21-23 May 2019 | Mall of America®, Minneapolis, USA

Conference Programme

Conference Programme2019-02-15T09:26:55+00:00

Topics will include:

Hostile Reconnaissance Indicators

Lone Wolf Behaviour

Suicide Bomber Intervention

Recognising Mental Health Disorders

Group Offenders

Sexually Deviant Behaviour in Public

Crowd Dynamics

Non-Racial Profiling Techniques

Addressing Religious & Ethnic Concerns

Halo Effect & Stereotyping

Spotlight Effect & Paranoia

Forensic Linguistics

Questioning Styles

Intelligent CCTV

Voice, Temperature and Gait Analysis

Physiological Stress Indicators

Training to Detect

Behavioural Detection Officer Deployment

Communicating Concerns

Court-siding & Fixated Threats

Online Behavioural Analytics

Insider Threat Identification

Case Studies

Mall of America Tour

Our full programme will be announced shortly.

Please see below for the provisional programme and to view the programe from Behavioural Analysis 2018.

If you are interested in contributing your knowledge and expertise to this exciting event as a speaker, please contact our conference Chair, Philip Baum, at editor@avsec.com.

Day One: Tuesday 21st May 2019

08.00       Registration & Coffee

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Theme: Industry Perspectives

09.00   Chairman’s Opening Address

09.10   Welcome to Mall of America

09.20  Keynote 1: Federal Bureau of Investigation

Karie Gibson, Federal Bureau of Investigation, USA

 

Session Theme: Behavioural Analysis in the Spotlight

Moderator: Philip Baum

09.45  Perspective 1: Understanding the Strengths and Weaknesses of Behaviour Detection: past failures and future potential 

Dr Sarah Knight, Defence Science and Technology Laboratory, UK

10.15  Academic Paper 1: Perceptions Uncovered: the guilty brain in the spotlight and the halo that presumes innocence

Vincent Denault, Co-director, Centre for Studies in Nonverbal Communication Sciences and Lecturer, Department of Communication, Université de Montréal, Canada

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10:45       Coffee & Networking

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11.15   Academic Paper 2: Myth-busting: dispelling fake news

Louise Jupe, Portsmouth University, UK

 Session Theme: Industry Experience

Moderator: Michael Rozin

11.40  Behavioural Analysis at the Coalface

  • 11.45-12.05 Operational Angle 1: Sports Stadium Security

National Football League, USA

  • 12.05-12.25 Operational Angle 2: Securing Places of Worship

Michael Masters, Secure Community Network, USA

  • 12.25-12.45 Operational Angle 3: Hotel Security

12.45   Panel Q&A

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13.00       Lunch & Networking

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14.00  Perspective 2: Extremist Ideology: an analysis of recent attacks and the behaviours of the perpetrators

Session Theme: Questioning Behavioural Analysis

Moderator: Philip Baum

14.30  Question Time

We put behavioural analysis itself in the spotlight and ask a select group of practitioners, security consultants and academics to answer our delegates concerns. Whether it’s about procedures, regulations, technologies or responsibilities, conference participants will be encouraged to submit questions upon registration or upon their arrival at the conference venue.

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15.30       Afternoon Tea & Networking

 

Session Theme: Security Within the Footprint, but Beyond the Boundary

Moderator: Neville Hay

16.00   Operational Angle 4: Sports Grounds

Ken Scott, Sports Ground Safety Authority, UK

16:30  Academic Paper 3: Crowd Dynamics: challenges in securing crowded events

Andrew Tatrai, University of Technology, Sydney, Australia

Session Theme: Opening Our Eyes to Human Trafficking

17:00  Operational Angle 5: Flight Attendants Observing Behaviour

Nancy Rivard, President and Founder, Airline Ambassadors International, USA

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17.30  Close of Day One

Day Two: Wednesday 22nd May 2019

09.00  Chairman’s Opening Comments

 

Session Theme: Aviation Security

Moderator: Nina Brooks

09.05   Keynote 2: Behavioural Analysis within the US Transportation System

09.30   Operational Angle 6: Gatwick Airport: challenges in, and the successes of, implementing behavioural analysis in the UK

Andy Palmer, Border Security Manager, Gatwick Airport, UK

09.55  Operational Angle 7: Israeli Profiling: modifying profiling to respond to new threats

10.20  Academic Paper 4: Transportation Screening Personnel: coping with increased cognitive load

Amir Neeman, Amir Neeman Consulting, USA

10:45  Panel Q&A

 

11.00       Coffee & Networking

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Session Theme: Mental Health

Moderator: Philip Baum

11.25  Academic Paper 5: Behavioural Indicators of Mental Health Issues

Karina Mesarosova, Aviation Psychologist and Managing Partner KM Flight Research & Training, Slovenia & Adjunct Professor at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, USA

11.50  Operational Angle 8: Suicide Intervention

Stefan Landenberg, City of Malmö, Sweden

Session Theme: Management Security Mind-set

Moderator: Michael Rozin

12.15  Perspective 3: Suicide Bomber Intervention: when time is not on your side

Ivor Terret, Enablement Advisors, USA

12.40  Operational Angle 9: The Mall of America: our hosts’ perspective

Ashly Helser, Mall of America, USA

 

13.00       Lunch & Networking

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Session Theme: Questioning Techniques & Deception Indicators

Moderator: Louise Jupe

14.00  Academic Paper 6: The Art of Questioning: developing rapport, effective strategies and countering resistance

Dr. Christian Meissner, Professor of Psychology, Iowa State University, USA

14.25  Academic Paper 7: New methods for training in deception detection: Advantages of Game-Based Learning

Prof. Norah Dunbar, Department of Communication, University of California Santa Barbara

14.50  Academic Paper 8: Forensic Linguistics: warning signs in speech patterns

Frédéric Tomas, l’Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium

15:15  Panel Q&A

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15.30       Afternoon Tea & Networking

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Session Theme: The Counterargument

Moderator: Philip Baum

16.00  Discussion: Profiling and the Threat to Civil Liberties

Session Theme: Sexual Assault & Sexually Deviant Behaviour

Moderator: Philip Baum

16.40  Academic Paper 9: Behavioural Indicators of Imminent Sexual Assault

Zoë Peterson, Director of the Sexual Assault Research Initiative, Kinsey Institute, USA

17.10  Operational Angle 11: Restaurants & Entertainment Venues: protecting staff and punters

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17.30  Close of Day Two

Day Three: Thursday 23rd May 2019

09.00  Chairman’s Opening Comments

 

Session Theme: Artificial Intelligence & Technology’s Role in Behavioural Analysis

Moderator: Nina Brooks

09.05   Keynote 3: EU Border Control: training to detect in person and artificially

Lieutenant Lénárd Zsákai, Border Police Expert, Hungarian National Police, Hungary

09.35  Academic Paper 10: Automated Stress Identification by Avatar

 10.00  Academic Paper 11: CCTV: how can behavioural analysis techniques enhance surveillance operations

Prof. Craig Donald, Adjunct Associate Professor at Edith Cowan University, Perth, Australia

10.25  Panel Q&A

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10.40       Coffee & Networking

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Session Theme: Insider Threat

Moderator: Michael Rozin

11.10  Perspective 5: School Shootings: on scene behaviour of perpetrators

Dr. Michael A. Knox, Nova Southeastern University, Florida, USA

11.35  Perspective 6: Extremist Risk Assessment in the Workplace

Dr. Sagit Yehoshua, Criminologist, Israel

 Session Theme: Concluding Thoughts

Moderator: Philip Baum

12.00   Keynote 4: Preparing for Qatar 2022: a role for behavioural analysis? 

Michael Roberts, Programme Manager, Project STADIA, INTERPOL, France

12.30  Perspective 6: Joining the Dots: avoiding the silo mentality

Neville Hay, INTERPORT POLICE and Green Light Limited, UK

12.50  Chairman’s Closing Remarks & Close of Conference

 

13.00 Conference Proceedings End

 

Afternoon Optional Programme: Security Tours of Mall of America

BEHAVIOURAL ANALYSIS 2018 – PRINCIPALITY STADIUM, CARDIFF, 14 – 15 MARCH 2018

DAY ONE: WEDNESDAY 14TH MARCH 2018

KEYNOTE: BEHAVIOURAL ANALYSIS
Lessons Learned from Recent Terrorist Attacks

SESSION 1: BEHAVIOURAL ANALYSIS IN PRACTICE: INDUSTRY FOCUS
Places of Worship: communities protecting themselves – Michael Whine MBE, Community Security Trust, UK
Sporting Events: combatting court-siding and gambling – Andrew Wolfe Murray, Partner, Theseus Partners, UK
Transport Security: human trafficking in focus – Sarah-Jane Prew, Wales Anti-Slavery Leadership Group, UK & Airline Ambassadors International, USA

SESSION 2: THE BIOLOGY OF FEAR & DECEPTION
Fight, Flight or, Perhaps, Freeze: anxiety isn’t always what it seems – Louise Jupe, Department of Psychology, University of Portsmouth, UK
Case Study: The Impact of Integrating Real-time, Multichannel Behaviour Analysis and Elicitation/Engagement Strategies in
High-stake Contexts – Sorin Losnita, Romanian Intelligence Service, Romania, and Cliff Lansley, EIA Group, UK

SESSION 3: STEREOTYPING, PERCEPTION & RACIAL PROFILING
Understanding Intuitive Bias – Wim De Neys, CNRS & Université Paris Descartes, France
Good Looking People & the ‘Halo Effect’ – Ran Cohen, SDR® Academy, The Netherlands
Panel Discussion: Religious Sensitivities in Security Decision-Making
Moderated by: Philip Baum
Panel Members: Gurmel Singh, Secretary General, Sikh Council UK
Usama Hasan, Quilliam Foundation
Michael Whine MBE, Community Security Trust, UK

SESSION 4: ADDRESSING, BY UNDERSTANDING, SPECIFIC CRIMINAL & ANTI-SOCIAL ACTIVITY
Profile of the Fixated Threat in Action – David James, Theseus Partners, UK
Profile of Group Offenders – Dr Jessica Woodhams, University of Birmingham, UK
Profile of Frotteurs & Sexual Deviants – Dr Lynsey Gozna, University of Leicester, UK
Profile of a Cyber Criminal – Nadine Touzeau, Profiler, net-profiler, France

DAY 2: THURSDAY 15TH MARCH 2018

SESSION 5: POLICING PERSPECTIVES
Stop & Search: reasonable grounds? – Nick Glynn, Senior Programme Officer, Policing & Security Governance, Open Society Initiative for Europe, UK
Case Study: British Transport Police from concept to operation – Rae Jiggins, Polarm International Ltd., UK
Super Recognisers – Mick Neville, Super Recognisers International, UK

CASE STUDY:
Securing The O2 Arena
Paul Williams, Security Operations Manager, The O2, London, UK

SESSION 6:
THE ROLE OF TECHNOLOGY
Intelligent CCTV: can the camera focus on unusual behaviour? – Simon Moore, Cardiff University, UK
Facial Thermographs: might heat spots identify negative intent? – Reyer Zwiggelaar, Aberystwyth University, UK
Layered Voice Analysis: the way we speak?- Amir Liberman, Nemesysco, Israel

SESSION 7: THE RESPONSE
The Art of Questioning: having THE conversation – Charlotte Hudson, Department of Psychology, University of Portsmouth, UK
Emergency Response: when you think the threat is real – Ofir Malka, CEO SafeZones, Germany
Insider Threat Response: identifying radicalisation in the workplace – Usama Hasan, Quilliam Foundation, UK

SESSION 8: MARAUDING FIREARMS ATTACKS & SUICIDAL TERRORISM
Marauding Firearms Attacks: not always by suicidal terrorists – Leeran Gold, Registered Psychologist, Promises Healthcare, Singapore
The Suicidal Terrorist: recruitment & training – Dr. Sagit Yehoshua, Criminologist, Israel
The Proof of the Pudding: attacks against aviation identified by behavioural analysis – Philip Baum, Managing Director, Green Light Ltd., UK

SESSIONS WILL BE CHAIRED BY:
Neville Hay, Brooklyn Associates, UK
Katharine Ng, OneCrew Limited, Hong Kong