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DCH - Developing a Digital Clearinghouse - For the Roi Baudouin Open Society Foundation

The application aims to develop a Digital Clearinghouse (DCH), a voluntary network of authorities involved in enforcement of laws in the digital markets. The platform is intended to facilitate cooperation, dialogue and exchange of best practices within the bounds of their respective competences, so as to achieve a coherent enforcement of rights in all domains of laws impacting digital markets. The project consists in organizing regular closed roundtables between the enforcement authorities and invited experts and two public international conferences with enforcement authorities, policy makers, academics and digital firms. An effective communication will ensure the dissemination of the output of those roundtables and conferences.

Assistance à la politique de diffusion des données (Département de Géomatique) (2019) - For the Walloon Region

This project is an initiative from the Walloon region. Its objective is to develop a policy for the dissemination of cartographic data in an open data perspective that takes into account the diversity of sectors, sources and the nature of the data. The intervention of the CRIDS is to assist the Walloon Region by developing a contractual dissemination policy that complies with European and national regulations on the reuse of public sector information, the protection of personal data and intellectual property rights.

Researchers: Manon KNOCKAERT, Benoît MICHAUX

SPARTA (2019-2021) - For the European Commission

Sparta aims at re-thinking the way cybersecurity is performed in Europe across domains and expertise, from foundations to applications.

VIADUCT (2018-2021) - For MecaTech

More information soon.

Researchers: Florian JACQUES.

WALECITIES (2017-2020) - For the European Union (FEDER)

Wal-e-Cities is a research project aiming at the development of Smart Cities in Wallonia in a specific context. Wallonia consists of medium-size cities in a rural and urban small territory, with 5 main attractive and innovative poles, meaning that the Smart City concept has to be considered at a Smart Region level.

Researchers: Noémie GILLARD, Alejandra MICHEL.

GreenWork (2017-2020) - For the Province of Namur

The GreenWork research is a three years doctoral project financed by the Close Foundation (Province de Namur). The context is the building of the future Provincial Administration House (MAP), integrating management innovations in space designing, i.e. new work organization and agents’ ecological responsibility. The research question asks how systems of participation influence social appropriation of the project by the agents. We analyze systems of participation during the project process and how they produce social appropriation defined as the construction of a shared and accepted representation of the project as well as organizational practices oriented to the change.

Researchers: Sami PIECZYNSKI.

PROMISE II (2017-2019) - For the Belgian Science Policy Office BELSPO

Considering the fact that some data and documents are now only available online, web archiving has become of utmost importance. Furthermore, the limited lifespan of online information creates issues for the safeguard of digital heritage and information. The web archiving is decisive from a cultural and historical point of view. The objective of PROMISE II is to study and analyze the legal framework for preserving online information and enabling the web archiving in Belgium.

Researchers: Alejandra MICHEL.

INSPEX (2017-2019) - 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, Florence THIRY, Jean-Marc VAN GYSEGHEM

Open Agro 2.0 (2017-2019) - For the Walloon Region

The Open Agro 4.O project is an initiative from the Walloon region for two years. It concerns the elaboration and development of a smart climate agriculture based on big data activities and decision-making tools by various public research institutions in the agricultural and environmental sectors. Open Agro 4.0 projects consist in the examination of the intellectual property legal framework, the possible protection and also open access and open license issues.

Researchers: Manon KNOCKAERT, Benoît MICHAUX

COCOM (2017) - For the Joint Community Commission (Brussels)

The Brussels Common communitarian committee (CoCom) is responsible for health and personal assistance policies in the Brussels region and must amend its data protection rules following the adoption of the EU General Data Protection Regulation. This EU regulation must be complied with as of 25 May 2018. The Regulation is directly applicable. However, the rules applicable in the Brussels region for the processing of personal data by the institutions falling under the competence of the CoCom must be updated to address practical issues like the appointment of data protection officers, the implementation of the right to object and of data portability or the establishment of processes to report  data breaches according to the regulation. The subject of the study is to prepare legal drafting susceptible to comprehensively update the current rules.

Researchers: Christian HOCEPIED.

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.


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.


Pacte d'Excellence Numérique (2016-2018) - For the Wallonia-Brussels Federation

The research aims to support the "Pacte pour un enseignement d'excellence". Specifically, the project consists in designing digital tools for education. The CRIDS provides scientific support in the "Digital Education" consortium and contributes to the development, testing and validation of these tools.

Researchers: Anne-Sophie COLLARD, Kathleen DE GROVE, Carole DELFORGE, Alyson HERNALESTEEN.

BIG DATA (2015-2018) - For the Walloon Region

This Technological Innovation Partnership aims at building the first version of the Big Data service catalog (infrastructure and software) which will be made available through a Platform of Innovation (a portal open to Walloon companies both in the research and exploitation phases)."

Researchers: Antoine DELFORGE.

mHEALTH (2016-2020) - 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.

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.

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.

EASYWAL – NSI (2010-2017) - 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.