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BDEM Annual Workshop to be held in October 2019

The annual workshop on Big Data for Emergency Management (BDEM 2019) will be hosted by BDEM project in Sogndal, Norway.

In two days (21 – 22 October 2019) workshop, researchers, practitioners and students will discuss about emergency management analytics open issues and provide interesting insights for future actions in the hazard response.

BDEM 2019 aims to give answers to

  • How to address challenges of current and future emergency management

  • How analytics and intelligence can support an enhanced emergency management in the future

Workshop venue: Quality Hotel, 6856 Sogndal, Norway

Participants:

(1st day and first half of 2nd day) Invited guests, UiB students and BDEM partners.

(Second half of 2nd day) Only BDEM partners.

Accommodation: Hofslund Fjord Hotel, Fjørevegen 37, 6856 Sogndal

Programme

October 21, 2019 (Monday)

09:45 – 10:00 Welcome and Overview (Prof. Rajendra Akerkar, Western Norway Research Institute)

10:00 – 10:45 Hong Kong Polytechnic University (Prof. Song Guo)

10:45 – 11:00 Coffee break

11:00 – 11:45 Western Norway Research Institute (Dr. Hoang Long Nguyen)

11:45 - 12:30 George Mason University (Rahul Pandey)

12:30 – 13:30 Lunch

13:30 - 14:15 Western Norway Research Institute & Noradapt (Prof. Carlo Aall)

14:15 - 14:30 Discussion

14:30 - 14:45 Coffee break

14:45 - 18:30 Social event

18:30 – 21:00 Dinner (Walaker Hotel, Solvorn)

October 22, 2019 (Tuesday)

09:30 – 10:15 The University of Tokyo (Dr. Haoran Zhang)

10:15 – 10:30 Coffee break

10:30 – 11:15 University of Bergen (Prof. Andreas Opdahl and Dr. Vimala Nunavath)

11:15 – 11:45 Presentation on H2020 calls (Dr. Anna Maria Urbaniak-Brekke)

11:45 - 12:30 Group Activity for Students

12:30 – 13:30 Lunch

13:30 – 15:00 Group Activity for Students organised by Prof. André Skupin (CICS, SDSU)

 15:00 - 15:30 Closing

BDEM Steering Meeting - October 22, 2019 (Tuesday)

15:30 – 17:00 Planning for remaining project period

18:00 Dinner (Bestebakken, Hafslo)

 

WNRI researcher's visit to the University of Tokyo

In order to discuss ongoing research cooperation and further research direction, Dr. Minsung Hong (researcher at the Western Norway Research Institute) had meeting with the BDEM partner research group in Tokyo on December 3rd, 2018. The research group at Intelligent Perception and Urban Computing Laboratory of the University of Tokyo is headed by Dr. Xuan Song.

Dr. Minsung Hong (WNRI) presenting research at Intelligent Perception and Urban Computing Laboratory, Japan.

Dr. Minsung Hong (WNRI) presenting research at Intelligent Perception and Urban Computing Laboratory, Japan.

In this meeting research students and postdocs at the University of Tokyo presented and shared their work. Moreover, Minsung presented the basic idea of a victim detection technology platform as well as preliminary results from joint research on a framework that efficiently integrates victim detection technologies considering sensing, communication and computing issues. The research aims to achieve a significant time reduction related to Victim Search and Rescue phase by providing wide-area situational awareness solutions for improved detection and localization of trapped victim.

They also discussed student-staff exchange visits to Norway.

Two collaboration meetings in Hong Kong and Japan

In order to discuss ongoing research activities and further research cooperation, the project coordinator had two extensive meetings with our partner research group in Hong Kong and Tokyo on November 19th and 22nd respectively. In these meeting research students and postdocs at the University of Tokyo and at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University presented their work. The coordinator, Prof. Akerkar presented the BDEM goals and scope to the students and encouraged them to participate in the mobility programme of the project. Further, group leaders Prof. Song Guo (HKPU) and Dr. Xuan Song (UTokyo) discussed synergies between research groups with Prof. Akerkar (WNRI). They also explored new opportunities for collaboration through Horizon 2020 calls.

Workshop on Big Data for Emergency Management (BDEM 2018)

The Workshop on Big Data for Emergency Management (BDEM 2018) will be hosted by BDEM project in Sogndal, Norway.

On two days 22 – 23 October 2018, researchers, practitioners and students will discuss on emergency management analytics open issues and provide interesting insights for future actions in the hazard response.

BDEM 2018 aims to give answers to

  • How to address challenges of current and future emergency management

  • How analytics and intelligence can support an enhanced emergency management in the future

Venue:   Vestlandsforsking, Sognahallen, Røyrgata 4, 6856 Sogndal, Norway

Participants:  (1st day and first half of 2nd day) Invited guests, UiB students, BDEM partners.

                         (Second half of 2nd day) Only BDEM partners.

Accommodation: Hofslund Fjord Hotel, Fjørevegen 37, 6856 Sogndal

Programme

October 22, 2018

09:30 – 09:45 Welcome and Introduction: Rajendra Akerkar

09:45 – 10:30 Keynote address – 1 (Kåre Harald Drager)

10:30 – 11:00 Question Answers

11:00 – 11:15 Coffee break

11:15 – 12:00 André Skupin, San Diego State University

12:00 – 13:00 Lunch

13:00 – 13:45 Aron Culotta, Illinois Institute of Technology

13:45 – 14:30 Hemant Purohit, George Mason University

14:30 – 14:45 Coffee break

14:45 – 15:30 Minsung Hong, Western Norway Research Institute

15:30 – 16:00 Discussion

19:00 – 21:00 Dinner

 

October 23, 2018

09:00 – 09:45 Keynote address – 2 (Ivar Konrad Lunde)

09:45 – 10:15 Question Answers

10:15 – 10:30 Coffee break

10:30 – 11:15 Andreas Lothe Opdahl, University of Bergen

11:15 – 12:00 Fan Zipei, The University of Tokyo

12:00 – 13:00 Lunch

 

BDEM Steering Meeting

October 23, 2018

13:30 – 16:30 Planning for 2018 - 2019

16:30   Closing  

 

October 24, 2018

Hackathon at UiB