WORKSHOP: Sensors, smart cities and the implications for critical control rooms

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Workshop Rooms 26 November 2019 9:30 am - 12:45 pm

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David Williams
Ged Griffin
Geoff McKernan
Kevin Graham
Vi Le
Dereck Orr
Marc Klomp
Geoff Spring

SESSION OVERVIEW: Critical control rooms for the next generation of operations
This workshop brings together representatives from a range of organisations and industries to discuss new and emerging sensors and the role that they play in supporting smart cities.   The discussion will highlight trends and issues impacting on critical control rooms around the world. A key focus of the workshop will be an examination of new and emerging technologies and the challenges associated with the integration of those technologies into the control environment and legacy systems.

David Williams
– Senior Research Advisor, Centre for Disaster Management and Public Safety, University of Melbourne

International Critical Control Room Alliance 
Critical control rooms are an essential component of an organisation’s or industry’s operation.  In some sense, critical control rooms are the actual heartbeat of an enterprise and they have to function 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. During this process humans and machines combine to provide an operational function(s) that benefits a broad range of stakeholders.

This presentation provides an overview of the International Critical Control Rooms Alliance and explains how it brings together critical control room professionals in order to help deliver excellent mission-critical services.

Ged Griffin
– Senior Research Advisor, Centre for Disaster Management and Public Safety, University of Melbourne
Australian Control Room Network Association

Australian Control Room Network Association
Control Rooms are the human and built environments in which operators, controllers, engineers and planners are relied upon to make good decisions and effectively monitor, integrate and collaborate, all for the benefit and safety of every stakeholder involved with the business, and the plant and assets which they control. They are expected by their managers, colleagues, and themselves, to make reliable and timely decisions in a suitably safe, comfortable and ergonomic environment. The ACRNA is a not-for-profit, membership-managed, industry association established in 2017 to provide a forum to support the network of control room users and stakeholders. Its mission is the pursuit of control room best practice.   This presentation includes an update of the 2019 ACRNA Conference and AGM which have an impact on Australian Control Room Operations.

Geoff McKernan –
National Manager Operational Excellence, Operational Development, Transurban, ACRNA Representative

3GPP standards and Critical Control Rooms
The Critical Communications Association (TCCA) representative will provide an update on current work being done by 3GPP on interface standards for the industrial Internet of Things with a focus on what this technology will mean to Critical Control Rooms.

Kevin Graham –
The Critical Communications Association (TCCA)

Standards Australia  Smart Cities Standards Reference Group
This presentation will provide information on the formation by Standards Australia of the Smart Cities Reference Group and its proposed role and activities.

Vi Le – Stakeholder Engagement Manager, Standards Australia

PSCR overview of sensors, smart cities and control rooms
Dereck Orr –  Division Chief, Public Safety Communications Division, NIST, CTL

Critical control rooms and major retail centre operations
Marc Klomp – National Security Manager, Vicinity Centres

Managed Motorways in Melbourne
Melbourne’s motorways, including freeways and toll roads, carry about 40% of the city’s arterial road traffic, despite making up only 7% of the arterial road network (lane kilometres).

When traffic congestion occurs on a freeway, it causes stop/start traffic that reduces freeway productivity by up to 50%. Road safety is also reduced and the risk of crashes increases.

That’s why some of Melbourne’s busiest freeways are manage motorways, with world first technology that supports the best performance possible.

This presentation will provide an overview of the technology and data used to control the managed motorways.

Keith Weegberg – Manager Real Time Operations at the Department of Transport

Trends and issues for control rooms
Geoff Spring – Centre for Disaster Management and Public Safety (University of Melbourne)


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