Special Issue: Innovations for chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear + explosive - CBRNe defence
Special issue: Innovations for chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear + explosive - CBRNe defence

Guest Editors: Grzegorz Gudzbeler, Paweł Maciejewski, Magdalena Gikiewicz, Jan Mazal

Technological advancements trigger new solutions for detection, identification, and monitoring of hazardous substances. Artificial intelligence and machine learning, virtual reality, Internet of Things, blockchain, edge computing are top technologies that are evolving in the second decade of 21. century. All of them can be used for improvement of reconnaissance CBRNe tools. One of the examples of using state-of-the-art CBRNs devices is the European Sensor System for CBRNs Applications - EU-SENSE project (2018-2021) https://eu-sense.eu/. Reflecting the identified gap, the project has to deliver an innovative technical solution to deal with selected shortcomings in CBRNe protection, i.e. environmental noise while using a detecting device. The objectives of the project is to develop both an adaptable and multipurpose threat detection system (network of sensors, comprising both stationary and person-worn sensor nodes supported by environmental noise learning algorithm for false alarm rate reduction) and tools for enhancing situational awareness based on the sensor data (threat source location estimation and hazard prediction solutions). The EU-SENSE involves a training mode of the sensor system for effective familiarization with the equipment, practise as well as emergency planning. The consortium: ITTI Sp. z o. o. – leader (Poland), Totalforsvarets Forskningsinstitut, the Main School of Fire Service (Poland), University of Warsaw (Poland), Police Service of Northern Ireland (Northern Ireland), Swedish Defence Research Agency (Sweden), Norwegian Defence Research Establishment (Norway), AIRSENSE Analytics GmbH (Germany), Technisch-Mathematische Studiengesellschaft mbh (Germany), Netherlands Organisation for Applied Scientific Research (Netherlands) collaborates on efficient delivery of the project results. The EU-SENSE project was funded by the European Commission under grant agreement no. 787031.
The special issue is devoted not only to the EU-SENSE project, but to all other CBRN defence innovations. Regular or short papers may concern the intensive development and implementation of new, much safer and more efficient technologies, altogether with implementing the idea of safety through innovation. Regarding regular papers, they should constitute original research, with full Introduction, Methods, Results, and Conclusion sections. They should be between 4,000 and 7,000 words in length. Short papers should contain an original work with focused and concise research contributions, incremental work, e.g. follow-up extensions or evaluations of existing methods, or exploratory work. They could also be of a conceptual nature. Short papers also include Introduction, Methods, Results, and Conclusion sections and should be between 2,000 - 3,000 words in length.
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Deadline for submissions of full articles: 15 September 2021

Guest Editors:
Grzegorz Gudzbeler, University of Warsaw, Poland
Paweł Maciejewski, Czech Technical University, the Czech Republic
Magdalena Gikiewicz, Main School of Fire Brigade Service, Poland
Jan Mazal, NATO Modelling and Simulation Centre of Excellence, Rome, Italy