In cooperation with:

Indra
PWC
Vision-Box
Laurea
Eticas
Dermalog
URJC
UMIL
Portimmigration
SEF
Estonian Police
ICT Directorate
Atos
Cognitec
Romanian Police

ABC4EU Conference

ABC4EU Final Conference

Harmonization of the Schengen Borders

20 March 2018

Boulevard de Waterloo 38, 1000 Brussels, Belgium (TBC)

The Hotel

Note: We have limited seats. Please register as soon as possible in order to ensure your participation in the conference.

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Target audience:

External and internal end users, stakeholders, policymakers, border control authorities (border guard, police), airport operators and the industry.

 

 

Project background:

ABC4EU stands for Automated Border Control Gates for Europe. It is an EU wide project and involves a Consortium of 14 partners from 7 different countries. The aim is to make border control more flexible by enhancing the workflow and harmonizing the functionalities of Automated Border Control (ABC) gates, which are only one example of automation. Project started in January 2014 and will last for 4 years.

 

Conference Objective (TBC):

The objectives are two fold: Firstly to discuss the current Schengen borders’ opportunities, challenges and requirements from social, legal and technological perspectives.  Secondly to showcase the ABC4EU project solutions towards achieving a greater harmonisation of borders in the Schengen area with the integration of an Entry Exit System, and an overall harmonized border crossing experience for both EU and third country nationals.

There will be also an Exhebition for showcasing the ABC gates and handheld devices. (TBC)

 

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Programme:

8.30 – 9.00 Morning coffee and registration
9.00 – 9.15 Opening Remarks

The needs of Smart Borders – end user perspective

Speaker:

Mr. Mikko Simola, JHA Counsellor: Schengen, Borders, Visas. Permanent Representation of Finland to the EU.

09.15– 09.30 Project Overview

Speaker: Mr. Daniel Cuesta Cantarero. ABC4EU project coordinator. Indra Sistemas.

The need for harmonization
09.30- 09.50 Harmonization: Link between legislation, technology and ethics.: Link between legislation, technology and ethics.

Speaker: Eticas Reasearch & Consulting

09.50 – 10.10 Social and ethical aspects

Speakers: Eticas Research and Consulting, PricewaterhouseCoopers

10.10 – 10.30 Technology and security aspects

Technological development of ABC system, output of the current stage of the project.

Speaker: Vision-box

10.30 – 10.45 Coffee break
From need to solution: Designing the architecture of the hardware
10.45 – 11.20 Panel 1: EES: a quantum leap in border control security

Panelists:

  • Indra Sistemas,
  • Vision-box,
  • PricewaterhouseCoopers,
  • Atos Societas
  • University of Milan

Chair: Mr. Edgar Beugels , Head of Research and Innovation Unit, Frontex

11.20 – 11.55 Panel 2: Mobile subsystem: a current and emerging mobility technology.

Panelists:

  • Atos Societas
  • Indra Sistemas
  • Romanian Border Police

Chair: Mr. Fabio Scotti, Associate Professor. Department of Computer Science, Università degli Studi di Milano.

15.55 – 11.30 Panel 3: ABC gates: an interoperable solution in border control management

  • False positives from the socio-technical perspective – Eticas Research & Consulting,
  • Identity recognition & hacking – University Rey Juan Carlos,
  • End user review – Ministry of Internal Affairs, Romania.

Chair: Mr. Sergi Vazquez Maymir. PhD/ Researcher, Vrije Universiteit, Brussel

12.30 – 13.30 Lunch break
Pilot validation results and harmonization recommendations
13.30 – 14.15 Air border pilots – Lisbon, Portugal and Madrid, Spain

  • Acceptability, functionality, adaptability
  • Setting, workflow, and qualitative data about interaction
  • Ethnographic report, interoperability, verification, enrollment, simulation findings VS real life
  • The needs of the border control – end user perspective

Speakers:
Indra Sistemas, Vision-box, SEF – Portuguese Immigration and Borders Service

14.15 – 14.45 Sea border pilots – Algeciras, Spain

  • Setting, workflow, qualitative data about interaction
  • Ethnographic report, Interoperability, verification, enrollment, simulation findings VS real life
  • The needs of the border control – end user perspective

Speakers: Indra Sistemas, Atos Societas.

14.45 -15.15 Land border pilot – Calafat, Romania

  • Setting, workflow, qualitative data about interaction
  • Ethnographic report, Interoperability, verification, enrollment, simulation findings VS real life
  • The needs of the border control – end user perspective

Speakers: Atos Societas, Indra Sistemas, Vision-box, Romanian Border Police

15.15 – 15.45 Coffee break
15.45 – 16.15 Further standardization recommendations

  • Validation activities in the pilots, review of results, legal framework and recommendations. (TBC)
  • Technical validation, sociotechnical interaction. General view and specific cases. (TBC)

Speakers: PricewaterhouseCoopers, Eticas Research & Consulting (TBC)

16.15 – 17.00 Looking ahead: The future of smart borders

Concluding remarks:

Mr. Edgar Beugels , Head of Research and Innovation Unit, Frontex

Mr. Paolo Salieri. Principal Scientific/Policy Officer. European Commission, DG Migration and Home Affairs

Q&A

EXHIBITION:
Exhibition of the ABC mobile device will be available throughout the breaks and will continue after the program.

Possibility to test use in a closed environment (TBC).

Conference programme – Pdf

Inquiries: abc4eu@laurea.fi