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Workshop on Public Response to Alerts and Warnings on Mobile Devices:
Current Knowledge and Research Needs

April 13-14, 2010 | Washington, DC


Overview of CMAS
Denis Gusty, CMAS RDT&E Program Manager, DHS | presentation

Overview of Alerts and Warnings, the Alerts and Warning System, and How People Respond?

What do we already know about processes by which individuals and organizations respond to hazards?
Michael Lindell, Texas A&M University | presentation

What are the myths and realities surrounding public response?
Joseph Trainor, University of Delaware | presentation

How are text messaging and its use for alerts and warnings evolving?
Peter White, AT&T | presentation

Garry Briese, Briese and Associates/Center for New Media and Resiliency

Current Use of Text Messages for Alerts and Warnings: Experiences and Lessons Learned

Local Governments
Barbara Childs-Pair, District of Columbia

Michael Mulhare, Virginia Tech | presentation

Darrell Darnell, The White House

Messaging, Risk Communication, and Risk Perception
What is known about communicating risk and messaging? How does this apply to CMAS, which will deliver 90 character text messages to cell phones?

Timothy Sellnow, University of Texas | presentation
Matthew Seeger, Wayne State University | presentation

Brett Hansard, Argonne National Laboratory

Technologies for Alerts and Warnings: Past, Present, and Future
What technologies are currently being used or developed to provide alerts and warnings? How will the public use these technologies, and what are the implications for CMAS today and in the future?

Nalini Venkatasubramanian, University of California, Irvine | presentation
Rob Dudgeon, City of San Francisco Emergency Management
Dave Waldrop, Microsoft Corp. | presentation
Jennifer Preece, University of Maryland

John Sorensen, Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Public Education and Training
How do public education and training activities affect the public response to alerts? What can we learn from past and current public education campaigns? What are the implications for CMAS?

Mark Benthien, Southern California Earthquake Center | presentation
Michele Wood, University of California, Fullerton | presentation
Daryl Rand, Harrison Advertising/The Rand Group

Inés Pearce, Pearce Global Partners, Inc.

Communicating with At-Risk Populations
What are the challenges in reaching at-risk populations? What is known about these challenges, and where are the gaps in our understanding? What are the implications for CMAS?

An aging population
Chris Mayhorn, North Carolina State University | presentation

People with disabilities
Ed Price, Georgia Institute of Technology | presentation

The hearing-impaired
Judy Harkins, Gallaudet University | presentation

Minorities (and Respondent)
Brenda Phillips, Ohio State University