RISS 2022

4th International Workshop on Research & Innovation for Secure Societies in conjunction with the 14th International Conference on Communications COMM 2022 Bucharest, Romania, June 16-18, 2022


High expansion of urban population and recent world events complemented by the alarming increase of the number of threats to infrastructure safety have mobilized Authorities to redesign societal security concepts. Law Enforcement Authorities are focusing and aiming consistently their actions at preventing crimes and protecting people, properties and critical infrastructures.

With the accelerated advances of communications and storage technologies, access to critical information acquired from various sensors and sources, e.g., land cameras, satellite data, drones, personal devices, has been significantly eased. Manipulation and processing of such a high amount of diverse data is still a steady challenge, and most of the existing solutions involve the use of human resources. However, threats are now hybrid and at a very large scale, requiring very different security solutions which are able to make use of interdisciplinary approaches. In this context, computer-assisted or automated technologies are now becoming more and more attractive to substitute expensive human resources in the decision systems.

RISS 2022 focuses on discussing solutions provided by Intelligent Systems to the aforementioned challenges. It aims to bring together researchers from academia and industry, end-users, law-enforcing agencies and citizen groups to share experiences and explore multi- and inter-disciplinary areas where additional research and development are needed, identify possible collaboration and consider the societal impact of such technologies.

Organizing committee

Bogdan Ionescu, University “Politehnica” of Bucharest, Romania
Cristian Molder, Ferdinand I Military Technical Academy, Romania
Dragoș Sburlan, Ovidius University of Constanța, Romania
Razvan Roman, Protection and Guard Service, Romania

Project support

The workshop is supported by the following research and development projects:

  • [DeepVisionRomania] “Identifying People in Video Streams using Silhouette Biometrics”, owner University “Politehnica” of Bucharest, funded by UEFISCDI, Solutions Axis, grant 28SOL/2021.
  • [IDENEO] “Identifying the Unusual Behavior of People in Video Streams”, owner Ovidius University of Constanța, funded by UEFISCDI, Solutions Axis, grant 29SOL/2021.
  • [PIMS-IAT] “Platform Specialized in Identifying and Evaluating Early Warning Indices for Crisis Management”, owner Ferdinand I Military Technical Academy, funded by UEFISCDI, Solutions Axis, grant 27SOL/2021.
  • [CREST] “Fighting Crime and TerroRism with an IoT-enabled Autonomous Platform based on an Ecosystem of Advanced IntelligEnce, Operations, and InveStigation Technologies”, owner Protection and Guard Service (SPP), funded by EUROPEAN RESEARCH EXECUTIVE AGENCY (REA), C.2 – Secure Society, grant agreement number 833464/2019

See the workshop program here https://www.comms.ro/docs/Program.pdf.