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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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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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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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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Geographical prioritization of social network messages in near real-time using sensor data streams: an application to floods

A workflow-based approach for prioritizing social network messages in near real-time is described in the recent paper of AGORA group, which is entitled “Geographical prioritization of social network messages in near real-time using sensor data streams: an application to floods”. This approach is based on a formula that takes into account difference of the geographical […]

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oDMN: An Integrated Model to Connect Decision-Making Needs to Emerging Data Sources in Disaster Management

An integrated model for connecting decision-making needs to emerging data sources is presented in the recent paper of AGORA group, which is entitled “oDMN: An Integrated Model to Connect Decision-Making Needs to Emerging Data Sources in Disaster Management”. This paper has been accepted for the Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS) to be held […]

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Potential of Collaborative Mapping for Disaster Relief: A Case Study of OpenStreetMap in the Nepal Earthquake 2015

An exploratory case study on the collaborative mapping efforts of the OpenStreetMap (OSM) community in response to the Nepal earthquake of April 25th 2015 is presented in the most recent paper of the AGORA group, which is entitled “Potential of Collaborative Mapping for Disaster Relief: A Case Study of OpenStreetMap in the Nepal Earthquake 2015″. […]

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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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AGORA group has important new publications

Recently, several members of AGORA group have published relevant results of their research at important conferences and journals related to GIScience, Crisis Management, Software Engineering and Social Network Analysis: International Journal of Geographical Information Science (IJGIS) (Albuquerque et al. 2015), Computers & Geosciences (C&G) (Horita et al., 2015), Transactions in GIS (TGIS) (Steiger et al., […]

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