2nd Annual SENTER Conference
7 – 9 November, 2017
Bled, Slovenia

The European Network of Centres of Excellence in Cybercrime (SENTER) invites you to its second annual conference on the fight against cybercrime and open source intelligence (OSINT).
The conference is organized as a three-day event that includes:

  • SENTER Network annual meeting (SENTER partners only), 7 November 2017
  • OSINT Working Day (Open day for all participants), 8 November 2017
  • SIG meetings (SIG members), 9 November 2017
The dedicated OSINT Working Day (8 November) is open to all OSINT experts from the law enforcement agencies (LEA), industries delivering specialized solutions for LEA, researchers and scientists working with LEA and Defense topics. Its main goal is to give an overview on the recent OSINT R&D results, present leading industrial solutions in that area, discuss the future and role of OSINT, and give the insight into the pertinent issues of the fight against cybercrime, for example those related to crypto currencies.


The conference will be held at Hotel Park, Cesta svobode 15, SI-4260 Bled, Slovenia (Sava Hotel Resorts). Bled is one of the most beautiful places in Slovenia, not far away from the Ljubljana Airport.



Prices per room per day (bed and breakfast):
- Standard double room for single use 88.00 EUR

The prices include: bed & breakfast, wireless internet access in the room, use of the swimming pool and fitness in the hotel, parking place – upon availability, VAT. Obligatory surcharges: tourist tax (1.27 EUR per pers. per day) and administration fee (1 EUR per pers. per check-in)

Please book your rooms on-line until 9 October, 2017 here

In case you have trouble with on-line booking, you can contact hotel booking department for assistance: E: info@hotelibled.com, T: +386 4 579 16 00. When contacting the booking department please note the EVENT REFERENCE CODE: 18566.

After 9 October 2017 the block of rooms will be released and made available to other guests. If you prefer to stay somewhere else, there are several other hotels, pensions, and other types of accommodation in Bled. The full list is available here

How to get there

Bled is located in the north-west part of Slovenia, 35 km from the Jože Pučnik International Airport Ljubljana. Other airports in the region and their distances to Bled are:

  • Trieste (170 km)
  • Venice (290 km)
  • Klagenfurt (80 km)
  • Graz (210 km)
  • Zagreb (200 km)

Travel to Bled from the Ljubljana Airport:

  • Bus: Unfortunately, there are no direct buses from the airport to Bled. You have to take a bus to Kranj first and change there to Bled. The bus schedules are available here
  • Hotel transfer
  • Taxi
  • Shuttle (it is recommended to book the shuttle in advance):


Tuesday, 7 November

SENTER Network day

08:30 – 09:00 Registration
09:00 – 09:15 Short project overview (Egidija Veršinskienė, L3CE)
09:15 – 09:45 SENTER project WP1: follow up on deliverables and process, presentation of key deliverables.
(by Mr. Edmundas Piesarskas, L3CE)
09:45 – 10:15 SENTER project WP2: follow up on deliverables and process, presentation of key deliverables.
(by Mr. Evalgelos Markatos, FORTH)
10:15 – 10:45 SENTER project WP3: follow up on deliverables and process, presentation of key deliverables.
(by Mr. Bob Russell, States of Jersey Police)
10:45 – 11:15 SENTER project WP4: follow up on deliverables and process, presentation of key deliverables.
(by UASAS)
11:15 – 11:30 Coffee break
11:30 – 13:00 Discussion on SENTER Network establishment and governance model, SENTER Network’s establishment, establishment of Management and Supervisory Boards
13:00 – 14:00 Lunch
14:00 – 14:30 Presentation on information exchange platform of the Network
14:30 – 15:30 Training on portal administration, discussion and agreements on information sharing platform sustainability issues
15:30 – 15:50 Coffee break
15:50 – 17:00 Session on major milestones of SENTER and beyond project road-mapping – identity and sustainability strategies
17:00 – 17:30 Wrap-up of the day
19:15 Social event at Hotel Triglav, departure by bus from Hotel Park

Wednesday, 8 November

SENTER conference - OSINT Working day

09:00 – 09:30 Registration
09:30 – 09:40 Welcome, Borka Jerman Blažič, Jožef Stefan Institute
09:40 – 10:00 Opening, Viktor Sterle, Head of IT. Ministry of Defence, Republic of Slovenia
10:00 – 10:20 Short overview of SENTER project by Mrs. Egidija Veršinskienė, L3CE
10:20 – 11:00 Presentation on i-LEAD project and role of OSINT among EU LEA priorities by Mr. Patrick Padding, National Police of the Netherlands (NPN) Core group leader European Network Law Enforcement Technology Services (ENLETS)
11:00 – 11:30 Coffee break
11:30 – 12:00 OSINT in fight against Hybrid InfoOps and PsyOps, Tomas Tauginas, Lithuanian Armed Forces, Department of Strategic Communication
12:00 – 12:30 Cybercrime in Southeast Europe by Marjan Stoilkovski, head of the Cybercrime unit at Macedonian Police.
12:30 – 13:00 Crypto-currencies in criminality by Mark Gallagher, Detective Garda with the Criminal Assets Bureau, Ireland
13:00 – 14:00 Lunch
14:00 – 14:30 Behaviour patterns by FBK (Italy)
14:30 – 15:00 OSINT tools by Web-IQ (The Netherlands)
15:00 – 15:30 OSINT capabilities by Rel8 (USA)
15:30 – 16:00 Coffee break
16:00 – 17:00 Round table discussion – future of OSINT and role of academia in the field
17:00 – 17:20 Wrap-up of the day
19:15 Social event at Vila Ajda, organised departure from Hotel Park

Thursday, 9 November

Special Interest Groups (SIG) day

08:30 – 09:15 Review on current SIG status (15 min. each)
09:15 – 10:00 Discussions on SIG governance model, elections of applicable
10:00 – 10:20 Coffee break
10:20 – 12:20 SIG E&T (Education and Training) meeting
12:20 – 13:00 SIG DF (Digital Forensics) meeting
13:00 – 14:00 Lunch
14:00 – 15:00 SIG DF (Digital Forensics) meeting
15:00 – 17:00 SIG OSINT meeting
17:00 – 17:30 Wrap-up of the day
10:20 – 17:00 Parallel session
10:20 – 17:00 SINCERE strategy meeting


I would like to ask the SENTER project to cover my travel and/or accommodation costs:
Travel information:
(relevant only for the SENTER non-partners with reimbursed costs)
Single standard room booked at Hotel Park
Shuttle transfer between Airport Ljubljana and Hotel Park