Computing for Disaster Management Workshop
June 25, 2012
Washington, DC, United States
2012 Events, 2012 Visioning Activities, Visioning Activities, Workshop
This one-and-a-half-day National Science Foundation (NSF)/Computing Community Consortium (CCC) co-sponsored visioning workshop on computing for disaster management identified ways in which fundamental computing research in the broadest terms can advance the field of emergency response and recovery.
The workshop identified (1) fundamental research questions for individual computing disciplines and (2) cross-cutting research questions requiring novel, multi-disciplinary solutions. The workshop included U.S. leaders in academia, the public sector, and industry. Results of this workshop were presented to the NSF by June 20 in order to inform possible future initiatives.
The workshop included presentations from invited thought-leaders and agency representatives, brainstorming, and case studies and focus group sessions with disaster professionals. Participants met and engaged with scientists and practitioners outside their areas in order to share and identify multi-disciplinary opportunities.
- Hans-Werner Braun, University of California at San Diego
- Mani Chandy, University of California at Los Angeles
- Trevor Darrell, University of California at Berkeley (Co-Chair)
- Ed Fox, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
- Elena Messina, National Institute of Standards and Technology
- Susan Metros, University of Southern California
- Robin Murphy, Texas A&M University (Chair)
- Johnny Nguyen, University of California at San Diego
- Paul Oh, Drexel University
- Leysia Palen, University of Colorado at Boulder
- Ramesh Rao, University of California at San Diego
- Shashi Shekhar, University of Minnesota
- Ben Shneiderman, University of Maryland