Sunday, November 29, 2009

EUAsiaGrid Workshop on Natural Disaster Mitigation (Bangkok, Thailand)

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EUAsiaGrid Workshop on Natural Disaster Mitigation
November 30 - December 2, 2009
Bangkok, Thailand

The EUAsiaGrid Workshop on Natural Disaster Mitigation will be held from 30 November to 2 December 2009 in the Imperial Tara Hotel, Sukhumvit 26, Bangkok, Thailand.

This event is hosted by Hydro and Agro Informatics Institute (HAII), National Electronics and computer Technology Centre (NECTEC) from Thailand, and Academia Sinica Grid Computing Centre (ASGC) from Taiwan.

The Asia Pacific region is a hazard prone area, and many countries in this region are at relatively high risk of multiple major natural hazards such as earthquakes, volcanoes, floods, etc. Many endeavours to mitigate catastrophes were deployed ranging from building sensor networks for monitoring and proactive alarm to building more accurate simulation model for potential disasters.

An advanced e-Infrastructure is the most viable way to integrate current solutions, and engage more experts, knowledge and technology for continuously improved services for risk management and hazard mitigation. The EUAsiaGrid Workshop on Natural Disaster Mitigation aims to facilitate a grid-based e-Science Infrastructure for hazards mitigation with the collaboration with domain experts.

During this workshop, earthquake and climate change will be the two main topics. Use cases of Grid applications will be demonstrated. In addition, sharing mechanism of local data, content standards for hazards mitigation information system, analysis tools and simulation models will also be discussed. The workshop allows us the opportunities to exchange new ideas about grid-based simulation tools and new collaboration model.


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