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The Contribution of Ontologies in BorderUAS

Why develop an ontology? An ontology defines common vocabulary for researchers who aim to share information in a specific domain. It includes both human and machine interpretable definitions of basic and complex concepts in the domain, as well as their hierarchy and the relations among them. Some of the reasons behind the development of an… Read More »The Contribution of Ontologies in BorderUAS

Cross-border Crime in the Time of COVID-19 Pandemic

To prevent the pandemic infection from spreading, governments approved lengthy quarantines advising the citizens to stay at home throughout 2020 and the first half of 2021. Due to the constraints derived from COVID-19 and besides the social aspects of modern life that have been heavily influenced, the impact was quite remarkable on irregular migration and… Read More »Cross-border Crime in the Time of COVID-19 Pandemic

Transforming a UAV to an actively connected surveillance vehicle leveraging the use of multisensory data.

An effective assessment of illegal border crossings is planned through the exploitation of active data fusion from various types of sensors, complementing each other’s capabilities. This process uses aerial or ground sensors for devising optimal strategies on reducing errors (type I and II) in airborne detections. To accomplish this, the dominant role of ICT, sensorics,… Read More »Transforming a UAV to an actively connected surveillance vehicle leveraging the use of multisensory data.

Gathering border guard authorities’ needs and requirements concerning the most-used migration routes

According to the latest FRONTEX report (2019 Risk Analysis) on illegal crossings of the EU’s external borders, Eastern Mediterranean, Western Mediterranean and Western Balkans are the three major illegal migration routes. For 2019 the total number of the reported detections of illegal border crossings into the EU was 141.741. A number lower than the year… Read More »Gathering border guard authorities’ needs and requirements concerning the most-used migration routes