Customs and Border Protection Advanced Developments
Encompassing Processes & Technologies, Workshop 3

Theme: Creating Effective Engagements with CBP

The third workshop on Advanced Developments Encompassing Processes and Technologies for Customs and Border Protection (CBP-ADEPT-03) will be held November 16-17, 2021, at Northeastern University in Boston. The workshop will address creating effective engagements with CBP.

This workshop is a spinoff of the ADSA workshops that have been held to address aviation security. The Department of Homeland Security, Customs and Border Protection (DHS-CBP) has funded a new series of workshops dedicated to CBP. The format of the workshop is designed to encourage discussion during presentations. The feedback received from the ADSA workshops indicates that the discussion is what differentiates workshops from other meetings and conferences.

This 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 and Customs and Borders Protection Office of Field Operations through the DHS Office of University Programs.

Presentations will be given in the following areas:

  • CBP’s needs for enhanced technologies and processes
  • Methods to speed up engagement with CBP
  • Financial models for engaging with CBP
  • Stakeholder presentations: operators of screening equipment and port directors
  • Informing CBP of emerging technologies
  • Screening people
  • Deterrence and displacement
  • System of systems, layered systems
  • Use of big data
  • Targeting with limited resources
  • Emerging technologies
  • Leveraging algorithms developed for TSA
  • Creating open datasets

Speakers will include:

  • DHS-CBP and other regulatory agencies discussing problems that need novel solutions
  • Vendors, Academia and National Labs discussing emerging technologies

Workshop Information

Date and Time: The CBP-ADEPT-03 Workshop will take place on Wednesday, November 16 and Thursday, November 17, 2021.

Location: 17th Floor Event Space, East Village, Northeastern University, Boston, MA (Street Address: 291 Saint Botolph Street, Boston, MA 02115).

Map: East Village is #82 on the Northeastern Campus Map.

Participants: By invitation only. Registration fees apply.

Agenda: TBA

If you have any comments on the workshop, would like to present at the workshop, or believe additional people should be invited to register, please contact the following people, who are organizing the workshop:

Carl Crawford, Csuptwo, [email protected]
Harry Martz, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, [email protected]
Michael Silevitch, Northeastern University, [email protected]

Parking and Other Transportation

MBTA Subway

  • MBTA Green Line/Heath Street Stop: “Northeastern University.”
  • MBTA Orange Line Stop: “Massachusetts Avenue Station.”

Northeastern University Parking

  • Closest NU Garage: Gainsborough Parking Garage (C2 on the campus map), located at 10 Gainsborough Street, Boston.
  • Additional NU Parking: Renaissance Parking Garage (A2 on the campus map), located at 835 Columbus Avenue, Boston.

Campus Map: https://www.northeastern.edu/campusmap/printable/campusmap15.pdf.
Parking will be validated – please remember to bring your garage ticket with you to the workshop.



Registration Fees

Each attendee will be prompted for secure payment prior to the completion of their registration. Fee rates are based on attendee affiliation:

  • Government Agency, National Labs and Academia: $100 per person.
  • Industry (Mid-Large Business): $500 per person.
  • Industry (Small Business*): $250 per person.
  • ALERT University Partners, ADEPT-03 Speakers, and ALERT/Gordon-CenSSIS Industry Members are exempt from registration fees.

*Small businesses are defined as having fewer than 500 employees.

Reimbursements – *Available for Academic Speakers Only*

Please see reimbursement guidelines (click here) for instructions, cost limitations, and other information. In order to submit your expenses, you must complete the expense reimbursement form and submit a signed copy along with all original receipts within 10 days of the completion of your trip.

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