International Workshop on Emergency Response Technologies and Services

in conjunction with ICDCN 2020, Jadavpur University, Kolkata, India

January 7, 2020

EmeRTeS 2020


Workshop Chairs

Somprakash Bandyopadhyay, Indian Institute of Management Calcutta, India

Sajal Das, Missouri University of Science and Technology, USA

TPC Co-Chairs

Simone Silvestri, University of Kentucky, USA

Siuli Roy, Heritage Institute of Technology, Kolkata, India

Organizing Chair

Souvik Basu, Heritage Institute of Technology, Kolkata, India

Important Dates

Workshop Date: January 7, 2020

Submission Deadline: September 5, 2019 AoE

Acceptance/Rejection Notification: October 5, 2019 AoE

Camera-Ready Version Due: October 20, 2019 AoE

About the Workshop

During an emergency, bringing the right information, at the right time, to the right person, can significantly impact the quality of emergency response for first responders as well as the general public. However, responding to emergencies quickly and efficiently is a challenge that communities have always faced. Thanks to emerging emergency response technologies, it’s becoming easier for responders to assess threats, share information, and plan emergency responses. Many of the latest innovations in emergency response are poised to revolutionize the way response teams analyze events and coordinate their activities, while others are dramatically changing the way everyday citizens handle emergencies. Such technologies, at the system level, can design robust systems, resilient networks and interoperable protocols in challenged situations. At the information level, they can build situational awareness from large-scale, multi-modal information. At the application level, social media research can provide actionable insights upon which decisions can be made. While the use of drones, satellite imagery through GIS and social media has already made their way to emergency response, there is a lot more happening behind the scenes that can have an impact too.

The goal of the 2nd International Workshop on Emergency Response Technologies and Services (EmeRTeS) 2020 is to explore the application of new and innovative technology research towards improving emergency response and management. The focus is to provide an inter-disciplinary platform for researchers to exchange ideas, present results, share experience, stimulate new research, and foster collaborations among computer scientists, engineers, social scientists, representatives from government and non-governmental organizations and disaster science experts to develop recommendations for effective emergency response.

Please see the CFP for details


Jadavpur University, Kolkata, India

Co-located with ICDCN 2020