The United States Department of Homeland Security, Science and Technology Directorate is partnering with UCI's CERT Center to host the :

Workshop on

Emergency Management: Incident, Resource, and Supply Chain Management (EMWS09)

  November 5-6, 2009

Center for Emergency Response Technologies, UC Irvine

University of California , Irvine

4100 Calit2 Building, Irvine , CA 92697-2800

Workshop attendance is open subject to space availability, with October 26 as the cut-off date. Workshop registration is free. For registration details please visit:

Further information on the program can be found here (draft workshop document).

Important Dates
• Extended Deadline for Position paper submission: October 19th
• October 23, 2009- Author notification
• November 5-6, 2009- Workshop


Thursday November 5th, 2009 (Videos of Day 1 Presentations)
7:30 – 8:00 am Registration / Breakfast (Calit2 Atrium)
8:00 – 8:10 am Workshop Kickoff Nabil Adam, DHS S&T (Calit2 Auditorium)
8:10 – 8:20 am Sharad Mehrotra, UC, Irvine: Welcome Address (Calit2 Auditorium)
8:20 – 8:30 am Sue Bryant, UC, Irvine, Vice Chancellor (Calit2 Auditorium)
8:30- 8:45 am Lawrence Skelly, DHS S&T (Calit2 Auditorium)
8:45– 9:45 am UICDS Demo (Chip Mahoney. SAIC) (Calit2 Auditorium)
9:45 - 9:55 am Coffee Break
9:55 - 10:55 am Panel: Government Perspective on Emergency Management
Chair: Lawrence Skelly (DHS S&T)
Panel Members: Larry Collins (LA County), Mark Cooper (Governor’s Office, State of Louisiana), Charles Hagan (Logistics Office, State of Florida), Shawn Matz (Logistics Branch Chief, FEMA) (Calit2 Auditorium)
11:00– 12:00 pm Panel: Industrial Perspective on Response Technologies
Chair: Ron Eguchi (ImageCat Inc.) Panel Members: Chip Mahoney (SAIC, Inc.), Dale Svenson (Boeing), Scott Gregory (ESRI), John Ellenberger (SAP Research), Shawn Smith (Emergency Visions) (Calit2 Auditorium)
12:00 -12:45 Lunch (Calit2 Atrium)
12:45– 2:00 pm Position Papers
2:00 – 3:00 pm Panel: Virtual Worlds and Homeland Security
Chair: Mike Macedonia (Forterra Inc.) Panel Members: Michael Pack (U Maryland), Ron Tarr (U of Central Florida), Randy Hill (USC), Walt Scacchi (UCI) (Calit2 Auditorium)
3:00 - 3:15 pm Coffee Break
3:15– 4:40 pm Breakout Sessions
Incident Level Response- Chair: Brent Woodworth Co-Chairs: Ellen Sogolow, Rufus Edwards
Regional Level Response- Chair: Ellis Stanley Co-Chairs: Chuck Hagan, Carter Butts
Community Response- Chair: Bruce Davis Co-Chairs: Nalini Venkatasubramanian, Nancy Suski
4:45 – 5:30 pm Breakout Reports (Calit2 Auditorium)
5:30 - 7:00 pm Reception / Poster Session (Calit2 Atrium)

Friday November 6th, 2009 (Videos of Day 2 Presentations)
7:30-8:00 am Breakfast (Calit2 Atrium)
8:00-8:15 am Welcome Back Nabil Adam, DHS-Science and Technology Directorate
(Calit2 Auditorium)
8:15 – 9:30 am Panel: Emerging Cloud Computing Infrastructure and its Role for Emergency Management Chair: Mike Carey (UCI) Panel Members: Mike Olsen (Coudera), Raghu Ramakrishnan (Yahoo), Gus Hunt (CTO, CIA) Hakan Hacigumus (NEC) (Calit2 Auditorium)
9:30 – 10:45 am Panel: Sensors and Emergency Management: What has been Achieved, Potential, and Related Challenges Chair: Mani Chandy (CalTech)
Panel Members: Ron Cabrera (LA Fire), Daniel Cotter (CTO, DHS), Andrei Shkel (UCI/DARPA), Bruce H. Varner, (Fire Chief, Santa Rosa)
10:45 – 11:00 am Coffee Break
11:00 – 12:15 pm Panel: New Issues and Challenges in Emergency Management of Pharmaceutical/Healthcare Supply Chain Chains Chair: Lei Lei (Rutgers)
Panel Members: Beth E. Ford (IFF), Ron Guido (J&J), Michael Pinedo (NYU),
Max Shen (UC, Berkeley), Michael Trocchia (Norvartis)
12:15 -12:50 pm Lunch / Poster Session (Calit2 Atrium)
12:50 - 1:20 pm Position Papers
1:20 - 1:30 pm Break
1:30 – 2:45 pm
Breakout Sessions
Incident Level Response- Chair: Brent Woodworth Co-Chairs: Ellen Sogolow, Rufus Edwards
Regional Level Response- Chair: Ellis Stanley Co-Chairs: Chuck Hagan, Carter Butts
Community Response- Chair: Bruce Davis, Co-Chairs: Nalini Venkatasubramanian, Nancy Suski
2:45 – 3:45 pm Breakout Reports (Calit2 Auditorium)
3:45 – 4:00 pm Closing Remarks Nabil Adam, DHS-Science and Technology Directorate
(Calit2 Auditorium)
4:00 pm Adjourn

Position Papers (Click here to download ALL the Papers (zip file)

Thursday, November 5th

Paper Session 1
Calit2 Auditorium 05 NOV 09
Software-Defined Ultra-wideband Radio Communications: A New RF Technology
for Emergency Response Applications

Authors: Faranak Nekoogar and Farid Dowla
Public-Private Partnerships: Key Drivers of Disaster Supply Chains
Authors: Ramesh Kolluru and Mark Smith
Distributed Information Sharing for Disaster Response and Recovery:
Authors: John Bevington, Beverley Adams, Enrica Verrucci, Paul Amyx, Charles Huyck
and Ronald Eguchi
Agent-based Evacuation Modeling: Simulating the Los Angeles International Airport
Authors: Jason Tsai, Emma Bowring, Shira Epstein, Natalie Fridman, Prakhar Garg,
Gal Kaminka, Andrew Ogden, Milind Tambe and Matthew Taylor

Paper Session 2
Calit2 3008 05 NOV 09
Emergency Incident Management
Author: Paul Matheis
Speech-Based Situational Awareness for Crisis Response
Authors: Dmitri Kalashnikov, Dilek Hakkani-Tür, Gokhan Tur
and Nalini Venkatasubramanian
A Policy Driven Meta-Alert System for Crisis Communications
Author: Nalini Venkatasubramanian
Design and Optimization of Agent-Based Emergency Supply Chains
Authors: Ozlem Ergun, Pinar Keskinocak and Julie Swann

Paper Session 3
Calit2 4301 05 NOV 09
Challenges in Evacuation Route Planning for Incident Management
Author: Shashi Shekhar
Technologies for Emergency Response Logistics
Author: Shawn Smith
Design of a Temporal Geosocial Semantic Web for Emergency Management Operations
Authors: Bhavani Thuraisingham, Latifur Khan, and Murat Kantarcioglu
Rapid Information Integration for Emergency Response
Author: Naveen Ashish

Friday November 6th

Paper Session 1
Calit2 Auditorium 06 NOV 09
Information Management as the Key to Emergency Management
Author: Paul Scerri
New Challenges to Emergency Management of Pharmaceutical/Healthcare
Supply Chain Disruptions
Authors: S. Graves, L. Lei, B. Melamed, M. Pinedo, L. Qi, Z.J. Shen and X. Xu
Paper Session 2
Calit2 1322 06 NOV 09
Multiagent Systems to Support Coordinated Emergency Management
Author: Edmund Durfee
Integrated Resource and Logistics Management through Secure Information Sharing
for Effective Emergency Response

Authors: Vijay Atluri, Soon Ae Chun, John Ellenberger, Basit Shafiq and Jaideep Vaidya
Paper Session 3
Calit2 4301 06 NOV 09
When Disaster Strikes: Lessons from NGOs and Industry Emergency Supply Chains
Authors: Ozlem Ergun, Pinar Keskinocak and Julie Swann
Intelligent Agents and UICDS
Authors: Clare Grasso, Tim Finin, Michael Grasso, Yelena Yesha and Anupam Joshi

Authors can submit their final versions of their papers through Easy Chair:

Workshop General Chair: Lawrence Skelly, DHS-S&T

  Program Chair/Co-chair

•  Nabil R. Adam, DHS-S&T (Chair)

•  Sharad Mehrotra, UC Irvine (Co-Chair)


Program Committee

•  Vijay Atluri, Rutgers U
• Chaitanya Baru, UCSD
• Ron Cabrera, Chief, LA County Fire
• Mani Chandy, CALTECH
• Soon Ae Chun, CUNY
• Larry Collins, Captain, LA County Fire
• Mark Cooper, GOHSEP, State of Louisiana
• Jerry Couretas, Lockheed Martin
• Bruce Davis, DHS-S&T
• Edmund H. Durfee, U of Michigan
• David Ebert, Purdue U.
• Ron Eguchi, CEO, ImageCat Inc.
• Ahmed K. Elmagarmid, Purdue U
• Ramesh Kolluru, U of Louisiana
• Lei Lei, Rutgers U
• Brock Long, EMA, State of Alabama
• Mike Macedonia, Forterra Inc.
• Paul Matheis, Newport Beach Fire Dept
• James W. Morentz, SAIC, Inc.
• Steve Sellers, California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services
• Basit Shafiq, Rutgers U
• Michael B. Smith, DHS-S&T
• Steve Stein, PPNL
• Nancy Suski, LLNL
• Bhavani Thuraisingham, UT Dallas
• Kathleen Tierney, Hazards Center-UC Boulder
• Jaideep Vaidhya, Rutgers U
• Linda Vasta, DHS-S&T
• Nalini Venkatasubramanian, UC Irvine
• Marianne Winslett, UI, Urbana-Champaign
• Brent Woodworth, SAHANA Software Foundation Board

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