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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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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Daniel Link, Research assistant of University of Münster visits AGORA Research Group

During September 2016, Daniel Link, a research assistant at the European Research Center for Information Systems (ERCIS) of the University of Münster, is in Brazil for a short-term research stay with AGORA group at ICMC. His research lines are focused on humanitarian logistics, mobile application development, and crowdsourcing. This research stay is another result of the fruitful collaboration between […]

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NITIM Summer School 2016

Roberto Rocha, member of the AGORA Group and Visiting Research student of the European Research Center for Information Systems, made inaugural presentation of his research work for the Network for Information Technology and Innovation Management (NITIM) Summer School 2016, held June 15-17 in Trondheim, Norway. This year’s summer school was held in conjunction with the 22nd […]

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AGILE 2016: presentation of AGORA Research Group on quality assessment of VGI

The AGILE (Association of Geographic Information Laboratories in Europe) Conference seeks to promote academic teaching and research on GIS (Geographic Information Science) at the European level and provides a permanent scientific forum where researchers can meet and exchange ideas. This year the 19th AGILE Conference on Geographic Information Science was held in Helsinki, Finland, between […]

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ISCRAM 2016: presentations of AGORA Research Group on social media analysis, practitioners’ cases, and GIScience

On May 22nd-25th, 2016 several members of the AGORA Research Group have attended the 13th International Conference on Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management (ISCRAM) that was held at Pestana Hotel in Rio de Janeiro. ISCRAM is an annual international conference which gathers researchers from industry and academia with the aim of presenting the state-of-the-art in the […]

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AGORA Research Group visits The Department of Civil Protection of São Carlos/SP

Two members of AGORA Research Group, Flávio Horita and Thiago Poiani, have visited the Department of Civil Protection of São Carlos/SP on April 13th, 2016. During this visit, Pedro Caballero, the coordinator of the department, discussed several important issues of the daily activities within the department, as well as showed the monitoring room. Overall, the […]

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