Gerhard Wickler was an invited speaker at the 2011 ISCRAM-CHINA conference organized and hosted by Harbin Engineering University (HEU) in Harbin, China.
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.
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.
The 8th International Conference on Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management – ISCRAM 2011 - will be held in Lisbon, Portugal, May 8-11, 2011.
Before the Meeting
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OpenVCE 3D Space - Round table for up to 25 people
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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.
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ISCRAM 2011 welcomes papers covering all aspects of information systems for crisis response and management. Representative areas include the following: