10-12.12 2014 – PPHS’s conference in Bedlewo

On 10-12 December 2014, at the Center of the Polish Academy of Sciences in Będlewo near Poznan, a scientific conference titled “Research and development works in the area of internal security – the role of the Polish Platform for Homeland Security” was held.

One of the main objectives of the Conference was to discuss the new form of activities and further directions of work conducted by the Polish Platform for Homeland Security. The participants of the Conference agreed that by the end of the 1st quarter of 2015, a strategy of the PPHS’s activities for the coming years will be prepared.

An important element of the conference was the panel focused on the Amendments to the Code of Criminal Procedure, lead by prof. zw. dr hab. Stanislaw Waltos.

Moreover, the following topics were presented and discussed:

  • Technologies for recognition of dictated and spontaneous speech and applications of voice biometry in security systems;
  • The role of information technology tools in the work of a public security analyst;
  • The problem of implementation and maintenance of results of research and development works in services and institutions responsible for internal security;
  • European Internal Security Institute – evolution and implementation of the concept of a security cluster.

The participants of the two-days-long deliberations were representatives of the Ministry of Interior, the Ministry of Justice, the Ministry of Science and Higher Education, the Ministry of National Defense, the National Center for Research and Development, the National Science Center, the Armed Forces of the Republic of Poland, the leadership and the members of the uniformed services, in particular the Police and the Border Guard, the Central Anticorruption Bureau, the Internal Security Agency, the judiciary, the public prosecutor’s office, as well as broadly-defined science and other institutions interested in the results of the research and development projects performed in the area of security.

The honorable guests of the conference included:

  • Prof. Andrzej Rzeplinski – President of the Constitutional Tribunal;
  • Prof. Lech Paprzycki – President of the Supreme Court, Head of the Criminal Law Chamber;
  • Prof. Krzysztof Jan Kurzydlowski – Director of the National Center for Research and Development;
  • Dr Ryszard Czerniawski – Deputy Human Rights Defender;
  • Gen. Wojciech Olbrys – Deputy Chief Police Commander;
  • Junior insp. Robert Sieradzki – Deputy Commander of the Central Bureau of Investigation of the Police;
  • Col. Marek Malawski – Head of the Inspectorate for Implementation of Innovative Defense Technologies, Ministry of National Defense;
  • Gen. Zygmunt Mierczyk – Rector-Commandant of the Military Academy of Technology;
  • Prof. Joanna Jozefowska – Prorector of Science of the Poznań University of Technology;
  • Prof. Tomasz Szmuc – Prorector of Science of the Stanislaw Staszic AGH University of Science and Technology in Cracow;
  • Prof. Andrzej Glen – Prorector of Science of the National Defense Academy.
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