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.
Launched in May 2014, DRIVER (Driving Innovation in Crisis Management for European Resilience) is a project funded under the 7th Framework Programme of the European Commission, whose main aim is to cope with current and future challenges due to increasingly severe consequences of natural disasters and terrorist threats, by the development and uptake of innovative solutions that are addressing the operational needs of practitioners dealing with Crisis Management.
Optimization of processes, focus on efficiency and a steady supply of information describe the environment and goals of traditional business logistics systems. Humanitarian logistics, however, addresses completely different requirements and goals. As part of the lecture Logistics Management, Robin E. Mays, researcher at the department Human-Centered Design & Engineering at the University of Washington, sheds light on the differences between traditional logistics and humanitarian logistics.
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.