Continuing our mission to lead public and private sector collaboration that advances the practice and policies of infrastructure security and resilience, TISP is bringing back its annual meeting through the TISP Annual Infrastructure and Regional Resilience (AIRR) 2009 Conference. TISP AIRR 2009 Conference will be held December 8-10 at the Gaylord Hotel in Grapevine, Texas.
The majority of the world depends on every segment of infrastructure-water, public health, transportation, energy, financial systems, etc. This dependence illustrates the importance of our critical infrastructure and key resources and the need to ensure they are secure and resilient to all-hazards. Over the previous two years, TISP members and partners have honed resources that strengthen the concepts of infrastructure and regional resilience. Now, TISP is expanding its efforts to facilitate discussion on resiliency. The TISP AIRR 2009 Conference is the next step in bringing together leaders from the public and private sectors to continue this discussion.
Call for Papers:
Themed, Innovation and Leadership for Infrastructure Resilience, the TISP 2009 AIRR Conference will feature 18 technical sessions addressing diverse subject areas such as:
- Successful Regional Strategies to CIP
- Interdependence of Various Critical Infrastructure Assets & Industries
- Resilience of Transportation, Energy, Dams & Levees, Cyber Infrastructure & IT Systems
- Local, Regional, and National Goals for Safety, Security, & Resilience
- Latest Emergency Operations & Management Solutions
- Public Education & Alerts
- Risk Assessment & Analysis
- Professional Development & Training
- Exercises & Program Assessment
- Design & Construction
- Public Health & Healthcare
- Coordination & Interoperability
- Research & Development
Beginning August 1, TISP is accepting draft papers for consideration for inclusion in one of 18 technical sessions. Technical papers can address technical subjects as well as institutional, business and economic aspects of infrastructure resilience. All proposals must be original and report on recent significant and substantive achievements.
Technical paper drafts should be no longer than three pages and be written in English only. For specific details, refer to the guidelines on the official webpage, www.tisp.org. To help organize the technical sessions, please note the classification that best describes the subject of your paper. Technical papers will be reviewed by a peer panel that will look for quality, relevance and significance of the findings. If a paper is accepted, the author(s) will be informed by mid-October 2009, and the final version will be due Nov. 20, 2009. Papers should only be submitted electronically to email@example.com.
Submit your innovative projects and technologies, research and development initiatives, and creative strategies and lesson learned that have enhanced infrastructure and regional security, safety, and resilience for inclusion in the technical program of the ultimate infrastructure and regional resilience conference.
Technical Paper Volunteers Needed:
TISP needs volunteers to peer review papers submitted for consideration for inclusion in a technical session at the TISP 2009 AIRR Conference. Volunteers would be asked to review 3-5 papers. If you would like to volunteer, please send an e-mail to Bill Anderson at firstname.lastname@example.org and indicate which of the 13 subject areas listed above you are qualified to review. A set of guidelines will be provided to assist with the review process.