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  • Best Student Paper to Mehdi Ben Lazreg

    Mehdi Ben Lazreg won the Best Student paper award at ISCRAM2020 with his paper on Semantic Decay Filter for Event Detection. Ben Lazreg successfully defended his doctoral thesis in April 2020.
  • COVID-19 Research grant to Hossein Baharmand

    Postdoctor Hossein Baharmand won research grant from the Norwegian Research Council to do research on decision support and distribution of vaccines.
  • Doctoral Defence: A Neural Network-Based Situational Awareness Approach for Emergency Response

    Mehdi Ben Lazreg successfully defended his PhD Thesis on social media and emergency response.
  • Forskningssamarbeid med University of Sydney

    CIEM-leder Bjørn Erik Munkvold besøker Sydney Uni. Formålet er læring og erfaringsutveksling om bruk av ulike systemer for datainnsamling og beslutningsstøtte, og hvilket bidrag sosiale medier kan gi i dette.
  • Knowledge gaps in the use of immersive VR applications for higher education

    Our analysis has uncovered several gaps in the application of VR in the higher education sphere—for instance, learning theories were not often considered in VR application development to assist and guide toward learning outcomes. Furthermore, the evaluation of educational VR applications has...
  • CIEM at HICSS 2020

    Kristine Steen-Tveit presented a methodology for analysis of real-time communication for building the common operational picture by using audio-logs.
  • Balancing time and costs - where to locate relief distribution centers after disasters?

    This paper investigates how we can support humanitarian decision-makers to locate distribution centers to deliver relief items to beneficiaries timely and efficiently.
  • International awards for research at UiA

    UiA’s Centre for Integrated Emergency Management has received international awards for a three-year research project funded by the EU Horizon 2020 programme.
  • Professor Jose Julio Gonzalez awarded the King's Medal of Merit

    Gonzalez receives the distinction for his efforts in public safety and emergency preparedness in Norway and in Europe. Just after the medal was handed out on Wednesday 23 October, the laureate received notice from Brussels that he and his colleagues had won an innovation prize for their research...
  • Hvordan dele informasjon i kriser

    «Informasjonsdelingen må være en integrert del av det du gjør til daglig. Det kan ikke være en egen funksjon», sier deltaker i workshop. 24 representanter fra ulike beredskapsaktører var samlet i Oslo denne uka for å kartlegge praksis med å etablere felles situasjonsforståelse gjennom samvirke og...
  • Jose Maria Sarriegi Major Catastrophe Research Award

    Fundación Aon España and the Catastrophe Observatory in Spain have decided to create the Jose Maria Sarriegi Award for the best academic research article on topics related to disaster management that has been published in the previous two years in a specialized journal. Submission date 15th of...
  • Vacancy: Postdoctoral position in Crisis Management

    Will you be our new colleague? We are looking for a candidate with expertise in several of the following research areas; Big data and data analytics, Real-time data processing and monitoring, Data integration and visualisation, Control room systems and Situational awareness.
  • HUMLOG Best thesis award to Hossein Baharmand

    International award to CIEM researcher
  • 3-årig postdoc-stilling ledig ved CIEM

    Centre for Integrated Emergency Management (CIEM) har en ledig postdoktor-stilling i 100 % i 3 år, tilknyttet Institutt for informasjonssystemer, Fakultet for samfunnsvitenskap, ved Universitet i Agder. Stillingen er lokalisert i Kristiansand.
  • Workshop med Oslo politiet og Oslo kommune

    I samarbeid med Oslo politi og Beredskapsetaten i Oslo kommune hadde CIEM en 2 dagers workshop 26.-27. februar 2019. Formålet var å skape samarbeidsprosjekt for utvikle bedre løsninger for uønskede hendelser.
  • Research project on Resilience a success

    The Smart Mature Resilience project is presented as a success story on the EU commission website.
  • New CIEM doctor - Hossein Baharmand

    Hossein Bahamand defended his thesis on Designing Flexible Relief Distribution Networks in December 2018.
  • -Vi er sterkere, sikrere og smartere

    Tre år som aktiv deltaker i et europeisk forskningsprosjekt har gjort Kristiansand til en tryggere kommune å bo, leve og arbeide i.
  • Norway-Russia Disaster Diplomacy in the High North and Arctic

    This summer the Norwegian Research Council project granted a CIEM project on Disaster diplomacy. This project uses Norway-Russia relations on, for, and around Svalbard to examine how dealing with disasters may be used more in the Arctic and the High North to foster links between Norway and Russia.
  • Møtte krisehåndteringsforskere i Houston

    Et lite år etter at orkanen Harvey oversvømte Houston, satt UiAs Senter for integrert krisehåndtering (CIEM) seg sammen med Rice University for å diskutere et samarbeid.
  • Researcher portrait of Christian Webersik

    Professor Christian Webersik does research on crisis management, natural hazards and migration.
  • Best paper award on HICSS 2018

    CIEM researchers won the Best paper award of the Egov track on HICSS 2018 3-6. January 2018!
  • PhD-stilling ledig ved CIEM

    Doktorgradsprosjektet vil utføres som del av forskningen i CIEMLab, som er en såkalt «living lab» der forskere og representanter fra ulike brukermiljø samarbeider om design, utvikling og testing av innovative løsninger for å støtte beredskap og krisehåndtering.
  • The local population must be better prepared for flooding

    Opinion piece by Professor Christian Webersik in CIEM 28. October 2017.
  • CIEM@Treffpunkt tekreal

    CIEM presented their research at the Treffpunkt TekReal seminar in Grimstad, with participants from the local industry. Dr. Jaziar Radianti, CIEMlab Manager, coordinated our stand, assisted by PhD research fellow Joel Myhre.
  • Visit from Nepal Police

    Dr. Rajib Subba from Nepal Police HQ visited CIEM presenting experiences from the 2015 Nepal Earthquake Police Twitter Project.
  • Open positions as Associate professor in crisis informatics

    Departement of Information Systems at the University of Agder is recruiting up to 3 full-time, permanent positions as Associate Professor in Information Systems . Application date: 15. August 2017.
  • Operation Tyrsdal- An Extreme Weather Disaster Game

    A team of four students at Westerdals ACT Oslo has developed a game named “Operation Tyrsdal”, inspired by the extreme weather Synne in 2015.
  • Informasjon kan redde liv

    Statsministeren i Nepal var blant bidragsyterne da UiA-forsker arrangerte workshoper om beredskap og informasjonsarbeid under kriser.
  • Changes in CIEM management

    Professor Bjørn Erik Munkvold is the new CIEM director and Professor Christian Webersik the new deputy director of CIEM.
  • Visit from the Centre for Security and Society at University of Freiburg

    Dr. Linda Madsen from the Centre for Security and Society at University of Freiburg visited CIEM on March 2nd.
  • UiA deltar i internasjonal nødhjelpsøvelse

    Triplex 2016 er en av verdens største humanitære kriseøvelser. Den holdes hvert tredje år, denne gangen på Lista fra 24. - 30. september. UiA har en viktig rolle.
  • CIEM adjunct Leysia Palen in SCIENCE special issue on Natural Hazards

    Crisis informatics - New data for extraordinary times
  • Styrker sikkerheten til humanitære hjelpearbeidere

    Tirsdag 10. og onsdag 11. mai markerer UiA starten på et tre år langt europeisk forskningsprosjektet som skal gjøre det tryggere og mer effektivt å være hjelpearbeider i felten.
  • Fikk pris for beste internasjonale artikkel

    CIEM-forsker Mihoko Sakurai, postdoktor ved Institutt for informasjonssystemer, vant pris for beste artikkel på konferansen The Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS) på Kauai i Hawaii i forrige uke.
  • To Horisont 2020-prosjekter til CIEM

    Senter for integrert krisehåndtering (CIEM) ved UiA er involvert i to EU-prosjekter som nå tildeles 38 og 179 millioner kroner. Prosjektene skal gjøre hjelpearbeid i kriser tryggere og mer effektivt.
  • Hekta på kunstig intelligens

    Ole-Christoffer Granmo var første gutten i gata med egen datamaskin. Nå vil han etablere et Senter for fremragende forskning og innlede et paradigmeskifte innen krisehåndtering.
  • Kristiansand forbereder seg på det uforutsette

    Kristiansand kommune og Universitetet i Agder har nøkkelroller i et stort EU-prosjekt som skal gjøre byer i stand til å takle katastrofer. Sørlandsbyen lyktes å bli en av tre pilotbyer i prosjektet fordi de både har utviklet en vitenskapelig metode på feltet og kan vise at den fungerer i praksis
  • Two open PhD positions at CIEM

    One position in ICT (deadline 05.06.2015) and one in Information systems (deadline 15.06.2015)
  • CIEM Lab@UiA

    Technological infrastructure for research. CIEM is setting up a lab to further support the research on Emergency Management.
  • Horizon2020 project on Resilience for CIEM

    Smart Mature Resilience was approved for support on Thursday 29. January 2015 by the European Commision. Smart Mature Resilience is a project coordinated by Prof. Jose Mari Sarriegi, TECNUN University of Navarra in Spain. Prof. Jose Julio Gonzalez, CIEM, acts as scientific coordinator for Smart...
  • Workshop om muligheter og utfordringer innen framtidig krisehåndtering

    CIEM årlige workshop samlet over 50 fagpersoner fra forskningsmiljøer, offentlige myndigheter, næringsliv, kommuner, fylkeskommuner og frivillig sektor til presentasjoner og diskusjon ved Universitetet i Agder torsdag 4. desember 2014. Alle presentasjonene er tilgjengelige her.
  • 8 applications for H2020

    Solutions for a Safer society. Centre for Integrated Emergency Management at UiA has submitted 8 applications for Horizon 2020 in 2014.
  • Fire drill for testing SmartRescue app

    20. November 2014 researchers and students at the University of Agder will be playing a game and testing the SmartRescue app for improved evacuation in fire situations.
  • Flight MH17: Considerations for Social Sharing and Reporting in an Emergency

    Attention has been placed on how best to use social media tools and the content available to enhance preparedness, response and recovery efforts.
  • International Disaster and Risk Conference (IDRC Conference) in Davos

    CIEM’s Tina Comes led a session on disaster recovery and reconstruction. Conference Preceedings available online.
  • Article on Escape planning and Ant Optimisation in "Applied Intelligence".

    This paper brings together the Ant Colony approach with a realistic fire dynamics simulator, and shows that the proposed solution is not only able to outperform comparable alternatives in static and dynamic environments, but also in environments with realistic spreading of fire and smoke causing...
  • Leysia Palen held Conference Keynote on WSDN, New York

    CIEM researcher gave talk on how "Data Matters: Opportunities in Crisis Informatics Research"
  • Research for the Philippines: Improving Disaster Resilience

    In December 2013, CIEM researcher Dr. Tina Comes and Dr. Bartel Van de Walle from University of Tilburg will leave on a research trip to the disaster-struck Philippines to study the impact of digital information on the work of humanitarian response teams. These experts on information management and...
  • Workshop: SMART teknologi for fremtidens krisehåndtering

    SMART workshop samlet over 40 fagpersoner fra forskning, beredskapsetater, næringsliv, kommuner, fylkeskommuner og frivillig sektor på Agder til presentasjoner og diskusjon ved Universitetet i Agder onsdag 27. november 2013. Alle presentasjonene er tilgjengelige her.