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The TRIDEC project organizes a Townhall Meeting at this years General Assembly of the European Geosciences Union (EGU) on Monday, April 8 in Vienna on "Big data and software architecture meet geophysics and crisis management"
We would like to invite everybody attending the EGU General Assembly to attend this exciting evening.
The Townhall Meeting will bring together people with research interests in the overlapping fields of big data, software architecture, geophysics and crisis management, including (but not limited to) the EGU Divisions of Natural Hazards and Earth and Space Science Informatics to discuss the state of the art and upcoming challenges.
Details about the Townhall Meeting are available here:

Session NH5.6: Early warning systems for tsunamis and other natural hazards;
Conveners: Gerassimos Papadopoulos, Joachim Wächter; Co-Conveners: Zoheir Sabeur, Kym Watson
Wed, 10 Apr, 13:30–17:15 / Room G8

"... This session is aimed to present different early warning systems, independent of whether these deal with landslides, floods, tsunamis, earthquakes , droughts or meteorological events, to name a few only, but it gives special attention to tsunami warning systems since these have been responsible of the major catastrophes of the last decade. This session addresses among others main achievements of and future challenges for the architecture of warning systems. Relevant topics include but are not limited to:
- Integration of heterogeneous sensor systems
- Application of unconventional sensors for situation assessment and damage estimation, e.g. blogs, smartphone apps, and low cost mobile airborne sensors
- Process design of standard operational procedures in warning centres
- Integration of simulation systems for forecasting of processes as well as systematic testing of warning systems
- Message-based coordination of activities of warning centres in a system-of-systems environment, e.g. based on the Common Alerting Protocol (OASIS)
- Concepts of and best practices for the operation of complex multinational warning systems, e.g. utilisation of service level agreements (SLA) and IT Infrastructure Library procedures (ITIL)."

Co-funded by the European Commission under FP7 (Seventh Framework Programme) Action Line: ICT-2009.4.3 Intelligent Information Management Project Reference: 258723

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