TESSA01 Workshop

Defining Residues, Substrates, and Sampling Media
for the Contact Sampling Roadmap

Workshop Information

Presentations given at TESSA01 are available for download at:

Date: Wednesday, August 13th, 2014.
Time: 8:30am – 6:45pm.

Click Here to Download the TESSA01 Workshop Agenda

The topic of this workshop, “Defining Residues, Substrates, and Sampling Media for the Contact Sampling Roadmap,” included the following:

    • Plenary and keynote presentations summarizing the state-of-the-art and key challenges associated with contact sampling effectiveness and sampling media, residues, and substrates.
    • Workshop-style breakout sessions to identify representative residues, sampling media, and substrates that will form the basis for the Contact Sampling Roadmap that was introduced at TED (Trace Explosives Detection) 2014 in Charlottesville, VA.

Participants contributed to the discussion of the choice of media, residues, and substrates for the roadmap.

Room 378, Building 140 The Fenway
Northeastern University, Boston, MA

Directions and Parking:
GPS/Google Maps Address: 140 Fenway, Northeastern University, Boston, MA 02115
Link to the online Map and Directions, click here.

Parking: A Campus map and directions are available online at www.neu.edu/campusmap. Northeastern University has two paid campus garages with 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.

Parking tickets will be validated at the workshop.

A Room block has been reserved for the nights of August 12th and 13th at the Inn at Longwood Medical, in Boston under ALRT0813. The room rate is $199/night + tax. The room rate will be held until July 21, 2014.

To book a room at the Inn at Longwood, you can visit their website, here, or you can call (617) 731-4700.

Reimbursement is available for academic speakers only.  All submissions for reimbursement must be eligible per the guidelines outlined on our reimbursement page.


For technical or other workshop-related questions, please contact Prof. Stephen Beaudoin at [email protected], the TESSA Planning Committee Chair, or Prof. Michael Silevitch at [email protected], the Director of ALERT.

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