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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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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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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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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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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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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Postdoc Position

We are seeking a postdoc researcher to join our group. For further details (in Portuguese) see: http://www.icmc.usp.br/e/49c08 .

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