Adjunct professor named ACM Distinguished Scientist
Dr. Shumin Zhai, an adjunct associate professor at the Human-Centered Systems
division, has been named ACM Distinguished Scientist.
IDA co-coordinated the emergency exercise GNEX-06
The European Commission funded Network of Excellence (NoE) on Global Monitoring
for Stability and Security – GMOSS- undertook a 36 hour near real-time
exercise (10-11.10.2006) on applying satellite imagery and other geospatial
technologies for supporting emergency response in Europe.
The Division of Human-Centered Systems together with the Centre for Satellite Based Crisis Information (ZKI) of the German Aerospace Center and the "Centre National d'Études Spatiales" (CNES) were responsible for the planning, execution and evaluation of the exercise.
- To foster further integration among the involved organizations.
- To assess the near real-time capabilities of the participating organizations.
- To support the processes of operationalizing the geospatial technology in emergency response.
- To identify potential topics for further work and research.
More than 20 European organisations and over 50
participants trained the collaborative response to a scenario simulating a
potential release of radioactive substances over a confined region in Europe.
Three sub-teams of scientists and emergency response personnel spread out over
Europe worked in parallel in order to respond to the scenario. The teams were
provided with satellite imagery, sensor data as well as further geographical
information, and were mandated to extract and provide up-to-date information on
infrastructure, urban areas and land cover. The
information was generated in the form of maps, reports and statistics.
Urban Ingelsson received the award for best undergraduate thesis, which is awarded annually by IDA and Dataföreningen i Sverige östra kretsen.
Golden Core member in IEEE Computer Society
Professor Zebo Peng was recognised as Golden Core member in 2005. Each year a small number of persons are added to the list of Golden Core members, making this group a permanent roster of the principal contributors to the society's success.
Best paper award at QualIT2005
Professor Göran Goldkuhl, VITS/IDA, has won the "best paper award" at the
International Conference on Qualitative Research in IT & IT in Qualitative
Research (QualIT2005) in Brisbane, Australia. The paper "The Evolution of a
Business Process Theory - the Case of a Multi-Grounded Theory" was co-authored
with Mikael Lind, VITS, Högskolan i Borås.
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