Project Information

Work Packages


                                          [Overview of the APPS project]

The APPS program consists of eight interrelated Work Packages.

Details of Work Packages can be seen below: 



 WP1 is responsible for coordinating the consortium to achieve effective decision-making, operational internal communication, development of solid work breakdown structures, schedules, costs and resource plans, and administrative and technical control of the project.


   Requirements Specification 

 WP2 aims to elicit and formalize the stakeholder needs and priorities and to identify requirements related to human factors and legal constraints. It will also focus on developing the requirements for the use cases of the APPS system.  


   Plug & Play Surveillance Architecture 

 WP3 will perform data engineering for target applications and developing ontologies and profiles to achieve plug & play architecture for surveillance systems.


   Smart Surveillance Algorithms 

 WP4 is responsible for processing and analysis of the sensor data. For directional acoustic data, novel algorithms will be developed allowing the use of acoustic vector sensors also in the maritime environments. Suitable sensor packaging that resists the maritime environment need to be developed. For video streams, new robust video classification algorithms will be developed that use the directional acoustic information as the pre-classification. For environmental parameters, water physicochemical parameters and air particle load will be monitored. Advanced cognitive functions will be explored to extract suspicious changes in the environment in order to provide alert for security issues.


   Visualization & Other Operator Aids

 WP5 will apply data fusion to build a model of the complete environment. The combined sensor data is used to visualize all relevant information efficiently in a single overview so that operators have an instant overview and awareness of the situation when the system gives a warning or alarm. 


   Integration, Validation & Demonstration

 WP7 will specify the architecture of the APPS system including the interfaces taking the integration as integral aspect of the architecture from the start, thereby reducing integration risks in the project. WP5 will look after for testing and evaluating the APPS system by implementing a validation framework and by evaluating the results of the defined pilots. The demonstration of the system will be performed at the end of the project as part of this work package.


   Dissemination Exploitation

 WP8 will define a plan to disseminate and exploit the achieved results. The scientific advances in technology will be submitted for publication and will be validated by peer-reviews from experts in the field. The industrial partners will introduce the know-how developed in the project into pre-existing research and development projects, in order to launch new products.