5th CMI International Conference 2012

Next generation Public Saftey and Emergency (PSE) - Technologies, Policies and Business perspectives

The 2012 CMI conference addressed PSE technologies and architectures, policy issues and business perspectives. The conference brought together representatives from industry and academia to discuss the status and trends, innovations and research challenges. Furthermore, the aim of the conference is to capture the state-of-the-art by identifying emerging research topics and defining the future of PSE.

Programme: Monday, December 10 2012 (Day 1)

SESSION I (Key notes)- Chairman: Knud Erik Skouby, CMI

“Mission critical broadband/applications” - Phil Godfrey, Chairman, TCCA
“The state of the art technology” - Ole Mørk Lauridsen, Adjunct professor, CMI (AAU)
“Spectrum, standardization, Regulation and policy issues” - Finn Petersen, vice chairman, Danish Business Authority

SESSION II (Users) - Chairman: Henning Olesen, CMI

“Can LTE deliver the broadband service requirements of Critical Communications users? And provide adequately reliable, resilient & high quality solutions compared?” - Tony Gray, Regional Business Director, P3 communications GmbH (TCCA)
"The Danish nationwide emergency communications system" - Peter Carpentier, Head of Department, Danish Police, Center for Emergency Communication
“The existing problems with the TETRA system in Denmark” - Gert Vestergaard, BSc.E.E, NIRAS Consulting Engineers

SESSION III (Industry) - Chairman: Reza Tadayoni, CMI

“Nomadic hot spots and LTE applications /networks” - Steffen Ring, Senior Director Global Government Affairs, Motorola
”PSE technologies and applications, including ISI - and roaming (migration)” - Bert Bouwers, CTO, Rohill Technologies BV

Tuesday, December 11 2012 (Day 2)

SESSION IV (Academic)- Chairman: Anders Henten, CMI

“Valuation of Mobile Broadband PSE Network for the Society” - Matti Peltola, Aalto University School of Electrical Engineering & Olli Martikainen, The Research Institute of the Finnish Economy, Finland
“Designing the Future Emergency Service Vehicle: Needs, Approach, Benefits and Competition” - Jyri Rajamäki, D.Sc. (Tech), Laurea University of Applied Sciences
“Analysis of Multicast/Broadcast System Architectures for 4G Public Safety Networks based on LTE” - Sebastian Subik, Research Assistant, TU Dortmund
“Next generation Public Safety and Emergency Technologies” - Camilla Bonde, Ph.D. fellow, Reza Tadayoni, associate professor & Knud Erik Skouby, Professor, Director, CMI (AAU)

SESSION V (Round table)- Chairman: Morten Falch, CMI

“Next generation Public Safety and Emergency -Technologies, Policies and Business perspectivess”
Ole Mørk Lauridsen, Adjunct professor, CMI (AAU)
Matti Peltola, Aalto University School of Electrical Engineering, Finland
Knud Erik Skouby, Professor, Director, CMI (AAU)
Gert Vestergaard, BSc.E.E, NIRAS Consulting Engineers

Call for Papers

The 2012 CMI conference will address Public Safety and Emergency ("PSE") technologies and applications, policy/regulatory issues, and the business perspectives in the PSE market. The conference will bring together representatives from industry and academia to discuss the status and trends, experiences from specific implementations, state-of-the-art technologies and innovations, and the new research challenges.

TETRA is the global standard for critical communications. TETRA technology is in use in more than 124 countries, however there are some lively debates about TETRA's future. Some argue that the TETRA suite of standards has inherent shortcomings and shortcomings due to specific deployment in different markets. Different professional user groups have diverse attitudes to the future development path of the PSE technologies. Some see TETRA and the new upgrades of the standard (e.g., TEDS) as the only sound development path, others see TETRA as an obsolete technology and work for including new technologies as replacement or complementary to the TETRA suite of standards, but do other new technologies fulfil the critical needs of the PSE users?

One major issue in the discussion is the development of new technologies as complementary or as replacements to the current PSE technologies. Examples of new technologies are LTE/LTE Advanced and new stand-alone technologies for specific use, e.g, in the disaster areas, including nomadic hot spots. Another important issue is the spectrum, which is a necessary precondition to enable the introduction of new technologies on the market. For example access to the digital dividend spectrum has been a hot issue in recent years and in some countries like the US, part of the digital dividend spectrum is allocated to the PSE sectors. A third important issue is the standardization of the technologies as well as the applications and the harmonization issues.

In this conference we welcome papers discussing the issues outlined: technology; spectrum, and standardization with focus on the PSE's future. Further, we welcome issues related to applications and services; context awareness and mission critical applications; user requirements from different professional user groups; policy and regulation; business perspectives; case studies from successful or unsuccessful implementation of the technologies; and last but not least, papers discussing the major drivers and barriers for the development of the PSE technologies.