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  1. 1. The 11th International Conference on Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management
  2. 2. Empowering. Local. Communities. Citizens. Empowering Citizens and Communities through Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management Conference Theme • Citizens as first responders • Citizens helping citizens and responders • Crowdsourceddata and analysis • Community and Crisis Informatics
  3. 3. Dr. LeysiaPalen Associate Professor of Computer Science, University of Colorado, Boulder. Keynote Speaker • Faculty fellow with the Institute for the Alliance of Technology, Learning and Society (ATLAS) • Director of the ConnectivITyLab • Principal investigator on the NSF Funded Project EPIC: Empowering the Public with Information in Crisis.
  4. 4. Keynote Speaker Edward G. Happ Global CIO of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies Based in Geneva, Switzerland • Chairman of NetHope • Former Chief Information Officer at Save the Children
  5. 5. • Co-founded and co-director of the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative’s (HHI) Program on Crisis Mapping & Early Warning. • He served as Director of Crisis Mapping at Ushahidi • Co-founded CrisisMappers, Digital Humanitarians and the award- winning Standby Task Force. Keynote Speaker Dr. Patrick Meier Serves as Director of Innovation at the Qatar Computing Research Institute (QCRI).
  6. 6. 2014 Conference Dates Sunday May 18 Pre-Conference Monday May 19 Opening Day Tuesday May 20 Middle Day / Banquet Wednesday May 21 Final Day Thursday May 22 Departure
  7. 7. Centrally Located! New York City State College Philadelphia Baltimore Washington DC Pittsburgh Toronto, Canada
  8. 8. State College is centrally located! only… 3-4 hrs from Baltimore, Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, and Washington, D.C. 4-5 hrs from New York City 6 hrs from Toronto, Canada New York Washington, D.C. Baltimore . Pittsburgh Philadelphia .
  9. 9. Transportation BY AIR: State College has its own small airport. Close to town. Served by American. Delta. USAir. BY BUS:Megabus offers daily service from New York, Philadelphia, and Pittsburgh. BY CAR: The easiest way to get to State College.
  10. 10. HOST College of Information Sciences and Technology
  11. 11. HOST College of Earth and Mineral SciencesGeoVISTA Center Geographic Visualization Science, Technology, and Applications Center.
  12. 12. 2013 2014
  13. 13. Conference Space College of Information Sciences and Technology Building Cybertorium and classrooms
  14. 14. Facility Tours • Center Human Computer Interface • Center for Cyber Security, Information Privacy and Trust • Command & Control Lab • Extreme Events Lab • Spatial Information Lab • Smart Sensing Lab • Cyber Infrastructure Lab • Intelligent Information Systems Lab • Computer Supported Collaboration Lab • Applied Cognitive Science Lab • Lab for Intelligent Agents • Red Cell Analytics Lab
  15. 15. HOTEL The Nittany Lion Inn (5-star) RATES: Single $125.00Triple $145.00 Double $135.00 Quad $155.00
  16. 16. • Five Star Hotel—96 euros! • Gourmet dinner for two with wine—69 euros! • Good bottle of wine—8 euros! • Martini—4 euros! • Good microbrewed pint of beer- 2.5 euros! • Best ice-cream in the world—2 euros!
  17. 17. Activities Enjoy… Penn State’s Art Museum and Arboretum
  18. 18. Enjoy… Local Wineries. Golfing. Hiking.Activities
  19. 19. Enjoy… Ballooning. Caving. Challenge Courses. Activities
  20. 20. Bar Tour
  21. 21. Enjoy… Downtown restaurants and taverns Activities
  22. 22. Enjoy… Touring Penn State’s Sport Museum and Beaver Stadium Activities
  23. 23. Thank You! Hope to see you in 2014 at the Penn State University