Advances in Physical Security

21 Nov 2013
Port Talbot

Organised by IOM Communications Ltd on behalf of the Defence, Safety and Security Committee of the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining

The scope of the Advances in Physical Security conference is focused on the design, manufacture, testing and standardisation of physical security products, such as security doors, enclosures and barriers, including hostile vehicle mitigation protection. The protection of critical infrastructure is of national importance because, countering terrorism and malicious attack, involves several different sectors, including transport, such as airport and train station facilities, communication, energy, food & water and government buildings and facilities, including military installations. Similarly, the protection of commercial properties is also important, as loss & crime prevention and resistance to vandalism has a significant impact on the economy. For example it has been estimated by the British Chamber of Commerce (2008) to cost £12.6 billion with more than half of business poled affected and half of all burglaries in the UK, more than a quarter of a million per year, are related to non-residential buildings.

Excluded: domestic security products (standard doors, shutters & locks), electronic entry systems and surveillance equipment.

Call for Papers

To be considered for the programme, prospective authors are asked to submit an abstract via the online event management system (link opens in a new window).

Abstract Length: up to 500 words

Abstract Deadline: 31 May 2013

Abstracts should contain enough information for the programme committee to judge the paper and the main results.

Authors will be notified of acceptance or otherwise by the end of June 2013.

Venue and booking

Event Location: 
Tata Steel Strip Products
Port Talbot
United Kingdom
Contact details: 

Chiara Jobson
+44 (0)20 7451 7302