Conference Programme

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Presentation Slides


Conference Opening: Caroline Rizza

Keynote 1: Professor Virginia Murray

Health Emergency Information Management Panel - Charles Blanch

Tweeting from the Shadows: Social Media Convergence Behaviour During the 2017 Iran-Iraq Earthquake

Disaster Knowledge Transfer in Networks: Enablers and Barriers

Supporting Situational Awareness during Disasters: The Case of Hurricane Irma

Information Retrieval for Humanitarian Crises via a Semantically Classified Word Embedding

New Zealand’s Natural Hazards Risk Tools: The Future is Now

Exploring the Physical Internet Concept to Improve Disaster Relief Operations

Communications and Technology Challenges to Situational Awareness: Insights from the CR16 Exercise

Experts’ Sensemaking during the 2003 SARS Crisis

Common Topics in C2 Doctrine for Emergency Management

Risk and Resilience of Infrastructure Networks

Sri Lankan Households a Decade After the Indian Ocean Tsunami

The Poor Performance of Non-Structural Components In Seismic Events In Context

The Effect of Localised Factors on Water Pipe Repair Times Post- Earthquake

Designing for Resilience: Shaping Future Disaster Risk Management Workforce through Core Competency Frameworks


Keynote 2: Dr Hugh Cowan

Geospatial Information Management Panel - Graeme Blick

Disaster eHealth, Disaster Management and Data Sharing – Which Data, Who with, When?

Improving Information Exchange in Disaster Healthcare

Emergency Health Information Management

Virtual Reality for Emergency Healthcare Training

Disaster Healthcare: An Attempt to Model Cross-Agency Communication In Disasters

The Data Challenges of Monitoring Resilience

Reflections on the Communication of Uncertainty: developing decision-relevant information

Developing a Regional Approach and Strategy for Geographical Information Systems for Emergency Management

Time Series Satellite InSAR Technique for Disaster Prevention?

Evaluation of spectral indices for assessing fire severity in Victorian temperate forests, Australia

GIS4EM Multi-Tenanted Approach to AGOL Applications for Emergency Management

The Geospatial Intelligence Continuum during Sudden Onset Disaster Response


Keynote 3: Associate Professor Julie Dugdale

Emerging ICT Opportunities & Challenges Panel - Tung Bui

Predicting Demand for Government Services during Disaster Events

Insight into the Emergency Mobile Alert system and Public Information Management in New Zealand

Closing Plenary - Thomas Huggins

Responding to Disaster: Resilience Engineering and Shared Leadership in Coping with Unexpected

Enabling Collaborative and Resilient Emergency Management Efforts: DFES and Western Australia’s Adoption of a Common Operating Picture

RESILICOMM: A Framework for Resilient Communication System

A Design Science based Simulation Framework for Critical Infrastructure Interdependency

ICT Usage for the Post-Disaster Recovery in Tourism: A case of Nepal Earthquake

Informing City Resilience

End-user Perceptions of Natural Hazard Risk Modeling Across Policy-making, Land-use Planning, and Emergency Management Within New Zealand Local Government

Preparedness in Diverse Communities: Citizen translation for community engagement

The Enablers and Barriers of Inter-organisational Collaboration in Disaster Management

Smart Cap for Visually Impaired in Disaster Situations

Usability Factors Affecting the Continuance Intention of Disaster Apps


Cultivating Innovation Skills in the Disaster Education Classroom

Wellington Cordon Project

Survival Clothing for Flood Affected People

SC-WE: A Semantically Classified Word Embedding for Information Retrieval in Humanitarian Crises

Meaningful use of Social Bots?

New Zealand's Stopbank Network: Characterisation to Improve Resilience

Unravelling the Natural Hazard Risk-based Policy Development Knot

Towards a Resilient Crisis Government

Alternative Data Sources for Impact-Based Forecasting and Warning Systems for High Impact Weather

Disaster Apps: Usability Factors Affecting Continued Intention to Use

A Real-Time Disaster Related Information Sharing System

Measuring the Impact of Insurance on Urban Recovery with Light

Who Pays for a Managed Retreat?

Organisational Resilience and Crisis Response

Data Management System Development in the Pacific for Disaster Risk Reduction

Topics of Social Media Communication and Socio-Economic Recovery

Coping with (Un)Expected Disasters in an Emerging Economy

Cascading Natural Disasters Modeling and Prediction

The Power of Technology Integration for Disaster Management

Exploring Sense of Community in Self-Governed Virtual Communities in Times of Crisis

Severe Weather Forecasting & Disaster Risk Reduction Demonstration Project

An Integrated Simulation Framework to Model Critical Infrastructure Interdependencies

Citizen Science and Hazard Research

Building Better Disaster Risk Models

National-Scale Infrastructure Network Exposure to Liquefaction Using Geospatial Models

Unmanned Aerial Vehicle

Rural Broadband Usage Meets Rural Community Resilience: Is it Possible?

Human Behaviour During and Immediately After Earthquake Shaking