DITS pursues the non-commercial goal of promoting applied research in projects for applications in the field of civil and public security, including crime prevention. To this regard, the non-profit association supports national and international cooperation, technology transfer, information exchange and constructive dialogue between various institutions and organizations. DITS also conducts its own research projects and deals with questions in studies.
DITS works actively and creatively to promote and perform application-oriented research in the field of signal acquisition, analysis and information processing. Recognized methodological standards are applied to clarify fundamental questions in their applications and contexts and to transfer them into application:
- initiatives to prepare innovative project proposals
- set-up and moderation of interdisciplinary project teams
- implementation of complementary research
- publication of results for the benefit of the general public
- organisation of relevant workshops and conferences.
Digital signals, data and information control our lives - today more than ever. Digital solutions generate progress, new opportunities and create a changed living environment for people, society, organizations and business. But the digital world is also associated with threats and new kinds of fraud and crime. This broad field of activity is a challenge, but also offers many ideas, technologies and the opportunity to create new products and markets. DITS supports in many ways.
An innovation is the result of the development and transfer of an idea or invention into a product, service or process. An innovation must be replicable at economic cost and cover a specific need. The innovation creates value or the customer is willing to pay for it. DITS is exclusively involved in projects to create such solutions that are not yet available on the market as products.
Researchers and scientists are working on the processing of signals, information and processes to deliver reliable results. The relevant disciplines are engaged directly or indirectly in the generation, transmission, perception and analysis of data. Engineers and computer scientists concentrate mainly on the technical aspects of signal processing, analysis, classification and recognition. Many applications and products that have significantly changed our lives are a result of these activities. DITS takes care of competent teams and the transfer of research results into practical applications.
The areas of internal and public security cover a wide range of relevant topics. Human rights, national constitutions and laws define the specific tasks and responsibilities of sovereign organizations and institutions. The total market volume in 2014 was approximately USD 238 billion. The volume is divided into approx. 28.4% for anti-terrorism measures, 19.5% for IT and cyber security, 12% for critical infrastructure, 8.8% for border security, 8.6% for aviation security, 7.0% for maritime tasks and 3.5% for public transport (Vision Gain: Homeland Security Market Forecast 2014-2024). In global markets, industries and organizations must increasingly act on their own initiative and responsibility. The security market is a growing market. Innovation is the door opener for start-ups and committed entrepreneurs. Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are accepted and welcome as suppliers in the market.
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- DITS Kurzinfo [pdf]
- DITS Aktuell [pdf]
- DITS brochure [pdf]
- DITS Projects [pdf]
- DITS Satzung [pdf]
- DITS Informationen zur Mitgliedschaft [pdf]
- DITS Aufnahmeantrag und Beitragsordnung [pdf]