VdieoSense is Virtual Centre of Excellence for Ethically-guided and Privacy-respecting Video Analytics in Security. The goal of VideoSense is to integrate leading European research groups to create a long-term open integration of critical mass in the twin areas of Ethically-Guided and Privacy Preserving Video Analytics where the advent of new data intelligence technologies against the background of dynamic societal and citizen’s goals, norms, expectations, safety and security needs have all contributed to a complex interplay of influences which deserve in-depth study and solution seeking in order for the European society, citizen and industry to strike the optimal balance in resolution of the various challenges in this arena. 

The VideoSense Virtual Centre of Excellence brings together several European leading experts from academia (Eurecom, QMUL, UoR, and TUB) and industry (Thales and Isdefe). VideoSense efforts fill capability gaps and provide clear added-value to security needs both from the technical perspective as well as from the ethical and regulatory one. In VideoSense the respect of privacy and civil liberties is both a guiding principle and a part of the delivered technical results.