12 OCTOBER 2023 – Conference Block I    “Cutting-edge Technology for EOD Activities”


Technologies to Support EOD Training

09.00 – 09.25 ETACS Project

Virtual reality for EOD training


          LT David SLATKOVSKY

         NATO EOD COE 

09.25 – 09.50 Stand-off Detection of Explosive Hazards           Dr Arnold SCHOOLDERMAN

          TNO Defense, Safety and Security

09.50 – 10.10 YOLO – Deep Learning Model for UXO Detection in Thermal Video


          Milan BAJIC

          Zagreb University of Applied Sciences

10.10 – 10.30 Modeling & Simulation for Information and Evaluation for Decision Makers Connected with EODs Activities on Civilian and Industrial Environmental            Dr Alberto De PAOLI

          University of Genova


Future Technologies Shaping EOD Activities

11.00 – 11.30 Technology Possibilities for Emerging Bomb Suits Dr Aris MAKRIS

Med-Eng, The Safariland Group

11.30 – 12.00 AI for EOD Prof John FRUCCI




Conference Block II    “EO Threat Mitigation in a Hostile Environment”


Current Intensive Armed Conflicts

13.00 – 13.30 Mitigation the Threat of Terrorist Bombing Attacks Mr Jason STEWART

U.S. Department of Homeland Security

13.30 – 14.00 Weaponized UAVs in Ukraine Conflicts Mr Michael CARDASH

National Police Bomb Disposal Division

14.00 – 14.30 Rapid Cycle Learning for Effective Remedial Action

and Dissemination of Learnings

Dr John TULL, Dr Rebecca JENSEN

University of London


EOD within Stability Operations and Other Missions

15.00 – 15.30 EU TM MALI Experience as J-3 LTC Rene HECKO

Armed Forces Academy 

15.30 – 16.00 Experience EOD Technician Team Leader MINUSMA Experience of Staff Officer MINUSMA

MINUSMA threat Mitigation Cell


Belgian Defense

16.00 – 16.05 Closing remarks COL Frantisek MIHALOVIC