TESSA01 Workshop

Defining Residues, Substrates, and Sampling Media
for the Contact Sampling Roadmap

The ALERT (Awareness and Localization of Explosives-Related Threats) Center, a Department of Homeland Security Center of Excellence at Northeastern University is pleased to announce a new workshop series, titled, “Trace Explosives Sampling for Security Applications” (TESSA).

Workshop Information

Date: Wednesday, August 13th, 2014.
Time: 8:30am – 6:45pm. Registration will start at 8:00am.

Click Here to Download the TESSA01 Workshop Agenda

The topic of this workshop, “Defining Residues, Substrates, and Sampling Media for the Contact Sampling Roadmap,” will include the following:

    • Plenary and keynote presentations summarizing the state-of-the-art and key challenges associated with contact sampling effectiveness and sampling media, residues, and substrates.
    • Workshop-style breakout sessions to identify representative residues, sampling media, and substrates that will form the basis for the Contact Sampling Roadmap that was introduced at TED (Trace Explosives Detection) 2014 in Charlottesville, VA.

Participants: 
Participants will be expected to contribute to the discussion of the choice of media, residues, and substrates for the roadmap.

Registration and attendance is by Invitation Only. Capacity is limited. Interested parties can contact alert-info@coe.neu.edu for more information.

Location:
Room 378, Building 140 The Fenway
Northeastern University, Boston, MA

Directions and Parking:
GPS/Google Maps Address: 140 Fenway, Northeastern University, Boston, MA 02115
Link to the online Map and Directions, click here.

Parking: A Campus map and directions are available online at www.neu.edu/campusmap. Northeastern University has two paid campus garages with parking: Renaissance Parking Garage (#62 on the campus map), located at 835 Columbus Avenue, Boston and Gainsborough Parking Garage (#45 on the campus map), located at 10 Gainsborough Street, Boston. Parking tickets will be validated at the workshop.

Lodging:
A Room block has been reserved for the nights of August 12th and 13th at the Inn at Longwood Medical, in Boston under ALRT0813. The room rate is $199/night + tax. The room rate will be held until July 21, 2014.

To book a room at the Inn at Longwood, you can visit their website, here, or you can call (617) 731-4700.

Reimbursement:
Reimbursement is available for academic speakers only.  All submissions for reimbursement must be eligible per the guidelines outlined on our reimbursement page.

Questions:
Please contact Melanie Smith at m.smith@neu.edu, (or by phone at 617-373-2976), for questions regarding workshop logistics.
For technical or other workshop-related questions, please contact Prof. Stephen Beaudoin at sbeaudoi@purdue.edu, the TESSA Planning Committee Chair, or Prof. Michael Silevitch at m.silevitch@neu.edu, the Director of ALERT.

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