Workshop Information

Presentations are now available.

Date and Time: CBP-ADEPT-05 will occur on Tuesday, July 25 and Wednesday, July 26, 2023.

Participants: By invitation only.

Agenda: Agenda as of 7/24/2023

Speaker Bios: Speaker Bios 

Attendee List: 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 only for those people in industry who are not members of Northeastern’s Industrial Advisory Board (IAB) and are not presenting.


The Colonnade Hotel ($369/night): Book your reservations now through the Hotel’s reservations line at (617) 424-7000 or at (800) 962-3030 by identifying yourself as part of the ADEPT05 group or book here  by  07/03/2023

Other Nearby Hotels (Please note that we do not have room blocks with the hotels below):

The Inn at Longwood Medical
(0.9 miles from Boston Campus)
342 Longwood Ave
Boston, MA 02115
Tel: 617.731.4700

Sheraton Boston
(0.8 miles from Boston Campus)
39 Dalton Street
Boston, MA 02116
Tel: 617.236.6000

Hilton Back Bay
(0.8 miles from Boston Campus)
40 Dalton St
Boston, MA 02115
Tel: 617.236.1100

Westin Hotel Copley Place
(1 mile from Boston Campus)
10 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02116
Tel: 617.262.9600

Copley Square Hotel
(1.0 miles from Boston Campus)
47 Huntington Ave
Boston, MA 02116
Tel: 617.536.9000

Revere Hotel Boston Common
(1.2 miles from Boston Campus)
200 Stuart Street
Boston, Massachusetts 02116
Tel: 617.482.1800

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

The fifth workshop on Advanced Developments Encompassing Processes and Technologies for Customs and Border Protection (CBP-ADEPT-05) will be held July 25 and July 26,2023 , in person at Northeastern University in Boston. The workshop will focus on the development and deployment of algorithms for enhancing the interdiction of contraband as follows.

  • Algorithms: automatic threat and anomaly recognition, operator assist, risk assessment, resource allocation, fused systems
  • Contraband: narcotics, agriculture/biologic, tariff and intellectual property violations, human trafficking
  • Ports of entry: seaport, land crossings, incoming aviation, international mail, expressed consignment
  • Conveyances: ships, cars, trucks, airplanes, people
  • Sensors: x-ray, trace, video, stand-off, optical

In addition, there will presentations in the following areas.

  • CBP requirements, funding, deployment, testing, quality assurance
  • Access to training and test data
  • Case studies: command center development and integration, third party ATR, open platforms
  • Stakeholder perspectives (CBP, DHS, operators of ports of entry, industry, third parties)
  • 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:

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