Workshop Information

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

Participants: By invitation only.

Agenda: TBA

Speaker Bios: TBA

Attendee List: TBA

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: TBA

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-04) 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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