International Project


Mixed-reality environment for training cross-national teams in joint investigative interrogation-Intelligent interrogation training simulator


Duration: from 2015 May 01 to 2018 Apr 29

Financed by: Horizon 2020

Prime Contractor: INESC-ID (Other)

The virtual gaming platform will allow law enforcement units to practice the interrogation of suspects in a multicultural and virtual reality context. Through extensive research in the field of computer science and criminology the mixed reality gaming platform makes it possible to generate characters with changing attributes and parameters. Based on these demographic variables, so called “Virtual Suspects” can be generated, which will give rise to multiple interrogation scenarios in a close to realistic environment. Because of the virtual nature of the system, the simulator will be accessible from any country at any given time. To improve the training results, so called “Intervention Agents” will follow the practice sessions online and give real-time feedback to trainees. The overall goal of LAW-TRAIN is to improve European and international security standards by implementing a cost effective, cross-cultural, and highly realistic virtual training environment to improve the interrogative skills of law enforcement units working jointly on an international inquiry. LAW-TRAIN aims to develop:1) A collaborative International Virtual Interrogation platform for training law enforcement unit 2)A Virtual Suspect that will play the role of the suspect 3)Training

Partnerships:  Bar Ilan University (University) -Israel
Partnerships:  Federal Prosecutor´s Office (Other) -Belgium
Partnerships:  Katholicke Universiteit Leuven (University) - Leuven, Belgium
Partnerships:  MINISTERIO DEL INTERIOR (Other) -Spain
Partnerships:  Ministério da Justiça (Other) -Portugal
Partnerships:  Serious Games International Limited (Company) -England
Partnerships:  USECON (Company) -Austria


Principal Investigator: Maria Luísa Torres Ribeiro Marques da Silva Coheur

Members:  Isabel Maria Martins Trancoso
Members:  Maria Luísa Torres Ribeiro Marques da Silva Coheur
Members:  João Paulo Baptista de Carvalho
Members:  Fernando Manuel Marques Batista

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