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Bill St. Arnaud is a consultant and research engineer who works with clients around the world on a variety of subjects such as next generation Internet networks and developing practical solutions to reduce CO2 emissions such as free broadband and dynamic charging of eVehicles. He is an author of many papers and articles on these topics and is a frequent guest speaker. For more details on my research interests see

Wednesday, May 2, 2007

Cyber-Infrastructure, Platforms, grids & web services for emergency response

[The Open GeoSpatial Forum - - has a great video and web site demonstrating the use of cyber-infrastructure - platform technologies such as web services, workflows, grids and networks for emergency response applications. They have deployed a test bed demonstrating the use of these tools in response to chemical warehouse fire in the San Diego area. I highly recommend anyone interested in attending CANARIE's Platforms workshop to visit this site and watch the video. It will give you a good overall view of the type of middleware platforms we are looking to fund and deploy under the upcoming CANARIE network enabled platforms program. Thanks to Steve Liang for this pointer -- BSA]

And here is an multimedia (flash) of the demo:

This is a movie of a Sensor Web for a disaster management application.