IEEE 9th World Forum on Internet of Things
12–27 October 2023 // Aveiro, Portugal

5G for Public Protection and Disaster Relief (PPDR)

Industry Forum Track

5G for Public Protection and Disaster Relief (PPDR)

 

This track will take place on October 20th, all day.

 

Description

Public Protection and Disaster Relief (PPDR) has come into increased attention due to recent disasters (fires, floods, heat waves, earthquakes, tsunamis, volcano eruptions), as well major events (World Cup, Olympic Games, World Youth Day). The need to provide increased situation awareness and decision making, supporting C&C and then empowering first responders, requires improved, flexible, integrated connectivity to the field. 5G was recognized, already in the 2016 5G Action Plan as a means to extend existing capabilities, enabling broadband connectivity to security forces and first responders.This Industry Forum will provide an opportunity to highlight recent contributions of 5G to PPDR, and discuss how best to integrate such capabilities with existing (PMR, TETRA/Tetrapol) solutions.

 

Agenda

 

  Title Speaker
9:00-9:20 Opening
Keynote 5G for PPDR Jorge Pereira, DG CONNECT, European Commission
9:20-11:00 PPDR 1 Chair: Jorge Pereira, EC
LiveCITY

Lessons learned in early usage of IoT and mobile communications in PPDR scenarios

Luís Cordeiro, ONESOURCE

MATILDA

 Emergency Infrastructure and Services Orchestration

Janez Sterle, INTERNET INSTITUTE

FUDGE-5G

Non-public 5G network for first responders and protection forces

João Fernandes, OneSource

5G-EPICENTRE

5G's Potential to provide enhanced critical services: lessons learned

Alain Dubois, Airbus
11:00-11:15 Coffee Break
11:15-13:00 PPDR 2 Chair: Jorge Pereira, EC
5G-COMPLETE Advancements in Edge Computing and Service Orchestration in Support of PPDR  Dimitrios Apostolopoulos, NTUA, EL
5G-VICTORI Surveillance and Protection of Critical infrastructures Vasileios Theodorou, Intracom Telecom, EL

5G-IANA

Situational Awareness

Rudolf Sušnik, INTERNET INSTITUTE

5G-Xcast
+
ENGAGE 

Improving public warning communication through research

Menno Bot, One2Many/EverBridge, NL

5GASP

Empowering PPDR Applications and Services

Rudolf Sušnik, INTERNET INSTITUTE

13:00-14:00 Lunch  Break
14:00-16:00 Plenary Session
Keynote TBD TBD
Keynote The (communication) challenges of PPDR - including major events Brigadeiro-General Paulo Nunes, President, SIRESP

Keynote

Digital Twins critical scenarios Dan Isaacs, Chief Technical Officer of Digital Twin Consortium
16:00-16:15 Coffee Break
16:15-17:30 Drones Chair: Jorge Pereira, EC

INT5GENT

Reliable drone-based video streaming

Janez Sterle, INTERNET INSTITUTE

LOCUS

TBD

Stefania Bartoletti, University of Rome Tor Vergata and CNIT, IT

5G!DRONES

UAS trials on public safety and saving lives

Jussi-Pekka Haapola, Univ Oulu, FI

Keynote BroadEU.net: working towards a EU Critical Communication System David Lund, PSCE
17:30-18:00 Panel Discussion Moderator: Jorge Pereira, EC
  Enhancing PPDR through 5G

 

Organizer

Dr. Jorge Pereira: Principal Scientific Officer, European Commission, DG CONNECT - Brussels, Belgium

Jorge Pereira obtained the Engineering and M.Sc. degrees in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Instituto Superior Técnico (IST), Lisbon, Portugal in 1983 and 1987, respectively, and a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering-Systems from the University of Southern California (USC), Los Angeles, in 1993. He has been with the European Commission since September 1996, becoming Principal Scientific Officer in 2005. He has been covering a broad variety of areas, with a focus on networking, devices, applications and services, experimentation, testing and validation, as well as deployment. He works, since 2016, in the area of Future Connectivity Systems, focusing on 5G and beyond, being responsible for the areas of Advanced Spectrum Management; optical-wireless convergence; Connected and Automated Mobility (CAM); and Public Protection and Disaster Relief (PPDR).

 

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