The event will present updated results from the BEMOSA survey, with special emphasis on the reality of security decision-making behaviors, especially the impact of technology and social networks on security compliance. It will reveal unique behavior models developed by BEMOSA, which will be the basis for the development of a new training program for airport personnel.
The workshop 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 researchers will analyze the survey’s findings with a focus on group decisions, informal social networks and deviations from rules and procedures.
The workshop is the first in a series of events organized by BEMOSA in 2012, focusing on applying the human factor and the principles of social networking to airport security to enhance security decisions made by airport employees.
The workshop will be held in the offices of DG Research of the European Commission in Rue du Champs de Mars 21 in Brussels. The event is free of charge but registration is obligatory.
BEMOSA (Behavior Modeling for Security in Airports) is a European-wide research project aimed at improving security in airports through enhancing the capability of airport authority personnel to correctly detect potential security hazards and reduce false alarms.
BEMOSA, which is co-funded by the European Union under the 7th Framework Programme for Research and Technological Development, is developing a behavior model that aims to describe how people make security decisions in the face of reality during “normal routine” and crisis situations. This is expected to result in increased security, reduced false alarms and increased profitability.
For more information about BEMOSA, and to register for the open Workshop on Airport Security, please visit, http://www.bemosa.eu.
Simon van Dam