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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A Software Architecture to Integrate Sensor and Volunteered Geographic Information for Flood Risk Management

A new publication of the AGORA group presents a software architecture to integrate data from sensors and volunteers. The paper entitled “A Software Architecture to Integrate Sensor and Volunteered Geographic Information for Flood Risk Management” describes a service-oriented architecture that enables the integration of water level observations from sensors and volunteers through a variety of […]

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Dynamic Sensor Management: Extending Sensor Web for Near Real-Time Mobile Sensor Integration in Dynamic Scenarios

An approach consisting of an enhanced messaging protocol and a dynamic sensor management component for automatically managing the different types of sensor data and activities involved in dynamic scenarios is described in the recent publication of AGORA Research Group, which is entitled “Dynamic Sensor Management: Extending Sensor Web for Near Real-Time Mobile Sensor Integration in […]

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AGORA’s SDI-Node: A prototype Spatial Data Infrastructure node

The AGORA Research Group has a pleasure to announce a new tool: the AGORA’s SDI-Node. This is an outcome of Dr. Werner Leyh’s postdoc research project in cooperation with the Department of Hydraulic from the São Carlos School of Engineering (EESC/USP). The objectives of this tool threefold: (1) collect and prepare spatial information layers, (2) […]

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GEOINFO 2015: presentations of AGORA on combining sensors and social media for disaster management

GEOINFO (Brazilian Symposium on Geoinformatics) is an annual conference that aims to present to the local community a perspective of the state-of-the-art about the ongoing research, development and innovative applications on GIScience. The AGORA Research Group participated actively at  GEOINFO 2015, which was held at the nice Orotour Garden Hotel, in Campos do Jordão (São […]

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AGORA presentations in key events: Center for Research on Disasters (CEPED-USP) and National Center for Monitoring and Early Warning of Natural Disasters (CEMADEN)

On November 4th, members of AGORA Research Group have attended to the workshop “Challenges of academia for reducing the risks of disasters in Brazil” at the Public Health Department of the University of São Paulo (FSP/USP) in São Paulo, SP. This event was aimed at gathering members of the Civil Protection and Police Officers with […]

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