Following last years success, the second International Workshop on Computational Intelligence for Disaster Management (CIDM-2011) is dedicated to the dissemination of completed or work in progress original contributions that are related to the theories, practices and concepts of emerging computational and collaborative technologies for the purpose of managing disasters.
Various advanced and emerging computational paradigms could be applied as a means to mitigate and prepare for, respond to and recover from growing occurrences of natural and man-made disasters. Stakeholders in disaster management settings often find the effective and efficient utilisation of emerging technologies quite a challenging process but very frequently a critical computational inclusion to the intelligence that it is required in the decision-making for protecting lives, organizations, property, environment and technical infrastructures.
CIDM-2011 aims to prompt relevant discussion and highlight issues related to the stakeholders' needs and the available technologies, which could be applied to support the operation and functioning during the aforementioned disaster stages.
CIDM-2011 will highlight issues from various stakeholders' perspectives including civil protection, fire and rescue services, ambulance and health services, humanitarian bodies and, technical infrastructure managers and administrators. CIDM-2011 aims also to discuss advanced ICTs supporting stakeholders' operations. Thus, advances of applicable technologies including smart spaces and sensors, context-aware, situated and pervasive computing, geographical information systems, ad-hoc mobile networks, wireless communications, grid and cloud computing, social networks, Web 2.0 and crowd sourcing need to be discussed.
The scope of CIDM-2011 is to demonstrate the increased applicability and impact of computational intelligence in satisfying the disaster's management domain challenging requirements.
Finally, CIDM-2011 aims to provide a forum for original discussion and prompt future directions in the emerging area.