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Tuesday, March 5


Disaster Reduction and Preparedness - How Technology Can Help Communities During Disasters and Crises
Limited Capacity seats available

The Georgia Tech Institute for People and Technology leads a Humanitarian Systems initiative is focused on developing novel communication and information, building safety and shelter, healthcare, and security technologies to aid communities during disaster and crisis situations. This session will examine the role of sensors, computers, and communications in social and political development with the aim of building systems that support communities as they overcome significant challenges. From the perspective of science the session will address three areas of potential advancement to technology that will aid in prediction and recovery from disaster.

One area of discussion is prediction and preparation for natural and human disasters will involve the combination of intelligence, environmental sensing, and human social awareness and response.  There are emerging opportunities for algorithms that provide advanced warning from massive data collections
involving regional intelligence or environmental trends, large scale sensing, and human social networking. Given a disaster situation there is additional opportunity to develop new sensors that
detect human victims, structural safety, and danger to first responders.  Finally, future smart buildings may include biologically inspired design and low cost sensing to provide increased resiliency to natural disasters. The science behind such opportunity is in large scale sensing and analysis of massive data sets. 

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Jeff Evans

Deputy Director for the Information and Communications Lab (ICL), Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI)
Jeff Evans is the Deputy Director for the Information and Communications Lab (ICL) at the Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI) of Georgia Tech and Deputy Director for a campus-wide collaboration termed the Institute for People and Technology (IPaT). Mr. Evans has 25 years of research... Read More →

Leigh Fitzpatrick McCook

Division Chief and Principal Research Associate, Socio-Technical Systems Division Information & Communications Lab
Ms. McCook is the Division Chief of the Socio-Technical Systems Division within the Information and Communications Laboratory of Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI). Ms. McCook is a Principal Research Associate with GTRI with  over twenty years of research management and program... Read More →


Dr. Alessandro Annunziato

Joint Research Centre - European Commission

Dr. Charles J. Holland

Associate Director, US Office of Naval Research Global, Prague, Czech Republic
Dr. Charles J. Holland is an Associate Director with the US Office of Naval Research Global, located in their Prague, Czech Republic office. He has over 35 years' experience in research and directing scientific andtechnology programs in academia and government.  His technical expertise... Read More →

Bart M. De Lathouwer

GEO Secretariat

Martijn Neef

Networked Organisations Group; TNO Defense, Security and Safety
Martijn Neef is a senior research scientist and innovation consultant at the Defence, Security and Safety section of the Netherlands Organisation for Applied Scientific Research TNO in The Hague, The Netherlands. Martijn holds a M.Sc. in Cognitive Artificial Intelligence from Utrecht... Read More →
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Dr. Danny Reible

Bettie Margaret Smith Chair of Environmental Health Engineering in the Department of Civil, Architectural and Environmen
Dr. Reible is the Bettie Margaret Smith Chair of Environmental Health Engineering in the Department of Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering and the Director of the Center for Research in Water Resources at the University of Texas in Austin.  He received his MS and PhD... Read More →

Bengt Sundelius

Professor of Government, Uppsala University; Strategic Advisor to the Director General of the Swedish Civil Contingencie
Bengt Sundelius is Professor of Government, Uppsala University, and Strategic Advisor to the Director General of the Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency. He has been Chief Scientist of the Swedish Emergency Management Agency, Head of the Department of Security and Strategy of the Swedish... Read More →

Tuesday March 5, 2013 4:15pm - 6:00pm
European Parliament P1C051
Wednesday, March 6


Crime Reduction and Advanced Forensics
Limited Capacity seats available

Crime science focuses on the study of crime and the factors that cause it, not criminals or criminal behaviour. The evolving discipline of crime science will help us design crime prevention into our environments in order to significantly reduce drivers for crime. We are in an ICT enabled revolution that can help reduce crime by designing systems that discourage criminal behaviours intelligently and discretely. This session will focus on application of information sciences and ubiquitous sensing to crime reduction. Topics of interest include Geographical Information Systems; surveillance, detection, and identification; massive data extraction; and the integration of social connectivity with mobile sensing. A more familiar area of crime science is on detection and another area of interest is advanced forensics - in particular detecting signatures of individuals from standoff detection of non-invasive signatures (physical features, gait, voice, etc.), new technologies for microscopic forensics, emerging timeline analysis opportunities via social media and mobile technologies, and policy issues from opportunistic tracking of individuals.

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Mr. Jeff Moulton

Director of Program Development and Information Operation, Georgia Tech Research Institute
Mr. Jeff Moulton is the Director of Program Development and Information Operations. He provides strategic direction and leadership and is responsible for focusing research, business development, building technical teams, and coordinating information operations across the university... Read More →

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Henk van den Heuvel

Director CLST, Radboud University Nijmegen, Netherlands
Dr. H. van den Heuvel studied German Language and Literature (main topic phonetics) in Utrecht. In 1996 he defended his PhD thesis entitled “Speaker variability in acoustic properties of Dutch phoneme realisations”. He co-ordinated the work on orthographic transcriptions in various... Read More →

Michael Hopmeier

President, Unconventional, Inc
Michael Hopmeier is the President of Unconventional Concepts, Inc. and has been a technical advisor and operational consultant to numerous governmental and international agencies and organizations, including the DARPA Defense Sciences Office, U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel... Read More →
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Art Salindong

Managing Director, Trabus Technologies
Mr. Art Salindong is the Managing Director of Trabus Technologies, a US Small Business headquartered in San Diego, California, USA.  Trabus Technologies specializes in research and engineering in the following areas:  Information Technology, Cyber-Security, Signal Processing, and... Read More →

Wednesday March 6, 2013 2:00pm - 4:00pm
European Parliament A08F388
Thursday, March 7


Cyber Security - Beyond Defensive Technologies to Resilience
Limited Capacity seats available

The pervasive nature of cyber infrastructure and the rapidly increasing connectivity between the cyber and physical worlds have made cyber security a critical issue for citizens, governments, and industry.  From the economy to our physical well-being (i.e., healthcare), we must rely on cyber-enabled services even when they come under attack.   Unfortunately, we cannot reduce the risk of such attacks to zero. The growing complexity of future systems lead to gaps and vulnerabilities that will be exploited by sophisticated adversaries.  To date, cyber security efforts have helped to reduce the risk but have not delivered the level of security we need in personal, corporate, or government systems. 

This session will discuss new approaches to cyber security with a focus on resilience and transatlantic cooperation.  Future systems need to recognize that attacks will be successful and some cyber elements and services will be compromised.  Information security research will move down a transformative path, beyond traditional border defenses to resilience.  The session will focus on several important research areas including data-driven real-time analysis of large-scale threats to networked applications, infrastructure, and services; the development of secure virtual network technology to partition the wide-area Internet to contain these threats; and watchdog technologies to limit the ability of attackers to monetize stolen data.

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Dr. Fred Wright

Principal Research Engineer (GTRI/ELSYS)
Dr. Fred Wright has twenty-five years in research and development of cyber and electronic warfare systems.  Dr. Wright serves as the Associate Laboratory Director and Chief Engineer of the Cyber Technology and Information Security Laboratory within the Georgia Tech Research Institute... Read More →

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Dr. Victoria Baines

Strategic advisor at the European Police Office (EUROPOL), The Hague
Dr Victoria Baines is a strategic advisor at the European Police Office (EUROPOL) in The Hague, where she is currently building the Strategy & Prevention function for the European Cybercrime Centre (EC3). She is responsible for research into cybercrime and child exploitation, the... Read More →

Cormac Doherty

University College Dublin
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Prof. Dr. Udo Helmbrecht

Prof. Dr. Udo Helmbrecht has more than 30 years of professional management experience in the IT sector. Udo Helmbrecht was born in 1955, in Castrop-Rauxel, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. He studied Physics, Mathematics and Computer Science at Ruhr-University, Bochum, and in 1984... Read More →
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Anthony Keane

Institute of Technology Blanchardstown
Dr Anthony Keane has twenty years experience in research in astrophysics and computer science. He currently heads up the research team at ITB in the Information Security & Digital Forensics areas. Current projects include the development of CTF gamification systems for training network... Read More →
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Michael W. Morgan

Director of ONR Global’s satellite office, Prague
Mr. Morgan is a scientist with over 30 years of experience in leadership and management of international S&T programs.  Presently, he’s assigned as the Director of ONR Global’s satellite office located at the US Embassy in Prague. His office’s mission is to research and report... Read More →
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Jonathan Sage

Government Programmes Executive, IBM
Jonathan is a member of the global technology policy team within IBM’s Governmental Programmes. He is the policy lead on cloud computing and cyber security for the EU. In this role he is responsible for relationships with European Institutions and EU member states and represents... Read More →

General Nii Armah Tagoe

Ghana Armed Forces

Thursday March 7, 2013 9:00am - 12:00pm
European Parliament A5E3