The purpose of the workshop is to discuss the results of three studies conducted or outsourced by Frontex Research and Development Unit (RDU) in the past year in the area of first line border checks. In particular, presentations will focus on:
The study based on the results of the Document Challenge II on human and machine performance in detecting and classifying genuine and false travel documents conducted by Frontex RDU in cooperation with experts from the UK National Document Fraud Unit, the Forensic Science Institute of the German Bundeskriminalamt (BKA), the German Federal Office for Information Security (BSI), the Royal Netherlands Marechaussee, and the Portuguese Immigration and Borders Service (SEF);
The study on decision-making and credibility assessment (AVATAR) conducted by the University of Arizona and based upon the results of the Operational Proof of Concept (OPOC) exercise “The Passport Control of the Future” held in cooperation with the Romanian Border Police in December 2013 at Bucharest Airport. See for instance the video at http://www.digi24.ro/Stiri/Digi24/Actualitate/Stiri/Superpolitistul+Avat... (in Romanian);
The study on a methodology to assess vulnerabilities in the first line conducted by RAND Europe and the Center for the Study of Democracy (CSD).
State-of-the-art research results on document and identity verification capabilities will also be presented.