Workshop Information

Presentations for ADEPT-04 is now available.

Date and Time: CBP-ADEPT-04 occurred on Wednesday, August 17 and Thursday, 18, 2022.

Participants: By invitation only.

Agenda: Agenda as of 08/15/2022

Speaker Bios: CBP-ADEPT-04 Speaker Bios

Attendee List: CBP-ADEPT-04 Attendee List

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

Fees: There will be a $100 registration fee to defray the costs of hosting the in-person event and supporting the virtual event. The registration fee will be waived for presenters and people associated with ALERT and SENTRY.

Hotel: Inn at Longwood ($249/night): Book your reservations now through the Hotel’s reservations line at 1 (800) 468-2378 or (617) 731-4700 by asking for group code ADEP0822  by  07/17/2022  or use the following link: https://bit.ly/3mIFrci 

For other nearby hotels:

Hotel Commonwealth
(0.9 miles from Boston Campus)
500 Commonwealth Ave
Boston, MA 02215
Tel: 617.532.5010

The Verb Hotel
(0.7 miles from Boston Campus)
1271 Boylston Street
Boston, MA 02215
Tel: 617.566.4500

The Colonnade Hotel
(0.9 miles from Boston Campus)
120 Huntington Ave
Boston, MA 02116
Tel: 617.424.7000

If you have any questions or issues, please contact Tiffany Lam at [email protected].

The fourth workshop on Advanced Developments Encompassing Processes and Technologies for Customs and Border Protection (CBP-ADEPT-04) was held August 17th and 18th 2022, in person at Northeastern University in Boston. The workshop focused on the following case studies for enhancing the interdiction of contraband as follows.

  • Inspecting sea containers at seaports for multiple types of contraband
  • Inspecting trucks at land border crossings for multiple types of contraband
  • Interdicting fentanyl in postal mail
  • Interdicting products made with forced labor
  • Developing algorithms for automatic threat recognition (ATR)

In addition, there will presentations in the following areas.

  • Stakeholder perspectives (CBP, DHS, operators of ports of entry, industry)
  • Emerging technologies

The workshop is convened by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Emeritus Center of Excellence (COE) for Awareness and Localization of Explosives-Related Threats (ALERT) at Northeastern University.

Please note that participation in the workshop is by invitation only. 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:

Northeastern University recently received funding for a new DHS Center of Excellence entitled SENTRY (Soft target Engineering to Neutralize the Threat Reality) for protecting soft targets and crowded places (press announcement). The ADSA workshops, which are used to support TSA and used as an example for the ADEPT workshops, have been expanded to address protecting soft targets and crowded spaces.

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