iCOP: IoT-enabled policing processes

Francesco Schiliro, Amin Beheshti*, Samira Ghodratnama, Farhad Amouzgar, Boualem Benatallah, Jian Yang, Quan Z. Sheng, Fabio Casati, Hamid Reza Motahari-Nezhad

*Corresponding author for this work

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Analyzing data-driven and knowledge intensive business processes is a key endeavor for today’s enterprises. Recently, the Internet of Things (IoT) has been widely adopted for the implementation and integration of data-driven business processes within and across enterprises. For example, in law enforcement agencies, various IoT devices such as CCTVs, police cars and drones are augmented with Internet-enabled computing devices to sense the real world. This in turn, has the potential to change the nature of data-driven and knowledge intensive processes, such as criminal investigation, in policing. In this paper, we present a framework and a set of techniques to assist knowledge workers (e.g., a criminal investigator) in knowledge intensive processes (e.g., criminal investigation) to benefit from IoT-enabled processes, collect large amounts of evidences and dig for the facts in an easy way. We focus on a motivating scenario in policing, where a criminal investigator will be augmented by smart devices to collect data and to identify devices around the investigation location and communicate with them to understand and analyze evidences. We present iCOP, IoT-enabled COP assistant system, to enable IoT in policing and to accelerate the investigation process.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationService-Oriented Computing – ICSOC 2018 Workshops
Subtitle of host publicationADMS, ASOCA, ISYyCC, CloTS, DDBS, and NLS4IoT, Revised Selected Papers
EditorsXiao Liu, Michael Mrissa, Liang Zhang, Djamal Benslimane, Aditya Ghose, Zhongjie Wang, Antonio Bucchiarone, Wei Zhang, Ying Zou, Qi Yu
Place of PublicationSwitzerland
PublisherSpringer-VDI-Verlag GmbH & Co. KG
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9783030176426
ISBN (Print)9783030176419
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2019
Event16th International Conference on Service-Oriented Computing, ICSOC 2018 - Hangzhou, China
Duration: 12 Nov 201815 Nov 2018

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume11434 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


Conference16th International Conference on Service-Oriented Computing, ICSOC 2018


  • Data Analytics
  • Internet of things
  • Knowledge Lake
  • Law enforcement
  • Policing
  • Process data science


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