This week the EMYNOS workshop on ‘Next Generation Emergency Services’ took place on Crete, Greece.
The workshop provided a forum for researchers and industry partners to keep track of the work progress within this field by addressing in particular issues such as security and privacy, integration of social media, and extensions of eCall, in addition to experiences gained in the implementation of the EENA LTD. Panel discussions were held and several projects were presented. This was all organized during the bi-annual International Conference on Telecommunications & Multimedia (TEMU).
The following topics were discussed in the panels:
- What are the obstacles for an IP deployment with regard to Emergency Services?
- What is preventing Emergency Services from accepting emergency calls via the internet?
- How could the Internet of Things be usefully integrated in Emergency Services?
Besides the panel discussions, the current status and perspectives of several projects related to Emergency Services were presented. Among these: EPISECC, COncORDE and NEXES. More information on the projects can be found on the dedicated project websites.