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Workshop Programme


Workshop Programme

Wednesday, 5th October, 2016

9:00 – 9:15 Arrival and reception


9:15 - 9:30  Welcome Address – Dr João Porto de Albuquerque (Centre for Interdisciplinary Methodologies, University of Warwick)


9:30 – 10:00  Warwick-Brazil Collaboration and Funding Opportunities – Emily Lim (Global Partnerships Manager, University of Warwick)


10:00 – 12:15 Session 1: Decision-making and Control Rooms - Chair: Dr Nathaniel Tkacz (Centre for Interdisciplinary Methodologies, University of Warwick)


10:00 – 11:00 Computational logics and the smart city: Control sites and the maintenance of urban circulation – Dr Andrés Luque-Ayala (Department of Geography, Durham University)


11:00 – 11:15 Break


11:15 – 11:45 Decision-making and Forecasting at the Brazilian National Disaster Monitoring and Early- Warning Centre (CEMADEN) – Prof Eduardo Mario Mendiondo (University of Sao Paulo/CEMADEN)


11:45 – 12:15 Integrating emerging big data sources into decision-making: a model-based framework applied to disaster monitoring and early-warning in Brazil – Flavio Horita (Institute of Mathematical and Computer Sciences, University of Sao Paulo)


12:15 – 13:00 LUNCH


13:00 – 15:15 Session 2: Using Geological and Social Data to Enhance Urban Resilience- Chair: Prof Jon Coaffee (Politics and International Affairs, University of Warwick)


13:00 – 14:00 Assessing Urban Resilience and its emerging geological dimension – Prof Jon Coaffee (Politics and International Affairs, University of Warwick), Vangelis Pitidis (Warwick Institute for the Science of Cities)


14:00 – 14:15 Break


14:15 – 15:15 Geohazards and Risk Mapping in Brazil – Juliana Maceira Moraes (CPRM)


15:15 – 15:30 Coffee Break


15:30 – 17:45 Session 3: The role of citizen engagement and social media - Chair: Dr Joanne Garde- Hansen (Centre for Cultural Policy Studies, University of Warwick)


15:30 – 16:30 Citizen science for citizen engagement in flood risk management – simply ‘plug and play’? – Dr Uta Wehn (UNESCO-IHE)


16:30 – 16:45 Break


16:45 – 17:15 The rise of big (crisis) data and ‘digital’ humanitarians – Emma Bee (British Geological Survey)


17:15 - 17:45 Predicting floods with Flickr tags – Nataliya Tkachenko (Warwick Institute for the Science of Cities, University of Warwick)


18:00 Social gathering and dinner

Thursday, October 06, 2016

9:00 – 11:30 Session 4: Real-time environmental sensing and disaster risk modelling - Chair: Prof Eduardo Mario Mendiondo (School of Engineering, University of São Paulo & CEMADEN)


9:00 – 9:30 Emergencies and Disasters: The application domain for studies on Knowledge Engineering at the GRECO Research Group – Prof Marcos Borges (Department of Computer Science, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro)


9:30 - 10:00 Urban resilience through Rio firefighters simulation exercise: a case study - Gilbert Huber (Department of Computer Science, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro)


10:00 – 10:15 Break


10:15 – 11:00 One Geology Project – Patricia Jacques Geological Survey of Brazil/CPRM)


11:00 – 11:30 Mining spatiotemporal patterns in Twitter towards the detection of heavy rainfall events – Sidgley Andrade (Institute of Mathematical and Computer Sciences, University of São Paulo) and Camilo Restrepo (School of Engineering, University of São Paulo)


11:30 – 12:30 Introduction to the second part of the day: Towards a Collaborative Research Agenda - Dr João Porto de Albuquerque (University of Warwick)


12:30 – 13:30 LUNCH


13:30 – 15:00 Small Group discussions on research collaboration – Wolfson rooms 2 & 3


15:00 – 15:30 Coffee Break


15:30 – 17:00 Small Group discussions on research collaboration – Wolfson rooms 2 & 3


17:15 Social Event - Visit to Kenilworth Castle and social dinner

Friday, October 07, 2016

09:30 – 10:00  Summary of the group discussions of the previous day - João Porto de Albuquerque (University of Warwick)


10:00 – 12:00 Plenary discussion and final remarks


12:00 LUNCH