Effective Integrated Systems For Aviation Security

ADSA21 presentations are now available to view.

The twenty first Workshop for Advanced Development for Security Applications (ADSA21) was held on November 5th and 6th, 2019, at Northeastern University in Boston. The workshop addressed the topic of effective integrated systems for aviation security.

The ADSA21 workshop is convened by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Center of Excellence (COE) for Awareness and Localization of Explosives-Related Threats (ALERT) at Northeastern University. ALERT is supported by the DHS Science and Technology Directorate through the DHS Office of University Programs.

Specific topics that was addressed in this context included:

  • Defining and developing effective integrated systems including human operators
  • Detection versus deterrence versus displacement
  • Role of interconnectivity with open architectures
  • Correct operating point on the receiver operator characteristic
  • Managing the threat list
  • Role of artificial intelligence
  • Effective communication of problems that need innovative solutions
  • Acceleration of technology transfer and deployment
  • Intellectual property concerns
  • Cybersecurity
  • International harmonization
  • Emerging technologies

Workshop Information

Date and Time: The ADSA21 Workshop was held on Tuesday, November 5 and Wednesday, November 6, 2019.

Location: Raytheon Amphitheater (Room 240), Egan Research Center, Northeastern University, Boston, MA (Street Address: 120 Forsyth Street, Boston, MA 02115).

Map: Raytheon is #60 on the Northeastern Campus Map.

Participants: By invitation only. Registration fees apply.

Agenda: Agenda as of 11/2/19

The final reports for all previous ADSA workshops can be found at:

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