AGSE 2017


April 29 to May 04, 2017, at Kish International Campus, School of Surveying and Geospatial Engineering, University of Tehran


AGSE 2017: Geoinformation – Supporting Crisis and Disaster Management


AGSE 2017

Hossein Arefi, Franz-Josef Behr, Fatemeh Alidoost (Editors): Geoinformation supporting Crisis and Disaster Management

About this conference

The 8th International Summer School of Applied Geoinformatics for Society and Environment (AGSE2017), which was co-organized by University of Applied Sciences Stuttgart, University of Tehran, German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), and International Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ISPRS) held at the Kish International Campus University of Tehran, Kish Island from April 29 to May 04, 2017. The overall goal of this conference was to take into account the current state-of-the-art in Geosciences related disciplines such as photogrammetry, remote sensing, and geo-information topics to a wide range of application areas, with significant focus on "Crisis and Disaster Management". During this summer school different practical and educational workshops have been conducted by outstanding and internationally known researchers on different fields of geospatial data acquisition, analysis and application. Generally, about 23 articles and works in progress and about 11 workshops were presented during five days. The scope of the presentations covered the latest science and technology developments as well as recent applications and research activities for crisis and disaster management, risk assessments, monitoring natural and man-made disasters, based on earth observation or ground based techniques as well as the other contribution of geoinformatics, remote sensing, and planning to preparation, response, recovery, and mitigation of disasters. The overall success of AGSE2017 summer school was demonstrated by the impressive attendance, with more than 50 participants from universities and research organizations, but also from application oriented institutions, primarily from Iran but also from twelve other nations such as Germany, France, The Netherlands, Colombia, Kenya, Bangladesh, Ethiopia, Sri Lanka, India, Nigeria, Nepal, and Tanzania. With the particular focus of the summer school on "Crisis and Disaster Management" the thematic extents of this edition aimed at contributions of Geoinformatics, Remote Sensing, and Planning to preparation, response, recovery, and mitigation of disasters. An overview of the presented subjects can be summarized as follows:

  • Collaborative Geographic Information Systems for Disaster Management
  • Flood Risk Modeling and Mapping
  • Building Resilience against Disasters
  • Software-neutral best practices
  • GIS for Disaster Management Research Agenda
  • E-Learning to support Disaster Management
  • Psycho-Social Implications of Disaster Management and Volunteering
  • Contribution of Remote Sensing Approaches
  • Contribution of Spatial Data Infrastructures
  • Alerting people
  • Disaster Management Approaches on regional and national levels
  • Using UAVs for data collection
  • Data sources and rapid web based data provision
  • Crowed-based Data collection using OpenDataKit and KoboCollect
  • Deep Learning for Emergency Response
  • 3D Data for detailed Infrastructure information