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Jul
25
Mon
2022 Disaster & Emergency Management Conference @ RACV Royal Pines Resort, Gold Coast
Jul 25 @ 9:00 am – Jul 26 @ 5:00 pm
2022 Disaster & Emergency Management Conference @ RACV Royal Pines Resort, Gold Coast

As Australasia’s premier annual industry event, the Disaster & Emergency Management Conference attracts a passionate crowd of leaders and change-makers from government, private, and volunteer agencies working in disaster and emergency management.

Over two days, you will connect with emergency management professionals and subject matter experts offering insight, reflection, understanding and motivation across a wide range of topics and emergency management incidents.

Enjoy an impressive line-up of keynote speakers, presenters, and panel discussions, and leave with practical tools and techniques to ensure your team is best supported to better plan, prepare, and respond to emergencies, disasters, and rescue operations.

  • Connect with emergency management personnel from state and local government, NGOs, and other recovery agencies.
  • Explore and engage with exhibitor displays featuring the latest equipment, technologies, and agency services.
  • Discover what is happening across multi-sectors via a program of renowned keynote speakers, sector representatives and lived-experience presenters.
  • Gain practical tips, techniques, and strategies to incorporate into your organisation to improve the way you approach disaster and emergency planning, response & prevention.
Sep
5
Mon
15th Conference on Spatial Information Theory @ Kobe, Japan
Sep 5 @ 9:00 am – Sep 9 @ 5:00 pm
15th Conference on Spatial Information Theory @ Kobe, Japan

The 15th International Conference on Spatial Information Theory, COSIT 2022, will be held in Kobe, Japan, 5 to 9 September, 2022. Established in 1993, the Conference on Spatial Information Theory (COSIT) is a biennial international conference series concerned with theoretical aspects of space and spatial information, aimed at advancing geographic information science and its emerging research frontiers.

The conference offers three (refereed) submission tracks with double-blind reviews: vision papers, full papers, and short papers. Embedded in the conference will also be an on-site mentoring program for doctoral students.

Contributions can cover a broad set of conference-relevant themes such as (but not limited to):

  • activity-based models of spatial knowledge
  • cognitive aspects of geographic information
  • cognitive-behavioural geography, naive geography
  • data-driven spatial information theory
  • geo-ethics and geo-privacy
  • events and processes in geographic space and time
  • geographic information visualisation and geovisual analytics
  • knowledge representation for space and time
  • navigation and wayfinding of sentient beings and robots
  • ontology of space and time
  • place
  • quality and interoperability of geographic information
  • social and cultural organisation of space
  • spatial and temporal language
  • spatial aspects of social networks
  • spatial decision support, impact of model design
  • spatial (digital) humanities
  • theory-driven spatial machine learning, artificial intelligence of space
  • theories on volunteered geographic information
  • theory and practice of spatial and temporal reasoning
  • user interfaces, virtual spaces and collaborative spaces
Jul
11
Tue
Disaster & Emergency Management Conference 2023 @ RACV Royal Pines Resort, Gold Coast
Jul 11 – Jul 12 all-day
Disaster & Emergency Management Conference 2023 @ RACV Royal Pines Resort, Gold Coast

The 2023 Disaster & Emergency Management Conference (DEMC) will be held from 11 to 12 July 2023 at the RACV Royal Pines Resort on the Gold Coast.

The DEMC brings together a cross sector mix of Australian & New Zealand defence, emergency services, business and community services at a leadership level to zone in on the current challenges and trends of the sector, in order to promote inter-agency collaboration and unity.

Over two full days, the DEMC will explore topics such as:

  • Resilient Communities – Engagement, participation, partnering and capacity building.
  • Applying the learnings from the past to create meaningful change for the future.
  • Inter-agency and volunteer cooperation and knowledge sharing.
  • Thriving leadership, employees wellbeing and engagement.
  • Risks of Disasters – Mitigation, reduction, management.
  • First Nations cultural perspectives in disaster and emergency management.
  • Beyond 2030: A climate challenged world.

Delegates will hear the leaders in the field discuss these topics plus learn the latest innovations, research findings, current challenges and future predictions so that prevention, preparedness, response and recovery strategies are as strong as they need to be.

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