PSCE Publishes 2019 Paris Conference Report
The conference provided the ideal platform to learn more on public safety-related strategies developed by different national or international authorities and on technology solutions provided by research as well as industry.
Public Safety Communication Europe (PSCE) Forum held its 21stth conference on 3-4-5 December 2019 in Paris, in close collaboration and hosted by the French Ministry of Interior.
The conference provided the ideal platform to learn more on public safety-related strategies developed by different national or international authorities and on technology solutions provided by research as well as industry. During the panel sessions, fruitful exchange complemented the presentations and provided further information. The conference also featured an exhibition area where solution providers and projects showed their work and achievements.
Overall the event brought together around 110 participants from 15 countries including public safety practitioners, policymakers, academic researchers and industrial experts. Representatives from European Organisations and Institutions also contributed to the discussions.
The conference themes were:
- Use of Drones for Crisis Management
- Broadband Communications
- Space Systems and Applications for Safety and Security
- Managing Information Overload in Situational Awareness Context
The conference was preceded by two workshops occurring simultaneously on December 3rd. The first workshop was focused on article 110 of the European Electronic Communication code and on the development and effective implementation of Public Warning Systems. This workshop was the third and final event of a series of three workshops aimed at guiding national authorities in implementing their PWS and achieve full compliance with article 110. This third workshop offered the perspective and experiences of 3 countries in developing and implementing their own PWS (Belgium-Romania-Iceland) and dealt with the two critical areas of Operational Readiness and Community Preparedness and Education.
The second workshop titled Mobilizing video for PPDR dealt with the use of Mission Critical Video (MCVideo) Technology. MCVideo allows responders to share live images in critical situations, providing new benefits and challenges for PPDR practitioners and society. Field-based, it therefore requires collaboration between practitioners, developers, service providers, governance bodies and researchers. Workshop participants worked in teams of 3-5 participants and produced a short film of real-world interaction with future systems designed to enable better ways of working on PPDR.
An extensive overview of what has been discussed and more details about the results, are provided in the extended conference report.