Saturday, May 17, 2008

Internet based systems for emergency warning, Seminar, Turkey, 23 May 2008

I will be giving a seminar on Internet based systems, for emergency warning and disaster recovery, at Kandilli Observatory and Earthquake Research Institute, Bogazici University, Turkey on 23 May 2008. The institute is the tsunami watch center for the Eastern Mediterranean region, as a part of ICG/North East Atlantic and connecting seas tsunami warning system. Visitors are welcome to attend the seminar:

Seminar

Kandilli Observatory and Earthquake Research Institute, Bogazici University, Turkey

Friday, 23rd of May 2008 at 15:30

Topic: Internet based systems, for emergency warning and disaster recovery

Speaker: Tom Worthington FACS HLM, Australian National University and the Australian Computer Society

This seminar will discuss the role of the Internet and the web in emergency warning systems, particularly for Tsunami and for disaster recovery. It looks at the optimization of the design of web based systems for emergencies, including compatibility with mobile telephones. The speaker argues that Internet and web technologies can be used for communication of emergency information to the public, but will require a change in message formats previously intended for emergency workers.

About the speaker:

Tom Worthington is a member of the Project Management Committee of Sahana open source disaster management system used for the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami. At the Australian National University he teaches the design of web based systems. As Director of Professional Development of the Australian Computer Society, responsible for our e-learning programs.

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