MAGNETO – Multimedia Analysis and Correlation Engine for Organized Crime Prevention and Investigation

Architectur of H2020-Project MAGNETO

Short description of the project

To equip law enforcement agencies with needed advanced crime analysis, prevention and investigation capabilities, MAGNETO researches and develops customised solutions and tools based on sophisticated knowledge representation, advanced semantic reasoning and AI methods, integrated into a common, modular platform with open interfaces. By using the MAGNETO platform, LEAs will have new capabilities to connect and analyse multiple massive heterogeneous data sources, uncover hidden relationships between data elements, calculate security incident trends, and ultimately (and faster) arrive at solid evidence that can be used in court. In parallel, MAGNETO will build an ecosystem of third-party solution providers that will benefit from its open, modular and reusable architectural framework and standard interfaces.

Project objectives

The MAGNETO research project addresses the significant needs of Law Enforcement Agencies (LEAs) in their fight against terrorism and organised crime related to the large volumes, heterogeneity and fragmentation of data that officers need to analyse for the prevention, investigation and prosecution of crime. These needs were identified after consultation with eleven different European LEAs - members of the MAGNETO consortium.

Project outcome

To achieve these goals, MAGNETO is testing and demonstrating its development results on five representative and complementary use cases (crime types) under real operational conditions in the facilities of eleven different law enforcement agencies. These are kept in the production loop continuously. Using an agile implementation methodology and a multidisciplinary scientific approach, researchers with exceptional track records, officers with world-class law enforcement operational expertise, recognised experts in legal and ethical compliance with EU and national standards, and qualified training experts in the development of innovative curricula are brought together in a single team.


Project partners

Coordination: ICCS (Institute of Communication and Computer Systems, Zografou, Greece)

German project partner:

  • Fraunhofer Institute of Optronics, System Technologies and Image Exploitation IOSB
  • Hochschule für den öffentlichen Dienst Bayern (Civil Service University Bavaria)
  • Polizeipräsidium München (Munich police department)


Project duration: 2018-2021

Funding by the EU research and innovation programme Horizon 2020

Department IAS of Fraunhofer IOSB

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