Somprakash Bandyopadhyay, Indian Institute of Management Calcutta, India
Sajal Das, Missouri University of Science and Technology, USA
Simone Silvestri, University of Kentucky, USA
Siuli Roy, Heritage Institute of Technology, Kolkata, India
Souvik Basu, Heritage Institute of Technology, Kolkata, India
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