Agenda for SDO Emergency Services Coordination Workshop

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.

Requirements, Architecture 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.

ETSI EMTEL (Steve Norreys)

This 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

ETSI TISPAN (Steve Norreys)

Abstract: TBD

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)

This 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 considerations. 

TIA TR-45 Subcommittee TR-45.2 Emergency Services Overview (Larry Young)

This 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)

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.

European Commission: Proposed Agenda points for the SDO Emergency Services Coordination Workshop (Alain Van Gaever)

For 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)

Abstract: TBD

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 Committee.

ANSI-HSSP (Matthew Deane)

The presentation 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)

The 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 services.

The Location-to-URL 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)

The 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 distributed manner.

Location Information

Location Transport & Formats

IETF GEOPRIV: Transmission of Civic Location Information using DHCP
(IETF GEOPRIV, Henning Schulzrinne)

This presentation gives a short overview of the work done in context of  draft-ietf-geopriv-dhcp-civil.

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 
RFC 3825.

Location Configuration Protocol: Application Layer Solution (IETF GEOPRIV, Andrew Newton)

This 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 Young)

This 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)

The 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.

The location 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 mechanisms.

The workshop 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)

Abstract: TBD

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)

This 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

Unauthenticated Network Access in IEEE 802.11 (Harry Worstell)

Abstract: TBD

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 workshop itself.

Emergency Service 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  (Henning Schulzrinne)

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.

USDOT - NG9-1-1  (Jenny Hansen)

The 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.

Next Generation 9-1-1:  It isn’t just telephones anymore.

Agency Locator Service for Emergency Services (COMCARE, Sukumar Dwarkanath)

This 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 public.

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