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- About ISCRAM
Sunday, May 18th, 2014: Pre-Conference. Doctoral Colloquium. Workshops.
Monday, May 19, 2014: Opening Day of Conference.
Tuesday, May 20, 2014: Middle Day of Conference. Conference Banquet.
Wednesday, May 21, 2014: Last Day of Conference.
The theme for ISCRAM2014 is empowering citizens and communities through information systems for crisis response and management. Through this theme we focus on the local community, the individual and the technologies that can be employed to improve crisis response at the very local level. ISCRAM2014 will reframe first responders as everyday people who provide first aid, transport victims to hospitals in their own cars, and begin search and rescue rather than only the trained emergency response professionals. ISCRAM will reframe information systems for emergency response as socially-distributed information systems, in which information is disseminated within and between official and public channels and entities. ISCRAM2014 will advocate innovative ICT, to leverage the power of the collective intelligence of the citizenry to support natural instincts, which are to search for reliable information using any means possible to optimize for local conditions.
KEYNOTE SPEAKER 1: DR. LEYSIA PALEN
Leysia Palen is an Associate Professor of Computer Science at the University of Colorado Boulder, USA. She is a faculty fellow with the ATLAS Institute and the Institute of Cognitive Science. She is also a Full Adjunct Professor at the University of Agder in Norway. At the University of Colorado, Prof. Palen directs the Project EPIC (Empowering the Public with Information during Crisis) research effort, and co-directs the Center for Software & Society.
Prof. Palen is a leader in the area of crisis informatics, an area she forged with her graduate students and colleagues at Colorado. With over 70 research publications, she brings her training in human-computer interaction (HCI), computer-supported cooperative work and social computing to bear on understanding and advancing socio-technical issues of societal import. She conducts empirical research in the interpretivist tradition. However, in the advancing arena of large-scale on-line interaction (the "big data" of crisis response), she adapts quantitative techniques that then allow the application of qualitative methods and the "ethnographic eye" to closely observe and describe social structures in such technology-mediated situations. For more information see: https://www.cs.colorado.edu/~palen/
KEYNOTE SPEAKER 2: EDWARD G. HAPP
Edward G. Happ is the CIO of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), based in Geneva, Switzerland, and Chairman of NetHope (www.nethope.org), a U.S. based consortium of 33 leading international relief, development and conservation nonprofits focused on information and communications technology (ICT) and collaboration. He is the former Chief Information Officer at Save the Children (www.savethechildren.org), in Westport, CT, where he worked for the past decade.
KEYNOTE SPEAKER 3: DR. PATRICK MEIER
Serves as Director of Innovation at the Qatar Computing Research Institute (QCRI). Prior to QCRI, co-founded and co-directed the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative’s (HHI) Program on Crisis Mapping & Early Warning. He served as Director of Crisis Mapping at Ushahidi & co-founded CrisisMappers, Digital Humanitarians and the award-winning Standby Task Force.