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INSPEX - For the European Commission

The objective of INSPEX is to make obstacle detection capabilities that are currently only feasible on autonomous vehicles available as a personal portable/wearable multi-sensor, miniaturised, low power spatial exploration system. The INSPEX System will be used for real-time 3D detection, location and warning of obstacles under all environmental conditions in indoor and outdoor environments with static and mobile obstacles. Applications include navigation for the visually/mobility impaired, safer human navigation in reduced visibility conditions and small robot.
drone obstacle avoidance.

Researchers: Cécile DE TERWANGNE, Jean HERVEG, Jean-Marc VAN GYSEGHEM.

OPEN DATA (2016) - For CIRB

The aim of this project is to analyse, compare and select an open data system for the Brussels-Capital region.

Researchers: Manon KNOCKAERT, Benoît MICHAUX.

ETNO (2016) - For ETNO

The objective of the study is to translate the above ETNO proposals for the reform of the electronic communications regulatory framework into clear and legally sound proposals that can be presented to the European Commission and the other EU institutions.

Researchers: Alexandre DE STREEL, Christian HOCEPIED.

E-SIGNATURE (2016) - For the Belgian Ministry of Economics

Legal study aimed at ransposing in Belgian law the Regulation 910/2014 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 23 July 2014 on electronic identification and trust services for electronic transactions in the internal market (eIDAS Regulation).

Researchers: Jean-Benoît HUBIN, Hervé JACQUEMIN.

SMART 2015/0086 (2016) - For the European Commission

Study for the analysis of the results of the sections on data and cloud computing as part of the public consultation on the regulatory environment for platforms, online intermediaries, data and cloud computing and the collaborative economy.
Researchers: Cécile DE TERWANGNE, Jean-Marc VAN GYSEGHEM.

AUDIT FCA (2016) - For the "Chambre Nationale des Huissiers de Justice de Belgique"

Audit of the FCA ("Fichier Central des Avis") of the Belgian 'huissiers de justice" including the following components:
1 - Safe access to the FCA
2 - Hardware and software configuration
3 - Quality of the financial/administrative/accounting processes organisation
4 - Compliance with the FCA law and the potential implementing decrees
Researchers: Jean-Marc VAN GYSEGHEM.


PROTECT (2016-2019) - For the European Commission

The goal of the project is an enhanced biometric-­based person identification system that works robustly across a range of border crossing types and that has strong user-centric features. The system will be deployed in Automated Border Control (ABC) areas supporting border guards to facilitate smooth and rapid crossing by travellers based on deployment of the next generation of biometric identification detection methods.
Researchers: Franck DUMORTIER.

TeSLA (2016-2018) - For the European Commission

The TeSLA project provides to educational institutions, an adaptive trust e-assessment system for assuring e-assessment processes in online and blended environments. It will support both continuous and final assessment to improve the trust level across students, teachers and institutions.
Researchers: Nathan DE VOS, Manon KNOCKAERT, Jean-Marc VAN GYSEGHEM.

mHEALTH (2016-2023) - For the Walloon Region

This project is to prototype a platform of secured demonstration applying to the field of eHealth the future Internet technologies developed in other projects. This plateform aims at supplying a reference system to facilitate and optimize monitoring of the patients. It aims at promoting the prevention and insuring continuity of monitoring  and  medical treatment except the hospitals in post-operative follow-up contexts, home medical care and monitoring of  chronic diseases. The mobility of the patients, but also of healthcare professionals will be taken into account.
Researchers: Pierre PAGAGZ, Jean-Marc VAN GYSEGHEM.

Study "Substantive issues for review in the areas of market entry, management of scarce resources and general end-user issues (SMART 2015/0003)" - For the European Commission

The aim of the study, carried out for the European Commission, is to support the review of the EU regulatory framework for electronic communications announced in the Digital Single Market Strategy of May 2015. The study assesses the framework's functioning and related implementation practices in the fields of market entry and authorisation, scarce resources (radio spectrum, numbers, land) and end-user issues including application of horizontal consumer protection regulation. On this basis, it will suggest possible options for developing the framework.
Researchers: Christian HOCEPIED, Hervé JACQUEMIN, Robert QUECK.

FLEXPUB (2015-2020) - For the Belgian Science Policy Office BELSPO

The project is focused on the development of eGovernment services and the phenomenon of digitalization of public services. This development raises legal (intellectual property, data and privacy protection, responsibility), technical and organisational questions. On the basis of case studies by the National Geographic Institute (IGN), the research team answers these questions to develop a federal model of deployment of electronic services in the framework of the eGovernment.
Researchers: Cécile DE TERWANGNE, Thomas TOMBAL.

LITME@WORK (2015-2019) - For the Belgian Science Policy Office BELSPO

The context of LITME@WORK (Digital and media literacy in teamwork and distance work environments) is digital and media literacy (DML) in relation to office work (from clerical work to managerial tasks), focusing specifically on teamwork and distance work. Office work environments and practices are changing due to new organisational models (e.g. distance work, shared office spaces, teamwork) and new kinds of information and communication technologies (ICT) like mobile devices, multimedia content, groupware, cloud computing and big data technologies. These transformations, as visible in “new world of work” (NWOW) initiatives in public and private organisations, create new DML requirements, for instance in terms of engaging in collaborative writing, managing personal and shared information, managing time, and managing a team at a distance.

Researchers: Anne-Sophie COLLARD, Jerry JACQUES.


HECTOR (2014-2018) - For the Belgian Science Policy Office BELSPO

The HECTOR research project (Hybrid Electronic Curation & Transformation of Records) aims at developing a model for the transformation, organization and curation of hybrid records in Belgian federal administrations in order to facilitate the transition to a trustful, secure and effective electronic government.

Researchers: Antoine DELFORGE, Cécile DE TERWANGNE, Odile VANRECK.


IPATCH (2014-2017) - For the European Commission

IPATCH (Intelligent piracy avoidance using threat detection and countermeasure heuristics) aims to provide technology to protect ships and their crews from the modern-day scourge of piracy which is proliferating throughout the world, bringing severe human, financial and political costs, as well as affecting international seaborne trade.

Researchers: Franck DUMORTIER, Nathalie GRANDJEAN.


B-WARE (2014-2017) - For the Walloon Region

The B-WARE project (Brussels-Wallonia Auxiliary Radiators for Exposure Reduction) aims at minimizing the exposure of human beings to electromagnetic waves through the development of auxiliary radiators for mobile relay antennas. The CRIDS deals with legal and socio-political aspects of the project like liability issues and the social acceptability of new technologies.

Researchers: Alain LOUTE, Jean HERVEG.

INSOLL (2014-2017) - For the Walloon Region

INSOLL (Social Innovation through the Living Lab) is a project financed by the Walloon region (Belgium) as part of the Germaine Tillon program.
This research project focuses on the possibilities and constraints for a health Living Lab to be set up in Wallonia, where such a collaborative environment doesn't exist. The research also focuses on needs in the innovation sector in Wallonia.

Researchers: Sandrine HALLEMANS, Benedikt ROSSKAMP, Perrine VANMEERBEEK.


SEAMPAT (2014-2017) - For the Walloon Region

SEAMPAT is a project financed by the Walloon region (Belgium), as part of the WB-Health program. This applied research aims to develop an electronic platform of drug reconciliation, in order to improve the continuity of medication. The platform also aims to encourage patients’ empowerment. The project gathers a multidisciplinary consortium made of a doctor, a pharmacist, a legal expert, an anthropologist and computer scientists.

Researchers: Catherine FORGET, Pierre PAGACZ, Jean-Marc VAN GYSEGHEM.

Algorithmic governance (2013-2017) - For the Belgian Science Policy Office BELSPO

Informed by history of sciences, political philosophy and philosophy of law, our inquiry into « algorithmic governmentality » consists in analyzing the evolution of normativity ensuing from the continuous “digitization” of “the real” and from the specific statistic processing of such data (decisional statistics).

Researchers: Antoinette ROUVROY, Jérémy GROSMAN.

P5 (2013 - 2016) - For the European Commission

The goal of the P5 project is an intelligent perimeter surveillance system that works robustly in a wide range of weather and light conditions and that has strong privacy preserving features. The system will monitor the region outside the security area of critical buildings and infrastructure, and give early warning if terrestrial or airborne threats are detected. The system will support, rather than replace, a human operator. A low false alarm rate due to animals or other innocuous events, combined with high threat detection sensitivity and privacy standards, are central ambitions of the project. To achieve these goals, a multispectral sensor suite comprising both passive and active sensors is envisaged, i.e., a system based on radar, visual and thermal sensors. The sensor suite is complemented with advanced algorithms for information fusion, object detection and classification, privacy preservation, and high level modelling of intent and behavior analysis.

Researchers: Catherine FORGET, Annanda RATH, Jean-Marc VAN GYSEGHEM.


EASYWAL – NSI (2010-2014) - For the Walloon Region

Le CRIDS est chargé par la Région Wallonne de rédiger, d’une part, la partie juridique du document de présentation des sources authentiques en Région wallonne et, d’autre part, l'accord de coopération mettant en œuvre ce document.
Parallèlement à cela, le CRIDS est chargé d'accompagner, pour les aspects juridiques en matière de protection des données à caractère personnel, les administrations wallonnes dans leurs demandes d'accès à des banques de données fédérales ainsi que dans la mise en place de sources authentiques.
Researchers: Loïck GERARD.