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January 2017

50th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS)

Government and Disaster Resilience Minitrack
4 - 7 January 2017
Hawaii, United States of America
Big Island
CALL FOR PAPERS AND CONTRIBUTIONS

MINITRACK

The Government and Disaster Resilience minitrack features the roles of national, regional and municipal government in developing disaster resilience since they are responsible for saving lives of citizens, coordinating relief operations with different organizations and so on.

In addition to this, roles of information systems and technologies to enhance disaster resilience and capability of the government are also essential to discuss.

We invite papers that deal with any aspect of the analysis, design, development, deployment, implementation, integration, operation, use or evaluation of ICT for discussing government roles for disaster resilience.

For more details, please see the following websites:

Conference website

http://faculty.washington.edu/jscholl/hicss50/disaster-resilience.php

OVERVIEW

The Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS) has been known worldwide as one of the longest-standing scientific conferences. It provides a highly interactive working environment for top scholars from academia and the industry from over 40 countries to exchange ideas in various areas of information, computer, and system. HICSS is in the top 2 percent of all IEEE conferences with regards to proceedings hits and paper downloads.

In 2017, HICSS will celebrate its 50th anniversary with special events both in the scientific and social program.

TRACK

The Electronic Government track provides a home for incubating new topics and trends in e-Government research.

The HICSS e-Government track has been a hotbed for groundbreaking studies and new ideas in this particular research domain. In addition, this e-Government Track has assumed an excellent reputation among e-Government scholars. In a recent study it has been ranked the academically most rigorous and most valuable research conference on e-Government in the world.


SUBMISSION SITE

http://www.hicss.org/#!authors/ccjp (Open after April 1)

DEADLINE

June 15, 2016

Papers should be submitted to a minitrack


HICSS 50---Government and Disaster Resilience minitrack Co-Chairs:

Mihoko Sakurai (Primary Contact), University of Agder, Norway (mihoko.sakurai@uia.no)

Emma S. Spiro, University of Washington, USA (espiro@uw.edu)

Jose Julio Gonzalez, University of Agder, Norway (josejg@uia.no)
Mihoko Sakurai (Primary Contact), University of Agder, Norway (mihoko.sakurai@uia.no) Emma S. Spiro, University of Washington, USA (espiro@uw.edu) Jose Julio Gonzalez, University of Agder, Norway (josejg@uia.no)

February 2017

RAMSES project training event

15 February 2017, 9:00 - 17:00
Athens, Greece
Europe Direct, City of Athens, Akadimias 50, Athens 106 79, Greece
The RAMSES project will offer a free training event in Athens (Greece), during which cities will receive training on how to use the RAMSES project results to support their local adaptation planning. Specifically, cities will learn how to:

- Calculate the impacts of climate change on public health and the costs connected to them, as well as identify adaptation measures to counteract them;

- Assess climate risks and vulnerabilities and draw impact chains that reveal not only direct but also indirect climate impacts;

- Select between different adaptation options, also in light of their cost efficiency;

- Elaborate a vision for a more climate resilient future.

The training is open exclusively to cities. The event is free of charge and limited funds are available for reimbursing travel and accommodation costs.

Capacity is now full for the RAMSES training event in Athens. The next RAMSES training event will take place from 3-4 April in Bonn (Germany). Registration is now open.

April 2017

RAMSES Project Training Event

3 - 4 April 2017
Bonn, Germany
During the RAMSES training event, cities will receive training on how to use the RAMSES Project results to support their local adaptation planning.

The training is open to cities exclusively. The event is free of charge and limited travel support is available to cities.

For more information, please contact Vasileios Latinos, vasileios.latinos@iclei.org.

European Workshop on Resilience in Cities and Communities

4 April 2017, 10:00 - 17:00
Berlin, Germany
DIN e. V., Am DIN-Platz, Burggrafenstraße 6, 10787
Cities across Europe are facing complex environmental, social and economic challenges as well as an increasing frequency and intensity of hazards and disasters. Cities need to work together to enhance Europe’s resilience as a whole: this requires standardised resilience management.

Smart Mature Resilience (SMR), a multi-disciplinary research project working for more resilient cities in Europe, will conduct a European Workshop on Resilience in Cities and Communities hosted by DIN in Berlin (Germany).

Cities and communities will have the chance to network and discuss problems, needs, different experiences and solutions – and of course benefit from a wealth of information.

The workshop is open to interested cities and communities as well as to related research projects and authorities working on the topic of resilience.

Agenda items

1. Information about city resilience: Activities in research projects and standardisation: Presentations from the projects SMR, DARWIN, IMPROVER, RESILIENS, RESOLUTE, Resccue, RESIN, SmartResilience, and from the standardisation committees ‘Security and Resilience’ and ‘Sustainable cities and communities’

2. Sharing experiences: Challenges and needs of cities and communities for becoming more resilient vs. possible solutions and good practices

3. Bridge the gap: Gap analysis and future to do's in standardisation

Please register by 27 March 2017 to participate in this full-day workshop at the DIN premises in Berlin. Registration is now open online. For any questions, contact Mr. René Lindner (Email: rene.lindner@din.de; Tel: +49 30 2601 2942).

The number of participants is limited. Limited funds for travel support can be made available on request to a small number of cities attending the event.

For more information about the project, visit: http://smr-project.eu

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 653569.

May 2017

Open European Day 2017

3 May 2017, 9:00 - 18:00
Bonn, Germany
The fourth Open European Day at Bonn Resilient Cities will bring together key adaptation actors from different organizations: cities and city networks, regional and national governments, researchers, adaptation experts and European representatives.

This year’s Open European Day will expand on previous editions to now offer interactive workshops around key themes. These will be organised by cities, where they will share their local governments’ experience in depth or by relevant institutions that support cities through programmes and initiatives.

Three main umbrella themes have been identified for this year’s Open European Day as transformation, innovation and co-creation. The OED Marketplace will return following the success of the format at the third Open European Day, providing a space for participants to network and brainstorm.

Registration for the event can be completed online.

For further information, visit the Open European Day website.
ICLEI Europe, European Environment Agency

14th International Conference on Information Systems for Crisis Response And Management

21 - 24 May 2017
Albi, France
École des Minesq
The ISCRAM conference aims at exploring all dimensions of Information System domain to improve and contribute to Crisis and Disaster Management. The conference's wide scope follows the central topics of “Information System”, which includes social, psychological, organizational and technological aspects, while “Crisis and Disaster Management” refers to all kinds of events that significantly affect human society, from natural disasters to terrorist attacks and all types of accidents. Each article presented during the ISCRAM conference must have one “Information System” component and one “Crisis and Disaster Management” component.

June 2017

3rd European Climate Change Adaptation Conference

Our Climate Ready Future
5 - 9 June 2017
Glasgow, United Kingdom
The theme of ECCA 2017 is ‘Our Climate Ready Future’. Our vision is that this conference will inspire and enable people to work together to discover and deliver positive climate adaptation solutions that can strengthen society, revitalise local economies and enhance the environment. We will bring together the people who will deliver action on the ground – from business, industry, NGOs, local government and communities – to share knowledge, ideas and experience with researchers and policymakers. Set in the cultural city of Glasgow, at the heart of a city-region that is putting climate adaptation and climate justice at the core of decision-making, ECCA 2017 offers a unique opportunity to visit many innovative local adaptation projects and share experience of how climate adaptation can work in practice.

Kick-off meeting: CEN WS/88 - Functional Specification for a Resilience Information Portal

21 June 2017, 11:00 - 15:00
Brussels, Belgium
ICLEI Brussels Office Avenue de Tervueren 35 1040 Etterbeek
European cities face an increasing frequency and intensity of hazards and disasters, which are exacerbated by climate change and social dynamics, such as demographic change and an ageing population. Enhancing societal resilience, which includes improving good governance, accountability, and creating a better space for civil society to act has become key to civil protection. The Smart Mature Resilience EU Horizon 2020 project (SMR project) seeks to support capacity building via information systems and to support this process by providing a comprehensive Resilience Management Guideline and defined a Resilience Information Portal. The workshop will aim at developing consensus-based list of requirements on how municipalities could equip an information system that facilitates building up resilience through collaboration, communication, and engagement. This marks the functional specification for a Resilience Information Portal.

The kick-off meeting will be held on 21 June 2017 in Brussels at ICLEI Europe. All interested parties are welcome to register for participation and submit comments on the draft Project Plan to Workshop Secretary, René Lindner no later than 16 June 2017.

The final deliverable of this Workshop (CEN/CWA) is expected to be finalized in November 2017.

Understanding Urban Heat Effects and the Core Dimensions of Resilient Systems for improved Urban Quality

1st RAMSES training webinar
22 June 2017
The 1st Training Webinar of the European research project RAMSES on "Understanding Urban Heat Effects and the Core Dimensions of Resilient Systems for improved Urban Quality" will take place on 22 June 2017 from 11.00-12.00 (CET).

The RAMSES project will conclude this year with a final conference in September. The project has produced a large number of resources that can be offered to cities and adaptation practitioners in a co-creative process between cities and researchers. This final training phase is the last opportunity to get acquainted with the project's key findings and to interact directly with the experts.

This is the first of three such webinars and will feature experts from VITO and NTNU presenting their work on Urban Heat Islands and the Core Dimensions of Resilient Systems. The webinar is free of charge - to sign up, click the link below.

7th REA Symposium: Poised to Adapt

Enacting resilience potential through design, governance and organization
26 - 29 June 2017
Liege, Belgium
The program for the 7th SYMPOSIUM OF THE RESILIENCE ENGINEERING ASSOCIATION (REA) will engage participants in an energetic exploration of what it means to be poised to adapt in a turbulent world and how to resolve the conflict between adapting to be resilient versus the pressures for compliance with standards. The University of Liège will host the symposium and will organise the symposium in cooperation with the REA.

The symposium will be held from the 26th to the 29th of June 2017. The venue will be at Monday at the University of Liège and on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday at the Crown Plaza Hotel in Liège, Belgium.

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This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement no. 653569.