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 Joint ITU-T/ OASIS Workshop and Demonstration of Advances in ICT Standards for Public Warning
 Geneva, 19-20 October 2006  
Contact: tsbworkshops@itu.int

DAY 1, 19 OCTOBER 2006
09:30 - 11:45
OPENING SESSION - CURRENT TRENDS AND ISSUES IN PUBLIC WARNING
Session Co-Chairman: Marie-Thérèse Alajouanine, Chairman of ITU-T Study
Group 2/ARCEP and Eliot Christian, US Geological Survey


• ITU-T Welcome
Houlin Zhao, Director, ITU Standardization Sector
[ SPEECH ]

• OASIS Welcome
Patrick Gannon, President and CEO, OASIS
[ SPEECH ]

Keynote Presentations from:
• WMO/World World Weather Watch and Public Warning
John L. Hayes, World Weather Watch Department, WMO
[ PRESENTATION ]

• Developments Related to the Tampere Convention
Bo Bergner, Swedish Post and Telecom Agency
[ PRESENTATION ]

• Activities in the Private Sector as it Relates to Public Warning
Tony Rutkowski, Verisign
[ PRESENTATION ]

• U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Emergency Interoperable Standards Efforts
Chip Hines, US Department of Homeland Security
[ PRESENTATION ]

• How CAP Alerts are Supported by the Google Earth Infrastructure
Speakers: Frank Roble and Andrew Rogers, Neopolitan Networks
[ PRESENTATION ]

14:00 - 15:20
SESSION 1: ICT STANDARDS FOR PUBLIC WARNINGS
Session Chairmen: Elysa Jones, Warning Systems, Inc. and Art Botterell, Community Warning System-Contra Costa County, CA

• OASIS CAP in Detail
Art Botterell, Community Warning System-Contra Costa County, CA
[ PRESENTATION ]

• Activities within OASIS Emergency Management TC
Elysa Jones, Warning Systems, Inc.
[ PRESENTATION ]

• Standards Work within the ITU-T
Ken Smith, Verizon
[ PRESENTATION ]


16:00 - 17:40
CONTINUATION OF SESSION 1: IMPLEMENTING ICT STANDARDS FOR PUBLIC WARNINGS
Session Chairman: Eliot Christian, US Geological Survey

• Challenges of Implementing the International Health Regulations by Véronique Inès Thouvenot, World Health Organisation, National Epidemic Preparedness and Response
[ PRESENTATION ]

• UNEP's Global Environmental Alert Service using CAP
Ashbindu Singh, UN Environment Programme, Division of Early Warning & Assessment
[ PRESENTATION ]

• Cell Alert Harmonization
Mark Wood, Citizens Emergency Alert Services Association International (CEASa)
[ PRESENTATION ]

• Implementing CAP for Hazard Warning in Sri Lanka
Gordon A. Gow, University of Alberta, Canada
[ PRESENTATION ]

• The Anny Network: A CAP-based Warning System
Pierre Alexandre Genillon, WorldSpace
[ PRESENTATION ]


DAY 2, 20 OCTOBER 2006
09:00 - 10:45
SESSION 2: EXPERIENCES WITH PUBLIC WARNINGS
Session Chairman: Jim Devine, US Geological Survey

• ETSI EMTEL and Insights into Some Emergency Messaging Technologies
Ian Harris, Fellow of the Institute of Electrical Engineers / Research In Motion
[ PRESENTATION ]

• Public Warning in Washington State
Don Miller, Telecommunications and Warning Systems, Washington State
[ PRESENTATION ]

• Global Disaster Alert and Coordination System (GDACS)
Thomas Peter, UN/OCHA
[ PRESENTATION ]

• Practical Experiences with the Tampere Convention
Tor Bothner, UN/OCHA
[ PRESENTATION ]

• Efforts Toward a Global Tsunami Warning Systems
Peter Koltermann, Tsunami Co-ordination Unit, Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission, UNESCO
[ PRESENTATION ]


11:15 - 12:15
SESSION 3: BIRDS-OF-A-FEATHER
Break-out Sessions:

• Effective Public Alerts and Warnings: Policy, Frequency, Effectiveness, National Security vs. Public Safety
• Weather, Earthquake, Public Safety, Tsunami, Traffic, Fire, Flood, Health

13:40 - 15:40
SESSION 4: FURTHER DEVELOPMENTS IN SUPPORT OF PUBLIC WARNINGS
Session Chair: Guy Weets, DG Information Society

• Review of the European Commission's Activities for Emergency Management
Guy Weets, Unit Head, DG Information Society
[ PRESENTATION ]

• Getting the Message Across - Sharing Warnings
Renato Iannella, National ICT Australia (NICTA)
[ PRESENTATION ]

• Further Developments in Support of Public Warnings
Tony Rutkowski, Versign
[ PRESENTATION ]

• Experience with Wide Area CAP Warning Systems
Efraim Petel, Hoermann Gmbh
[ PRESENTATION ]

• Overview and Activities of RSOE Havaria Information Service
Zsolt Böszörményi, RSOE Havaria and Róbert Rafael, RSOE Havaria
[ PRESENTATION ]


16:00 - 17:00
CLOSING: WHAT'S NEXT? ADVANCING ICT STANDARDISATION FOR PUBLIC WARNINGS
Session Moderator: Patrick Gannon, President and CEO, OASIS

• Session 1A
Elysa Jones, Warning Systems, Inc. and Art Botterell, Contra Costa County, CA
• Session 1B
Eliot Christian, US Geological Survey
• Session 2
Jim Devine, US Geological Survey
• Session 3
Renato Iannella, National ICT Australia (NICTA)
• Session 4
Guy Weets, DG Information Society

 

 

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