Monthly Archives: March 2016

OGC announces successful completion of Incident Management Information Sharing IoT Pilot

The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC®) has announced the recent successful completion of the OGC Incident Management Information Sharing Internet of Things Pilot Project (IMIS IoT Pilot). The IMIS IoT Pilot was sponsored by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) and the IJIS Institute. The project was launched last July 2015 to demonstrate open system sensor integration for emergency and disaster response.


Farzad Alamdar (PhD candidate), Dr. Mohsen Kalantari, and Prof. Abbas Rajabifard were involved in the IMIS IoT Pilot from the Centre for Disaster Management and Public Safety (CDMPS). CDMPS team contributed in the pilot through developing series of sensor web-based prototype capabilities to improve situational awareness during incident response operations.

Please refer to for more information about this project and contact Farzad Alamdar, PhD candidate, via email at if you have any queries or wish to discuss further.

IMISIoT summit

Disaster, Design and Development: Lessons from Architects Without Frontiers and RedR

Join us for the second in the CDMPS free lunchtime seminar series for 2016.

12:15pm—1:15pm Wednesday 23 March 2016
G21, Ground Floor, 142 Pelham Street, Parkville

This seminar is open to anyone who wishes to learn more about all aspects of disaster management from highly experienced academics and practitioners.

 small_RMIT Esther Charlesworthsmall_Francisco_RedR_Lap_Joint_Nepal Prof Esther Charlesworth, RMIT University                Francisco Monteiro, RedR Australia

Our March seminar brings together two very highly experienced people to explore the role of design and development in dealing with disaster.

Prof Esther Charlesworth is a Professor in the School of Architecture and Design at RMIT University, Melbourne and Academic Director of the new Masters in Disaster, Design and Development (MoDDD). She is the founding Director of Architects without Frontiers (AWF), who have designed and delivered over 40 health and education projects to vulnerable communities, globally since 2005. She has published widely on the theme of social justice, conflict and architecture, including CityEdge: Contemporary Case Studies in Urbanism (2005), Architects without Frontiers: War, Reconstruction and Design Responsibility (2006), Divided Cities (2009) The EcoEdge (2011) Live Projects (2012), Humanitarian Architecture (2014) and Sustainable Housing Reconstruction (2015).

Francisco Monteiro is a Portugese architect who recently moved to Melbourne to join RedR Australia. He is an emergency shelter expert with extensive experience in international development, disaster response and post conflict/disaster rehabilitation. Francisco has worked in East Timor, where he designed and built a network of more than 75 schools, and in Mozambique where he managed a UNESCO World Heritage project. He has managed infrastructure projects in Iraq and spent more than three years as a shelter and construction delegate with the disaster response team at the Australian Red Cross. In this role, he provided technical support to emergency shelter projects in the Pacific and Mozambique and was the shelter cluster coordinator in the Philippines after Typhoon Haiyan.

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