ROXANNE Final Conference

With ROXANNE project coming to an end, one of the tasks in work package dedicated to project dissemination and exploitation was to organize a Final Conference. The preparations for the event started in February 2022 and involved a lot of effort from all partners, especially Capgemini Technology Services as a leader of the work package and the task itself, along with Trilateral Research and IDIAP Research Institute as the project coordinator.

The Final Conference took place on 29th of November at Capgemini Technology Services premises in Campus Cyber, Paris (Puteaux), France. It was a hybrid event, upon registration. 126 participants registered to attend the conference in person and online. Finally, 52 participants took part in person and 57 online. Participants from 33 countries, with different backgrounds such us Law Enforcement Agencies, research institutes, policy makers, representatives from industry, civil society organizations, External Ethics Board and the project consortium partners were hosted at the conference.

The audience was welcomed by Michel Nguyen, the Vice president of Public Sector and Transport Services at Cloud Infrastructure unit of Capgemini and the keynote speaker for the event was Dr. Daniel Camara, a technical manager of the Center for Artificial Intelligence of the Judiciary Pole of the French Gendarmerie Nationale. ROXANNE partners presented the project achievements, ethical approach to ROXANNE, the latest capabilities of the Autocrime platform (including tools that partners have developed), the training platform and police use cases. To demonstrate connections beyond the ROXANNE project, and show the potential life of the the Autocrime platform after the project ends, 2 panel discussion were organised – the first one dedicated to common challenges, future collaborations and future research directions with other projects and the second one where exploitation path for ROXANNE tools was presented and discussed with LEAs.

The discussions held during the event were fruitful and interesting and positively inspire to think of the future use of the developed tool. We hope it makes a difference in creating a safer world.

Presentations from the conference can be found here.