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India Disaster Management Congress, 2009

Thematic Session: Disaster Communication & Early Warning Systems

New Delhi, India, 4th & 6th November 2009

THEMATIC SESSION SUMMARY:
Thematic Session: Disaster Communication & Early Warning Systems
Thematic Cluster: D
Theme: Technology and Knowledge Management
Session Organizer: ekgaon technologies
Department: Climate & Weather Information Systems Unit
Address: E-142 A, Lower Ground Floor, Kalkaji, New Delhi
Pin/Zip: 110019
Country: India
Phone: +91 11 4055 1490
Fax: +91 11 4055 1491
Email: DCS-IDMC09@ekgaon.com
Date & Time: 4th - 6th November 2009
Venue: Inaugural Session - Hotel Ashok
Valedictory Session - Vigyan Bhavan
Technical Sessions (75) - Are proposed to be organized around Thematic Clusters in different campuses across Delhi city - Delhi University, Jawaharlal Nehru University, Indian Institute of Technology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences etc
Thematic Session - Disaster Communication & Early Warning Systems - To be informed later
Session Link: http://nidm.gov.in/idmc2/sessions.asp and www.ekgaon.com/dcs-idmc09/
Session Sponsors: National Disaster Management Authority, Ministry of Home, Government of India National Institute of Disaster Management, New Delhi ekgaon technologies, New Delhi
Session Coordinator: Vijay Pratap Singh Aditya, CEO, ekgaon technologies, New Delhi
Session Chairperson: To be informed by IDMC
Session Rapateur: P Rajesh Rao, Director, CWISU, ekgaon technologies, New Delhi
Session Moderator: To be informed by ekgaon
 
  ABOUT IDMC:

Context:

The National Institute of Disaster Management (NIDM) organized the First India Disaster Management Congress in Vigyan Bhavan New Delhi on 29-30 November 2006, the largest knowledge conference on disaster management ever held in this part of the world. Dr. Manmohan Singh Prime Minister of India inaugurated the Congress. More than 1200 hundred delegates from all over India attended and 350 technical papers were presented in 18 Thematic Sessions organized around Thematic Clusters. A dialogue on Public-Private-Partnership on Disaster Risk reduction was also held at Taj Mansingh Hotel in collaboration with World Economic Forum, World Bank and UN/ISDR.

Encouraged by the resounding success of the First India Disaster Management Congress NIDM has decided to organize the Second India Disaster Management Congress in New Delhi on 4th-6th, November 2009 on an even larger scale.Plenary Inaugural and Valedictory Sessions shall be held in Plenary in Hotel Ashok and Vigyan Bhavan respectively, as many as 75 Technical Sessions are proposed to be organized around Thematic Clusters in different campuses - Delhi University, Jawaharlal Nehru University, Indian Institute of Technology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences.Second India Disaster Management Congress is expected to bring together 1500 scientists, scholars and practitioners working on different aspects of disaster risk reduction and management across the world.

Background:

In recent years there is a phenomenal upsurge of knowledge and research on disaster management across wide range of disciplines and subjects. New frontiers of knowledge are opening up at fast pace in universities, scientific, technical and academic institutions, government agencies, corporate sectors, communities and sometimes purely on individual initiatives, but mostly in an isolated and segmented manner, without much interaction and interface among the related disciplines.

While the nature of knowledge and research in particular disciplines are such that this has to be anchored in the domain of specific disciplines, greater interaction and interface among the disciplines would serve the cause of disaster risk reduction in many ways. First, research in one discipline would be benefited by knowledge in related fields - it would validate, complement, and sometimes even correct the findings. Secondly, this would enlarge the perspectives of research in particular disciplines and provide a holistic framework for research. More importantly this would help to create a community of scholars, researchers and practitioners on disaster management who would be aware of the trend of research in different disciplines and able to interact with each other.

The National Institute of Disaster Management (NIDM) is strategically positioned to bring together organizations and individuals in diverse disciplines and sectors and in assembling, synthesizing and further disseminating knowledge on disaster management in diverse sectors. The Institute is already playing this role through its many activities involving multiple research organizations and individuals. All these organizations and individuals have felt the need for creating a platform where researchers and practitioners shall meet periodically, present their research papers, debate on the issues, challenges, shortcomings and opportunities and discuss the areas of mutual cooperation and road maps. India Disaster Management Congress provides this platform to the disaster management communities across the country.


  ABOUT THEMATIC SESSION - DISASTER COMMUNICATION & EARLY WARNING SYSTEMS:

Globally disasters have a more visible face than ever as observed over last one decade. Socio-economic evolution has not taken into consideration the ecosystem impacts and hence made the human population more vulnerable to impacts. Loss of traditional knowledge systems which supported livelihoods and societies over centuries have also resulted in loss of traditional coping mechanism against disasters, these mechanisms failed to evolve over time hence creating less resilient communities.

Communication & Impact:

Early warning systems that are accessible during an eventuality serve multiple functions and are increasingly recognized as a critical factor influencing the economic and human impacts of disaster and climate change. Communications systems are not a function of technology and access alone, information across these systems flows in cascades and chains between its point of origin and its ultimate use. Such cascades often involve multiple actors and multiple points where information is interpreted, reformulated and transmitted to the next set of actors. How these system processes occur is as important as the technological 'hardware' that performs the physical processes of information transmission. Information flow is a process that depends on a variety of institutional, perceptual and other softwares; as well as the static or interactive interfaces through which potential users interact with stimulus. Because potential actors along a chain of information transmission often differ culturally, educationally and socially, the software and interfaces required for effective communication will often differ as well for keeping an information system "alive" and "working".

Effective Disaster Communication Systems:

A communication system based on socially accepted values, processes and based in socio-ecological environment of the community could have greater "life" and "longevity". The role of technology, policy and institutions is to enable this facilitation for building "Alive" communication systems.

The existing global/national/regional/state/village level communication policies, systems and guidelines and their role in early warning, disasters and building adaptive capacities are to be understood contextually to evolve effective institutional support for building effective disaster communication systems.

Technology interface across hardware and software should enable both asynchronous and synchronous data transmission to ensure cross-system relay both by push as well as pull mechanism in comprehensible forms and language. Data reception systems should use Common Access Protocol (CAP) to ensure standardization and clear understanding by user community.

Disaster response and mitigation require effective and coordinated communication to avoid confusion and mayhem. Institutional cooperation framework is required for channeling information across reliable communication systems and cascades of interfaces for better response during disaster situations.

Knowledge management and packaging of information is critical for creating desired impact on the individual and community behaviour on disaster information shared. An early warning could be useless if it were not able to get the community alert in the event of an upcoming disaster situation, further if it creates panic it would do more damage. Packaging of disaster information in various modes of communication such as personalized devices (such as mobile, telephone, email etc.), mass media (newspaper, radio, television) and community media (loudspeaker, hooter, alarm etc.) is necessary to ensure that desired objective is met. Communication systems are as effective as the quality of content they carry with them.

Expected Outcome:

This session looks into issues of disaster communication and its impact in extracting response from communities during early warning, mitigation and adaptation process. The session seeks to identify institutional roles, technological options (for infrastructure and delivery) and communication products for enabling community based disaster preparedness to effectively manage eventualities, build resilience and evolve community based coping mechanisms. Evolution of these mechanism would help in decentralization of risk governance with community level institutions, who would be better prepared" and "equipped" to take mitigation steps.


  CALL FOR ABSTRACT:

Interested scientists, scholars, researchers and practitioners are invited to submit the abstracts of their papers for presentation at the Congress for the Thematic Session "Disaster Communication & Early Warning Systems".

The abstract could cover any or all topics given as under, or any other topic relevant to the thematic session

  • Disaster Communication for Community Behaviour Change
  • Communication Systems for Enabling Public Private Partnerships for Disaster Management
  • Role of Social networks in enabling communication channels for disaster information
  • Communication Systems for building adaptive capacities - Innovations and pilots
  • Communication Systems for disaster mitigation in Urban and peri-urban Geography
  • Community based Communication Systems for disaster mitigation
  • Disaster Communication Systems, analyzing policy scenario - Enabling and Disabling factors


Download Call For Abstract

The abstracts should not exceed 300 words and must be submitted on or before 31st July 2009 along with name of the author/ co-authors, designation, institutional affiliation, postal & e-mail address. Please identify the lead author.

The abstracts shall be submitted either electronically or by post to the Organizers and Facilitators of the concerned Thematic Session, also endorsing a copy to the Conference Secretariat for information. The addresses are given as under. Selection of abstracts shall be notified to the authors on or before 16th August 2009.

Please send your abstract to Email:DCS-IDMC09@ekgaon.com, mark a copy of your email to Email: dashvishy@yahoo.com and Email: idmc@nidm.net

For more information and abstract submission please visit www.ekgaon.com/dcs-idmc09/ and http://nidm.gov.in/idmc2/sessions.asp


  ABSTRACT SUBMISSION
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  CONTACT:

For further information related to this session please contact:

Thematic Session Organiser: Queries related to
the thematic session

Rohit Magotra
Chief Operating Officer
Email: DCS-IDMC09@ekgaon.com

Climate and Weather Information Systems Unit
ekgaon technologies
E-142 A, Lower Ground Floor,
Kalkaji,
New Delhi - 110019, India.
Tel: +91 11 4055 1490
Fax: +91 11 4055 1491
web: www.ekgaon.com
Website:www.ekgaon.com/dcs-idmc09/
IDMC09 Secretariat: Queries related to IDMC,
Accommodation, Travel and other logistics

Biswanath Dash
Assistant Professor
Email: dashvishy@yahoo.com, idmc@nidm.net

Secretariat
Second India Disaster Management Congress
National Institute of Disaster Management
Ministry of Home Affairs
Government of India
5-B, I.P. Estate
IIPA Campus, Ring Road
New Delhi- 110 002, India
Tel: +91 11 23702443 (D)
Tel: +91 11 23702432 / 23705583 / 23766146 (Etxn. 227)
Fax: +91 11 23702446 / 23702442 / 23702432
Web: http://nidm.gov.in/idmc2/home.asp

GUIDELINES FOR FULL LENGTH PAPERS:

The authors of the selected abstracts shall submit full-length papers on or before 30 September 2009 to the Organizer of the Thematic Session, Email: DCS-IDMC09@ekgaon.com endorsing a copy to the Conference Secretariat, Email: dashvishy@yahoo.com, idmc@nidm.net

Paper set up Size of paper: A4 Margins: Top 2.49 cm; Bottom 2.49 cm Left: 3 cm Right: 3 cm Maximum length: 7500 words Recommended length: 3000 words

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For more information and abstract submission please visit www.ekgaon.com/dcs-idmc09/ and http://nidm.gov.in/idmc2/sessions.asp

 
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 ABSTRACT STATUS:

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 1 1 1 31-may-2014 Pending
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 1 1 1 31-jul-2012 Pending
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 Mohammad Sahid Ullah ullah_sahid@yahoo.co.uk Dissemination to response: In search of new strategies for media in Cyclone Warning of Bangladesh 30-Jul-2009 Pending
 Rawshon Akhter rawshon2007_cu@yahoo.com Press Coverage of Bird Flu issue in Bangladesh: A content analysis of 12 newspapers 30-Jul-2009 Pending
 Prof. D.K.Maharaj dilip_maharaj@yahoo.com EDUCATION AND TRAINING IN EARTHQUAKE ENGINEERING IN INDIA 30-Jul-2009 Rejected
 Prof. D.K.Maharaj dilip_maharaj@yahoo.com EDUCATION AND TRAINING IN EARTHQUAKE ENGINEERING IN INDIA 30-Jul-2009 Rejected
 Mohammad Sahid Ullah ullah_sahid@yahoo.co.uk Cyclonic Disaster Warnings and the Broadcast Media: A Study on People’s Response in the Coastal Region of Bangladesh 30-Jul-2009 Pending
 INDIAN WAVE OF AMATEUR RADIO vu2iwa@gmail.com Amateur Radio Communications 30-Dec-2009 Pending
 Mohammad Sharifikia sharifikia@yahoo.com Earthquake risk assessment and mapping in part of Central Alborz, Iran bases on RS & GIS techniques. 29-Nov-2008 Accepted
 1 1 1 29-jun-2014 Pending
 1 1 1 29-jun-2014 Pending
 Vikrant Vikrantpal@gmail.com Comunication 29-Jun-2011 Pending
 1 1 1 28-oct-2013 Pending
 1 1 1 26-jul-2014 Pending
 1 1 1 26-jul-2014 Pending
 1 1 1 26-jul-2014 Pending
 1 1 1 26-jul-2014 Pending
 1 1 1 25-jun-2014 Pending
 1 1 1 25-jun-2014 Pending
 1 1 1 25-jul-2012 Pending
 1 1 1 25-jul-2012 Pending
 Farhad Banizaman far_banizaman@yahoo.com Flood Warning-Decision Support System Design for Urban Flash Flood Mitigation Case study: Northern Tehran Basin 24-Jul-2009 Pending
 mohamad kalantari_meibodi@yahoo.com assessment of functional manover in Hospital Disaster Planning 24-Dec-2008 Accepted
 mohamad kalantari_meibodi@yahoo.com Assessment and increase information of hospital managers about disasters 24-Dec-2008 Pending
 mohamad kalantari_meibodi@yahoo.com assesment of transported patients with aircraft during accedents 24-Dec-2008 Rejected
 mohamad kalantari_meibodi@yahoo.com : management of disaster and accidents 24-Dec-2008 Rejected
 1 1 1 24-apr-2014 Pending
 1 1 1 24-apr-2014 Pending
 mohamad kalantari_meibodi@yahoo.com Hospital and treatment centers Safety during disaster 23-Dec-2008 Rejected
 1 1 1 22-sep-2014 Pending
 1 1 1 22-jun-2014 Pending
  22-jun-2011 Pending
  22-jun-2011 Pending
 1 1 1 19-mar-2014 Pending
 1 1 1 19-mar-2014 Pending
 1 1 1 19-dec-2014 Pending
 1 1 1 19-dec-2014 Pending
 1 1 1 19-aug-2012 Pending
 1 1 1 19-aug-2012 Pending
 1 1 1 19-apr-2014 Pending
 1 1 1 19-apr-2014 Pending
 1 1 1 17-sep-2014 Pending
 1 1 1 17-sep-2014 Pending
 lucky aaa@aa.com fuck 17-Jun-2010 Pending
 Hamid Reza Pourghasemi hm_porghasemi@yahoo.com Evaluation of Morphological and Geological Parameters in Landslide Susceptibility Mapping by Using Fuzzy Logic 16-Aug-2009 Pending
 1 1 1 15-aug-2014 Pending
 1 1 1 15-aug-2014 Pending
 1 1 1 15-aug-2014 Pending
 1 1 1 15-aug-2014 Pending
 1 1 1 14-jul-2012 Pending
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 1 1 1 14-jul-2012 Pending
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 1 1 1 14-jul-2012 Pending
 1 1 1 13-sep-2014 Pending
 1 1 1 13-sep-2014 Pending
 1 1 1 13-sep-2014 Pending
 1 1 1 13-sep-2014 Pending
 1 1 1 12-sep-2014 Pending
 1 1 1 12-sep-2014 Pending
 1 1 1 12-jul-2012 Pending
 1 1 1 12-jul-2012 Pending
 madhumitha madhukishore1998@yahoo.com escape out 11-Nov-2013 Pending
 Pradeep Mohapatra udyama.pradeep@gmail.com Risk Reduction and Livelihood Promotion of the Marine Traditional Fishing community in Orissa coast through Information, Communication and Technology 11-Nov-2008 Accepted
 Parama Bhattacharya parama77@gmail.com Integrating Local Knowledge with Early Warning System for Disaster Risk Reduction 10-Nov-2008 Pending
 1 1 1 09-dec-2012 Pending
 1 1 1 09-dec-2012 Pending
 1 1 1 09-aug-2012 Pending
 1 1 1 09-aug-2012 Pending
 Gladis Robles Gamarra gladis_roblesg@yahoo.es Lic en Sociologia 09-Apr-2009 Rejected
 nimit nimit5@gmail.com communication in disaster 08-Nov-2010 Pending
 artharains arthanitish@gnail.com alternative communicative syatems and ways in disasters 08-May-2010 Pending
 1 1 1 08-jul-2012 Pending
 1 1 1 08-jul-2012 Pending
 1 1 1 08-jul-2012 Pending
 1 1 1 08-jul-2012 Pending
 bahram gholizadeh bahram.gholizadeh@yahoo.com Assessment climate change of Mazandaran Province (Iran) using Geostatistical methods 08-Aug-2009 Pending
 1 1 1 07-dec-2014 Pending
 1 1 1 06-jul-2012 Pending
 1 1 1 06-jul-2012 Pending
 deepak kambojboy88@gmail.com disaster communication systems 06-Jul-2009 Rejected
 deepak kambojboy88@gmail.com disaster communication systems 06-Jul-2009 Rejected
 satyanarayan styn65@rediffmail.com disaster 06-Dec-2008 Rejected
 1 1 1 05-jun-2014 Pending
 1 1 1 05-jun-2014 Pending
 1 1 1 05-jul-2012 Pending
 1 1 1 05-jul-2012 Pending
 1 1 1 05-feb-2013 Pending
 1 1 1 05-feb-2013 Pending
 gladis Robles gladis_roblesg@yahoo.es saludos 03-May-2014 Pending
 Mrs. Reshma Raskar - Phule reshmaraskar@gmail.com Use of Geomatic Technology for Disaster Management 03-Jun-2009 Pending
 Mark56576556 Alex70@newmsn.com Grom 03-Dec-2008 Rejected
 Shanmugasundaram sundarrars@rediffmail.com Tsuanami-A Malady-Remedy analysis 03-Aug-2009 Pending
 1 1 1 02-sep-2012 Pending
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 1 1 1 01-mar-2014 Pending
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 1 1 1 01-dec-2013 Pending
 1 1 1 01-dec-2013 Pending
 razieh zarei raziehzarei@yahoo.com Drought monitoring using Remote Sensing and meteorological data in Iran 01-Dec-2008 Pending
 razieh zarei raziehzarei@yahoo.com Evaluation of vegetation indices and drought monitoring using NDVI in Iran 01-Dec-2008 Accepted
 1 1 1 01-aug-2014 Pending
 1 1 1 01-aug-2014 Pending