2017. March, 16th - 17th. Brussels, Belgium

Cascading Effects Conference

Understanding, modelling and managing cascading effects in crises.

Joint conference of projects funded by the European Union’s Seventh Framework Programme: CascEff, CIPRNet, FORTRESS, PREDICT and SnowBall.

2017. March, 16th - 17th. Brussels, Belgium

Cascading Effects Conference

Understanding, modelling and managing cascading effects in crises.

Joint conference of projects funded by the European Union’s Seventh Framework Programme: CascEff, CIPRNet, FORTRESS, PREDICT and SnowBall.

The conference will present and discuss results, models and tools in cascading effects, developed by the projects CascEff, CIPRNet, FORTRESS, PREDICT and SnowBall.

The two-day event is a unique opportunity for communities working in research and development of this area.

If you are interested in attending the conference, please fill in the form below until Monday, the 6th of March 2017.

Your participation will be free of charge. As the seats are limited, your application is subject of the conference organisation approval. After the registration deadline, you will receive a confirmation email.

Location

Rue Félix Hap 11

1040 Brussels

Belgium

Agenda

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2017. March, 16th

  • 13.30 – 13.35

    Welcome by REA (Christina Longo)

  • 13.35 – 14.00

    Projects in a nutshell (5 minutes each)

  • 14.00 – 15.30

    Session 1: Understanding of cascading effects

    This session is concerned with what cascading effects are and why they evolve (not how cascading effects are modelled).

    • Definitions and terminology
    • Empirical findings on types, triggers and paths of cascading effects
    • Theoretical concepts (interlinked systems, dependencies, socio-technical constellations, , etc.)
    • Is it possible to generalize and characterize from experience from past events?
  • 15.30 – 16.00

    Coffee break

  • 16.00 – 17.30

    Session 2: Modelling of cascading effects

    The idea for this session is to address different modelling approaches, both from a technical and a social-science perspective.

    • Comparison of models and modelling approaches
    • Scope and goal of the models
    • Aggregation level of modelling
    • Underlying assumptions regarding cascading effects and their management
    • What can actually be modelled?
    • Experiences with collaboration between software engineers, practitioners and social scientists
  • 19.30

    Dinner

2017. March, 17th

  • 09.00 – 10.30

    World-Café (interactive sessions) on topics of the first two sessions

    10-11 persons per table; 10 tables, 3 sessions á 20 minutes w/ 10 minutes in-between (each participants can visit three tables)

  • 10.40 – 12.10

    Session 3: Acting on cascading effects during crisis

    Here, we want to deal with inter-organisational cooperation and information exchange with regard to the mitigation of cascading effects.

    • Inter-organisational cooperation (approaches, best practice)
    • Interoperability of operators during emergencies (technical, social, legal)
    • Information handling and sharing
    • Impact of tools and technologies in mitigating cascading effects
  • 12.10 – 13.30

    Lunch

  • 13.30 – 15.00

    Session 4: Implementation of results and tools into practice

    In this last area, we will focus on problems and opportunities of implementing the developed tools pre-, during and post-crisis, both regarding crisis management and policy.

    • Do the developed models and tools provide added value also in the response phase or only during training and for response planning?
    • How can we harmonize different worlds (e.g. Copernicus satellite data and cascading effect tools, European level and national level tools)?
    • What are useful ways of knowledge transfer and processing in order to exploit results for further research and development activities?
    • What obstacles are there to introduce new tools and how to make new tools usable and used?
  • 15.00 – 15.15

    Coffee break

  • 15:15 – 16:30

    Wrap-up of World-Café tables: presentation and discussion of results in the plenum

    (50 mins) + overall wrap-up (30-40 mins)

Funded by the European Union's Seventh Framework Programme