Workshop on "Next Generation Emergency Services"

Workshop Objectives

The transition to Next Generation networks is often coupled with the vision of innovative services providing personalized and customizable services over an all-IP infrastructure. To enable a smooth transition, Next Generation all-IP networks need not only support more services but also support current vital services, namely emergency services. Emergency services can be classified into the following categories: 1) emergency calls to police, fire brigade, and ambulance, 2) communications between the rescue teams' members, 3) disaster management and coordination, and 4) emergency warning. This workshop will provide a forum to 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. In more detail, the two latest European projects NEXES RIA and EMYNOS RIA (H2020 framework, DRS 19 – 2014: Communication technologies and interoperability) dealing with Next Generation Emergency services will present their current status and perspectives. Additionally, the Austrian Red Cross will present their vision on Next Generation Emergency Communication (NGEC) and how social media could be helpful in this context.

In addition to the presentations of the key speakers, a panel session will be organized. The Panel will discuss the latest EU and US initiatives related to NG112 & NG911 and how to speed up the migration.

The conference will take place at Heraklion, Crete, Greece from the 25th of July to the 27th of July 2016.