Call for Content

Submission deadline: Thursday 16th January 2020



Protect, Enhance, Envision, Advance:

How to benefit from future technology developments while preserving and improving what works well today
 


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Our call for conference content for CCW 2020 is now open. This is your chance to be involved and have your say at the leading, must-attend event in the industry.

The theme for 2020 will focus on how our industry can protect or enhance the technologies that are working well today, as well as look forward to innovations and future technological developments which will help our industry evolve and advance.

We invite you to submit your content suggestion(s) by Thursday 16th January 2020 on the following topics with example sub-headings. You are of course at liberty to propose your own content titles provided they fit within the overall theme:

An age of uncertainty? 
 - Maintaining the status quo: the benefits of retaining and enhancing narrowband networks
 - Sustainable transition: what are the challenges in keeping TETRA and other narrowband networks up and running when moving towards mission critical broadband provided by commercial networks?
 - 5G: will it be a complement or a replacement?


When will commercial operators be ready to take on the responsibility?
 - Contract strategies for mission critical broadband in commercial networks 
 - What regulatory or legislation changes are necessary? 
 - How can 4G or 5G become robust and secure enough?


Protecting the quality
 - How to ensure that broadband voice quality is at least as good as TETRA 
 - Does engagement with commercial mass market MNOs have to mean sacrificing mission critical quality levels?
 - Who takes responsibility for end-to end network integrity?


The critical communications ecosystem
 - Apps and devices: who is doing what? Where and when? 
 - Working together: how to ensure the best use of resources to service a niche market
 - Smart sustainable cities: moving from proof of concept to reality


User needs and expectations: a non-technical reality check
 - Is there a gap between how PPDR organisations actually work and what emerging technologies can offer? Are users ready to make the use of the new technology?
 - New possibilities with mission critical broadband: what services are most important for PPDR organisations?
 - Data distraction: With the deluge of data delivered by broadband networks and the IoT, how do we differentiate the vital from the valueless?


Cyber security
 - Networks/Broadband: Are PPDR users more demanding than users in other verticals?
 - Security issues in high volume IoT
 - TETRA security is assured and proven but how do we protect critical broadband users?
 - Quantum computing and secure communications: do we need a completely new approach?


 Testing, certification and standards
 - The importance of testing to ensure seamless interoperability
 - Certification: a trusted process or an unnecessary complication?
 - Maintaining the standards: What goes on behind the scenes to ensure that 'stuff just works'?


 AI and control rooms
 - Robotics in public safety services: reality or fiction?
 - Where is AI being utilised for critical communications and what are the success stories?
 - Security, legal and regulatory concerns in a future AI world



The deadline for submitting your proposal is Thursday 16th January. Please contact Lisa Freeman if you have any questions about the submission process: lisa.freeman@markallengroup.com.


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