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Thursday, 2 July, 2020 - 14:00 to 15:00

The problem of radicalisation is very high on the European agenda as increasing numbers of young European radicals return from Syria and use the internet to disseminate propaganda. To enable policy makers to design policies to address radicalisation effectively, Policy Cloud consortium will collect data from social media and other sources including the open-source Global Terrorism Database (GTD), the Onion City search engine which accesses data over the TOR dark web sites, and Twitter ( through Firehose). The data will be analysed using  sentiment analysis and opinion mining software.


About the Webinar

Policy Cloud will realise the European cloud for data-driven policy management, providing integrated reusable models and analytical tools which turn raw data into valuable and actionable knowledge.

The purpose of the webinar is to demonstrate ongoing work within one of four Policy Cloud pilot use cases, Policies against Radicalisation. Specifically, the presenters will discuss how  analytics can be used to:

  • segment radicalisation efforts demographically
  • visualise radicalisation trends
  • assign risk profiles to individual suspects, while respecting the privacy requirements established within the Policy Cloud  Ethics Framework.

The webinar targeted policy makers, public administrators, cloud providers, data owners, data engineers, data scientists and social scientists.


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About the speakers

Armend Duzha, Project Manager & Research Associate at Maggioli Group. Involved in the coordination and management, monitoring and controlling, dissemination and exploitation of the multiple R&D projects co-funded by the European Union under the various Frameworks and Programmes, in particular Health, Wellbeing and Active Ageing domain, Cloud Computing and Software Technologies domain, Cyber/Physical Risk Assessment and Management domain, Cybersecurity and Critical Infrastructure Protection domain. He holds a M.Sc. in Economics and Market Policy and a B.A. in Business Administration and Management and is an active member of the Project Management Institute (PMI) Northern Italy Branch, and of the European Association of Research Managers and Administrators (EARMA).

Pavlos Kranas, senior software engineer at  LeanXcale, with a focus on distributed and database management systems and his experience in software development and project management. Deputy technical coordinator of INFINITECH and technology provider in BigDataStack


About the webinar series

Hosted by BDV PPP. BigDataStack, I-BiDaaS, Track & Know and Policy Cloud join forces in a series of online demonstrations of innovative Big Data Technologies unlocking the potential of various applications. The new data-driven industrial revolution highlights the need for big data technologies to unlock the potential in various application domains. To this end, BDV PPP projects I-BiDaaSBigDataStackTrack & Know and Policy Cloud deliver innovative technologies to address the emerging needs of data operations and applications. To fully exploit the sustainability and take full advantage of the developed technologies, the projects onboarded pilots that exhibit their applicability in a wide variety of sectors. In the Big Data Pilot Demo Days the projects will showcase the developed and implemented technologies to interested end-users from industry as well as technology providers, for further adoption.