Uitnodiging voor een special event – ICT en Vitale Infrastructuur: Emergency Management

Op 23 november a.s. in het WTC/Leeuwarden zal er voor de allereerste keer een speciaal evenement plaatsvinden waarvoor wij willen namens het Internationale Katrina Programma uitnodigen.

Na een inleiding en een gemeenschappelijk referentiekader, beraadslagen groepen volgens de beproefde ‘Focused Feedback” techniek van het IKP Programma. Aan het eind van de dag leidt dit tot consensus-based conclusies en aanbevelingen rond de vraag: “Welke ICT activiteiten zouden ontwikkeld kunnen of moeten worden door een toekomstig Center-of-Excellence for Critical Infrastructure en Emergency Management?”. Een agenda-zettende activiteit dus.

We zullen deze workshop in de toekomst vaker gaan organiseren met partners uit het ICT bereik, maar voor deze eerste keer is het belangrijk om mensen uit te nodigen die nu reeds ideeën hebben en die minimaal gehoord hebben over het Internationale Katrina Programma. Misschien bent U dat wel!

Voor verdere informatie, ook omdat het relatief kort dag is, stelt hoogleraar Eelco H. Dykstra zich graag persoonlijk ter beschikking (06-14488323).

The International Katrina Program in collaboration with Dykstra International Emergency Management (DIEM), The Hague and Sensor Universe.

International Invitation

THE ROLE OF INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY (ICT) IN CRITICAL INFRASTRUCTURE PROTECTION
Exploring Problems and Opportunities

A ‘What if…?’ Interactive, ‘Focused Feedback’ Workshop

November 23, 2010

WTC, Leeuwarden,
Netherlands

Focus</strong
During the summer of 2010, the International Katrina Project Europe has successfully launched its first series of Focused Feedback Workshops in the Netherlands. Around the central themes of Critical Infrastructure Protection and International Emergency Management the participants in this workshop will:

1. Create a common frame of reference in International Emergency Management (IEM) and Critical Infrastructure (CI);
2. Explore some of the lessons that were – or were not – learned and identify some of the problems and opportunities at the interface between ICT, CI and IEM;
3. Produce ‘Focused Feedback’ (= peer-reviewed, consensus-based) conclusions and recommendations on “The role of Information and Communication Technology in Critical Infrastructure Protection”.

The workshop will take place under the guidance of lead-presenter Eelco H. Dykstra, a professor of International Emergency Management at the George Washington University (2005-2009), now the Director International of The International Katrina Project, Inc.

Participants in this highly interactive workshop will also engage in examining the consequences of a collapse of ICT-systems. Based on the reality-fiction book “The Storm”, the effects for people, infrastructures, the environment and the economy will be explored.

What can we think of now – in terms of conclusions with corresponding recommendations – to be prepared for these effects ahead of time?

Participants</strong
This workshop is intended for professionals from ICT, Emergency Management and Critical Infrastructure. They might be public administrators and policy advisers at the international, national or local levels, senior management from public and private enterprise, as well as professionals working in Research & Development and Science & Technology. The maximum number of participants is 32.

Costs</strong
The all-in price is € 395,- (excl. VAT). Detailed information is available from our contact person. The price covers the educational and social program, a copy of the reality-fiction book “The Storm” and inclusion in the alumni-network of the International Katrina Project Europe. Each participant will receive a copy of the book “The Storm” and a thumb-drive with all relevant documents, presentations and pictures. Each participant will also receive a certificate of completion and a full set of the consensus-based conclusions and recommendations produced.

Registration</strong
Participants can register by visiting the website www.ikpeurope.nl and/or by contacting Maarten van den Berge, Executive Coordinator, IKP Europe (i.o.). Tel: +31 (0)6 52622118, e-mail: maarten@ikpeurope.nl

Program</strong
10.00 – 10.30 Welcome and Introduction

10.30 – 11.30 Creation of a common frame of reference: ‘International Emergency Management: The Big Picture’: Semantics, Communication and System Models; Eelco H. Dykstra, Director International IKP Inc., Washington D.C.

11.30 – 11.45 Coffee Break

11.45 – 12.45 “What if…?’ scenarios:
– Reality-Fiction book “The Storm”
– Simulation/Exercise

12.45 – 13.15 Briefing and Instructions for the ‘Focused Feedback’ sessions in the afternoon

13.15 – 14.15 Lunch

14.15 – 15.30 ‘Focused Feedback’ Group Sessions: Groups will formulate conclusions with corresponding recommendations for each of the four (4) critical-moments-in-time identified; Facilitators from IKP Europe

15.30 – 17.30 Plenary session: presentations by each group and Q&A in press-conference format; Moderator: Eelco H. Dykstra and IKP Europe facilitators

17.30 – 18.00 Evaluation and closing comments; adjournment

18.00 Cocktails/Buffet

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