EPISECC at the CAP Workshops in Rome

Partners of the EPISECC project attended an interesting workshop on the new Common Alerting Protocol (CAP) on 23rd and 24th September 2015 in Rome, Italy. The workshop was hosted by the Italian National Fire Corps and organised by the World Meteorological Organisation together with the International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent (IFRC), the International Telecommunications Union (ITU), and the Advancing Open Standards for the Information Society (OASIS).

EPISECC was represented at the workshop by Massimo Cristaldi, Mattia Perruzza and Uberto Delprato of IES Solutions. They presented the CAP implementation that has been deployed in Italy by IES and discussed the mechanisms necessary for information exchange and the importance of having a specific taxonomy for emergency management.

Together with the World Meteorological Association, IES representative Massimo Cristaldi introduced participants to the basics of CAP and the guidelines for the generation of public CAP messages during a dedicated working session entitled “CAP Jump Start”, which was attended by more than one hundred participants.
During the CAP Workshops, Massimo Cristaldi was also elected as a member of the Steering Committee of the OASIS “Emergency Interoperability” Section. His mandate will run for two years, until September 2017. This will give EPISECC a good opportunity to promote project results and findings.
The CAP workshops are organised on a regular basis and focus on emergency alerting as enabled by the CAP standard. The workshops gather people from all over the world. This year participants came from many EU countries, as well as Canada, China, Cuba, Fiji, Jordan, Kenya, Madagascar, Mexico, Philippines, the United States and other countries.