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Project Title:

Public Response to Alerts and Warnings on Mobile Devices: Current Knowledge and Research Needs
PIN: DEPS-CSTB-09-04        

Major Unit:

Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences

Sub Unit: Computer Science & Telecommuncations Board DEPS

RSO: Eisenberg, Jon

Subject/Focus Area: Behavioral and Social Sciences; Computers and Information Technology; Engineering and Technology; Math, Chemistry, and Physics

Project Scope
The Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS's) Commercial Mobile Alert Service (CMAS) program is intended to provide alerts and warnings to over 80% of the American population on mobile devices (cell phones and pagers).  An ad hoc committee will plan and conduct a public workshop to examine current knowledge and research on how the public responds to alerts and warnings with a specific focus on mobile alerting, examine related work on mobile and text messaging, and identify research gaps relevant to the CMAS program.   The workshop will feature invited presentations and discussion.  An unedited transcript of the event will be provided to DHS and placed in the project's public access file.  A workshop report will be issued.

The Project is sponsored by the Science & Technology Directorate, U.S. Department of Homeland Security

The approximate start date for the project is August 2009.

Project Duration: 9 months    

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Committee Membership

 Meeting 1 - 02/26/2009
 Meeting 2 - 04/07/2010
 Meeting 3 - 04/13/2010


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Public Response to Alerts and Warnings on Mobile Devices: Summary of a Workshop on Current Knowledge and Research Gaps