Workshop on Next Generation Emergency Communications - 27 November
We are delighted to announce that PSCE, in the framework EMYNOS Project, will organize a workshop and an Open Hackathon on next generation emergency communications that will be held in the premises of the Spanish National Police on 27 November 2017 in Madrid.
Current emergency systems and 112 services are generally based on legacy telecommunication technologies, which cannot cope with IP-based services that European citizens use every day. Some of the related limitations are the partial media support, the lack of integration of social media, and the use of an analogue modem for providing e-Call services with limited data amount. Most operators have started migrating towards broadband IP-based infrastructures, and this allows for current emergency systems to be upgraded and adapted in order to fulfill regulatory requirements in terms of Next Generation emergency services.
In order to provide a forum to researchers and industry partners to keep track of the work progress in the context of Next Generation emergency services, the first workshop collocated with the IEEE TEMU conference 2016 in Crete, Greece, was organized by the EMYNOS project consortium. This workshop succeeded in elaborating on several actual questions through key speeches from industry (Google), regulators (FCC), and current research projects such as EMYNOS and NEXES. As a follow up, the EMYNOS consortium is organizing the second workshop that will take place on the 27th of November 2017 and be collocated with the 17th PSCE conference occurring on the 28-29 November in the premises of the Spanish National Police on 27 November 2017 in Madrid.
This workshop will focus more on presenting the EMYNOS project ESInet, particularly, in terms of architecture specification and implementation regarding total conversation, WebRTC based emergency calls, accurate location for emergency calls, and solutions for persons with disabilities. This workshop also includes key talks from the European Commission, the Spanish National Police, Madrid 112, and the NEXES project.
As this workshop also includes a hackathon, we welcome and encourage research, industry – in particular SMEs - , and Public organizations to join the workshop, participate to the interoperability tests, and validate their products and solutions against the EMYNOS ESInet.
EMYHACK is a hackathon that will be held in Madrid on the 27th of November 2017 right before the PSCE conference and run in parallel to the 2nd EMYNOS emergency services workshop. The EMYHACK can be seen as a collaborative event between the EMYNOS consortium and other stakeholders concerned with the evolution and deployment of Next Generation emergency services. This hackathon has several objectives,
• Giving an overview of the EMYNOS testbed/ESInet (please add the link to the EMYNOS ESInet) and how it can be used
• Enabling interoperability tests between software components and products that are compliant to the EENA NG112 LTD document and the NENA i3 architecture
• Enabling NG112 and NG911 products manufacturers to test their products and solutions against legacy systems
• Supporting the development of innovative solutions for current and future emergency services challenges
EMYNET involves various sessions including,
• Testing location configuration, audio, video, WebRTC, Real Time Text over VoIP networks and IMS
• Testing emergency related sensor data transmission and the use of haptic devices
• Testing NG emergency calls towards legacy PSAPs
The EMYHACK event is free of charge and open to all institutions (industry, public sector, academia) interested in testing their Next Generation solutions either in Madrid or remotely.
In order to organize the different sessions, the interested institutions are requested to contact us as soon as possible.
PSCE Conference 28-29 November
The key themes of the second PSCE Conference of 2017 are:
- First results of Broadband adoption (UK, US, Belgian & French perspectives)
- Regulatory barriers for PPDR (EU General Data Protection Regulation)
- Internet of Public Safety Things
- Use of Video in Public Safety
Please note that these are subject to change.
*Please note that this is a preliminary programme. The programme is subject to change and will be updated as soon as more speakers have confirmed.
National Police Central Services Headquarters
Julian Gonzalez Segador Street
From Madrid Airport
Take Metro Line 8 (pink) at either Barajas Station or Aeropuerto T1/T2/T3/T4 and step off at Pinar Del Rey underground station. (4 stops)
Holiday Inn Bernabeu
The Holiday Inn Bernabeu is ideally located, two metro stations away from the Conference location with easy access to the city centre.
Conference attendees receive a special price on rooms: 110€ for a single and 125€ (VAT excl) for a double room per night including buffet breakfast and all service charges. To reserve a room please fill out this form and send it to the Holiday Inn Bernabeu.
*Please note that rooms are subject to availability
From the hotel to the conference
10 min walk to Nuevos Ministerios Underground Station
Take metro line 8 (Pink) at Nuevos Ministerios towards Aeropuerto and step off at Pinar Del Rey underground station. (2 stops)
Participants will have the opportunity to visit the 112 Madrid centre. The visit will take place on 28 November in the late afternoon and be followed by a networking diner in a nearby restaurant.
The restaurant is called "Dudua Palace" and is located in the heart of Madrid city centre.
The address is: "Dudua Palace" Cuesta San Vicente, 2, 28008 Madrid, Spain
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