The Centre for Integrated Emergency Management (CIEM) at the University of Agder invites you to a seminar to present and demo the results from the H2020 project iTRACK in combination with the first day of the EURO-Hope Mini conference on Humanitarian Operations.
SEMINAR INVITATION: TECHNOLOGY FOR SAFETY & SECURITY
The seminar is centered around the H2020 project iTRACK (Integrated system for real-time TRACKing and collective intelligence in civilian humanitarian missions). This 3-year European research project
focused on increasing safety and security of humanitarian missions and improving efficiency of humanitarian logistics. Together with an international consortium of 13 project partners from industry, academia, and humanitarian organizations, we developed a suite of solutions to support tracking, threat detection, navigation, logistics, and coordination in conflict disasters. These solutions will be embedded in the work practices and policies for humanitarian conflict situations and take into account the many responsible data challenges. iTRACK is designed to be a cost-effective open source system, supporting humanitarian organisations where resources may be limited.
AIMS & OUTLINE OF THE SEMINAR
The seminar will start with results from the project, which will be presented by iTRACK researchers from CIEM, NORCE and Teleplan Globe. We will highlight and showcase key features of several components, such as AI for threat detection 6 decision making, secure communications and messaging, and GPS-free navigation. During Technology & data in conflicts & roadmap panel, we will engage in a discussion about the policies and processes for data collection, sharing, and coordination that are needed to guide the development and use of technology. Thereby, we aim to develop a roadmap for collaboration and a research agenda for technology & innovation in safety and security. The seminar will be co-hosted with the 4th EURO-HOpe mini-conference for Humanitarian
Operations Management. This arrangement provides an excellent opportunity for discussion andnetworking with top researchers and practitioners in the field of humanitarian logistics. You can register for both days or the first day only. There is no registration fee.
10.00 Welcome desk and registration, coffee
10.30-12.30 iTRACK Workshop & demo
13.30-13.45 EURO Hope Mini-conference official opening; Welcome note
Panel 1. Technology & data in conflicts & roadmap
Tina Comes (TU Delft/UIA), Giulio Coppi or Bassam Ibrahim (Norwegian Refugee Council), Ole Kristoffer Bjelland (Norwegian Red Cross)
Please register within 15th of August 2019.