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Cooperative Research and Innovation Projects >Call 2017 >


In the research project MiTrAs new methods for the monitoring, early recognition and trend analysis are developed. The fusion of information from satellite images, Open Source and Social Media from non-European countries are used to estimate developments in dedicated applications areas, while focusing on the following substantial core research areas:

  • Evaluation of the feasibility of multi-temporal satellite images for object recognition such as groups of people and vehicles based on the development of automated Deep Learning-Analysis methods (e.g. convolutional neural networks) applied at high resolution panchromatic and multispectral image data. New technologies like high resolution radar satellites and the implementation of satellite video are examined for the first time and evaluated regarding their suitability for the recognition of small objects.
  • For the analysis and the formatting of heterogeneous data from Open Source resources and Social Media communication a Deep-Learning method and algorithms are developed. An essential criterion in doing so is to question the above-mentioned areas of application with respect to plausibility, timeliness and geographic origin.
  • Algorithms and interpretation concepts for the fusion of spatially and chronologically differing information sources that enable relating the analysed observations regarding plausibility and relevance to each other. The research findings are demonstrated and evaluated by means of easy to use visualization.

Project Coordinator
Georg Neubauer,
AIT / Austrian Institute of Technology

Project Partners
Universität für Weiterbildung Krems (Donau-Universität Krems)
Zentralanstalt für Meteorologie und Geodynamik
International Centre for Migration Policy Development
Research Institute AG & Co KG
BM.I / Bundesministerium für Inneres
BMLV / Bundesministerium für Landesverteidigung

Georg Neubauer
AIT Austrian Institute of Technology GmbH
Giefinggasse 4, 1210 Wien