Advanced Industrial Conference on Emergency and Disaster

AICED 2005

Week of April 17, 2005 - Reunion Island

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Advanced Industrial Conference on Emergency and Disaster in Networks (AICED 2005) brings into the picture resiliency, redundancy, emergency, and disaster recovery as the chief topics.

Current practice for engineering carrier grade IP networks suggests n-redundancy schema. From the operational perspective, complications are involved with multiple n-box PoP. It is not guaranteed that this n-redundancy provides the desired 99.999% uptime. Two complementary solutions promote (i) high availability, which enables network-wide protection by providing fast recovery from faults that may occur in any part of the network, and (ii) non-stop routing. Theory on robustness stays behind the attempts for improving system reliability with regard to emergency services and containing the damage through disaster prevention, diagnosis and recovery.

Making networks robust must consider the need for reduced CAPEX (fewer network elements and less space required) as well as reduced OPEX (lower power consumption, less boxes to manage, fewer issues with software versions, configurations, spares, etc.).

Highly reliable emergency communications are required by public safety and disaster relief agencies to perform recovery operations or associated with disasters or serious network events. Future advanced network development and evolution should take into consideration these requirements through solutions:

  • Identification of suitable technologies, i.e., narrowband and broadband aspects,
  • Interoperability and interworking between emergency communications capabilities and public networks,
  • Preferential access to communications resources capabilities, applications, and facilities,
  • Preferential use of remaining operational resources.

The AICED 2005 aims to bring together players and solutions from both sides of the equation, technical and business, as emergency services and disaster recovery strongly tight these aspects.

Therefore, we expect contributions on both topic lanes.

Important dates:

Paper submission December 15, 2004
Deadline for tutorial/panel proposals January 5, 2005
Notification of acceptance December 25, 2004
Camera ready submissions January 5, 2005
Conference dates Week of April 17, 2005

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