Interaction Technologies for Emergency Management: Guest lecture by David Diez
InterMedia invites to a talk by visiting professor David Diez, on interaction technologies, emergency management and civil protection.
Emergency management is the generic name of an interdisciplinary field dealing with risks and risk avoidance.
Contrary to conventional wisdom may think, emergency management is more than just emergency events and, therefore, more than just emergency response. It encompasses a variety of activities such as planning, training, and assessment for being ready for emergency situations.
Emergency management is considered as a critical, complex, and dynamic activity in which the application of ICT could acquire a relevant role. In this talk Diez present two research works related to the use of ICT within the emergency management domain.
The first one is part of the urTHEY project. The main goal of such a project is to explore the use of web 2.0 technologies to support emergency preparation in communities.
The second one, the TIPEx project, is focused on emergency planning. In this activity, multidisciplinary teams collaborate to define protocols in response to risks. The purpose of the TIPEx project is to understand how ICT can support the elaboration and training of emergency plans.