AGSE-2017

International Summer School on Applied Geoscience for Society and Environment

AGSE 2017: Crisis and Disaster Management

April 29 - May 04, 2017, at University of Tehran, Kish International Campus, Kish Island, Iran
Organized by: University of Tehran, Kish International Campus and University of Applied Sciences Stuttgart

 

 

Information

  • About

The 8th conference/winter  school on Applied Geoscience for Society and Environment will be organized as a winter school event at the Kish international Campus of the University of Tehran. It takes into account the current state-of-the-art in Geoscience related disciplines such as photogrammetry, remote sensing, and geospatial information with a significant focus on "Crisis and Disaster Management".

 

  • Crisis and Disaster Management

Disaster risk information is spatial in nature and Geoinformation related sciences such as Remote Sensing, GIS and Photogrammetry play a significant role in both data providing and management of disasters and hazards in nature. Rapid population growth and urbanization expansion combined with extreme climatic events are causing a rapid increase in vulnerability of peoples exposed to hazardous events. Natural disasters impose severe damage on almost the entire spectrum of social and natural habitats, ranging from housing and shelter, water, food, health, sanitation, and waste management to information and communication networks, the supply of power and energy, and transportation infrastructure.

 

  • Goals and concept

With the focus on "Crisis and Disaster Management" the winter school aims at contributions of Geoinformatics, Remote Sensing, and Planning to preparation, response, recovery, and mitigation of disasters. The winter school concept includes invited talks by international experts in combination with presentations by participants in the mornings and workshops on topics like the technological breakthroughs of Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) for emergency response.

AGSE 2017 will be the first of two winter school events on Kish Island. It is incorporated into the DAAD supported alumni work of the University of Applied Sciences Stuttgart. Therefore, participants from many countries worldwide are expected to contribute with experiences from their home countries. The winter school aims at the integration of outcomes of the events into eLearning modules. All interested participants of the winter school are invited to contribute and benefit from eLearning materials such as white papers, lecturing materials or videos, for example, on the worldwide regulations and the developments of UAS and the experiences on autonomous flights, access to hard-to-reach areas and data-gathering tasks that are otherwise unsafe or impossible for humans.

 

  • Main Topics:

Here an overview of potential themes, scope, and focus:

  • Collaborative Geographic Information Systems for Disaster Management
  • Information Technology for Development
  • Geosensor networks
  • Flood Risk Modeling and Mapping
  • Building Resilience against Disasters
  • GIS Support to each of the four phases of the disaster cycle
  • Understanding and Enhancing Resilience
  • Emerging Technology and Capability Needs
  • Software-neutral best practices
  • GIS for Disaster Management Research Agenda
  • E-Learning to support Disaster Management
  • Psycho-Social Implications of Disaster Management and Volunteeering
  • Contribution of Remote Sensing Approaches
  • Contribution of Spatial Data Infrastructures
  • Alerting people

 

  • Venue:

University of Tehran - Kish International Campus, Kish Island, Iran, http://kic.ut.ac.ir/

 

  • Visa Information:

There are two easy ways to come to Kish Island:

(1) Coming to Kish via Dubai international airport:

For traveling to Kish Island via Dubai international airport, conference participants need no Iranian visa at the authorized arrival and departure points of Kish Island. At Kish international airport, the officials will just stamp your passport, which allows you to stay up to 14 days in the Kish Island.

(2) Coming to Kish via Tehran or other major cities international airports in Iran:

For traveling to Kish Island via Tehran or other cities in Iran, you need an Iranian visa. For visiting cities of Iran as tourist, you need an Iranian visa. Please send your visa request to Prof. Dr. Hossein Arefi (email: hossein.arefi@ut.ac.ir).

For the domestic flight to Kish contact this travel agency:
Rah-Nima
Ms Zohreh Taher
Angerlweg 9A, 85748 Garching near Munich
Germany
Email: info@rah-nima.de
http://rah-nima.de/


Keynotes

 

 

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Timeline

  • First day of conference:                        April 29, 2017
  • Last day of conference:                         May 04, 2017
  • Early Registration:                                February 11, 2017
  • Late Registration:                                  April 09, 2017

 


Registration

  • International Participants:

The organizers have not yet set a deadline for registration for the conference. Registration for the conference and booking of services are binding for the attendee. Please use the following registration form here.

  • Iranian Participants:

The organizers have not yet set a deadline for registration for the conference. Registration for the conference and booking of services are binding for the attendee. Please use the following registration form here.

  • Eligibility criteria for DAAD support:

As with previous AGSE conferences, alumni from developing countries are eligible for funding from DAAD, provided by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ). If you are interested, please apply using our DAAD application form by February 13, 2017. Contact agse@hft-stuttgart.de for more details.

 


Call for Paper

Suggested topics covered by paper in this winter school could be as follows:

 

  • Collaborative Geographic Information Systems for Disaster Management
  • Information Technology for Development
  • Geosensor networks
  • Flood Risk Modeling and Mapping
  • Building Resilience against Disasters
  • GIS Support to each of the four phases of the disaster cycle
  • Understanding and Enhancing Resilience
  • Emerging Technology and Capability Needs
  • Software-neutral best practices
  • GIS for Disaster Management Research Agenda
  • E-Learning to support Disaster Management
  • Psycho-Social Implications of Disaster Management and Volunteeering
  • Contribution of Remote Sensing Approaches
  • Contribution of Spatial Data Infrastructures
  • Alerting people
  • Spatial data requirements in disaster risk management
  • Application of GIS and RS to hazard, vulnerability and risk assessment
  • Assessing spatial data availability and understanding its importance in disaster risk management
  • Application of advanced RS-based techniques to monitor disasters and assess damages
  • Design and construction of GIS-based projects for the analysis and management of various natural disasters
  • Earth observation in general
  • Techniques in hazard assessment
  • Overview of GIS applications in natural disaster managements
  • Mapping natural and man-made disasters
  • Monitoring and tracking displaced population
  • Early-warning indicators for humanitarian crisis
  • Crowd mapping, humanitarian VGI
  • UAVs and mobile devices
  • Crisis monitoring (water supplies, infrastructure, natural resources)
  • Assessment of mid- to long-term effects of humanitarian crises
  • New Earth Observation data and their potential, including Copernicus Sentinels
  • Links to the Copernicus Emergency Management Service (EMS)

 

Click here to submit a paper to this conference.

 


Excursions

  • Welcome To Iran

Iran, Persia, Pars, you have heard them all, a country as old as the history itself and as beautiful as eyes can perceive. Here you can visit glorious ancient structures like Persepolis, you can visit most amazing natural beauties like Harra mangroves, you can climb high mountains like Alborz, or just have a cup of tea in Hāfiz Garden, you can swim in the Caspian Sea, or if you want to swim in winter season why not do that in Kish Island, where you can do your shopping too. In Iran you will experience different cultures and religions, with a hospitability you have never seen before.

  • Kish Tour

The Mysterious Greek Ship on the Beautiful Coral Island of Kish

Kish_Greek Ship

In the west of the island, a massive ship has landed in the azure waters on the shores of Kish, which is known as the Greek Ship. Watching the sun set slowly behind the Greek Ship in the azure waters of the Persian Gulf is an unforgettable and lasting memory...

The Ancient Town of Harireh

Kish-Harireh

For those who are interested in the history of Iran in general, and in the history of Iranian islands in the Persian Gulf in particular, a visit to the ancient town of Harireh is a must. Most probably the ancient town of Harireh is the same town mentioned by the renowned Persian poet Saadi in his book Golestan. The ancient city is located in the center of the northern coast of Kish and is a short stroll over to Derakh-e-Sabz (Green Tree) Park will provide a chance at relaxation in the tranquil atmosphere.

Kish Mosques

Kish-Mosques

Kish has seven mosques. The Amir mosque, Khatam -Al-Anbia mosque and Noor mosque are some of the biggest mosques of Kish. Amir mosque is one of the ancient monuments of Kish which has been maintained beautifully by the Cultural Heritage Organization, by preserving the native architectural elements. They have tried to maintenance this mosque situated at the back of Kish free zone office building in the early 1990s. The Khatam- Al- Anbia mosque is one of the magnificent religious monuments east pf the beach. Its high minarets give a very beautiful and spectacular view from the beach. This mosque is situated in Safeyn district and Kish Friday prayers are held there. Noor mosque is one of the biggest mosques attended by Kish natives, with a very special architecture and Friday and Sunni prayers are held in this mosque.

Kariz-e-Kish

Kish-kariz

Kariz-e-Kish is an old subterranean aqueduct which includes a network of wells and underground tunnels. It is the secret in the heart of Kish and is unique to the world. It was used to provide potable water called “sweet water” for it’s citizens who lived on the island. It is 16 meters deep and has an 8 meter high ceiling covered by fossils, shelves and corals. The aqueducts are over 2,000 years old. The temperature inside the tunnels is 22 to 25 degrees centigrade throughout the year. Experts are attempting to re-design the interior and exterior area to preserve its historic structure and to expand it into an extraordinary 10,000 sq meter underground city.

 


Accommodation

  • Hotel:

The conference organizers offer several hotels, with plenty of choice for delegates at all star ratings. Facilities for student accommodation are situated in a location close to the conference location. Prices per night and per room, including breakfast are listed in registration packages.

  • Transportation:

The complete transfer package is available in registration application form.

 


Organizing Committee

 

Dr. Hossein Arefi, University of Tehran

Prof. Dr. Franz-josef Behr

Dr. Franz-Josef Behr, Prof. Dr. Michael Hahn, Prof. Dr. Dietrich Schröder,

Faculty of Geomatics, Computer Science and Mathematics, University of Applied Sciences Stuttgart.

 


Contact

Please feel free to contact us in case you have got further questions or remarks.

Email: agse@hft-stuttgart.de