CARTOGRAPHY and GEOINFORMATICS for EARLY WARNING and EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT
Towards Better Solutions

Czech Presidency of the European Union
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25.2.2009
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We would like to invite you to participate in

Joint Symposium of ICA Working Group on Cartography in Early Warning and Crises Management (CEWaCM)  and JBGIS Geo-information for Disaster Management (Gi4DM)

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Cartography and Geoinformatics for Early Warning and Emergency Management: Towards Better Solutions

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CALL FOR PAPERS (pdf)

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The Symposium will be held in Prague under the auspices of His Magnificence Prof. Dr. Petr FIALA, Ph.D., Rector of the Masaryk University, Brno and under the auspices of the Czech Presidency of the European Union with participation of three ministries of the Czech government - Ministry of Interior, Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports and Ministry of Industry and Trade - Fire rescue Service of the Czech republic, general directorate, Czech Hydrometeorological Institute and in close cooperation with the Joint Research Centrum in Ispra, Italy and EC DG Enterprise. The symposium is supported by international organizations like ICA, ISPRS, ISDE, UNOOSA, UNESCO, JB GIS, and local research and professional organizations such as CAGI, Czech Cartographic Society and NEMOFORUM.

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Recent large natural and anthropogenic disasters have clearly shown various shortcomings and failures in existing technologies and policies for efficient early warning and emergency response. Many barriers exist in making data available, providing the most appropriate data and making systems co-operate. Most geo-data currently available is designed, stored, and managed by organizations that normally have distinct mandates. Under normal circumstances, these organizations operate largely independent of each other. The presentation of data is adapted to the needs and tasks of particular groups of users. Early warning and emergency management requires different types of systems. The systems have to be user-centered and ensure that every person (professional or citizen) receives the information that will help him/her to avoid losses of life and damages of critical infrastructures.

Geoinformatic techniques have already proven that they could significantly facilitate emergency management. Methods and approaches used in cartography can greatly help in presentation of data by adapting the visualization with respect to the context of the user, and enhance the decision-making process with visual analytics and simulations.   

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This Symposium will tackle topics related to Early Warning and Emergency Management considering:

  • Technology (both software and hardware applicable for Early Warning and Emergency Management)
  • User requirements for geo-information (both management and mobile users)
  • Information providers (data and standards)

SYMPOSIUM TOPICS

The fundamental goal of this Symposium will be:

  • To establish the state-of-the-art in Early Warning and Emergency Management
  • To review tools, software, existing geo-information sources, organizational structures and methods for work in crisis situations
  • To outline drawbacks in current discovery, integration, visualization, analysis and exchange of geo-information
  • To investigate the role of the citizens in EW and EM
  • To make suggestions for future research directions

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Selected papers, presented at the symposium will be suggested for publication in a Springer Book:

"Cartography and Geoinformatics for Disaster Management: developments and trends"

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ORGANISING COMMITTEES

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DEADLINES

Extended abstract submission:

15. 11. 2008

(guidelines here)

Notification to authors:

28. 11. 2008

Full paper submission:

31. 12. 2008

(guidelines here)

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Symposium official e-mail address:
c4c@geogr.muni.cz

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With Best Wishes, on behalf of Organising Committee

Milan KONEČNÝ
Organising Committee Director
Chair of ICA Working Group on Cartography on Early Warning and Crisis Management


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