Agenda for SDO Emergency
Please note that this is a temporary agenda proposal. The
categorization, the placement of the items within each category and the
description might change.
The abstracts of a number of presentations are still missing.
and Regulatory Aspects
NENA Next Generation 9-1-1 Architecture (Brian Rosen)
NENA Next Generation 9-1-1
is envisioned as an all-IP upgrade of the entire North American
emergency call system. All calls will be answered via IP, and PSAPs
will accept calls from a wide variety of sources, with audio, vido
and/or text media. The NG9-1-1 architecture is built upon the IETF
emergency call work. This presentation will discuss how the first
version of the technology in NG9-1-1, dubbed "i3" extends the work of
the IETF location, call marking and location based call routing
mechanisms to provide a new level of service for emergency calls.
presentation will give the scope and the work that has been approved in
ETSI special committee EMTEL, as well as giving a projection of what
work is expected to be approved in the near future. Draft outline of
presentation (1) Introduction (2) Scope of presentation (3) EMTEL
responsibilities (4) EMTEL Delivables (5) Work in other ETSI TBs (6)
Co-operation with other SDOs (7) EU Projects (8) End
Service requirements from 3GPP TS 22.101 (Atle Monrad)
This presentation provides a summary of
the service requirements from 3GPP. The presentation lists the main
service requirements in a 3GPP IMS
3GPP support for IP based Emergency Calls (Stephen Edge)
This presentation provides a summary of the solution being
developed in 3GPP to support IP based emergency calls. The presentation focuses
on architectural details and call establishment procedures including procedures
to support registration, routing and location provision.
Protocol Details from 3GPP TS 24.229 (Atle Monrad)
This presentation provides a brief summary of open issues within the
specification providing protocol details within 3GPP. The 3GPP TS 24.229
outlines the protocol requirements for the involved entities within an
emergency session setup in IMS.
3GPP2 IP Based Emergency
Calls (Deborah Barclay)
presentation provides a brief overview of the 3GPP2 organizational
structure, followed by an overview of the IP Based Emergency Calls
project. Project information includes: project status, a summary of the
requirements, challenges to address, and future
TIA TR-45 Subcommittee TR-45.2 Emergency Services Overview (Larry Young)
presentation provides a brief overview of the TIA TR-45 Subcommittee
TR-45.2 organizational structure, followed by an overview of previous
Emergency Services joint activities with ATIS and current joint
activities with 3GPP2.
IETF ECRIT Emergency Service Architecture (IETF ECRIT, Jon Peterson)
European Commission: Proposed Agenda points for the SDO
Emergency Services Coordination Workshop (Alain Van Gaever)
Summoning emergency help
by the public is a core feature of telephone networks. This document
describes a framework of how various IETF protocols are combined to
place emergency calls. This includes how these calls are routed to the
correct Public Safety Answering Point (PSAP) based on the physical
location of the caller, while providing the call taker the necessary
information to dispatch a first responder to that location. This
document explains how location mapping, call identification and end
system behavior are combined to allow multimedia emergency calls. It
describes at a high level how the pieces (recognizing a call as an
emergency call, marking it as such, determining the location of the
caller, routing the call based on location) go together, and references
the Internet standards that define the details of these mechanisms.
regulators and policy developers it is extremely important to
understand the implications of the work of the IETF ECRIT group.
Regulatory obligations ensure that operators of electronic
communications networks and services fulfil the necessary requirements
to guarantee citizens access to emergency services. However, current
regulations tend to assume vertically integrated telecom operators and
the use of traditional TDM technology. An assumption which tends to be
less and less accurate. Emergency Access in an IP environment, as
currently worked on by the IETF ECRIT group, no longer assumes
vertically integrated operators, but rather relies on different actors
to deliver an emergency call to the most appropriate PSAP. Regulations
and corresponding obligations need to be adapted to take this evolution
into account. In Europe the Regulatory Framework for Electronic
Communications Networks and Services is currently being reviewed and in
early 2007 legislative changes will be proposed to the European
Parliament. Also at individual Member State level, awareness needs to
be raised on the fundamental changes that emergency access in an all-IP
environment will generate.
PacketCable Activities (Sandeep Sharma)
This presentation provides a technical
overview and specifies requirements for the support of emergency
services in PacketCable(TM).
The requirements are based on the referenced IETF Internet-Drafts and emerging documents from NENA.
ITU SG2 and ITU SG4 Activities (Ken Smith)
ESIF NGES (Anand Akundi)
The presentation provides an overview of the work activities
in ESIF NGES.
Architecture and Standards: An Emergency Services Enterprise Framework: A Service-Oriented Approach (COMCARE, Sukumar Dwarkanath)
Adopting a Service-Oriented enterprise
approach is extremely useful and has number of advantages in the
Emergency Services environment. This presentation defines a framework
– in the context of an enterprise – an envisioned Emergency
Services Enterprise Framework, and identifies the key elements of this
framework. It will also provide a brief description of the Emergency
Services Community Of Interest (COI) and will provide an overview of
the current standards activities in the emergency response domain, and
in particular that of the OASIS Emergency Management Technical
ANSI-HSSP (Matthew Deane)
will provide an overview of the American National Standards Institute's
(ANSI) Homeland Security Standards Panel (HSSP), including its work to
date in the area of emergency communications. The mission of the
ANSI-HSSP is to facilitate the development and enhancement of homeland
security standards and promote a cooperative partnership between the
public and private sectors in order to meet the needs of the nation in
this critical area.
Wimax (Hannes Tschofenig)
This presentation provides information about the emergency related requirements discussed in the Wimax Forum.
Mapping Protocol and Mapping Architecture
IETF Mapping Protocol and Architecture (IETF ECRIT, Henning Schulzrinne)
Location-to-Service Translation Protocol (LoST) is an XML-based
protocol for mapping service identifiers and geospatial or civic
location information to service contact URIs. In particular,
it can be used to determine the location-appropriate PSAP for emergency
Mapping Architecture that utilizes LoST as a building block is a
global, scalable, resilient and administratively distributed system for
mapping geographic location information to URLs. The
architecture generalizes well-known approaches found in hierarchical
lookup systems such as DNS.
Emergency Service Identification
Emergency Service Identification (IETF ECRIT, Henning Schulzrinne)
content of many communication services depends on the context, such as
the user's location. With the standardization of a 'service' URN that
allows to identify context-dependent services that can be resolved in a
Location Transport & Formats
IETF GEOPRIV: Transmission of Civic Location Information using DHCP (IETF
GEOPRIV, Henning Schulzrinne)
Location Configuration Protocol:
Application Layer Solution (IETF GEOPRIV, Andrew Newton)
This presentation gives a
short overview of the work done in context of
IETF GEOPRIV: Transmission of Geospatial Location Information using DHCP (IETF
GEOPRIV, James Polk)
This presentation gives a
short overview of the work done in context of
presentation provides a brief overview of the work done by a design
team in the IETF GEOPRIV working group. This presention focuses on
challenges that were discovered during the discussions.
OMA Location Services (Larry
presentation provides a brief overview of the Open Mobile Alliance
organizational structure, followed by an overview of the location
projects. The overview includes: a summary of the requirements, the
current project status, and the challenges we are addressing.
LLDP / LLDP-MED (Manfred Arndt)
This presentation provides
a high level overview of IEEE 802.1AB (LLDP) and ANSI/TIA-1057
(LLDP-MED). Present LLDP-MED uses civil and geospatial location formats
(matches GEOPRIV). Finally, we discuss potential applicability of
LLDP-MED to wireless.
IEEE 802.11 Emergency
Service Support (Harry Worstell)
intent of IEEE 802.11 emergency service support is to amend the IEEE
802.11 standard at layer 1 and layer 2 to provision future WLAN systems
with these capabilities over the air interface.
information is provided through the IEEE 802.11 MIB, accessed using
some OID mechanism, whilst the identification and network access
are provided at layer 2
by modifications to the IEEE 802.11 probe request and response
presentation intends to not only inform the Emergency Services
community about current standardisation activities within IEEE 802.11,
but also serves as an
invitation to receive comments and feedback.
IEEE 802.11k Emergency
Service (Harry Worstell)
The Geography Markup Language (GML) from OCG (Carl Reed)
The Open Geospatial Consortium, Inc.® (OGC) is a non-profit, international,
voluntary consensus standards organization that is leading the development
of standards for geospatial and location based services. The OGC is involved
in numerous activities related to architectures and the use of standards for
location information, transfer, and formats as well as reference
architectures for portals and applications for emergency management and
response. This presentation provides background on the OGC, various work
activities related to EM, and some basic information on OGC standards of
relevance to the EM community.
Location Conveyance in SIP (IETF SIP, James Polk)
presentation describes the extension to the Session Initiation Protocol
(SIP) to convey geographic location information from one SIP entity to
another SIP entity. The extension covers end to end conveyance as well
as location-based routing, where proxy servers make routing decisions
based on the location of the UAC.
Unauthenticated Network Access
Access in IEEE 802.11 (Harry Worstell)
Challenges, Open Issues & Current Projects
This section is a place-holder for selected open issues and challenges
for emergency services. A few items might be discovered during the
Deployment Challenges in Austria (David Lindner)
The Internet Foundation Austria, Silver
Server - a broadband ISP - as well as a PSAP are planning the first
national field test of location based
delivery of emergency calls via VoIP. David Lindner explains the
reasons, why this field test implementation is important for Austria an
Europe and what problems they are facing.
NG911: Prototyping a
next-generation emergency calling system
As part of a joint project
with Texas A&M University, NENA and several PSAPs, we have
implemented a prototype of a complete next-generation emergency calling
system. It incorporates a soft-client that supports a variety of
location discovery mechanisms, LoST-based call routing, and PSAP
functionality, including automated call handling, overload control,
logging and mapping. PSAP call takers are testing the prototype for
usability and feature completeness. In the talk, we describe what
lessons we learned during the implementation.
- NG9-1-1 (Jenny Hansen)
nation’s 9 1 1 system, based on decade’s old
technology cannot handle the text, data, images, and video that are
increasingly common in personal communications and critical to future
transportation safety and mobility advances.
The Next Generation 9 1
1 Initiative is a DOT research and development project, that, through
public and private partnerships, will help define the system
architecture that enables the transmission of voice, data or video from
different types of communication devices to the Public Safety Answering
Points and onto emergency responder networks.
9-1-1: It isn’t just telephones anymore.
Agency Locator Service for Emergency Services (COMCARE, Sukumar Dwarkanath)
presentation will give a brief description, overview and current status
of an agency locator core service – the Emergency Access Provider
Database (EPAD). The presentation will include the description of the
current prototype, an overview of the design elements for the next
phase, and a brief description of the activities and projects.
EPAD is a geospatially-enabled electronic
directory that contains emergency and administrative contact
information for all emergency response agencies in the US and all
authorized private entities capable of distributing information to the
Conclusions and Next Steps
In this agenda slot we will summarize the workshop presentations and
brainstorm about the next steps for future work on the big picture of
the emergency service work.
Post Workshop: Emergency Service Demo
Henning Schulzrinne and his students will show us a demo of an
emergency service system. This might be a nice opportunity
to ask implementation specific questions.
Last updated by Hannes Tschofenig