Wednesday, November 21, 2012

BEMOSA to participate in Airport Exchange 2012 in Amsterdam

Representatives from the BEMOSA (Behaviour Modelling for Security in Airports) consortium will participate in Airport Exchange 2012, which will take place from November 26–28, 2012 in Amsterdam.

Prof. Alan Kirschenbaum of the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology, a world expert in disaster management and initiator and coordinator of BEMOSA, will be available to discuss the results of the BEMOSA research on the impact of the human factor on airport security.

BEMOSA is a Europe-wide research project aimed at improving security in airports through enhancing the capability of airport authority personnel to correctly detect potential security hazards and reduce false alarms.

BEMOSA has developed a behaviour model that aims to describe how people make security decisions in the face of reality during “normal routine” and crisis situations. This is expected to result in increased security, reduced false alarms and increased profitability.

The findings are based on some 360 interviews of security personnel in eight European airports. Prof. Kirschenbaum will also be able to explore avenues of applying the results in future training programs of airport security personal.

Airport Exchange is jointly staged by both ACI EUROPE and ACI Asia-Pacific, and alternates between Europe and Asia. The event is dedicated this year to “Airports 2020,” and the ideas, processes, solutions and equipment that could be commonplace at airports in 2020 will be presented.

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Top International aviation security organisations on one stage at BEMOSA's Capstone conference

Senior representatives from leading European and International aviation security organizations will meet at BEMOSA's Capstone Conference, which will take place in Brussels on November 29–30, 2012, to discuss the applications and implications of human factors on airport security.

Officials from the following organizations, who will participate in the different panels, have already confirmed their attendance:

During the event, BEMOSA researchers will present the groundbreaking results of the research and will discuss the impact and possible applications of the results with various key experts from stakeholder organizations.

The BEMOSA concluding event is specifically designed to meet the needs of airport security professionals, airport management officials, human resources and operations, providers of airport security services and technology, providers of airport security training services, public officials and policy makers.

BEMOSA’s key scientific team will analyze the study’s findings with a focus on the key components affecting security decision-making that will encompass group decisions, informal social networks and deviations from rules and procedures. It will also provide some background about the methodology of the study itself, including the scalability and transferability of the methodology.

The capstone conference will be held in the offices of DG Research of the European Commission in Building CDMA room SDR2, Rue du Champs de Mars 21. The event is free of charge, but registration is obligatory.

You can register either through this link, or by sending an email to