Berlin Airports takes part in the European research project SIAM

24.03.2011
System development for assessing new security technologies / Berlin Airports is one of four test users
Berlin Airports is taking part in the EU research project SIAM (Security Impact Assessment Measures – A decision support system for security technology investments), coordinated by the Human Technology Lab at the Centre for Technology and Society of the Berlin Institute of Technology. SIAM starts today with a project meeting in airportworld bbi.

The project involves developing systems that can be used to assess the effectiveness of security measures and technologies (SMT) in preventing and combating crime, and the potential infringements on the freedom of citizens.

Universities, EU and Israeli research institutes and the aviation network of the Berlin-Brandenburg Aerospace Alliance are all taking part in the project. Besides Berlin Airports, test users include Ben-Gurion Airport in Tel Aviv and the Turin and London Underground. The project will run until February 2014.

Regular conferences and forums will be held for research institutes and test users to exchange information. As of 1 April, a researcher from the Berlin Institute of Technology will be employed as an “embedded scholar” in the Safety & Security department at Berlin Airports. This will greatly improve dialogue between research institutes and test users. More information can be found at www.siam-project.eu.

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