ITU-T is hosting
a workshop and demonstration together with OASIS on Advances in ICT
Standards for Public Warning, 19-20 October.
In the wake
of the Tsunami disaster that took place on 26 December 2004 and major natural
catastrophes that hit in 2005 standards development organizations (SDOs) have
stepped up work on public warning in concert with organizations dealing with
disaster management, prevention and relief. Emphasizing the practical
application of standardized public warnings, the workshop will review relevant
work by SDOs, identify standardization gaps, and identify key players to
collaborate on further work as needed.
two-day event will feature an emergency management interoperability
demonstration of the Common Alerting Protocol (CAP) OASIS standard, as well as
presentations by various players active in public warning and discussion of
relevant technology issues that may also have public policy implications.