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RITHMS on Border Security Report Magazine

News

After the presentation at the latest 𝐖𝐨𝐫𝐥𝐝 𝐁𝐨𝐫𝐝𝐞𝐫 𝐒𝐞𝐜𝐮𝐫𝐢𝐭𝐲 𝐂𝐨𝐧𝐠𝐫𝐞𝐬𝐬 in SkopjeRITHMS project lands on the pages of the specialised magazine 𝐁𝐨𝐫𝐝𝐞𝐫 𝐒𝐞𝐜𝐮𝐫𝐢𝐭𝐲 𝐑𝐄𝐏𝐎𝐑𝐓.

Find out more here: https://www.border-security-report.com/rithms-he-project-research-intelligence-and-technology-for-heritage-and-market-security/

RITHMS at Closing Conference of CrimeART Project in Moldova

News

On May 30th, the National Police of Moldova (RITHMS Consortium partner) presented RITHMS' objectives and main actions during the Closing Conference of the CrimeART project (Crime Against Cultural Goods and Cites).

Both projects share the common goals of enhancing investigative capabilities in crimes against cultural goods and combating organized crime through cooperation with relevant entities at national and international levels.

The knowledge acquired from five training sessions conducted within the CrimeART project, particularly regarding the methods and necessary actions for investigating cases involving cultural goods, will be exploited to further tailor the development requirements of RITHMS Platform.

RITHMS Second Workshop

Meetings
11 May 2023

The second internal RITHMS Workshop took place in Sofia on the 9th and 10th of May.

Consortium partners have been hosted by European Software Institute - Center Eastern Europe (ESI CEE) at Cybersecurity Lab (Sofia Tech Park) for the two-day meeting.

The main focus of the workshop was the validation of the technical requirements for the development of RITHMS digital platform: parameters to be used for Data Cleaning, Data Collection and its scrapers, platform access systems, output visualization format, and the structure of three use cases were defined.

By the end of the project, Law Enforcement Agencies will be provided with a technological tool that, thanks to the SNA (Social Network Analysis) application, will allow them to combine investigative data with open source information, obtaining valuable indications on the connections between individuals and criminal groups involved in the illicit trafficking of cultural property.

The automatic integration of multiple sources of information in an interactive multi-layer graph will be strategically crucial in boosting LEAs investigations and, finally, contrasting this phenomenon more effectively.

RITHMS at World Border Security Congress in Skopje

News
26 April 2023

RITHMS is featuring at the World Border Security Congress in Skopje.

Jelena Levak,  Senior Project Manager at RiniGARD and RITHMS SAB Member, is presenting key elements of RITHMS digital platform highlighting how it can support border authorities activities in tackling international illicit trafficking in cultural goods.

Through Social Network Analysis (SNA), RITHMS Platform will improve the overall understanding of this transnational criminal phenomenon and speed up border checks for individuals involved in criminal networks potentially overlapping with illicit trade of cultural property.

Furthermore, capitalizing on the efforts of border police and customs authorities, RITHMS project intends to promote a more active and efficient international cooperation in combating the phenomenon.

RITHMS at CAA Conference 2023

News
05 April 2023

In Amsterdam, the Centre for Cultural Heritage Technology, Coordinator of RITHMS project, chaired the CAA 2023 Session: “Hey Google, stop that looter”. Digital technologies against cultural heritage crimes. 

Dr Luigi Magnini opened the session by introducing the problematic use of metal detectors, which has been spreading and affecting both archaeological and historical sites. His talk illustrated how this issue is growing due in part to weaknesses in the regulatory system, especially in Italy, where also World War I sites are targeted by amateurs and hobbyist detectorists, socially accepted despite the illegality of such activities.

Following up, Dr Arianna Traviglia highlighted the potential of Earth Observation and satellite image analysis as an effective solution for monitoring looting activities and the illegal use of metal detectors. With this regard, she discussed the ESA-funded ALCEO project, implemented by CCHT, which aims to develop Artificial Intelligence methods for automatically detecting and classifying looted cultural heritage sites by exploiting multi-temporal satellite data.

Talking about new methods for detecting looting, Dr Michelle Fabiani presented a novel approach to creating robust and reliable spatiotemporal data on cultural heritage destruction using open-source data. Her talk delved into two projects - one using satellite data in Egypt and the other using open-source intelligence reports in Syria - and focused on the methods of data collection and validation. She then concluded with a demonstration of the utility of these methods in a case study in Egypt.

RITHMS First Workshop

Meetings
02 February 2023

RITHMS Consortium met in Fürstenfeldbruck, Munich, for the First Workshop, to get started with the deliverables dedicated to the legal, security, and technical requirements.
 
The Bayern School of Police hosted this three-day operational meeting where the first bricks for the SNA Platform's development were laid down.

RITHMS partners are already actively engaged in the implementation steps. 

RITHMS Kick-Off Meeting

Meetings
12 October 2022

RITHMS Kick-Off Meeting took place in Venice, in the wonderful halls of the Ateneo Veneto. Numerous representatives of the Consortium gathered in person for the first time for a two-day discussion outlining the actions and next steps of the Project.

Cultural heritage, illicit trade, provenance research, security and IT innovations will be our main topics for the next years: don't miss RITHMS updates and follow us!  

Press review

2023

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Al via RITHMS, il progetto europeo per contrastare il traffico illecito di beni culturali
Social/Web
02-January-2023
Italy
Al via RITHMS, il progetto europeo per contrastare il traffico illecito di beni culturali
Social/Web
03-January-2023
Italy
Al via RITHMS, il progetto europeo per contrastare il traffico illecito di beni culturali
Social/Web
03-January-2023
Italy
Al via RITHMS, il progetto europeo per contrastare il traffico illecito di beni culturali
Social/Web
03-January-2023
Italy
Al via RITHMS, il progetto europeo per contrastare il traffico illecito di beni culturali
Social/Web
03-January-2023
Italy
A Coruña aplica intelixencia artificial para combater o tráfico de obras de arte
Social/Web
16-January-2023
Spanish
Notas de prensa
Social/Web
16-January-2023
Spanish
La UDC participa en un proyecto para proteger bienes culturales del tráfico ilícito con IA
Social/Web
16-January-2023
Spanish
Un algoritmo per ritrovare l'arte rubata
News
16-January-2023
Italy
La Universidade da Coruña aplicará la IA en un plan europeo para combatir el tráfico de obras de arte
News
17-January-2023
Spanish

2022

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IL COMANDO DEI CARABINIERI PER LA TUTELA DEL PATRIMONIO CULTURALE, OTTOBRE 2022
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October-2022
Italy
Il Comando dei Carabinieri per la Tutela del Patrimonio Culturale – Ottobre 2022
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4-October-2022
Italy
SATCEN PARTICIPATES IN THE RITHMS PROJECT TO SUPPORT THE EU IN FIGHTING THE ILLICIT TRAFFICKING OF CULTURAL HERITAGE
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20-October-2022
Spanish
L’impegno del Comando dei Carabinieri per la Tutela del Patrimonio Culturale di Venezia
Social/Web
5-November-2022
Italy
Lansarea proiectului ,,RITHMS”
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01-November-2002
Moldavia
Un reprezentant al Inspectoratului Național de Investigații al IGP a participat la lasarea proiectului ,,RITHMS”, desfășurat în Veneția, Italia.
Social/Web
01-November-2002
Moldavia
01-November-2002
Moldavia
Tutela del Patrimonio Culturale, il ruolo e l'impegno dei Carabinieri
Social/Web
04-November-2022
Italy
Tutela del Patrimonio Culturale, il ruolo e l'impegno dei Carabinieri
Social/Web
04-November-2022
Italy
Attivita' del Comando Carabinieri per la Tutela del Patrimonio Culturale Ottobre 2022
Social/Web
04-November-2022
Italy
Comando dei Carabinieri per la Tutela del Patrimonio Culturale
Social/Web
04-November-2022
Italy
L’ottobre dei Carabinieri per la Tutela Patrimonio Culturale
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04-November-2022
Italy
Carabinieri: il mese di ottobre ha visto l’Arma per la Tutela Patrimonio Culturale impegnata in ambito nazionale e internazionale
Social/Web
04-November-2022
Italy
Ottobre di successi per i Carabinieri del Comando TPC
Social/Web
04-November-2022
Italy
Venezia, Carabinieri inaugurano progetto contro il traffico di opere d'arte
Social/Web
04-November-2022
Italy
Il Progetto RITHMS. Intervista ad Arianna Traviglia del Centre for Cultural Heritage Technology
Social/Web
11-November-2002
Italy
"Tecnologia e social network, così contrastiamo il traffico illegale di beni culturali"
Social/Web
14-November-2022
Italy
Contrasto ai traffici illeciti di opere d’arte, a Venezia focus su progetto Rithms
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14-November-2022
Italy
Tecnologia e social network, cosi' contrastiamo il traffico illegale di beni culturali
Social/Web
14-November-2022
Italy
Tecnologia e social network | così contrastiamo il traffico illegale di beni culturali
Social/Web
14-November-2022
Italy
“Technology and social networks, so we fight the illegal trafficking of cultural goods”
Social/Web
14-November-2022
USA
"Tecnologia e social network, così contrastiamo il traffico illegale di beni culturali"
Social/Web
16-November-2022
Italy
I Carabinieri TPC nella lotta contro il traffico di beni culturali nell’UE
Social/Web
13-December-2022
Italy
Al via il progetto europeo RITHMS
Social/Web
22-December--2022
Italy
RITHMS, the new EU-funded project focused on technology to tackle illicit trafficking of Cultural Heritage
Social/Web
22-December-2022
USA
RITHMS, the new EU-funded project focused on technology to tackle illicit trafficking of Cultural Heritage
Social/Web
22-December--2022
UK

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