European Commission TaRDiS Project

Knowledge Sharing and Sentinel Launch Event

The event has now passed but please find below links to download the main speakers' presentations. 

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Tuesday 18th March 2014

Time: 10:00 - 16:00

Place: Committee Rooms 1 & 2, Cardiff University School of Social Sciences. Glamorgan Building, King Edward VII Avenue, Cathays Park, Cardiff.



Cardiff University, the London Borough of Sutton and Politieacademie Netherlands invite you to a project knowledge sharing and launch event for SENTINEL, (Sentiment mining of Narratives using an Extremist Lexicon) a research prototype of a social media analytics tool designed to identify extremist narratives in ‘low-level’ and ‘event’ based activity in open source public media data. This event is open to Government, industry, academia and law enforcement agencies.



o   To raise awareness of the TaRDiS (Tackling Radicalisation in Dispersed Societies Programme), that has been funded by the European Commission;

o   To build connections between developers, government, industry and academia;

o   To highlight wider developments within the programme and showcase the SENSOR iPad application for neighbourhood security interviews;

o  To set out the future directions of the research and partner activities, and the wider opportunities arising from this work.

The event will consist of a conference and an exhibition with plenty of opportunity to network. The lead partner, Safer Sutton, London Borough of Sutton will introduce the work of the programme. Speakers from School of Computer Science, Politieacademie Netherlands and the Universities’ Police Science Institute (UPSI) will contribute. This will be an unclassified event.

TaRDiS Programme officially launched in November 2012 and for further information on the project please visit:



The event has now passed but please find below links to download the main speakers' presentations. 

Our next event is on Evidence Based Policing in Wales and takes place on 19th May. Please click here for details


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Prof Martin Innes, Universities' Police Science Institute 

Dr. Colin Roberts, Universities' Police Science Institute 

Ian Kershaw, Safer Sutton Partnership

Warren Shadbolt, Safer Sutton Partnership

Trudy Lowe, Universities' Police Science Institute 

Alun Preece, Irena Spasic, David Rogers, Cardiff University School of Computer Sciences

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With the financial support of the Prevention of and Fight against Crime Programme

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