Workshops at ISCRAM 2021



No. Title Organizers Format

No. 1



9-11 AM
(EDT)

23 May

Zoom link will be available in Guidebook

3rd Intelligent Crisis Management Technologies (ICMT)
Big Data Analytics and AI for Disaster Risk Reduction


This workshop aims to provide a forum to advance the understanding of the current and prospective opportunities and risks of AI for disaster management through discussing the current status of AI technologies, their potential applications, as well as the ethical, legal, and social implications posed by the adoption of these technologies. The workshop targets end users, industry partners, academic researchers, and civil society. The main outcome of the workshop will be a white paper which will outline the future directions of Big Data and AI for Disaster Risk Reduction.

This is the third ISCRAM ICMT workshop following the very successful ones in ISCRAM 2018 and 2019.



Website: https://mklab.iti.gr/icmt2021/


Anastasios (Tasos) Karakostas (Information Technologies Institute - Centre for Research and Technology Hellas)

Contact: akarakos@iti.gr

Claudio Rossi (Istituto Superiore Mario Boella)

Evangelos Sdongos (Institute of Communication and Computer Systems (ICCS))

Stefanos Vrochidis (Information Technologies Institute - Centre for Research and Technology Hellas)


Dialogue between practitioners and researchers

No. 2



9-11 AM
(EDT)

23 May

Zoom link will be available in Guidebook

Measuring aspects of situation awareness and understanding in safety-critical situations

This workshop will present the tool developed within the pan-European FireFront project, along with some of the data that have been collected so far - together with an opportunity for participants to try-out one of the training scenarios we have developed. The training scenario is a RTC or Road Traffic Collision (which should be perfectly accessible to non-firefighters) and has been implemented in XVR because we have been endeavouring to produce a scenario with as little culture-specific information as possible – within the FireFront project, the scenario is designed to be run in a number of different countries.

Although the scenario demonstrated is that of a RTC, the general approach has been successfully implemented in medical (obstetrics), military (command and control) and driving (autonomous vehicles) scenarios. The scenario runs entirely online and includes automated, but personalized, feedback to each participant on their performance within the scenario.



Website: https://firefront.eu


Graham Edgar (Professor of Psychology and Applied Neuroscience at the University of Gloucestershire, UK)


Ms Stella Polikarpus (Senior lecturer in the Estonian Academy of Security Sciences)

Dr Anna Figueras Masip (The manager of research in risk, emergencies, and civil protection at the Firefighters Research Unit and Civil Protection School of Catalonia)


Hands-on session for techniques for crisis management

No. 3



11:30 AM -1:30 PM
(EDT)

23 May

Zoom link will be available in Guidebook

User Diversity -- A Virtual Hands-on Guide to Universal Design of ICT for Emergency Management

The main purpose of this virtual workshop is to increase the knowledge of universal design in the ISCRAM community and to provide practical information that is useful for participants in different roles, including researchers, decision makers and first responders.

Usability and Universal Design of ICT in Emergency Management is becoming an important emerging area of research within the ISCRAM community with the related special track, there is also a need for practical hands-on guidance on taking into account universal design in practice. This workshop intends to fill this gap by providing practical information that is suitable for participants at all levels of previous knowledge on the topic.

Learning outcomes:
  • Understand Universal Design of ICT and assistive technology
  • How to take into account situational disabilities
  • How to make requirements that include diverse users

Website: https://www.cs.hioa.no/~tergjo/ISCRAM2021WS/


Dr. Terje Gjøsæter (Centre for Integrated Emergency Management, Department of Information Systems, University of Agder, Norway)


Prof. Weiqin Chen (Research Group for Universal Design of ICT, Department of Computer Science, Oslo Metropolitan University, Norway)


Virtual Hands-on session

Assistive technologies for underrepresented groups

No. 4



11:30 AM -1:30 PM
(EDT)

23 May

Zoom link will be available in Guidebook

Strategic Devices and Technologies for Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief (HADR)

The workshop discusses the design challenges, technology requirements, innovative devices, and emerging research into this domain. The objective is to gain an understanding of how to integrate the needs of those that are underrepresented and to accommodate various social groups and conditions. The discussion will range from digital technologies such as computer vision to physical infrastructures ranging from Strategic Habitats, a temporary shelter device to house families with members that face disabilities, homelessness, extreme poverty, to HADR-POD’s (Portable Operations Devices) that help deliver remote healthcare to underrepresented locations such as tribal areas, disaster zones, or refugee camps. A blend of technology and structural innovations creates a new opportunity to access and serve the growing amount of vulnerable people. The session will address how the COVID-19 pandemic continues to highlight the need for coordinated localized responses in regions that are underrepresented and underserved. The current efforts by workshop speakers and their representative organizations will serve as the framework to launch audience discussion. Workshop participants will be given an exclusive view into emerging products, current research, and global initiatives from the private sector, non-profits, government, and academia.

Website: https://bigdata.vestforsk.no/hadr-workshop


Prof. Rajendra Akerkar (Vestlandsforsking/ Western Norway Research Institute, Norway)


Dr. Akshay Pottathil (Intelligence Research Institute, San Diego, USA)


Assistive technologies for underrepresented groups






 


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