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Since the launch of the project on July 1, 2011, the main goals were to determine project and work scope, to design the system architecture, to construct and integrate first versions of CAPER modules in order to deliver first prototypes and finally to validate all the work done from an ethical and legal point of view.

In order to accomplish these objectives, all the project partners have worked co-ordinately in meetings, workshops and debates in order to:

  • closely, in collaboration with LEAs (Law Enforcement Agencies), determine requirements and agree the final scope of the project
  • by all technical partners, design technological architecture of CAPER prototype and the final CAPER platform
  • elaborate legal and ethical deliverables adapted to CAPER’s particularities 

As a result of the collaboration of all partners, deliverable D2.2 System, Hardware, Software and User requirements specification was completed. This deliverable includes:

  • Project Scope Statement, determined by the End-users, identifying all the Use Cases in which LEAs are interested and reviewed by technical partners, remarking which ones will finally be included or not into the project scope. The Project Scope Statement also includes project exclusions, constraints, assumptions and a description of user scenarios that will be useful in order to determine how to test each individual module and the overall system.





  • CAPER system design, or architecture description, in which CAPER system is described from logical and physical perspectives.

This document includes a high level overview of the system, common exchange data model, interfaces, information architecture and physical design descriptions.





A hard R&D work was conducted during this period in order to develop multimedia analysis and visual analytics modules to meet the End-user needs and to adapt them to facilitate their integration in a complex and flexible system.
The result of this effort is a set of functional and high quality modules capable to work together in order to serve the LEAs analyst’s needs so as to fight against organised crime.

An agreement of CAPER deployment versions and technological scope (modules, languages, structures, technologies, etc.) that will be included in each of them was reached. Consequently, versions 1 and 2 of CAPER prototype and CAPER platform 1 were completely designed, developed and deployed. Versions 1 and 2 of CAPER prototype represented an important technological milestone to be reached during this period.

CAPER prototype was developed with the aim of accomplishing the plan to deliver LEAs a robust and stable test platform allowing them to provide feedbacks to the technical partners to ensure the relevance of the project forthcoming developments.  

CAPER prototype was distributed in two different environments in order to ease the LEAs’ testing of the platform: cloud environment, in order to ease test it anywhere and facilitate dissemination actions, and local environment, deployed in each LEA’s premises to facilitate end-users test it in a controlled environment.

A big step has been done at technical level with the CAPER Platform version 1, in which a full integration of all CAPER modules has been reached. For this step a coordinated effort of all technical partners, working together with a common design, was necessary.





Deployment of CAPER platform 1 was postponed to M26 because some delay was incurred in the accomplishment of the plan.

However, thanks to a hard work in integration with common interfaces and repositories, shorter cyclical user field trials are possible so, in the end four versions of CAPER platform are going to be deployed instead of two initially planned.





Giving coverage to the work done during this period, the ethical committee has reviewed all the deliverables and project documents in order to ensure that the consortium is on the right track from both the legal and the ethical points of view. As result of their work, mid-term ethical audit to CAPER system has been performed, generating a set of recommendations.

Several meetings were held related to the definition of ontologies for CAPER in collaboration between ontological CAPER team and LEAs’ representatives. As a next step a specific workshop has been planed to be held on M27.
Undoubtedly, the most important milestone reached, and the one that will probably contribute to guarantee the right development of the project, is the high level of participation, collaboration, knowledge-sharing and the intense and constructive debate that has been reached among the partners of the consortium.

Regarding the group that incorporates the project consortium, we are in the process of integrating two new official partners, the police agencies of the Israel National Police and Mossos d’Esquadra. Moreover, Home Office from the United Kingdom, Bundeskriminalamt from Germany and Romanian General Directorate for Intelligence and Internal Protection have been included as new observers.

Following the suggestions made by the Project Officer, it has been increased the dissemination effort participating in fairs (like Homsec 2013), events, conferences and collaborating with other projects (like PIIP).

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