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:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:11/27/2019)... ... November 26, 2019 , ... Smile Glen Ellyn dentists, Drs. ... Invisalign® treatment. Invisalign orthodontics uses a series of clear, virtually invisible ... known as malocclusion, present both functional and cosmetic concerns. Functionally, crooked teeth ...
(Date:11/27/2019)... ... November 27, 2019 , ... ... hand-held device, equipped with surface electromyography (sEMG) sensors that measure and display muscle ... of the specific muscles being targeted for treatment. Both patient and therapist can ...
(Date:11/20/2019)... ... November 20, 2019 , ... BioInformatics Inc., part of Science and Medicine ... announced the winners of the Life Science Industry Awards for the most innovative new ... Awards – Innovation: , Most Innovative New Product – Cell Biology, ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):
(Date:11/5/2019)... ... ... German Shepherd, was demonstrating signs of osteoarthritis in April 2019. He was lame and ... willingness to play were normal, it was clear that he was in pain. , Ole’s ... and Referral Center in San Diego, California. Dr. Mullen is an experienced VetStem ...
(Date:11/2/2019)... NEW YORK (PRWEB) , ... October 31, 2019 ... ... just been released by pharma artificial intelligence pioneer tellic. drug360 brings tellic’s ... data. This new tool allows researchers to quickly uncover relationships between genes, diseases, ...
(Date:10/29/2019)... ... ... CaroGen Corporation , a biotechnology company, today announced three distinguished additions to ... MD, of Brown University , Dr. Steve Projan, PhD, FAAM, formerly of ... Wayne State University, formerly a professor at Yale University School of Medicine ...
(Date:10/26/2019)... ... , ... Sparks Marketing Group, Inc. (Sparks) announced ... healthcare-specific marketing firm, to strengthen the agency’s growing focus on the healthcare vertical ... in pharma, bio-therapeutics, medical device and healthcare technologies currently account for a large ...
Breaking Biology Technology:
Cached News: