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CAP Implementation Workshop

Tuesday, June 17, 2014 8:30am IST to Wednesday, June 18, 2014 5:30pm IST
Jetwing Beach Hotel
Poruthota road
Taladuwa, Ethukale beach
11500 Negombo
Sri Lanka


These are exciting times for alerting enabled by the CAP standard (ITU-T Recommendation X.1303), especially as major online media and technology companies continue their support and promotion of CAP. CAP Workshops are a forum for implementers of CAP and associated organizations to discuss common issues and how best to expand adoption of the CAP standard.

For the 2014 Workshop, a major theme will be the use of CAP in Tsunami Early Warning Systems. Another theme will be CAP-enabled alerting presented via online media by overlay of advertising. In that vein, this Workshop will hear about the new Federation for Internet Alerts and its planned voluntary design guidelines for online warnings. These would include aspects such as colors, fonts, and sets of symbols, and could also touch on behavior tracking, geo-location, privacy, and other policy matters.

Earthquake and volcano alerting are expected to be Workshop topics, as well as the new GeoTrigger Service by ESRI, the Mobile4D alerting system based on smartphones, and the new Sahana CAP-enabled freeware for emergency management.

There will be presentations on public-private collaboration in the CAP context, and on certain CAP implementations already in production or active development: Canada, Indonesia, Italy, Kenya, Mexico, and Tanzania. There will also be an update from MeteoAlarm on public access to their CAP sources across 33 nations in Europe.

Participants will hear about the latest CAP-related developments from OASIS, ITU, and WMO. That will include current status of the international Register of Alerting Authorities.

If you have CAP implementation experiences or insights to share, please contact the Program Committee to request a speaking slot.

WMO maintains the official Web Site which includes the speaker's picture and short bio for each of the presentations, as well as other documents associated with the 2014 CAP Implementation Workshop.

June 17 – Day 1

Time Program
08:30 – 09:30 Session 1: Opening of the CAP Implementation Workshop (Nuwan Waidyanatha introducing Honorable Siththy Marina Mohamed)
Welcomes from LIRNEasia (Rohan Samarajiva), OASIS (Laurent Liscia), and WMO (Eliot Christian)
09:30 – 10:00 Sri Lanka Disaster and Emergency Warning Network (Harsha Purasinghe)
10:00 – 10:30 Review of Prior CAP Workshops (2006, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2013); the International Register of Alerting Authorities; Workshop Information (Logistics, Programme, etc.)
10:30 – 11:00 Group Photo and Tea/Coffee break
11:00 – 12:30 Presentations: 3.1 The development of CAP-based Tsunami Alerts at the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center (Stuart Weinstein), 3.2 CAP-enabled Tsunami Warnings in Indonesia (Zainal Abidin), 3.3 CAP Earthquake Alerts by Natural Resources Canada (Khalil Hayek)
12:30 – 14:00 Lunch
14:00 – 15:30 Presentations: 3.4 Japan Tsunami Warning Standard (Koichi Katagiri), 3.5 CAP Implementation in Mexico (Mario Ruiz), 3.6 Earthquake and Volcano Alerts (Efraim Petel),
15:30 – 16:00 Tea/Coffee break
16:00 – 17:30 Presentations: 3.7 Public-Private Collaboration in Leveraging CAP (Karan Bains), 3.8 Developments in MeteoAlarm for Europe (Alexander Beck), 3.9 CAP in Canada (Norm Paulsen),
16:00 – 22:00 Welcome dinner (no host) - Lagoon Kitchen Brochure Page 1 and Page 2. Please sign up.

June 18 – Day 2

Time Program
08:30 – 10:00 Presentations: 3.10 The Federation for Internet Alerts (Jason Bier), 3.11 Voluntary Design Guidelines for Online Warnings (Eliot Christian), 3.12 Secure Exchange Technology for CAP Alerts (Elysa Jones),
10:00 – 10:30 Tea/Coffee Break
10:30 – 12:30 Presentations: 3.13 ESRI GeoTrigger Service (Nalaka Kodippili), 3.14 Mobile4D: A Disaster Alerting and Management System based on Smartphones (Lutz Frommberger), 3.15 CAP and the European Emergency Response Capacity (Stefano Marsella), 3.16 Google Crisis Response and Common Alerting Protocol (Armond Zamanyan)
12:30 – 14:00 Lunch
14:00 – 15:30 Presentations: 3.17 CAP Initiative in Developing Nations Perspective (Azmat Hayat Kahn), 3.18 CAP in Tanzania: Success and Challenges (Victor Massam), 3.19 Challenges Facing the Implementation of CAP in Kenya (Phillip Ochieng)
15:30 – 16:00 Tea/Coffee break
16:00 – 17:00 Presentations: 3.20 CAP-enabled Sahana Freeware (Nuwan Waidyanatha), 3.21 Update from OASIS Emergency Management Technical Committee (Elysa Jones)
17:00 – 17:30 Summary Report and Closure of the Workshop