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Suggested Citation:"Appendix A: Workshop Agenda." National Research Council. 2013. Geotargeted Alerts and Warnings: Report of a Workshop on Current Knowledge and Research Gaps. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/18414.
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Workshop Agenda

FEBRUARY 21-22, 2013
NATIONAL ACADEMIES KECK CENTER
WASHINGTON, D.C.

Day 1: Public Response and Considerations for Geotargeted Alerts and Warnings

Past research has shown that specific and clear information, including which locations are and are not at risk, increases the likelihood that people take protective action. When alerts and warnings are delivered to broader populations than those actually affected by an event, the result may be that an alert or warning indicating more people than are actually at risk should take action. With new technological opportunities to more precisely target alerts and warnings come new questions about public response:

• What degree of geographical targeting is needed to make messages relevant? In what scenarios might greater precision be useful?

• What is known about the consequences of too many messages (e.g., if the threshold for events which trigger alerts is set too low, if alerts cover too large a geographical area, if messages are repeated too often, or if there are too many false alarms)? Is there a threshold above which people will ignore messages or opt out from receiving them?

• What are potential drawbacks of better geotargeting capabilities, such potential for privacy protections?

Suggested Citation:"Appendix A: Workshop Agenda." National Research Council. 2013. Geotargeted Alerts and Warnings: Report of a Workshop on Current Knowledge and Research Gaps. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/18414.
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8:30 am

Welcome

Ellis Stanley, Chair, Committee on Geotargeted Disaster Alerts and Warnings

Dan Cotter, Geospatial Information Officer, Department of Homeland Security

Denis Gusty, Science and Technology Directorate, Department of Homeland Security

9:00

Overview of Past CSTB Alerts and Warning Work

Public Response to Alerts and Warnings on Mobile Devices

Jeannette Sutton, Chair, Committee on Public Response to Alerts and Warnings on Mobile Devices

Public Response to Alerts and Warnings Using Social Media

Leslie Luke, Committee on Public Response to Alerts and Warnings Using Social Media

9:45

Value of Geotargeted Alerts and Warnings

Moderator: Dennis Mileti

What Role Does Geotargeted Information Play in Effectively Communicating Risks to At-Risk and Not-At-Risk Populations?

Tim Sellnow, University of Kentucky

What Are the Various Ways that Geotargeted Information Can Be Communicated to the Public? Under What Circumstances Might One Method Be Preferred Over Another?

Michele Wood, California State University, Fullerton

For What Hazards and Protective Actions Is Geotargeting Most Needed?

Brooke Liu, University of Maryland

How Do Present-Day Tools Constrain Emergency Managers? Are Some Deployed Capabilities Being Underused?

Ken Rudnicki, City of Fairfax, Virginia

Suggested Citation:"Appendix A: Workshop Agenda." National Research Council. 2013. Geotargeted Alerts and Warnings: Report of a Workshop on Current Knowledge and Research Gaps. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/18414.
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11:45

Geotargeting Needs and Challenges for Particular Hazards

Moderator: Ellis Stanley

Wildfire Events

Thomas Cova, University of Utah

Radiological/Nuclear Incident

Steven M. Becker, Old Dominion University College of Health Sciences

Transportation Systems

Peter LaPorte, Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority

12:45 pm

Lunch

2:00

Data Security and Privacy

Moderator: Ming-Hsiang Tsou

Mobile Device Privacy and Security Concerns

Patrick McDaniel, Pennsylvania State University

Personal Privacy

Marc Armstrong, University of Iowa

Methods for Preserving Privacy While Providing Geotargeted Alerting

Darrell Ernst, Private Consultant

Legal Questions Surrounding Location Information

Kevin Pomfret, Centre for Spatial Law and Policy

3:30

Location-Enabled Technologies–Part 1

Moderator: Shashi Shekhar

Wireless Location Determination

Larry Dodds, TruePosition

Indoor Position Technologies

Ayman Naguib, Qualcomm

Suggested Citation:"Appendix A: Workshop Agenda." National Research Council. 2013. Geotargeted Alerts and Warnings: Report of a Workshop on Current Knowledge and Research Gaps. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/18414.
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4:30

Day 1 Summary and Discussion

Ellis Stanley, Chair, Committee on Geotargeted Disaster Alerts and Warnings

Dennis Mileti, University of Colorado, Boulder; Committee Member

Day 2: Technologies and Tools for More Precise Geotargeted Alerts and Warnings

Cell phones and other mobile devices can determine their position using cell tower triangulation, GPS, and nearby Wi-Fi sites and offer ample computing power and high-resolution displays to receive, process, and display alerts and warnings. Similarly, other computing devices such as laptops, desktops, and cable set top boxes can also establish their location and with suitable software provide targeted alerts.

• How can already-deployed and emerging technologies be used to deliver improved geographical targeting capabilities?

• What would be effective strategies for introducing more precise geographic information as systems are modernized and enhanced?

• What technical and operational standards are needed to facilitate the delivery of more precise alerts/warnings?

• How can commercial off-the-shelf technology and commercial services be leveraged to deliver alerts and warnings?

8:30 am

Current and Future Vision for the Integrated Public Alert and Warning System

Moderator: Art Botterell

Mike Gerber, National Weather Service

Denis Gusty, S&T Directorate, Department of Homeland Security

Wade Witmer, IPAWS Division, Federal Emergency Management Agency

9:15

Lessons from and Opportunities for Traditional Technologies for Geotargeted Alerts

Moderator: Helena Mitchell

Telephone Alerting

Rick Wimberly, Galain Solutions

Suggested Citation:"Appendix A: Workshop Agenda." National Research Council. 2013. Geotargeted Alerts and Warnings: Report of a Workshop on Current Knowledge and Research Gaps. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/18414.
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Radio Broadcast Technologies

John Kean, NPR Labs

Weather Radio Technologies

Bruce Thomas, Midland Radios (remotely)

Cable Television Alerting

Ron Boyer, Boyer Broadband

10:30

Location-Enabled Technologies–Part 2

Moderator: Mani Chandy

Geotargeted Alerts and Warnings in Streaming Video

Hisham Kassab, MobiLaps

Geotargeting with Internet Protocols

Richard Barnes, BBN Technologies/Raytheon, IETF Geographic Location Working Group

11:45

Current and Future Capabilities of Location-Enabled Mobile Devices

Moderator: Ramesh Rao

Geotargeting of SMS

George Percivall, Open Geospatial Consortium

Carrier Capabilities

John Davis, Sprint

Third-Party Application Capabilities

J.T. Johnson, Weather Decision Technologies

Mobile Location Determination

Farshid Alizadeh, Skyhook Wireless (remotely)

1:00 pm

Wrap-Up Discussion

Ellis Stanley, Committee on Geotargeted Disaster Alerts and Warnings

Denis Gusty, Department of Homeland Security

Suggested Citation:"Appendix A: Workshop Agenda." National Research Council. 2013. Geotargeted Alerts and Warnings: Report of a Workshop on Current Knowledge and Research Gaps. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/18414.
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Suggested Citation:"Appendix A: Workshop Agenda." National Research Council. 2013. Geotargeted Alerts and Warnings: Report of a Workshop on Current Knowledge and Research Gaps. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/18414.
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Suggested Citation:"Appendix A: Workshop Agenda." National Research Council. 2013. Geotargeted Alerts and Warnings: Report of a Workshop on Current Knowledge and Research Gaps. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/18414.
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Suggested Citation:"Appendix A: Workshop Agenda." National Research Council. 2013. Geotargeted Alerts and Warnings: Report of a Workshop on Current Knowledge and Research Gaps. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/18414.
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Suggested Citation:"Appendix A: Workshop Agenda." National Research Council. 2013. Geotargeted Alerts and Warnings: Report of a Workshop on Current Knowledge and Research Gaps. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/18414.
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Geotargeted Alerts and Warnings: Report of a Workshop on Current Knowledge and Research Gaps is the summary of a February, 2013 workshop convened by the Computer Science and Telecommunications Board of the National Research Council to examine precise geotargeting of public alerts and warnings using social media. The workshop brought together social science researchers, technologists, emergency management professionals, and other experts to explore what is known about how the public responds to geotargeted alerts and warnings, technologies and techniques for enhancing the geotargeting of alerts and warnings, and open research questions about how to effectively use geotargeted alerts and warnings and technology gaps. This report considers the potential for more precise geographical targeting to improve the effectiveness of disaster alerts and warnings; examines the opportunities presented by current and emerging technologies to create, deliver, and display alerts and warnings with greater geographical precision; considers the circumstances where more granular targeting would be useful; and examines the potential roles of federal, state, and local agencies and private sector information and communications providers in delivering more targeted alerts.

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