Multimedia Tools and Applications

, Volume 76, Issue 5, pp 7197–7212 | Cite as

Media trustworthiness verification and event assessment through an integrated framework: a case-study

  • Irene Amerini
  • Rudy Becarelli
  • Francesco Brancati
  • Roberto Caldelli
  • Gabriele Giunta
  • Massimiliano L. Itria


Nowadays, information is provided through diverse network channels and, above all, its diffusion occurs in an always faster and pervasive manner. Social Media (SM) plays a crucial role in distributing, in an uncontrolled way, news, opinions, media contents and so on, and can basically contribute to spread information that sometimes are untrue and misleading. An integrated assessment of the trustworthiness of the information that is delivered is claimed from different sides: the Secure! project strictly fits in such a context. The project has been studying and developing a service oriented infrastructure which, by resorting at diverse technological tools based on image forensics, source reputation analysis, Twitter message trend analysis, web source retrieval and crawling, and so on, provides an integrated event assessment especially regarding crisis management. The aim of this paper is to present an interesting case-study which demonstrates the potentiality of the developed system to achieve a new integrated knowledge.


Complex event processing Crisis management Image forensics Trend analysis Social media Logo recognition 



This work was partially supported by the SECURE! Project, funded by the POR CreO FESR 2007–2013 programme of the Tuscany Region (Italy).


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Irene Amerini
    • 1
  • Rudy Becarelli
    • 1
  • Francesco Brancati
    • 3
  • Roberto Caldelli
    • 1
    • 2
  • Gabriele Giunta
    • 4
  • Massimiliano L. Itria
    • 3
  1. 1.Media Integration and Communication CenterUniversity of FlorenceFlorenceItaly
  2. 2.National Interuniversity Consortium for Telecommunications (CNIT)ParmaItaly
  3. 3.Resiltech S.R.L.Pontedera (Pisa)Italy
  4. 4.Engineering S.P.A.RomaItaly

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