Second Workshop on Next Generation emergency communications

EMYNOS emergency workshop

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 project 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.

For more information on how to join the Hackathon, please send an email to

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Hackathon Description


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:

  • 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.

Note: The EMYNOS project started making some of the developed components/functionalities open source in order to facilitate interoperability tests and support the development of innovative solutions for current and future emergency services. For more details, we refer to “Open Source".

Preliminary Programme

EMYNOS emergency workshop

Please note that this is a preliminary programme of the EMYNOS emergency workshop. The programme is subject to change and will be updated as soon as more speakers have confirmed.

13:45 - 14:00
Welcome & Registration
14:00 - 14:25
European Commission
14:25 - 14:50
Communication models of Madrid 112 Centre
Mr. Javier Orcaray – Madrid 112 Centre Manager
14:50 - 15:15
A perspective on Next Generation Emergency Services from the European action NEXES
Mr. Marco Manso – Coordinator of NEXES
15:15 - 15:45
Towards a NG112 testbed: the EMYNOS Approach
Mr. Yacine Rebahi – Coordinator of EMYNOS
15:45 - 16:05
Full NG112 scenarios as well as integration with legacy PSPAPs will be shown
16:05 - 16:15
Coffee Break
16:15 - 16:50
Round table : Audience questions & Feedback from the hackathon
that occurred in parallel
16:50 - 17:00
Final Wrap-Up & Conclusions
Hackathon – Room 3

9:00 - 16:00
Interoperability tests with commercial products, legacy PSAPs, and projects implementation components