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August 25, 2003

Homeland Security Conference
Slated For September 25-26

An International Conference on Advanced Technologies for Homeland Security slated for September 25-26, at the Storrs campus, will explore the technical challenges involved in homeland security, how these challenges are being addressed, and how technology and policy will interface.

The conference, ICATHS 2003, will provide a forum for attendees to understand technology and policy implications, investigate security technologies, network, and review funding opportunities in homeland security.

Organized and hosted by the School of Engineering, the event features a virtual "who's who" of internationally prominent leaders who will discuss technological innovations, policy, emergency response, and implementation.

Intended for a wide audience, including technology leaders, managers, policy makers, and both small- and large-business leaders, the program will include plenary talks by Gov. John G. Rowland, NASA Administrator Sean O'Keefe, and U.S. Rep. Rob Simmons; panel discussions; keynote and invited speakers; poster paper sessions; an industrial exhibition; and opportunities for networking. Speakers are by invitation only and are drawn from the governmental sector, private industry, and academia.

The two-day conference will cover five major topic areas: Recognition and Identification; Biological and Chemical Threat Detection - Technology Challenges; Secure Information Systems; Secure Infrastructures; and the Politics of Homeland Security Policy.

The cost for registration is $100. The registration deadline is September 1. For information about attending the conference, submitting a poster paper, or participating in the industrial exhibition, go to www.engr.uconn. edu/icaths/ or contact Laurie Enderle at 860.486.3295.

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