Next Generation Public Safety and Critical Infrastructures

  • Monday, 29 June, 09:00-17:30, Room 4
  • Organisers:

    • Maurizio Casoni (University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy)
    • Tinku Rasheed (Create-net, Italy)
    • Piotr Tyczka (ITTI Sp. z o.o., Poland)
    • Isabelle Bucaille (Thales Communications, France)


Workshop Description

Public safety and critical infrastructure communications are challenged to expand their scope way beyond their original functions towards more sophisticated devices and applications. Governments, public safety agencies and research communities are continuously working together for making significant progress toward improving communications capabilities and critical infrastructure resilience. Next-generation mobile technologies are the key candidate for meeting the new requirements of the public safety community. However, public safety and commercial systems typically are designed and deployed to fulfill different needs and have different requirements, which are directly affecting the quality of service of the communications. The unique and vital nature of public safety affects the technical decisions that are necessary to guarantee connectivity for everyone, anywhere and anytime. Thus, recent enhancements of the 4G Long Term Evolution (LTE) in the field of public safety communications such as device-to-device and group communications for user equipments in physical proximity accrue a great opportunity for bringing new services and a high-level of innovation to the first responders. Significantly higher over-the-air transmission rates and architectural enhancements are also expected with the advent of 5G communication networks to meet the operational requirements of both public safety and commercial users.
This workshop aims at reinforcing the European research ecosystem on Public Safety and Critical Communications by strengthening the liaison between the participating projects, facilitating the exchange of ideas between US and Europe, and helping each research group to take advantage of the results produced by other projects, improving focus of innovation and aligning towards common goals and milestones, thus maximizing the overall impact.



09:00–09:45 Keynote Speech: Regulatory status for public safety applications, E. Faussurier (ANFR, France)
09:45–10:10 Absolute, Isabelle Bucaille (Thales, France)
10:10–10:30 PPDR-TC, Maurizio Casoni (University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy) Presentation Available
10.30–11:00 Coffee break
11:00–11:20 Programmable IPv6 Public Safety Networks, Janez Sterle and Mojca Volk, (University Ljubljana, SIovenia)
11:20–11:40 Concerto, L. Iacobelli (Thales, France)
11:40–12:00 RESCUER, Karina Villela (Fraunhofer IESE, Germany)
12:00–12:20 ESPONDER, D. Vassiliadis (Exus S.A., Greece)
12:30–14:00 Lunch Break

Panel session on Public Safety in 5G

Moderator: Isabelle Bucaille (Thales, France)
Panel Participants: (Keynote speaker + project presenters)

15:30–16:00 Coffee break
16:00–16:20 Business Models for future broadband PPDR networks, H. Gierszal (Adam Mickiewicz University, Polanda), K. Pawlina (ITTI, Poland), P. Tyczka (ITTI, Poland), K.Romanowski (ITTI, Poland), D.Lavaux (Thales Communications & Security, France), Ch. Katsigiannis (Exus, Greece) Presentation Available
16:20–16:40 Analysis of PPDR  Radio Spectrum Requirements, J. Burns (Plum Consulting, U.K.) Presentation Available
16:40–17:00 Local Positioning System for first responders, N. Joram (T.U.Dresden, Germany), J. Wagner, (T.U.Dresden, Germany) Presentation Available
17:00–17:20 Case-Based Cognitive Cellular Systems for Temporary Events D. Grace (University of York, UK), N. Morozs, (University of York, UK)
17:20–17:40 Cognitive Relaying for Airborne LTE Emergency Networks, S. Chandrasekharan (RMIT University, Australia), S. Kandeepan, (RMIT University, Australia)