Technical meeting on SHI software engineering at the IDC

  Vienna, VIC
  01 Jul 2019 - 02 Jul 2019

The second phase of the IDC Reengineering program, completed in April 2017, 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 2018 the IDC initiated, in parallel with the second phase, the scoping and resource estimations for the third phase of its Reengineering program that considers the software development, testing and roll-out of SHI applications. It aims at producing, by the last quarter of 2023, the software based on an upgraded, modern architecture and software framework for SHI applications.

Reengineering Phase 3 (RP3) follows system design techniques based on UML (Unified Modelling Language) and RUP (Rational Unified Process). Technical meetings are periodically held to provide a forum for experts from Member States to review and give feedback on RP3 deliverables.

This technical meeting marks the beginning of Phase 3 of IDC Reengineering and will focus on:

  • Reviewing current status of the construction phase, including project plan, projected milestones and updated deliverables;
  • Presenting the results of preparations for phase 3 of reengineering within the IDC, with a focus on improving agility and improving technical readiness levels of enhanced algorithms and approaches;
  • Discussing technical and scientific issues arising from evaluation, integration and deployment of RP3 deliverables.

    Meeting participants are invited to contribute to the technical meeting by making a 15 minutes presentation related to one of the following themes:

  • Theme 1: Reengineering Project Status
  • Theme 2: Agile Software Development Processes
  • Theme 3: Technical and Scientific Issues

    CTBT Science and Technology 2019 Conference

      Hofburg, Vienna, Austria
      24 Jun 2019 - 28 Jun 2019

    The Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization (CTBTO) relies on innovation to enhance the capabilities of the Treaty’s verification regime as well as to help move the Treaty closer to universalization and entry into force. As the seventh event in the CTBT: Science and Technology conference series, SnT2019 will bring together around 1000 scientists, technologists, academics, students, CTBTO policy makers, members of the media and representatives of organizations involved in research and development that is relevant to all aspects of Treaty verification.

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    • To broaden and strengthen the engagement of the scientific communities working in test ban monitoring, including young scientists, and to enhance the geographic and gender representations of these communities
    • To support the exchange of knowledge and ideas between the CTBTO and the broader scientific community
    • To identify opportunities and possible solutions to continuously improve nuclear test monitoring and verification
    • To identify how scientific developments and cooperation can support national needs and frame policy objectives in support of the CTBT
    • To promote the wider civil and scientific applications of techniques and data used for test ban verification

    Technical Meeting on the IDC Validation and Acceptance Test Plan

      Vienna, VIC
      20 Jun 2019 - 21 Jun 2019

    The objective is to continue the process of completing the IDC Validation and Acceptance Test Plan. The focus for this particular meeting will be on reviewing the changes made since the September 2018 meeting and to continue improving the test content. Progress in this regard will be presented at WGB 52.

    NDC Workshop on IDC Progressive Commissioning Plan

      Vienna, VIC
      19 Jun 2019 - 20 Jun 2019

    The Workshop will provide NDCs an opportunity to get involved in activities related to the IDC Progressive Commissioning Plan. The focus will be on the NDCs roles and responsibilities in the IDC Progressive Commissioning as specified in the IDC Validation and Acceptance Test Plan as well as their participation in the IDC Experiments.

    Latin America and Caribbean Regional Infrasound Workshop and integrated Training for NDCs

      San José, Costa Rica
      25 Feb 2019 - 01 Mar 2019

    The objectives for the Latin America and Caribbean Regional Infrasound Workshop are:

  • To further build up the national and regional capacities in implementing the Treaty and participating in the verification regime, as well as to promote the civil and scientific application of verification technologies, in particular to promote the importance of infrasound technology;
  • To promote the exchange of experience and expertise in Infrasound technology among the NDCs in LAC region;
  • To strengthen participants’ knowledge of the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty (CTBT) and the work of the Preparatory Commission.
  • The additional objectives for the Infrasound Training:

  • To understand and learn how Infrasound data can help in the verification regime and civil and scientific application;
  • To learn how to use the Infrasound tools in the NDC in a Box (NiaB) package with processing the data collected from Costa Rica portable array experiment;
  • To stimulate regional cooperation in Infrasound data analysis through the NDCs.