NEXES Highlights Emergency Services at the Security and Counter Terror Expo

NEXES Proposes Next Generation Emergency Services in Terrorism Resilience

NEXES has made its debut on industrial exhibitions at the Security and Counter Terror Expo (SCTX) 2016, the most comprehensive event dedicated to the professionals tasked with protecting against terrorism that took place at the Olympia in London, from April 19th to 20th. Supported by the UK Home Office and dedicated to Evolving International Public and Private Sector Resilience, this year’s Conference and Workshop gathered 9000 attendees from the security, police, government and military organisations across the globe.

sctx_rinFollowing a year of intensive research and innovation work, RINICOM exhibited at SCTX 2016 the most promising IP-enabled technologies to improve the resilience of emergency services when called to fulfil their mission following terrorist attacks. NEXES’s latest developments – improved total conversation communications, enhanced situational awareness and advanced interoperability assets – are fundamental to help emergency services on the field to outperform and better protect people and assets.

The exhibition of NEXES innovations at the SCTX 2016 is part of the ambitious dissemination and exploitation effort of the NEXES Consortium, aiming to generate awareness and network with targeted audiences in the emergency and security professional domain so as to build future sustainable business opportunities for NEXES innovative results as they foster a paced transition to next generation emergency services.

The NEXES Corner Makes a Buzz

NEXES Captures All Attentions at the EENA Conference 2016

eena_dwThe NEXES Action made quite the headlines at the EENA Conference 2016. No doubt the next generation emergency services are a hot topic at the moment, but to have a research and innovation action capturing all the different perspectives required to make next generation emergency services a reality is the actual game changer!

From April 6th to 8th, the NEXES innovations were broadly presented and debated, ensuing interesting dynamics with the many emergency services professionals visiting the NEXES Corner at Deveryware’s booth. Total conversation, enhanced location, improved PSAP systems and new Apps fostering improved communication between emergency services and citizens, including those experiencing disability, impairment or special needs, were at the top of the discussions, conducted by NEXES partners: the Emergency Ambulance Physicians Association (AAHD), Deveryware, the Institute of Communications and Computer Systems (ICCS), INSTA, OMNITOR, Teamnet and the University of Ljubljana. As NEXES proceeds to implement the users’ requirements into an ambitious functional system, the involvement of experts from emergency services and citizens is key to the Action’s success. And the NEXES End-Users Advisory Board is actively engaged with the ongoing NEXES developments, providing insightful experience and know-how so that the Action’s results attain the expected impact in fostering the adoption of IP-enabled technologies by emergency services.

eena_aahdNEXES’s participation at the EENA Conference 2016 is part of the NEXES Consortium’s dissemination effort, focusing on building awareness to the NEXES RIA and fostering the engagement of key stakeholders. It has also been a relevant opportunity to disseminate the upcoming NEXES Workshop on Accessibility, on May 19th in The Netherlands.

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NEXES Produces A First Scientific Paper

The Paper Addresses the Role of IoT in Emergency Services

The NEXES RIA produced a first scientific paper dedicated to the application of the Internet of Things (IoT), telematics and smart devices as part of the technological array that improve emergency situational awareness for citizens and emergency services. The paper was subject to an independent peer-review process and accepted for presentation at the 1st International Workshop on Interoperability, Integration and Interconnection of Internet of Things Systems (I4T 2016), jointly held with the 1st IEEE International Conference on Internet-of-Things Design and Implementation (IOTDI), from April 4th to 6th 2016, in Berlin.

Following a year of intense research and innovation effort, Rinicom, Teamnet, the Institute of Communication and Computer Systems and the Innovation Team of the West Yorkshire Police approached the Conference’s thematic by describing two emergency use cases where smart environments, enabled by telematics and smart devices, enhance the levels of situational awareness for both citizens and emergency services, empowering both to act with increased effectiveness, safely and in security. The paper also addresses several scientific challenges to the satisfaction of pressing user requirements on emergency management.

Before a large scientifically-oriented audience, NEXES’s advances in the introduction of telematics and smart devices in emergency services were broadly discussed, so that the participation at the I4T 2016 became the first contribution to the NEXES Consortium’s effort to communicate the scientific innovation results of NEXES, share the acquired novel knowledge and engage with the scientific community, as part of an integrated communication strategy.

To read the paper, please go to the OpenAIRE community at  https://zenodo.org/record/154656.

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