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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Raul Castanhari defends his master thesis in Computing Science and Computational Mathematics

Raul E. S. Castanhari, student of the master’s program in Computing Science and Computational Mathematics and member of the AGORA group, successfully defended his dissertation entitled “Software architecture for integration of sensor and volunteered geographic information in the flood risk management”. The defense was held on April 8 at the Institute of Mathematical and Computing […]

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AGORA Project is shortlisted for the MundoGEO#connect Prize in the category Environment

We are very happy that the AGORA Project was shortlisted as one of the three finalists in the category Environment of the MundoGEO#connect prize, which is associated with the larger and most prestigious event on Geotechnologies in Latin America. Congratulations to the whole AGORA team and our research partners! The winner will be disclosed at a ceremony on […]

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A qualitative analysis of the early warning process in disaster management

  The newer publication of AGORA Research Group outlines an early warning process in disaster management by means of a qualitative analysis. The paper entitled “A qualitative analysis of the early warning process in disaster management”, has adopted as a case study a Brazilian emergency agency in which interviews and participatory observations were held with […]

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AGORA-PrioritizeSN: An application for prioritizing social network messages based on sensor data stream

The AGORA Research Group has a pleasure to announce a new tool: the AGORA-PrioritizeSN. AGORA- PrioritizeSN aims to prioritize in near real-time social network messages and sensor data streams by adopting a workflow analysis for flood risk management. For further information about the formal representation of the problem statement handled by AGORA-PrioritizeSN see: PDF. This […]

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AGORA-DSM: A service-oriented middleware for dynamic and near real-time management of geosensors for flood risk management

The AGORA Research Group has a pleasure to announce a new tool: the AGORA-DSM. AGORA- Dynamic Sensor Management (DSM) aims to manage dynamically and in near real-time geosensors for supporting floods by using lightweight standard protocols to exchange information between sensors and flood web applications. It is also a middleware that seeks to improve communication […]

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