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Madrid face to face meeting

Expert System hosted the first WP3 face to face meeting in Madrid on 19 October 2017 : an intense and productive day.

Agenda :

  • 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

The Social Media Experience of al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb

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.

The absence of deep understanding about the objects of research in the intelligence community

“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

ISIS’s Claims of Responsibility for Terrorist Attacks Carried Out Abroad

This study, performed by The Meir Amit Intelligence and Terrorism Information Center At the Israeli Intelligence Heritage and Commemoration Center, examines the forms of ISIS’s claims of responsibility for terrorist attacks it carried out abroad.