SICC 2017, the “1st Scientific International Conference on CBRNe” (22-24 May 2017, Rome, Italy, www.sicc2017.com) will be the first event of its kind involving the safety & security community. We strongly believe in “Science as the first countermeasure for CBRNE and Cyber threats”, in order to increase the information, awareness, preparedness and resiliency. The main difference between the SICC 2017 conference and the other conferences on CBRNE is the production of scientific papers. Contributors that will present a talk or a poster will have the possibility to submit a full paper in the Springer book:
It is a great honor and a privilege for us to annouce that on the 23rd of May the SICC 2017 Conference will host the celebration of the 20th anniversary of the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC) as a side event of the conference. This special event is organized by the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation together with the International Master Courses in Protection against CBRNe Events of the University of Rome Tor Vergata and the HESAR association. This Side Event will take place in the same venue of the SICC 2017 Conference (National Fire Academy - Istituto Superiore Antincendi, Via del Commercio 13, Rome, Italy), at the presence of the OPCW Director-General Ambassador Ahmet Üzümcü.
The SICC 2017 Conference initiative is officialy recognised and it is reported in the CBRN Network of Excellence. CBRN Network of Excellence is an initiative of the Netherlands Organisation for Applied Scientific Research TNO, the National Institute for Public Health and the Environment RIVM and the Netherlands Forensic Institute NFI.
The aim of the CBRN Network of Excellence is to set up an –international– CBRN Network of Excellence and to stimulate research and innovation by mobilizing knowledge, expertise and experience in the area of CBRN and by bringing together both (government) organizations, knowledge institutes and commercial companies.
The CBRN Network of Excellence wants to enhance the CBRN knowledge infrastructure by exchanging information on existing CBRN incident experience, research and innovation initiatives, knowledge and expertise and by collaborating in research and innovation projects.
Moreover, the CBRN Network of Excellence website provides a restricted area for exchange of information and document sharing within (selected) groups.
More information at:
CBRN Network of Excellence Website https://cbrn-networkofexcellence.org/
It is our great pleasure to extend our invitation to the 1st Scientific International Conference on CBRNE - SICC 2017 (www.sicc2017.com) to be held in Rome, 22-24 May 2017.
The SICC 2017 conference is held under the auspices of the University of Rome Tor Vergata (www.mastercbrn.com) which oversees the scientific program for the meeting, and it is organized by the non-profit association HESAR (www.hesar.it).
There will be several events such as the scientific sessions, plenary sessions, industrial exhibition, social networking events, and training demonstration activities. We are working hard to make this conference an event that everyone will enjoy and remember.
There are several important issues and dates that we would like to bring to your attention. Please download the SICC 2017 Second Announcement.
Do not hesitate to contact the Local Organizing Committee (LOC) for further information at email@example.com or +39 0672597201 (office at the Industrial Engineering Department, University of Rome Tor Vergata).
On the one part, Daniele Di Giovanni, President, on behalf of the HESAR association, and Dr. Pasqualino Gaudio, "International Master Courses in Protection against CBRNe Events" coordinator at the University of Rome Tor Vergata, on behalf of this institution, in recognition of their shared interest in establishing and developing a cooperative relationship between the university and the association, and within their respective powers, have agreed to enter into cooperation agreement on the 16th December 2016.
The aim of this agreement is to develop joint programmes of study, exchange and cooperation in the areas of teaching, research and student training. The agreement will be developed within the framework of cultural and scientific cooperation established between the two entities and both parties undertake to promote the possibility of extending this agreement to other institutions.
HESAR, that is officially listed as a member of the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC) Coalition, participated in the 21st Conference of State Parties – CSP21 (28 Nov. – 2 Dec. 2016, The Hague, The Netherlands) of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons – OPCW. CSP21 Conference oversees the implementation of the Chemical Weapons Convention, and is composed of representatives of all 192 Member States, who are working together to achieve a world free of chemical weapons.
The “International Master Courses in Protection against CBRNe Events” promoted the 3rd International CBRNe Workshop. Organized by HESAR, it was held at Villa Mondragone, Monte Porzio Catone, Italy (25 Nov. 2016), and involved more than 230 attendees: professionals, experts, academics, industry and military representatives.
On Wednesday, 23rd November 2016, the HESAR association was officially listed as a member of the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC) Coalition, and appears in the official website at: http://www.cwccoalition.org/cwcc-members/.
The Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) is the implementing agency of the CWC Coalition.
Executive Director Dr. Luigi Antonio Poggi on behalf of the HESAR association as a non-governmental organization will participate at the plenary sessions of the 21st Session of the Conference of State Parties of the OPCW (Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons) that will take place from Monday 28 November to Friday 2 December 2016 at The World Forum, The Hague, Netherlands.