Bridging the gap between decision-making and emerging big data sources

Author Archives: Flávio Horita

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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Capes Pró-Alertas/Cemaden-MCTIC: presentations and honorable mentions to AGORA Research Group

On November 30th, 2016, members of the AGORA Group attended the II Annual Meeting Capes Pró-Alertas/Cemaden-MCTIC, at the Technological Park in São José dos Campos/SP. The purpose of this event was to present the current state of the research projects related to the risks of natural disasters of the Program to Support Teaching and Scientific […]

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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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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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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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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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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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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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