Conference Topics

Workshop domains include (but are not limited to):

  • User needs and requirements
  • Technology developments
  • Data collection and management
  • Data integration and knowledge discovery
  • End-user environments for interaction, visualisation and updating
  • Positioning and location-based communication
  • Assisted navigation and evacuation
  • Automated mapping

Within these domains, prospective presenters are invited to submit papers on the following topics:

User needs, requirements and technology developments:

  • Analysis/experience/reports of users or information providers dealing with Disaster Management (such as police, fire brigade, topographic office, etc.)
  • Demonstration of new technology developments employed for Disaster Management

Data collection and management:

  • Mobile mapping from land-based, airborne and spaceborne platforms
  • Data structures for real-time applications (geometry and topology, time, multimedia)
  • Frameworks for multi-resolution and multi-topology management
  • Frameworks for data integrity and consistency applicable for field update
  • Maintenance of historical data
  • Intelligent navigation (switch between voice, text, image, graphics (2D, 3D))
  • Generalisation and compression algorithms
  • 3D navigation (buildings, tunnels, etc.)
  • Data standards for import/export – XML, GML

Data integration and knowledge discovery:

  • Real-time data discovery and integration
  • Context-aware engines and agents for query and analysis with respect to the front-end
  • Knowledge systems for browsing and analysis in distributed environments
  • Geo-ontology
  • Semantic-based engines and translators for search and analysis
  • 2D/3D geocoding

End-user environments:

  • Graphics user interfaces for mobile workers
  • Information perception in stress environments and/or on hand-held screens
  • 3D visualisation on mobile devices
  • Interfaces for mobile devices allowing data update
  • AR and VR monitoring of disaster development
  • Messaging (common-alert)

Positioning and location-based communication:

  • Innovative positioning approaches (global/local, active/passive) ensuring¬† positioning “everywhere and always”
  • 3D indoor positioning and mapping
  • Intelligent switching between different communication networks and approaches for positioning systems
  • Portable, distributed ad-hoc WLAN for disaster management
  • Context-aware user profiles monitoring status of mobile devices, emergency of situations, etc.