BRIDGE Participates in BSSAR 2014 Symposium in Greece

11 Dec 2014


BRIDGE took part in the European Symposium on Border Surveillance and Search & Rescue Operations Technology (BSSAR 2014), which was organized by the Center for Security Studies (KEMEA) in Heraklion, Crete, on November 27th and 28th, 2014. One hundred and fifty representatives from international organizations, national authorities and services, academic institutions, research agencies, and end-users in both the public and private sectors, originating from fifteen EU member states, participated in the Symposium. The results of ten European Research Projects (FP7) and two National Research Programs on border surveillance technology, ground and air survey, crisis management and search and rescue operations were presented during the event.


BRIDGE was presented through a plenary presentation and a BRIDGE booth. BRIDGE Technical Coordinator Evangelos Vlachogiannis (Fraunhofer FIT) gave a 20 minutes presentation focusing on the overall BRIDGE user-centered approach targeting to emergent interoperability (i.e., System of Systems). The presentation focused (a) on a subset of concept cases (Robust and Resilient Communication, Master, Dynamic Tagging/eTriage, and First Responder Integrated Training System (FRITS), (b) on Ethical, Legal and Social Issues (ELSI) as a critical dimension, and (c) on BRIDGE ValEDation approach and tangible results. The BRIDGErs - Monika Buscher (Lancaster University), Michelle Burghardt (Versuchstollen Hagerbach), René Reiners (Fraunhofer FIT), Morten Wenstad (Crisis Training), Max Wietek (Versuchstollen Hagerbach) and Antoine Pultier (SINTEF) - had the opportunity to demonstrate the aforementioned concept cases in the BRIDGE booth, discuss them with interested participants, share experiences, mostly through BRIDGE videos, and consider potential future opportunities in the field.


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