Seminar Invitation: “Technology for Safety and Security” at University of Agder

The Centre for Integrated Emergency Management (CIEM) at the University of Agder invites you to a seminar to present and demo the results from the H2020 project iTRACK in combination with the first day of the EURO-Hope Mini conference on Humanitarian Operations.


Thursday 5 September 2019, 10.30-14.45 University of Agder, Kristiansand, Norway

The seminar is centered around the H2020 project iTRACK (Integrated system for real-time TRACKing and collective intelligence in civilian humanitarian missions). This 3-year European research project focused on increasing safety and security of humanitarian missions and improving efficiency of humanitarian logistics. Together with an international consortium of 13 project partners from industry, academia, and humanitarian organizations, we developed a suite of solutions to support tracking, threat detection, navigation, logistics, and coordination in conflict disasters. These solutions will be embedded in the work practices and policies for humanitarian conflict situations and take into account the many responsible data challenges. iTRACK is designed to be a cost-effective open source system, supporting humanitarian organisations where resources may be limited. Website:


The seminar will start with results from the project, which will be presented by iTRACK researchers from CIEM, NORCE and Teleplan Globe. We will highlight and showcase key features of several components, such as AI for threat detection 6 decision making, secure communications and messaging, and GPS-free navigation. During Technology & data in conflicts & roadmap panel, we will engage in a discussion about the policies and processes for data collection, sharing, and coordination that are needed to guide the development and use of technology. Thereby, we aim to develop a roadmap for collaboration and a research agenda for technology & innovation in safety and security. The seminar will be co-hosted with the 4th EURO-HOpe mini-conference for Humanitarian Operations Management. This arrangement provides an excellent opportunity for discussion and networking with top researchers and practitioners in the field of humanitarian logistics. You can register for both days or the first day only. There is no registration fee.


10.00 Welcome desk and registration, coffee

10.30-12.30 iTRACK Workshop & demo

12.30-13.30 Lunch

13.30-13.45 EURO Mini-conference official opening: Welcome note

13.45-14.45 Panel 1. Technology & data in conflicts and roadmap. Tina Comes (TU Delft), Giulio Coppi or Bassam Ibrahim (Norwegian Refugee Council), Ole Kristoffer Bjelland (Norwegian Red Cross)

NB! Please register within 15th of August 2019. Contact person: Tonje Sti:

EURO Hope Mini-Conference on Humanitarian Operations 5-6. September

The EURO HOPE Mini-Conference is an annual event that is designed to facilitate a dialogue between researchers and stakeholders working with humanitarian operations. Each year, the conference brings together academics and practitioners that are interested in decision-making problems related to providing logistical assistance for humanitarian purposes, and in response to humanitarian crises.

We welcome researchers and professionals to this conference, beyond the duration of the iTRACK workshop.

For full EURO Hope program, see conference website.