Contributed Talks

Tuesday, 12 May 2015

Session B1. Health and Disease Management

Titles Authors
A Mobile Platform for Participatory Assessment of Development Programs and a Case Study in Uganda Brandie Nonnecke, Sanjay Krishnan, Amit Akula, Alison Cliff, Allen Huang, Angela Lin, Shir Nehama, Laura Byaruhanga, Dorothy Masinde, Camille Crittenden, and Ken Goldberg (University of California, Berkeley)
Understanding the Health Disaster: Research Design for the Response to the 2014 West African Ebola Outbreak Tina Comes (University of Agder), Bartel Van de Walle (University of Tilburg), Laura Laguna Salvado (University of Toulouse, Mines Albi), Matthieu Lauras (University of Toulouse, Mines Albi)
Deployment of caller location services within Sierra Leone’s 117 Ebola Response Centre Peter Eyres (Netfuse), Leo Brown (Netfuse Telecom), Hana Rohan (eHealth Africa)
Virtual learning and distributed simulation to transform pedagogy applied to infection control training in West Africa Thomas Gale (Plymouth University), Nicholas Mellor (Masanga Mentor Ebola Initiative), Richard Allan (Mentor Initiative), David Luke (The MENTOR Initiative), Jonathan Meadows (Masanga Mentor Ebola Initiative), Geoff Eaton (Masanga Mentor Ebola Initiative), Martin Roberts, Arunangsu Chatterjee (Plymouth University), Simon Mardell (University of Manchester)
AREA: A mobile application for rapid epidemiology assessment Ewart De Visser, Amos Freedy, Elan Freedy, John Payne (Perceptronics Solutions, Inc.)
HackEbola With Data: On the Application of a Hackathon Format for Timely Data Analysis Finale Doshi-Velez (Harvard University), Yael Marshall (Princeton University)
Pathways and Barriers to Diabetes Screening: Observations from Rural Kenya Eran Brown, Nicholas Natoli, Richard McLaughlin, Khanjan Mehta (Pennsylvania State University)

Session D1. Emerging Technologies

Titles Authors
The Syria Airlift Project: Swarming Cargo Delivery in Conflict Zones Mark Jacobsen, Jessie Mooberry (The Syria Airlift Project)
All the Protesters fit to Count: Using Unmanned Aerial Vehicles to Estimate Protest Crowd Size Austin Choi-Fitzpatrick (Central European University)
Mobile App Development for Crisis Data Anubhav Jain (MIT CSAIL), Julius Adebayo, Eduardo De Leon, Weihua Li, Lalana Kagal
Using analytics and social media for monitoring and mitigation of social disasters Horia-Nicolai Teodorescu (Romanian Academy)
New Artificial Intelligence Tools For Deep Conflict Resolution and Humanitarian Response Daniel Olsher (Integral Mind Technologies)
Tackling the challenges of situational awareness extraction in Twitter with an adaptive approach Haji Mohammad Saleem, Faiyaz Al Zamal, Derek Ruths (Mcgill University)
Cyber-Physical Systems Can Make Emergency Response Smart Justyna Zander (HumanoidWay), Pieter Mosterman (MathWorks)

Session A1. Humanitarian Assistance / Disaster Relief

Title Authors
Kenya Inter Agency Rapid Assessment Mechanisms (KIRA) – bottom up humanitarian innovation from Africa Minu Limbu (UNICEF, ERCIS), Leticia Wanyagi (RedR UK, Kenya), Kioko Kiilu (Kenya Red Cross Society), Berryl Ondiek (UNOCHA Kenya)
The challenges of real-time information management during the Ebola Virus Epidemic – Experiences of the Red Cross movement in managing safe and dignified burials in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone Amanda McClelland, Lauren Bateman, Vlad Sorin Cozma (International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies), Colby Wilkason (American Red Cross)
One Size Fits All? Using Standard Global Tools in Humanitarian Logistics Marianne Jahre (MIT), Ozlem Ergun (Northeastern University), Jarrod Goentzel (MIT)
Lesson and learned from the older people in case of Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami of 2011 Nahoko Okamoto (Japanese Red Cross), Chieko Greiner (Kobe University), Paul Godfred (Help Age International)
Reaction: Building Emergency Housing that Actually Arrives in Time for the Emergency Graeme Waitzkin, Michael McDaniel (Reaction Housing)
Crowdsourcing Solutions For Disaster Response: Examples and Lessons For The US Government Samuel Bendett, David Becker (National Defense University)
Refugee Situation Awareness: Camps and Beyond Brian Tomaszewski (Rochester Institute of Technology), Fahed Alhaj Mohamad, Yusuf Hamad
Integrated OpenStreetMap & OpenDataKit Survey Assesment Tools Jubal Harpster (Spatial Development International)

Session E1. International Development, Poverty Alleviation and Food Security

Title Authors
Technology Adoption under Fit Risk: What Should Development Project Donors and Managers Know? Moon Parks(University of California, Berkeley), Sangeeta Bansal (Jawaharlal Nehru University), David Zilberman, (University of California, Berkeley)
Harvesting Fresh Water From Fog in Rural Morocco: Research and Impact Dar Si Hmad’s Fogwater Project in Aït Baamrane Leslie Dodson (Dar Si Hmad), Jamila Bargach (Dar Si Hmad)
Piloting a Healthy Street Food Venture in Kenya: Lessons Learned Yixin Sun, Krista Liguori, Paulina Moussavi, Khanjan Mehta (Pennsylvania State University)
Chang’aa Culture and Process: Detecting Contamination in a Killer Brew Kelly Carey, Joanna Kinney, Molly Eckman, Abdalla Nassar, Khanjan Mehta (Pennsylvania State University)
The MAM’Out project: use of new technologies for the implementation and evaluation of a multi-annual and seasonal cash transfer program and impact and community’s perception of the use of mobile phones in a cash transfer program Audrey Tonguet-Papucci (Action Contre la Faim)
Measuring Multidimensional Poverty in a Complex Environment; Identifying the Sensitive Links Lee Voth-Gaeddert, Daniel Oerther (Missouri University of Science and Technology)
Engineering in solidarity: Hybridizing knowledge systems in humanitarian and international development work Syed Imran Ali (University of California, Berkeley)
Distracted Driving among Teens: How Can We Educate and Protect Our Youth? Lemuria Carter, Maranda McBride (North Carolina A&T State University)

Thursday, 14 May 2015

Session A2. Humanitarian Assistance / Disaster Relief

Title Authors
Digital Humanitarianism and the Emerging Risk Landscape Jennie Phillips (University of Toronto)
A decision-support tool for post-disaster debris operations Ozlem Ergun (Northeastern University), Alvaro Lorca (Georgia Institute of Technology), Melih Celik (Middle East Technical University), Pinar Keskinocak (Georgia Institute of Technology)
Multi-Channel Mobile Crisis Response Platforms: Lessons From Leveraging Voice, Web and Text Services in Syria, Gaza & Libya Jacob Korenblum, Maggie McDonough (Souktel Mobile Innovations)
Standardized Application for Emergency Response ‘SAFERchart’ Concept Steven Purcell, Rachel Allen, Monica Onyango (Boston University School of Public Health), Lalana Kagal (MIT Computer Science & Artificial Intelligence Laboratory)
Conception of a simulation model for business continuity management against food supply chain disruptions Frank Schätter (KIT-IIP), Ole Hansen, Maja Herrmannsdörfer, Marcus Wiens, Frank Schultmann
Social Media and Humanitarian Logistics: The Impact of Task-Technology Fit on New Service Development Lemuria Carter (North Carolina A&T State University), Jack Crumbly (Tuskegee University)
Leveraging Existing Tools to Help Social Enterprises Nagasushma Devarapalli, Silvia Figueira (Santa Clara University)
Supply chain outsourcing in response to manmade and natural disasters in Colombia, a humanitarian logistics perspective Juan Sánchez Gil (University of Delaware)
3 words to address the world Giles Rhys Jones (What3Words)

Session D2. Emerging Technologies

Title Authors
Mobile Health Technology for Global Health: Lessons from the Field Bobby Jefferson, (Futures Group)
Adoption and continued use of mobile technology: an analysis of CommCare data Rashmi Dayalu, Jeremy Wacksman, Mengji Chen, Melissa Loudon, Neal Lesh (Dimagi, Inc.)
A Raspberry in Sub-Saharan Africa? Chances and Challenges of Raspberry Pi and Sensor Networking in Humanitarian Logistics Dorit Dr. Schumann-Bölsche, Anna-Mara Schön (University of Applied Sciences Fulda)
Empowering community health workers with inkjet-printed diagnostic test strips Allison Ranslow, Daniel Crompton, Khanjan Mehta, Peter Butler, Jim Adair (Pennsylvania State University)
Breath and Air Analysis: Applications in Resource-Poor Settings Alison Riley, Sarah Krisher, Khanjan Mehta (Pennsylvania State University)
Promoting Food Security Through Improved Analytics Colin Gounden (Via Science), John Irvine and Richard Wood (Draper Laboratory)
Data Science Competitions for Social Good Peter Bull, Gregory Lipstein, Isaac Slavitt (DrivenData)
Drones for International Development: A paradigm shift ahead for the cyber-physical gap in international humanitarian aid Mysha Sissine, Edward Robinson, Bobby Jefferson, Ali Juma, Mwenda Gitonga, Christopher Njoroge (Futures Group)
In situ and remote sensing networks for environmental monitoring and global assessment of Leptospirosis outbreaks Andreas Skouloudis, David Rickerby (European Commission JRC)

Session C2. Public Safety and Emergency Management

Title Authors
Social Media for Situational Awareness Joint-Interagency Field Experimentation Darren Appling, Ann Carpenter, Leigh McCook, Erica Briscoe (Georgia Institute of Technology)
Emergency relief planning and management through dynamic agent-based reallocation and tasking (DART) Athena Johnson, Joe Mola (Perceptronics Solutions)
Performance Assessment of Geo-triggering in Small Geo-fences: Accuracy, Reliability, and Battery Drain in Different Tracking Profiles and Trigger Directions Mohammed Alsaqer, Brian Hilton, Tom Horan, Omar Aboulola (Claremont Graduate University)
Supporting First-Responders in Infrastructure-less Environments Aurelio Monarrez, Gurminder Singh (Naval Postgraduate School)
Urban Search and Rescue Situational Awareness using DIORAMA Disaster Management System Aura Ganz, James Schafer, Jingyan Tang, Zhuorui Yang, Jun Yi (University of Massachusetts), Gregory Ciottone (Harvard University)
A framework for cascading innovation upstream the humanitarian supply chain through procurement processes Ira Haavisto (Hanken School of Economics), Gyöngyi Kovács (Hanken School of Economics)

Session F2. Open Track: Water, Energy, Agriculture, Policy, Security, Education, …

Title Authors
Evaluation of microbial water quality tests for humanitarian emergency and development settings Susan Murcott, (MIT), Meg Keegan, Allison Hanson, Akshay Jain (Texas A & M University), Jason Knutson (Wisconsin State Water Resources), Jenny Tanphanich, Teng Ke Wong (Singapore University of Technology and Design)
Modified Auger for Pit Latrine Desludging in Developing Countries Tracey Sisco (North Carolina State University)
Preliminary Design of a Low-Cost Greenhouse with Open Source Control Systems Brian Groener, Nile Knopp, Kent Korgan, Rowen Perry, Jonathan Romero, Kody Smith, Albert Stainback, Austin Strzelcyk, Justin Henriques (James Madison University)
Optimal Land Use at Developing Communities Carla Palencia (Agregados De La Sabana Ltda)
Gender Data Gaps: Structural Equation Modeling Offers an Alternative to Collecting More Data Sarah Oerther (St. Louis University)
Exploiting High Resolution Imagery to Estimate Population Distribution Jeanette Weaver, Jacob McKee, Eric Weber, Eddie Bright, Brian Moore (Oak Ridge National Laboratory)
Water Risk Mapping in the Information Age Jason Jahir Roncancio Marín (National University of Colombia, DTSC), Oscar Meza Eduardo Aguirre, Juan Carlos Chica Mesa, Uriel Bustamante Lozano (National University of Colombia), Gerson Orlando Bermont Galavis, Diana Patricia Grisales, Luis Ernesto Ayala Lopez, Isdruval Arengas (DTSC)