Improving the Involvement of Digital Volunteers in Disaster Management

Author Archives: Roberto Rocha

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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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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Raul Castanhari defends his master thesis in Computing Science and Computational Mathematics

Raul E. S. Castanhari, student of the master’s program in Computing Science and Computational Mathematics and member of the AGORA group, successfully defended his dissertation entitled “Software architecture for integration of sensor and volunteered geographic information in the flood risk management”. The defense was held on April 8 at the Institute of Mathematical and Computing […]

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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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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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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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