Climate conditions are expected to change worldwide. This includes an increase in intensity and frequency of (among others) extreme weather events. As a result, flooding, droughts, fires, etc. will become even more common in the future. No matter the cause and kind, all major disasters require an immediate, comprehensive, and professional response. Major disasters create extreme stresses on every member of a community. Until now, a splintered structure dominated the emergency management landscape, leaving each community or county responsible for preparing for the disasters. This fragmented system often created significant risk exposures to communities, and limited resources resulted in significant loss of life and property. Given the advancements of Information Technologies lately, the disaster planners and responders should be able to exploit and use a wide variety of ICT technologies and tools to assist them during an incident. EU research is rather interested in this domain, which is also reflected by the three co-funded projects beAWARE, I-REACT and IN-PREP.

ICMT welcomes novel research work that deals with new technologies to support rapid and efficient response to and management of the climate disasters including (but not limited to) fires, floods and heatwaves. The objective of the workshop is twofold. First, the workshop aims at presenting the most recent methods for forecasting, early warning, collection, processing, and transmission of the emergency data, analysis of multimodal data and coordination between the first responders and the authorities. Second, it aims at bringing together practitioners and researchers, both from crisis management and technical domains, to share ideas and experiences in designing and implementing novel intelligent techniques and tools to support crisis management.

This is the second ICMT workshop following the very successful one in ISCRAM 2018.

ICMT – 1st Call for Papers

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