HOME >> BIOLOGY >> NEWS
Upcoming NJIT conference focuses on Hurricane Katrina, technology, more

A closer look at how people react during emergencies, the role of computers and technology and what really happened during Hurricane Katrina number among the topics to be discussed at the third annual meeting of the Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management (ISCRAM). New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) will host the event May 14-17, 2006.

A panel focusing on Hurricane Katrina and how information technology did not work is expected to draw the largest crowd. "Researchers will detail how information management problems and information technology problems were significant factors in a failed response," said Murray Turoff, PhD, distinguished professor in the department of information systems at NJIT. "Members of this panel were either in New Orleans and involved at the time or brought in shortly afterwards to evaluate what occurred."

Other sessions will deal with the requirements and approaches to public warning systems and ways to improve the systems. One aim is to improve planetary monitoring by satellites for real time earthquake and tsunami alerts. Experts will also introduce new and significant efforts for improving time-dependent alerts and assessments.

At least five sessions will focus on how people function in crisis management. "Speakers will look at approaches to crisis decision-making, methods of visualizing complex situations and the challenges of multi- agency communications," said Turoff. "A number of case studies examine the role and impact that different stakeholders can have on the emergency management process."

The use of new technology for real-time medical sensing and analysis at emergency sites, as well as new robotic and communication devices for aiding first responders in their role, will be among other topics.

"In total, more than 60 outstanding sessions have been planned representing a rich interdisciplinary tapestry of topics," said Turoff. "In addition, there will be many oppor
'"/>

Contact: Sheryl Weinstein
sheryl.m.weinstein@njit.edu
973-596-3436
New Jersey Institute of Technology
12-Apr-2006


Page: 1 2

Related biology news :

1. ESA mission highlighted at remote sensing conference
2. News conference on plant diseases and issues important to California
3. New Naval S&T Strategy to be detailed at partnership conference
4. News conference announcing UA scientific initiative at Biosphere 2
5. 18-year-old Singaporean student to present stem cell research paper at conferences in US and UK
6. Invertebrate immune systems are anything but simple, conference finds
7. Fibers are center stage at international conference
8. 2007 Joint Assembly in Acapulco -- press conference schedule
9. The Institute of Ecosystem Studies to host an international conference on ecology and urban design
10. First international conference on self-healing materials
11. Worlds top engineers in San Antonio for system of systems conference

Post Your Comments:
(Date:4/23/2014)... contribute to early fetal death according to a new ... Children,s Hospital Los Angeles and Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia the ... paper published today in the journal BMC Pregnancy ... between seasonal ambient air pollutants and pregnancy loss in ... the highest levels of air pollution of all world ...
(Date:4/23/2014)... Like a hungry diner ripping open a dinner roll, ... must tear open a hydrogen molecule. Now researchers have ... the two halves of its hydrogen feast. The view ... make the catalyst work better for alternative energy uses. ... shown precisely where the hydrogen halves end up in ...
(Date:4/23/2014)... research shows that male black widow spiders prefer their ... example of mate preference by male spiders. ... and Maydianne Andrade, a professor in UTSC,s Department of ... the wild that males overwhelmingly chose to mate with ... can tell whether a potential mate is well-fed and ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Pollutants from coal-burning stoves strongly associated with miscarriages in Mongolia 2Halving hydrogen 2Halving hydrogen 3Halving hydrogen 4Picky male black widow spiders prefer well-fed virgins 2
(Date:1/14/2014)... 14, 2014 EquitiesIQ, a leading informational ... ALQA). Alliqua is an emerging biomedical company acquiring, developing, ... care market. , Free report download: http://equitiesiq.com/reports/alliqua/ ... seasoned management team and Board, which launched the company’s ...
(Date:1/14/2014)... BETHESDA, Md. , Jan. 14, 2014  Organovo ... institutes from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to ... more effective treatments to patients on a faster timeline. ... Translational Sciences (NCATS) and the National Eye Institute (NEI) ...
(Date:1/14/2014)... 2014 In recent years, growing suspicion ... in product development and promotion has led to unprecedented ... fueled by concerns about the insidious impact of commercialization ... spectacular fines to the world’s biggest pharmas for illegal ...
(Date:1/14/2014)... Rockville, MD (PRWEB) January 14, 2014 ... dedicated to developing innovative information technology solutions for ... other health care stakeholders, announced today the signing ... the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA). ...
Breaking Biology Technology:EquitiesIQ Initiates Coverage of Alliqua, Inc. 2EquitiesIQ Initiates Coverage of Alliqua, Inc. 3Organovo Announces Collaboration with National Institutes of Health 2Organovo Announces Collaboration with National Institutes of Health 3The Sunshine Act: Necessary Regulation or Unnecessary Dysregulation? New Life Science Webinar Hosted by Xtalks and IRB Services 2The Sunshine Act: Necessary Regulation or Unnecessary Dysregulation? New Life Science Webinar Hosted by Xtalks and IRB Services 3Global Record Systems Announces Research Collaboration Agreement with FDA to Create a Novel “Big Data” Paradigm for Collection of Patient Safety and Outcomes Information 2
Cached News: