S-HELP partners were in Sofia, Bulgaria last week for a two-day event organised by the International Federation for Information Processing (IFIP).
The first IFIP Conference on Information Technology in Disaster Risk Reduction, took place from 16th-18th November 2016, and provided an international forum for researchers and practitioners to present their latest research and development findings and innovations, with a particular focus on the challenges of using information technology for disaster risk reduction.
Dr Andrew Pope (UCC-BIS) and Odd Steen (LUND) presented the paper 'A Comprehensive Decision Support System for Enhanced Emergency Decision Management and Training'* at the conference which was also attended by one of the project's software developers, Matthew Scott (UCC-BIS).
The conference provided an international forum for researchers and practitioners to present their latest research and development findings and innovations, and is with a particular on the challenges within information technology of dealing with disaster risk reduction.
IFIP is a non-governmental, non-profit umbrella organisation for national societies working in the field of information processing that was established in as a result of the 1959 World Computer Congress.
* Paper information:
'A Comprehensive Decision Support System for Enhanced Emergency Decision Management and Training'
Odd Steen1, Andrew Pope2, Marion Rauner3, Nicklas Holmberg1, Simon Woodworth2, Sheila O’Riordan2, Helmut Niessner4, Karen Neville2
1 Department of Informatics, Lund University, Sweden
2 Business Information Systems, University College Cork, Ireland
3 Department of Innovation and Technology Management, University of Vienna, Austria
4 School of Business and Economics, University of Vienna, Austria