SAMi2 is a European Consortium that covers all project value-chain areas through the international collaboration between Spain and UK.
HI iberia Ingeniería y Proyectos SL (Project Coordinator)
HI-IBERIA Ingenieria y Proyectos SL is a Software Development SME founded in 1999 and integrated into HI-IBERIA engineering group (HI-Iberia Ingeniería y Proyectos SL, Seaplace SL and Howards Ingeniería SL). The group currently accounts more than 200 professionals, of which 130 belong to HI-IBERIA, at its two offices in Madrid and Valladolid.
Due to its multidisciplinary capacity in the ICT world, HI-IBERIA offers a wide range of experience: Project Management, Software Development, Trials, Performance, Automation, Risk Management, Quality, Security, Cost Management, Streaming, Simulation and Control Systems.
In its software house, HI-IBERIA develops applications for distributed environments (banking, mobile applications, fleet management and Control Systems for telecom operators’ activities), embedded Software for Telecommunications systems (BS), Sensor networks SW and Communication systems for ULS TTC Galileo. It also has a partnership with Alcatel-Lucent for the development of TV Headends, Multicast Serves and DRM. In addition, HI-Iberia is highly involved in the development of mobile applications like the video streaming product (LIFEonLive), and semantic applications and Wireless Network module (development, installation and deployment of the wireless management platform).
The R&D Department, HI-Research, is centred in the following R&D areas:
Mobile communications and embedded systems
Special interest is paid to the application of the aforementioned research topics to the security area. HI Iberia is currently leading, sometimes in collaboration with other partners, the projects: SafeCity (FP7), www.safecity-project.eu, ARGOS(FP7) y Prosimos (DG-HOME), www.prosimos.eu. Also, it is partner in SAVASA(FP7) and ASASEC (DG-HOME), www.asasec.eu.
HI Iberia is also involved in other funded EU programmes such as AAL, CIPS and ARTEMIS.
In the SAMi2 project, HI iberia is the coordinator of the project and, as well as management activities, it also carries out development tasks thanks to the expertise obtained from the development of security applications in previous projects. Among its development tasks are the system design with the development of the analysis module, the forensic module and the user interface. Also, HI Iberia leads requirements tasks, validation, dissemination and business models for the service exploitation.
Middlesex University is a global university with more than 25,000 students at its main campus in Hendon, North London. It has campuses in Malta, Dubai and in Mauritius, and a network of twenty-one international regional offices organized into six world regions. It operates distance learning partnerships in Cyprus, Egypt, Hong Kong, Kenya, Malaysia, Malta and Sri Lanka. Middlesex has formed partnerships with many prestigious institutions around the world, in countries such as Egypt, Hong Kong, China, Hungary, Turkey, Greece, Botswana and the USA. The university comprises the following schools: Business, Health and Education, Art & Design, Science & Technology, Media & Performing Arts, Law, and the Institute of Work Based Learning.
Middlesex University has extensive expertise of EU Framework Programme projects in the areas of Information and Communications Technology, Health, Social Sciences and Humanities, Environment and Security and has been involved both as partner and coordinator since FP4. FP7 projects have included: WIDTH, CRISIS (Critical Incident Management System using an Interactive Simulated Environment) and VALCRI (Visual Analytis for Sense-making in Criminal Intelligence Analysis) – Middlesex University as coordinator; GENDERACE, GEMMA, EGAIS (Ethical Governance of Emerging Technologies) with Middlesex University as a partner. UK Research Council co-funded projects include, among others, ISIS: Protection Children on Online Social Networks (with partners Lancaster University and Swansea University).
Madrid City Council (MCC) through its Security Division is the responsible, among other issues, for providing the technological tools and means for Madrid Police Department labour. The use of technologies applied to police services is one of the strategic action lines of Madrid City Council, being developed from 2004 with the aim of “a more secure Madrid”. One of the main actors in this field is the Innovation Department of the Security Division, responsible for searching innovative solutions for the Madrid Police Department security services to the citizenships.