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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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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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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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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Amin Mobasheri; PhD Researcher of Heidelberg University visits the AGORA Group

During this month, Amin Mobasheri, PhD Researcher at the GIScience Research Group, Institute of Geography at Heidelberg University is in Brazil to extend collaborative partnerships with members of the AGORA group at ICMC. His main research interest is concerned with the quality of Volunteered Geographic Information with special interest in OpenStreetMap data. Last week, Amin took part in the […]

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A Method for Extracting Task­-related Information from Social Media based on Structured Domain Knowledge

In a recent conference paper, an innovative method was developed for extracting task­-related information from social media based on structured domain knowledge. This publication is the most recent result of the productive collaboration between the AGORA Group and the Chair of Information Systems and Supply Chain Management (ERCIS) of University of Münster, Germany. The full […]

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A geographic approach for on-the-fly prioritization of social-media messages towards improving flood risk management

This post is about a recently publication of a project that describes a geographic approach for on-the-fly prioritizing social-media messages for flood risk management. Its content can be found here and is summarized as follows. Abstract:: Flood risk management requires updated and accurate information about the overall situation in vulnerable areas. Social media messages are […]

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