Vienna, Austria

18 - 19 February 2016

The working language will be English

Ms. Johanna Fessl
IDC/CBT, Preparatory Commission for the CTBTO
Vienna International Centre
P.O.Box 1200
1400 Vienna, Austria
Tel.:+43 1 26030 6484
Fax:+43 1 26030 5973


The first phase of the IDC Re-engineering programme, to be 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 Reengineering programme that considers the overall architecture of SHI applications and aims to produce, by mid-2017, a new architecture for SHI applications.

Reengineering Phase 2 (RP2) follows system design techniques based on a Unified Modelling Language (UML) and a Rational Unified Process (RUP). During the inception stage of the project several deliverables were completed:


  • 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.
  • Use Case descriptions for 8 use cases, covering some of the core functionality of the system.

Baseline and current versions of these deliverables are available on the Expert Communications System Platform.

Technical meetings are periodically held to provide a forum for experts from member States to review and give feedback on RP2 deliverables.

The focus of this technical meeting will be the review of the first Elaboration stage deliverables, consisting in:

  • 4 to 8 further use case descriptions
  • 4 use case realizations (descriptions of how elements of the proposed design support the use case descriptions)
  • User interface storyboards (mock-ups of the main graphical user interface elements of a use case).

Elements of the data model design as it emerges from the use case realizations will also be discussed.


RP2 deliverables will be made available on the ECS at as soon as they are completed.

Meeting participants are welcome to contribute to the technical meeting by making a 15 minute presentation on topics related to RP2 design.


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. 


The application deadline is 6 January 2016.

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.


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 send 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.

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.