In December 2017, the C³M hosted the International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies for Disaster Management (ICT-DM) in Muenster. As Information and Communication Technologies have become key drivers of Crisis and Disaster Management which can only be improved by bringing together academics and practitioners, ICT-DM aims on doing just that by building a bridge between both parties. Also, the conference establishes a communication platform for different organisations and departments.
The Competence Center for Crisis Management (C³M) team is very happy to announce to be the host of the 4th Edition of the International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies for Disaster Management (ICT-DM)! The conference will be held in Münster, Germany from 11th of December to 13th of December 2017.
The research project PropStop presented a workshop on social bots at the FTOJ 2017 (Frankfurt Day on Online-Journalism) on April 25, 2017. Dr. Christian Grimme and Dr. Mike Preuss gave a 90-minutes talk on the potentials, threats, and future developments in the context of social bots. Additionally, they demonstrated simple ways to develop an own social bot.
The FTOJ is a one-day conference for online journalists hosted by the Hessische Rundfunk (Hessian broadcasting) and the Evangelischer Pressedienst (epd) since 2004.
A successful collaboration between members of the Group of Information Systems and Statistics from the University of Münster and colleagues from our newest ERCIS partner, the University of Leiden, recently has won the Best Paper Award at the 14th International Conference on Parallel Problem Solving from Nature (PPSN 2016).
Last semesters project seminar "Balancing in Games" was part of the "Blue Byte goes Campus" initiative that is targetted to foster collaborations between the games company universities in its vicinity. A new video demonstrates and explains how such collaborations can be profitable for both sides, and it summarizes the experiences of the company with several universities during the last semesters.