Last 14th and 15th September 2015, the M18 meeting of the project SAMi2 was held at the headquarters of Hi-Iberia in Madrid. The aim of these days was to make a review of the achieved results of the project, define those which are still pending and show the initial prototype to the end-users with a view to getting from them possible improvements.
Among the people present at this first meeting day were end-users from the R&D and social networking investigation department of the Madrid City Council Police, experts in ethical-legal aspects of the Middlesex University (UK) and Hi-Iberia as expert in technical aspects and project coordinator. During the meeting, the topics addressed were related to project administration and management documents to be sent after the end of the project; use cases and requirements review; the presentation of the first prototype with a view to getting ideas and comments from both end-users and ethical-legal experts; the characteristics of the forensics module; logistical and operative issues regarding the testing of the prototype and the SAMi2 functionalities and characteristics that will be shown in future dissemination events.
The objective of the workshop held on the second day of meeting was to present the SAMi2 prototype to other National Security Bodies, in a way that, at the same time that new ideas for possible improvements were produced, a dissemination action was carried out. In light of the above, a representative of the Guardia Civil was joined to the previous meeting attenders. At the beginning of the meeting, the main modules and technologies that compose the architecture of SAMi2 were presented. This presentation was followed by the demonstration of the prototype during which a discussion was opened. In this discussion, people from Madrid City Council police and Guardia Civil exposed their needs and requirements when monitoring Online Social Networks. These requirements, whose technical and legal-ethical feasibility was constantly determined by the corresponding experts, will be integrated in a future prototype that will be developed in mid-October and which testing will be carried out.
As main conclusions of these two days meeting can be drawn the huge advance of the project since the previous M12 meeting and the success of the achieved results that allow us to continue with the project evolution in view of its finalization next December.