Aviation securityThe human factors in airport security

Published 16 October 2012

The capstone event, which will be held in Brussels on 29-30 November, will conclude three years of extensive research conducted in European airports

The BEMOSA Consortium, a European-wide research project aiming to improve security in airports, will hold a special capstone conference on the applications and implications of human factors on airport security in Brussels on 29-30 November 2012.

The conference will conclude three years of groundbreaking and extensive research conducted in European airports.

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

Participants in the different panels will include policy makers and representatives from organizations including the Airport Council International (ACI), European Civil Association Conference (ECAC), the Aviation Security Services Association-International (ASSA-I), the Transport Security Agency of the United States (TSA), the European Organization for Security (EOS), and the Advisory Council for Aeronautics Research in Europe (ACARE).

In addition, 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 says its 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 required.