TECHNICAL MEETING ON SHI SOFTWARE ENGINEERING AT THE IDC

LOCATION 
Vienna International Centre, Vienna, Austria 

DATES
20 - 21 April 2017

LANGUAGE
The working language will be English

ADMINISTRATIVE POINT OF CONTACT 
Ms. Elena Fazilova
Training Assistant, IDC/CBT
CTBTO Preparatory Commission
Vienna International Centre
P.O.Box 1200
1400 Vienna, Austria
Tel.:+43 1 26030 6258
Fax:+43 1 26030 5973
Email: conferences_and_workshopsping@ctbtopong.org

 

OBJECTIVES
The first phase of the IDC Re-engineering programme, completed in December 2015, focused on significant enhancements to individual components of the SHI automatic and interactive processing as well as data and product dissemination and software quality assurance.

In January 2014, in parallel with the first phase, the IDC initiated a second phase of its Re-engineering programme that considers the overall architecture of SHI applications and aims to produce, by the first quarter of 2017, the foundation for a new architecture for SHI applications. 

Re-engineering Phase 2 (RP2) follows system design techniques based on a Unified Modelling Language (UML) and a Rational Unified Process (RUP). During the Inception and Elaboration stages of the project several deliverables were created including:

  • A Project Scope Document, describing the project goals, objectives, assumptions, constraints and major deliverables.
  • A Requirements document that specifies the high-level functionality of the system in the form of short declarative statements.
  • A System Specification Document which constitutes a more complete and formally correct version of the System Requirements Document.
  • The Use Case Model Survey (UCMS), a high level overview of all use cases that system will support.
  • Several User interface Storyboards illustrating core elements of the user interface. 
  • A data model document, describing conceptual data model classes and their relations. 
  • Component Interface Specifications, defining the interfaces and extension points of selected analysis classes. 
  • An architecture document that lays out the architecture methodology, design decisions and common patterns used and provides guidance for more detailed design. 

Baseline and current versions of these deliverables are available on the Expert Communications System Platform under https://ecs.ctbto.org/discussion/1060

This technical meeting marks the completion of Phase 2 of IDC Re-engineering and will focus on: 

  • Reviewing selected deliverables completed since the last technical meeting, such as the user interface storyboards and the software architecture document. 
  • Presenting the results of prototyping work that explored the inclusion of NDC-contributed software into the re-engineered infrastructure. 
  • Discussing technical and scientific issues arising from requirements identified RP2. 
  • Discussing possible next steps following the end of RP2. 

Meeting participants are welcome to contribute to the technical meeting by making a 15 minute presentation related to one of the topics above. 

 

PARTICIPANTS PROFILE 
Experts responsible for the software development for waveform monitoring at the National Data Centres. 

Experts involved in software development for environmental monitoring applications, particularly in waveform methods, including signal processing, user interfaces, database systems. 

Participants should have in-depth knowledge of at least one aspect of SHI data processing at the IDC. 


APPLICATION PROCEDURES and DEADLINE  

The application deadline is 3 March 2017.

Nominations together with the registration forms should be submitted only through established official channels (their Permanent Missions to the Preparatory Commission for the CTBTO or Ministries of Foreign Affairs) to the PTS point of contact above. 

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However, pending the official nomination, participants may fax the registration upon its approval by a Director of the institutions, to allow timely travel and accommodation arrangements by the PTS.

 

 
FINANCIAL INFORMATION 
Applicable to PTS-funded participants only

In accordance with the Staff regulations and rules and Administrative Directives, the PTS will provide the following:

  • A Daily Subsistence Allowance (DSA) that is sufficient to cover related expenses during the technical meeting;
  • The PTS travel agent will reserve, issue and forward the flight tickets to the participants for the most direct and economic route;
  • Funded participants are not allowed to purchase their own tickets unless, under exceptional circumstances, be authorized to do so and only if this proves to be most cost efficient for the PTS;
  • The PTS will book a hotel and cover the costs for the accommodation and technical meeting participants will receive their remaining Daily Subsistence Allowance upon arrival in Vienna; and
  • Health insurance will be provided that covers the duration of the technical meeting.

Requirement: Scanned passport copies.


OTHER PERTINENT INFORMATION 
Participants should apply for visas, if needed, at the corresponding consular office upon receipt of an Acceptance Note Verbale from the PTS, in order to ensure timely processing. The PTS will provide personal invitations to visa applicants.