share insights, exchange ideas and formulate, discuss and answer the challenging privacy questions that lie ahead of us.
The VICTORIA Project will be represented by Partner KUL whose presentation will be focused on high-level ethical and legal considerations as regards the deployment of BDA and machine learning techniques in abstracto.
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University of Konstanz is organising its 4th International Symposium on Big Data Visual and Immersive Analytics, BDVA 2018. The symposium will be dedicated on methods, systems, applications, evaluation techniques and theoretical work in the area of Immersive Analytics and Visual Analytics of Big Data.
Visual Analytics plays a major role in the analysis and decision-making processes for science, industry, and government organisations. Immersive Analytics combines the well-established field of Visual Analytics with Virtual and Augmented Reality to empower multi-sensory experiences.
The University of Konstanz, VICTORIA partner, will submit a poster presenting the project in general and the 4D scene visualizations. Additionally, they will take advantage of the symposium to have a live demonstration of their propotype.
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Partner AIT will present their work within VICTORIA on generic object and motion analytics for accelerating video analysis during EISIC 2018, the European Intelligence and Security Informatics Conference  taking place from  23-25 October 2018 at Blekinge Institute of Technology in  Karlskrona, Sweden.
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The next International Conference on Multimedia Modelling, MMM2019, will take place in Greece on 8-11/01/2019. Now in its 25th year, the International MultiMedia Modeling Conference is a leading international forum for researchers and industry practitioners to share new ideas, original research results and practical development experiences from all multimedia-related areas.
A place to be for VICTORIA project!