European Intelligence
and Security Informatics Conference (EISIC) 2013
August 12-14, 2013
Uppsala, Sweden

The Premier European Conference on Counterterrorism and Criminology

Conference Program

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Keynote Speakers

Michael Fredholm

Professor Michael Fredholm is a historian and defence analyst who has written extensively on the history, defence strategies, security policies, and energy sector developments of Eurasia. He is currently affiliated to the Stockholm International Program for Central Asian Studies (SIPCAS), which originated at Stockholm University and since 2012 is based at the Swedish Research Institute in Istanbul. At SIPCAS, he has made a special study of Central Asian geopolitics, Afghanistan, Islamic extremism, and the causes of and defence strategies against terrorism. He has worked as an independent academic advisor to governmental, inter-governmental, and non-governmental bodies for more than two decades, including on Foreign Ministry official reports on Eastern Europe, Russia, Central Asia, and failing states. Educated at Uppsala, Stockholm, and Lund Universities, Michael Fredholm taught at Stockholm University (South and Central Asia Programme), Uppsala University (Orientalist Programme), the Swedish Royal Military Academy and Defence Academy (various courses), and a special educational and advisory programme on East Asia for the Commander-in-Chief. He also lectured , during conferences or as visiting professor, at numerous institutions and universities in cities around the world including Ankara, Bishkek, Istanbul, Kolkata, Krynica, Madrid, New Delhi, Oslo, Shanghai, Srinagar, Stockholm, Tashkent, Tsukuba, and Vilnius. Michael Fredholm is currently engaged in a research project on response strategies to lone wolf terrorism.

Brent Pearson

Brent Pearson is a former U.S. Marine and has obtained degrees from the University of the Wisconsin-Oshkosh and Mercyhurst University’s Institute for Intelligence Studies. He is currently serves as research analyst for the U.S. Department of Defense.

Dr. Hsinchun Chen

Dr. Hsinchun Chen is University of Arizona Regents’ Professor and Thomas R. Brown Chair in Management and Technology in the Management Information Systems (MIS) Department and Professor of Entrepreneurship & Innovation in the McGuire Center for Entrepreneurship at the College of Management of the University of Arizona. He received the B.S. degree from the National Chiao-Tung University in Taiwan, the MBA degree from SUNY Buffalo, and the Ph.D. degree in Information Systems from the New York University. Dr. Chen is director of the Artificial Intelligence Lab and has served as a faculty of the UA MIS department (ranked #4 in MIS) since 1989. He had served as a Scientific Counselor/Advisor of the National Library of Medicine (USA), Academia Sinica (Taiwan), and National Library of China (China). Dr. Chen is a Fellow of IEEE and AAAS. He received the IEEE Computer Society 2006 Technical Achievement Award, the 2008 INFORMS Design Science Award, the MIS Quarterly 2010 Best Paper Award, the IEEE 2011 Research Achievement and Leadership Award in Intelligence and Security Informatics, and UA 2013 Technology Innovation Award. He was also a finalist of the AZ Tech Council’s Governor’s Innovation of the Year Award in 2011 and named in the Arizona Centennial Top 100 Scientists in 2012. He is author/editor of 20 books, 25 book chapters, 250 SCI journal articles, and 140 refereed conference articles covering Web computing, search engines, digital library, intelligence analysis, biomedical informatics, data/text/web mining, and knowledge management. His recent books include: Dark Web (2012); Sports Data Mining (2010); Infectious Disease Informatics (2010); Terrorism Informatics (2008); Mapping Nanotechnology Knowledge and Innovation (2008), Digital Government (2007); Intelligence and Security Informatics for International Security (2006); and Medical Informatics (2005), all published by Springer.

Aldert Vrij, Professor of Applied Social Psychology, University of Portsmouth (UK)

Aldert Vrij is a Professor of Applied Social Psychology in the Department of Psychology at the University of Portsmouth (UK), and the contact person for EPRODD, the European consortium of Psychological Research On Deception Detection. He has published more than 400 articles and book chapters to date, mainly on the subjects of nonverbal and verbal cues to deception (i.e., how do liars behave and what do they say), and lie detection. He has developed a cognitive approach to lie detection, and published overview (invited) articles about it in Psychological Science in the Public Interest in 2010 and Current Directions in Psychological Science in 2011. His book Detecting Lies and Deceit: Pitfalls and Opportunities, published by Wiley in 2008, provides a comprehensive overview of deception and lie detection research. He advises the police about conducting interviews with suspects, and gives invited talks and workshops on lie detection to practitioners and scholars across the world, including police, homeland security, defence, judges, solicitors, social workers, fraud investigators, insurers and bankers. He has held research grants from The British Academy, The Dutch Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO), The Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (DSTL), The Dutch Government, The Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), The Engineering and Physical Science Research Council (EPSRC), Federal Bureau of Investigation, The Leverhulme Trust, the Nuffield Foundation, the UK Government and the US Government, totaling £3 million. He serves on the Editor Boards of 14 journals.

Joseph Cannataci, Professor of Information Policy, Security & Technology Law , University of Malta

Joe Cannataci is Head of the Department of Information Policy & Governance at the Faculty of Media & Knowledge Sciences of the University of Malta and also Chair of European Information Policy & Technology Law within the Faculty of Law at the University of Groningen. He is additionally Adjunct Professor at the Security Research Institute and the School of Computer and Security Science at Edith Cowan University Australia. A considerable deal of Joe's time is dedicated to collaborative research and he is currently overall co-ordinator for the SMART and RESPECT projects dealing with various forms of surveillance. He also continues to act as Expert Consultant to a number of international organisations. During 2012 he was engaged by the Council of Europe to develop a concept paper on the application of data protection regulations in relation to transborder private/public information sharing for (a) network security purposes and (b) criminal justice purposes. For the period 2013-2017, he is a domain-expert as well as co-leader of WG4 and a member of the Management Committee of the COST ICT 1206 Project `De-identification for privacy protection in multimedia content'. In 2010 Joe was External Consultant for the Impact Assessment of policy options for data protection law in Europe contracted by the European Commission to GHK International. Since 2010, he is also Expert Consultant engaged by Council of Europe's Consultative Committee (T-PD) and Directorate for Legal Affairs and Human Rights to review provisions of the European Data Protection Convention and Recommendation (R(87)15 on police use of personal data. He has written books and articles on data protection law, liability for expert systems, legal aspects of medical informatics, copyright in computer software and co-authored various papers and textbook chapters on self-regulation and the Internet, the EU Constitution and data protection, on-line dispute resolution, data retention and police data. In 2005 he was decorated by the Republic of France and elevated to Officier dans l'ordre des palmes academiques. His pioneering role in the development of technology law and especially privacy law was cited as one of the main reasons for his being made the recipient of such an honour as was his contribution to the development of European information policy He has held or currently holds research grants from the British Academy, the Council of Europe, COST (European Cooperation in Science and Technology) and the European Commission, totaling in excess of Euro 20 million. He serves on the editorial board of six peer-reviewed journals.