Events accompanying the Financial Security Research Conference

Brokerage Event – September 19th, 2011, 13:30 – 18:30 – Hotel Hilton

Brokerage Event was organized on the eve of SRC’11. It was an informal meeting gathering representatives from enterprises and SME’s, universities and research institutes, end users and European Commission delegates, where they had a chance to:

  • create new partnerships for research and develop ventures;
  • express their needs for international research cooperation within FP7 and beyond;
  • present their entities through R&D results and ideas for innovative technologies;
  • seek potential coordinators of future European research consortiums.

Official Cocktail Dinner – 20 September 2011 at 20:00 – Copernicus Science Centre

On the closure of the first day of the Conference an official dinner was held. It was as an excellent occasion for more networking but also an opportunity to enjoy some good food and the live demonstration of new technologies for security applications.



Live Demonstration – 20 September 2011 at 19:30, near Copernicus Science Centre

Demonstration took place near Copernicus Science Centre in Warsaw on 20th September. It lasted about 20 minutes. The show presented the equipment, technological capabilities and cooperation procedures for different organizations responsible for public order.

The event scenario showed an attempt to illegally cross the state border by individuals who were in possession of potentially dangerous substance. The intelligence provided on the incident said the smuggled substance might be used to carry out a terrorist attack during Euro 2012 in Poland.

Following organizations were involved in the demo preparations:

  • Border Guard
  • Central Forensic Laboratory of the Police
  • National Defence University of Warsaw
  • National Security Bureau
  • Industrial Research Institute for Automation and Measurements PIAP
  • Metropolitan Headquarter of the Police
  • National Headquarters of the State Fire Service
  • Police Academy in Szczytno
  • Space Research Center
  • Scientific and Research Centre for Fire Protection – National Research Institute (CNBOP – PIB)
  • Warsaw Environmental Volunteer Water Rescue Service

Scientific-industrial Exhibition – 20 – 21 September 2011 – Hotel Hilton

Conference participants had possibility to visit the stands of Conference Partners and Exhibitors during the whole SRC’11 event.

Poster Session 20 – 21 September 2011 – Hotel Hilton

There was a possibility to participate in the Poster Session during the SRC’11. A space in the lower foyer of the hotel was available, to let you present your project or research together with you organisation.


Border checks innovation showcase – 21 September 2011, 17.30-19.30, Sofitel Hotel

Frontex invited registered participants to the SRC 2011 to attend a showcase on innovative methods and technology for detection of suspicious behavior during passengers’ screening and interviewing in the first line of border control. Relevant research and industry demonstrated innovative prototypes/products in the areas of:

  • Deception detection
  • Accent/dialect identification
  • Behavioral analysis and risk assessment
  • Covert/non-cooperative biometric identification (against watchlist)
  • Interview support (real-time data fusion and decision on coherence/consistency of information etc.)

Photo: Example of technology that was demonstrated. University of Arizona


The Border Security Demonstration – 20 September 2011 at 11:00, 21 September 2011 at 11:15 – Hotel Hilton

The Border Security Demonstration showed the interaction between modern state-of-the-art checkpoint, with the follow up by an emergency dispatch facility using the latest technologies in computer aided dispatch.

The demonstration started with a short introduction by co-founder Ronald Goosen, that showcased the wide variety of boarder security solutions offered by The live demonstration started by showing participants the capabilities of the XS biometric identification and biometric middle-ware program through the use of a short informational video. This was followed by a roll playing exercise in which participants go through a biometrics scanner in order to gain access to a fictional secure emergency dispatch facility. Once the biometric capabilities had been demonstrated the focus of the live demonstration was shift to demonstrating the capabilities of the fictional emergency dispatch facility using the latest technologies in computer aided dispatch. There was shown short video demonstrating the latest capabilities of simulation software and the educational benefits such programs offer to safety and security professionals.

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