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Gerhard Wickler at ISCRAM-CHINA 2011

Gerhard Wickler was an invited speaker at the 2011 ISCRAM-CHINA conference organized and hosted by Harbin Engineering University (HEU) in Harbin, China.

ISCRAM CHINA 2011 Group Photo: Participants of ISCRAM-CHINA 2011 outside the Conference Venue: Harbin Engineering UniversityISCRAM CHINA 2011 Group Photo: Participants of ISCRAM-CHINA 2011 outside the Conference Venue: Harbin Engineering University

This was the 5th conference in this series held in China. It attracted more than 100 participants, mostly from China and South-East Asia. Invited speakers gave keynote presentations on parctical and techinal advances and experiences in the field of Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management. In addition, many researchers were able to present their work in this area, highlighting the breadth of work currently underway in China and around.

Gerhard Wickler's presentation was entitled "Intelligent Systems for Activity-Centric Virtual Collaboration Support" and described some of the Systems developed at Edinburgh's Artificial Intelligence Applications Institute (AIAI) over the past decade. Specifically, it showed how I-X Technology, AIAI approach to HTN planning, has been used in application relating to crisis response and emergency management. This includes recent work on planning and execution in the context of virtual collaboration, funded by EOARD and ARL in the US.

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ISCRAM Distinguished Service Award for Gerhard Wickler

Congratulations to Gerhard Wickler of AIAI at the University of Edinburgh who was presented with the Distinguished Service Award at ISCRAM 2011 in Lisbon on 11th May 2011.

Gerhard has been very active in the International Community on Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management over the years including organizing a track on AI for Crisis Response at ISCRAM events, and an international group on this topic which regularly meets in a virtual world meeting space.


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ISCRAM 2011 - Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management - Lisbon, Portugal

2011-05-08 08:00 - 2011-05-11 16:00 +01:00
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The 8th International Conference on Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management – ISCRAM 2011 - will be held in Lisbon, Portugal, May 8-11, 2011.


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AI for Crisis Response: Our Research Interests (Meeting 3)

2010-11-15 15:00 - 16:00 +00:00
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Before the Meeting

Technical Points

  • Meeting location will be in the OpenVCE area in Second Life, as before. For technical support and assistance (if needed) contact: Gerhard Wickler (avatar: Gerhard Tomorrow). 
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OpenVCE 3D Space - Round table for up to 25 people

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Meeting Agenda

  • Presentations of areas of expertise and research interests
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ISCRAM Full Paper Submission Deadline

2010-11-15 16:00 - 17:00 +00:00
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From early-warning systems to preparedness and training
8th International Conference on Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management
May 8-11 2011
LNEC Congress Centre
Lisbon, Portugal

Each year, ISCRAM brings together top researchers and practitioners working in the area of information systems and crisis management. The conference provides an excellent opportunity to exchange information and knowledge on new research and best practices with a diverse group of colleagues. In 2011, ISCRAM will be held in the vibrant city of Lisbon, Portugal.


ISCRAM 2011 welcomes papers covering all aspects of information systems for crisis response and management. Representative areas include the following:

  • Early warning and alert systems
  • Planning and foresight
  • Education and training
  • Risk perception, analysis and management
  • Analytical Information systems
  • Advanced Research Methods and Unconventional Results
  • Social media and Collaborative Systems
  • Human-computer interaction
  • Standards, ontologies and interoperability
  • Intelligent technologies, including rescue robotics
  • Decision analysis and decision technologies
  • Geographic information science and crisis management
  • Humanitarian challenges
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