Call for Papers


The World Border Security Congresss Committee wishes to thank eberyone who submitted an abstract for the programme and will be in contact in due course.

Are you interested at speaking at the World Border Security Congress?

The World Border Security Congress Advisory Committee are inviting abstracts for consideration for inclusion in the conference.

If you are interested, you are invited to submit your abstract for consideration by the conference committee by submitting an abstract of approx 250-400 words. Your presentation should not be commercial in nature.

Although the programme will consider all aspects for discussion, and you are encouraged to submit your abstract for review, particular topics for discussion and focus to be considered will be:

– Border surveillance techniques and systems
– Is it possible to enhance the protection and management of extended land borders? What are the solutions?
– How can border agencies enhance border security and improve results, whilst under increasing pressure of resources?
– Standardization of systems such as trusted traveller programs has not occurred despite lots and lots of talk at ICAO, IATA, etc.
– Latest threats from cross border cyber crime, returning foreign fighters, terrorism infiltration, illegal migration
– Challenges in the trafficking of illicit goods, artefacts, narcotics, small arms
– Trafficking in Human Beings by transnational criminal gangs has expanded not declined despite the billions that have been spent by national governments and institutions such as IOM, OSCE, INTERPOL
– Identity management and biometric challenges
– How can border administrations better share information and data under increasing pressure from privacy laws?
– How can small country border administrations ensure their effectiveness against growing criminality and terrorist threats?
– Maritime, port and coastal border security: How can we best guard the coast and major ports from international organised criminal activities, including human trafficking and drug smuggling?
– Illegal migrant numbers and movements have not declined over the last 20 years they have actually increased despite a plethora of national and international agreements to manage the problem
– Ease of travel for bona fide travellers has not become less burdensome it has become more complicated despite new technologies such as biometrics, e-visas
– The costs of delivering streamlined safety and security at airports, border points and seaports has not gone down despite all the promises of politicos the world over
– Countering border threats as a result of the so called “war on terror” & “the war on drugs” is without end despite the billions spend in human resources and treasure

If you have any queries please contact:

Neil Walker
World Border Congress