Expert System hosted the first WP3 face to face meeting in Madrid on 19 October 2017 : an intense and productive day.
- 9:00 Arrival & Coffee
- 9:15 Introduction and Plan of the Day
- 9:30 T3.1 work progress (ESI)
- 9:45 T3.2 work progress (UPM)
- 10:00 T3.3 work progress (Z&P)
- 10:15 T3.4 work progress (OU)
- 10:30 Case Study of SAFFRON Project (VISEO)
- [10:45 – 11:00 Coffee Break]
- 11:00 Data-flow Architecture and Pipelines (ESI)
- 11:30 Datasets – Analysis & Annotation (OU)
- 12:00 Radicalisation Classification – Architecture and Pipeline (Z&P)
- 12:30 Process dataset by COGITO – test input, output, accuracy, speed (ESI)
- [13:00 – 14:30 Lunch Break]
- 14:30 Multilingual corpus (test translator, COGITO) (ESI)
- 15:00 Dissemination
- 16:30 Wrap up
This paper (The Social Media Experience of al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb) offers a descriptive analysis of the propaganda activities of Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb on Internet social media. It examines the group’s propaganda actions from its creation in 1998 until the end of 2015 and argues that the use of social media, Twitter in particular, has failed to offer any real remedy to its mediocre propaganda actions. During the period in which its Twitter profiles were active, the organisation continued to manifest the same problems, including a shortage of qualified human resources and poor internal coordination, which had prevented it from engaging in efficient propaganda activity previously. The study of the social media experience of the group offers further evidence of the vulnerabilities of this Maghrebi jihadist organisation.
Peter Neumann writes a relevant paper entitled “Countering Violent Extremism and Radicalisation that Lead to Terrorism: Ideas, Recommendations, and Good Practices from the OSCE Region.” You can read it here http://icsr.info/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/Corr.1-Neumann-Report.pdf
Mady Crowell for the Atlantic publishes an interesting article about what Went Wrong With France’s Deradicalization Program https://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2017/09/france-jihad-deradicalization-macron/540699/
Policy Exchange’s new report provides a comprehensive analysis of the struggle against online jihadist extremism – what we call “the new Netwar”.
Have a good reading: https://policyexchange.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/The-New-Netwar-2.pdf
“Thou Shalt Never Change… Thou Shalt Change”:
The disappearance of deep understanding about the objects of research from the world of intelligence bodies and the influence of the phenomenon on their abilities and relevance
Read the full document published by The Meir Amit Intelligence and Terrorism Information Center At the Israeli Intelligence Heritage and Commemoration Center http://www.terrorism-info.org.il//Data/articles/Art_21239/E_141_17_55734278.pdf
An interesting article from Manuel R. TORRES-SORIANO, Associate Professor at the Area of Political Science and Public Administration at the University of Pablo de Olavide en Sevilla, for the Program on Extremism at George Washington University.
Here is the program of the ICT’s 17th Annual International Conference which will take place on September 11-14, 2017 in Herzliya (Israel)
The TRIVALENT kick-off meeting was held in Roma on June 23rd. It was followed by the first Executive Board meeting
All the partners were present and our European Project Officer was there too.
You can download the agendas :