June 24, 2002, Hilton New York,
New York City
Welcome to the First IEEE Workshop on Disaster Recovery Networks (DIREN).
Communication networks play a key role following a disaster
such as a fire, structural collapse or earthquake. They
can be used to locate victims, track emergency rescue workers,
and provide communication capabilities to victims and rescue
workers. They can also provide communication capabilities to
concerned parties such as family members as well as to other
assistance providers such as police, government agencies, etc.
The 1st IEEE Workshop on Disaster Recovery Networks
invites participation in this international forum on
innovative network technologies, architectures, and services
that can be effectively deployed during disaster recovery.
DIREN is sponsored (pending) by the
IEEE Communications Society
and will be co-located and organized in conjunction with
Related resources and events:
Disaster Recovery: Communications and Information Systems in the
Financial Industry: Lessons from the World Trade Center Attacks
and the City of London, Conference organized by CITI, Columbia
University, October 17, 2001.
Engineering Responds to Terrorism, IEEE USA resource page.
Forum on Technical Implications of the World Trade Center Collapses,
Department of Civil Engineering, Columbia University,
November 12, 2001.