eCenter
Faculty of Organizational Sciences
University of Maribor

The 6th Workshop on the Cross-border Disaster Response in the eRegion
Interoperability of Information Systems of the Organizations Involved

Wednesday, November 12, 2008, 9.00 – 17.00
Faculty of Organizational Sciences, University of Maribor, Kidričeva cesta 55a, 4000 Kranj, Slovenia

Contact


Faculty of Organizational Sciences
University of Maribor, Slovenia
Kidričeva cesta 55a
4000 Kranj
Slovenia

Dr. Andreja Pucihar, Assistant Professor
Phone: +368-4-237-4218
Fax: +386-4-237-4365
Andreja.Pucihar@FOV.Uni-Mb.si

Ms. Maruša Babnik, Researcher
Phone: +368-4-237-4291
Fax: +386-4-237-4365
Marusa.Babnik@FOV.Uni-Mb.si


Related events

Thursday, November 13, 2008
The 5th Workshop on the Living Labs in the Innovative Cross-border eRegion

Friday, November 14, 2008
The Merkur Day 2008, 10th Undergraduate and Graduate Students eConference
and the 16th Business & Government & Diplomacy Executive Meeting on the Innovative Cross-border eRegion

 

 

Program

8:30 - 09:00 Registration and refreshment

9:00 – 10:30 Opening Plenary Session
Challenges in a Cross-border Disaster eResponse in the eRegion
Chair:
Dr. Jože Gričar, Professor & eCenter Director
Faculty of Organizational Sciences, University of Maribor, Slovenia
& Contact person, eLivingLab

Workshop Address by:
Dr. Marko Ferjan, Professor & Dean
Faculty of Organizational Sciences, University of Maribor, Slovenia
Mr. Branko Dervodel, Deputy Director General
Administration for Civil Protection and Disaster Relief of the Republic of Slovenia, Ministry of Defense
Mag. Miloš Kuret, Undersecretary
Ministry of Higher Education, Science and Technology, Information Society Directorate, Republic of Slovenia
Dr. Stephan Pascall, Advisor
European Commission, Information Society and Media Directorate-General
International Cooperation, New Member States Integration, Regional Aspects and Communications
Ms. Susan M. Shultz, Public Affairs Officer
Embassy of the United States of America to the Republic of Slovenia
Mr. Matej Potokar, MBA, Director General
Microsoft Slovenia d.o.o.

Panelists:
Mr. Stanko Šalamon, Executive Director
The Slovenian ICT Network, Slovenia
& Coordinating Committee, Innovation for Life Quality - Slovenia Living Lab

Mr. Sebastian Richter, Captain & PhD Candidate
Center for Technology and Innovation Management - CeTIM, University BW München, Germany

Dr. Atanas Kocov, Associate Professor & Dean
Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, University "Ss Cyril & Methodius" Skopje, Macedonia
& President, Macedonian American Alumni Association – MAAA

10:30 - 11:00 Break

11:00 – 12.30
Disaster Response Related Projects funded by the European Commission, DG Information Society and Media, ICT for Sustainable Growth Unit
Chair:
Dr. Stephan Pascall, Advisor
European Commission, Information Society and Media Directorate-General
International Cooperation, New Member States Integration, Regional Aspects and Communications

Project Presentations:

NARTUS Project - Public Safety Communication Europe Forum & U-2010 Project - Ubiquitous IP-centric Government & Enterprise Next Generation Networks Vision 2010

Ms. Nathanaëlle Minard, Technical Manager
University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg
   

WORKPAD Project – A Pervasive Software Environment for Supporting Disaster Responses
Dr. Massimo Mecella, Assistant Professor & Technical Manager of WORKPAD Project
Department of Infomatics and Systemics, University of Roma "La Sapienza", Italy

REACT Project - Reaction to Emergency Alerts using voice and Clustering Technologies: Implementation of a common protocol used for ensuring interoperability between different Control Rooms
Dr. Hans-Dieter Nüßler, Chief Fire Officer
Fire Brigades of Aachen, Germany
& President, FEU - Federation of the European Union Fire Officer Associations



12:30 - 13:30 Lunch

13:30 – 15:00
Parallel sessions:

Opportunities for the Disaster eResponse Solutions Development and Implementation in the Cross-border Living Lab
Chair:
Dr. Tomaž Domajnko, Director
Infonet, SRC.SI Group, Systems Integration, Ljubljana, Slovenia
& Chairman, Slovenian Technology Platform for Software and Services

Panel Discussants:
Dr. András Gábor, Associate Professor & Head
Department of Information Systems, Director, Technology Transfer Center, Corvinus University of Budapest, Hungary
Dr. Miroljub Kljajić, Professor & Head
Laboratory of Cybernetics and Decision Support Systems
Faculty of Organizational Sciences, University of Maribor, Slovenia
& Program Coordinator, Integral Multicriteria System for Decision Support in Enterprise
Dr. Anton Lavrin, Associate Professor & Head, Office of the European Projects, Technical University of Košice, Slovak Republic
& National expert and member, ICT - Information and Communication Technologies Committee

Opportunities for eCollaboration of the Professional Agencies & Associations in the Cross-border eRegion
Co-chairs:
Mr. Branko Dervodel, Deputy Director General
Administration for Civil Protection and Disaster Relief of the Republic of Slovenia, Ministry of Defense
Dr. Hans-Dieter Nüßler, Chief Fire Officer
Fire Brigades of Aachen, Germany
& President, FEU - Federation of the European Union Fire Officer Associations

Panel Discussants:
Mrs. Simona Oblak Zorko, Special Consultant for Education and Training
Firefighter Association of Slovenia
Mr. Matej Kejžar, Assistant Chief Fire Officer
Fire and Rescue Service Kranj, Slovenian Professional Firefighters Association
Mrs. Katja Banovec Juroš, Senior Advisor
Administration for Civil Protection and Disaster Relief of the Republic of Slovenia, Ministry of Defense
Dr. Ágoston Restás, Fire Chief
Professional Fire Department, Municipality of the City of Szendrő, Hungary
Dr. Miriam Brašková, Assistant Executive Director
IT Valley Association Košice, Slovakia

Opportunities for eCollaboration in the Cross-border eRegion South East Europe
Co-chairs:
Mr. Blaž Golob, Director
Centre for eGovernance Development (CeGD), Slovenia
Mr. Efrem Radev, Head of Unit & Senior Expert on Security Cooperation
Security Cooperation Unit, Regional Cooperation Council - RCC, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

15:00 - 15:30 Break

15:30 – 17:00 Closing Plenary Session
Break-out Sessions’ Reports & Actions Planning
Chair:
Dr. Miroljub Kljajić, Professor & Head
Laboratory of Cybernetics and Decision Support Systems
Faculty of Organizational Sciences, University of Maribor, Slovenia
& Program Coordinator, Integral Multicriteria System for Decision Support in Enterprise

Reporters:
Mr. Branko Dervodel, Deputy Director General
Administration for Civil Protection and Disaster Relief of the Republic of Slovenia, Ministry of Defense
Dr. Tomaž Domajnko, Director
Infonet, SRC.SI Group, Systems Integration, Ljubljana, Slovenia
& Chairman, Slovenian Technology Platform for Software and Services
Mr. Blaž Golob, Director
Centre for eGovernance Development (CeGD), Slovenia
Dr. Hans-Dieter Nüßler, Chief Fire Officer
Fire Brigades of Aachen, Germany
& President, FEU - Federation of the European Union Fire Officer Associations
Dr. Stephan Pascall, Advisor
European Commission, Information Society and Media Directorate-General
International Cooperation, New Member States Integration, Regional Aspects and Communications
Mr. Efrem Radev, Head of Unit & Senior Expert on Security Cooperation
Security Cooperation Unit, Regional Cooperation Council - RCC, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

18:00 Reception & Dinner in Hotel Creina
Hosted by
Centre for eGovernance Development (CeGD), Slovenia
Mr. Blaž Golob, Director

Address by:
Dr. Peter Jerman, President
Association of Slovenia-Slovakia Friendship, Slovenia
Dr. Anton Lavrín, Associate Professor & Head, Office of the European Projects, Technical University of Košice, Slovak Republic
& National expert and member, ICT - Information and Communication Technologies Committee
Mr. Branislav Hradsky, Consul of the Slovak Republic