IJDRR 2018: Understanding the decision-making process in disaster risk monitoring and early-warning: a case study within a control room in Brazil

Author Archives: Flávio Horita

IJDRR 2018: Understanding the decision-making process in disaster risk monitoring and early-warning: a case study within a control room in Brazil

A new article from the partnership between AGORA Research Group and Cemaden (The National Center for Monitoring and Early Warning of Natural Disasters) was accepted for publishing in the International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction (IJDRR). This investigates the decision-making process within a control room for disaster management and establishes its influecing factors. This article has been […]

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UK-Brazil Urban Resilience Workshop

Over the 5th and 6th February, the Universities of Warwick and São Paolo, Brazil, collaborated for the 2nd Workshop of the UK-Brazil Interdisciplinary Research Network on Urban Resilience Data. Conversing via a video conference, representatives from both Universities shared their research across a range of disciplines. Academics and PhD students presented on Healthy Urban Environments, […]

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CFP AMCIS 2018 – Minitrack Digital Transformation & Big Data

CALL FOR PAPERS =================================================== Minitrack on Digital Transformation & Big Data http://amcis2018.aisnet.org/submissions/track-descriptions/#toggle-id-20 25th The Americas Conference on Information Systems (AMCIS 2018) August 16-18, 2018, New Orleans, LA, USA http://amcis2018.aisnet.org/submissions/call-for-papers/ Deadline for paper submissions: February 28th, 2018 Description of Minitrack =================================================== Organizations require accurate data for gaining insights of existing threats or business opportunities. With the […]

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CFP ISCRAM 2018 – Track Geographic Information Systems (GIS)

CALL FOR PAPERS =========================================== 15th International Conference on Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management (ISCRAM 2018) May 20-23, 2018, Rochester, NY, USA https://iscram2018.rit.edu/submissions Track: Geospatial Technologies and Geographic Information Science for Crisis Management (GIS) https://iscram2018.rit.edu/sites/rit.edu.iscram2018/files/docs/ISCRAM_2018_track_GIS.pdf Deadline for paper submissions: December 03, 2017 * Track Description ============================================ With disasters and disaster management being an “inherently […]

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DSS 2017: 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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