A taxonomy of quality assessment methods for volunteered and crowdsourced geographic information

A new article from the partnership between AGORA Research Group and GIScience Research Group was accepted for publishing in the Transactions in GIS Journal. In this article, it was proposed a taxonomy of methods for assessing the quality of CGI when no reference data are available, which is likely to be the most common situation in […]

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IJDRR 2018: Understanding the decision-making process in disaster risk monitoring and early-warning: a case study within a control room in Brazil

A new article from the partnership between AGORA Research Group and Cemaden (The National Center for Monitoring and Early Warning of Natural Disasters) was accepted for publishing in the International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction (IJDRR). This investigates the decision-making process within a control room for disaster management and establishes its influecing factors. This article has been […]

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UK-Brazil Urban Resilience Workshop

Over the 5th and 6th February, the Universities of Warwick and São Paolo, Brazil, collaborated for the 2nd Workshop of the UK-Brazil Interdisciplinary Research Network on Urban Resilience Data. Conversing via a video conference, representatives from both Universities shared their research across a range of disciplines. Academics and PhD students presented on Healthy Urban Environments, […]

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CFP AMCIS 2018 – Minitrack Digital Transformation & Big Data

CALL FOR PAPERS =================================================== Minitrack on Digital Transformation & Big Data http://amcis2018.aisnet.org/submissions/track-descriptions/#toggle-id-20 25th The Americas Conference on Information Systems (AMCIS 2018) August 16-18, 2018, New Orleans, LA, USA http://amcis2018.aisnet.org/submissions/call-for-papers/ Deadline for paper submissions: February 28th, 2018 Description of Minitrack =================================================== Organizations require accurate data for gaining insights of existing threats or business opportunities. With the […]

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CFP ISCRAM 2018 – Track Geographic Information Systems (GIS)

CALL FOR PAPERS =========================================== 15th International Conference on Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management (ISCRAM 2018) May 20-23, 2018, Rochester, NY, USA https://iscram2018.rit.edu/submissions Track: Geospatial Technologies and Geographic Information Science for Crisis Management (GIS) https://iscram2018.rit.edu/sites/rit.edu.iscram2018/files/docs/ISCRAM_2018_track_GIS.pdf Deadline for paper submissions: December 03, 2017 * Track Description ============================================ With disasters and disaster management being an “inherently […]

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AGILE Conference 2017: presentation of AGORA Research Group on mining rainfall spatio-temporal patterns in Twitter

AGILE2017-Wageningen

On May 9th-12th, 2017 Sidgley Camargo de Andrade, PhD Student of AGORA group, has attended the 20th AGILE International Conference on Geographic Information Science that was held at Wageningen University, The Netherlands. AGILE Conference 2017 is the annual international conference on Geographic Information Science which gathers researchers from industry and academia to deal with issues […]

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DSS 2017: Bridging the gap between decision-making and emerging big data sources

A new publication of AGORA Research Group presents a model-based framework that aims at connecting decision-makers’ tasks and decisions to big data sources – abstract is presented below. A case study within a Brazilian early-warning center (Cemaden) was conducted for evaluating the framework in practice. Based on lessons that were learned from this study, some […]

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Capes Pró-Alertas/Cemaden-MCTIC: presentations and honorable mentions to AGORA Research Group

On November 30th, 2016, members of the AGORA Group attended the II Annual Meeting Capes Pró-Alertas/Cemaden-MCTIC, at the Technological Park in São José dos Campos/SP. The purpose of this event was to present the current state of the research projects related to the risks of natural disasters of the Program to Support Teaching and Scientific […]

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Improving the Involvement of Digital Volunteers in Disaster Management

A new publication of the AGORA Group presents a set of preliminary factors which should be considered to promote the involvement of volunteers in disaster management. These factors were derived from critical review of Citizen Engagement literature and from an analysis of lessons learned from an experiment on interaction with citizens carried out in context […]

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Brazil-UK Workshop: Leveraging Crowdsourced and Sensor Data to Support Decision-Making towards Urban Resilience

On Oct 5th-7th, 2016, members of different institutions such as British Geological Survey (BGS), University of Warwick, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazilian National Center for Monitoring and Early Warning of Natural Disasters (CEMADEN), among others, have gathered for discussing the usefulness of crowdsourced and sensor data in the support of decision-making in urban […]

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