5th International Conference on Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management ISCRAM2008
SPECIAL SESSION on EARLY WARNING SYSTEMS
The session will discuss the latest scientific/technological developments, projects, programs and best practices in the field of monitoring, early warning systems (EWS) of various natural hazards. The advances in the rapidly evolving geo-information technologies, information management, and computational methods have proved to be a very important tool in providing real-time information that allows people exposed to a hazard to prepare for effective response and reduce the risk and impacts extreme natural hazards such as earthquakes, tsunamis, volcano landslides, floods, etc. Therefore, this session will aim to better understand the potential benefits of using the development of real-time analysis, modelling and simulation methods, their integration with appropriate facilities for data processing, rapid information systems and their application to early warning in conjunction with disaster management.