C2IMPRESS at the ITDRR 2023

4 December 2023 by

Information Technology in Disaster Risk Reduction Conference (ITDRR) 2023 is going to be held December 4-6 at Tokai University Shinagawa Campus, Tokyo, Japan.

Julie Dugdale (Professor, University Grenoble Alps, France), one of the Keynote Speakers and the Program Committee Chairs at the conference will present her paper on “Human behaviour in crisis situations – Modelling and Simulation”, on Dec 5 at 14:40-15:40 (JST)/6:40-7:40 (CET). Her paper will mention her development work for the C2IMPRESS Project. The session will be chaired by Yuko Murayama (Tsuda University, Japan). 

With a number of social and technical innovations -as novel processes and products- the C2IMPRESS project aims to provide a better understanding and public awareness of multi-hazard risks, the associated multidimensional impacts, vulnerabilities and resilience of extreme weather events in 4 case study areas in Europe.

In the C2IMPRESS Project, Julie Dugdale is the Principal Investigator (PI) for the University Grenoble Alps (consortium partner), and her role included developing human behaviour models and agent-based simulators for crisis situations such as flash floods and bushfires. 

Abstract of the paper

How humans behave in crisis situations can have profound consequences. Firstly, our actions can dramatically influence our likelihood of survival. Secondly, the anticipated result of evacuation plans by crisis managers may differ greatly from what actually happens in real-life. Indeed, our actions are affected by a wealth of factors such as: our social ties to family, friends, places, and belongings; our cognitive biases; our knowledge of what to do in a specific crisis situation; our previous experience; our trust in others; and our perception of risk. This talk looks at the diversity of behaviours and the reasons behind them. Using an agent-based approach we developed a computer simulator of evacuation in earthquakes and experimented with what would be the outcome in terms of evacuation if we considered more realistic settings and behaviours.


ITDRR-2023 provides an international forum for researchers and practitioners to present their latest R&D findings and innovations. The conference is especially focused on the various IT aspects and challenges of coping with disaster risk reduction. ITDDR 2023 invites experts, researchers, academicians, and others interested in disseminating their work. The conference establishes an academic environment that fosters the dialogue and exchange of ideas between different levels of academic, research, business, and public communities. 

The conference is to be held in a hybrid mode.

The conference is sponsored by the International Federation for Information Processing (IFIP), co-sponsored by Tokai University Research & Information Center (TRIC), and in cooperation with the Information Processing Society of Japan (IPSJ).

To know more about itdrr 2023: https://itdrr.org/conference/itdrr2023

Julie Dugdale’s bio 

Julie Dugdale is a full professor of Computer Science at University Grenoble Alps, France and member of Grenoble Informatics Lab (LIG), the largest Computer Science research lab in France. She was the Head of HAwAI (Human Aware Artificial Intelligence) Research Team for over 10 years. Julie is an Ex-President of the ISCRAM (Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management) Association. She is a holder of the ISCRAM Distinguished Service Award, and is now an Honorary ISCRAM Member. Julie is also the Vice-Chair of the IFIP Work Group on IT for Disaster Risk Reduction (WG5.15). She was a Full Adjunct Professor at CIEM (Centre for Integrated Emergency Management), University of Agder, Norway. Her research concerns modelling and simulating human behaviour. She has applied her work to many domains, such as smart cities and energy management, however, her work mostly focuses on large scale disasters, such as earthquakes, floods and large forest fires. Julie has authored over 150 articles on human behaviour modelling and simulation using an agent-based approach.

C2IMPRESS is a three-year-long project funded by the Horizon Europe Framework Programme (HORIZON) Research and Innovation Actions under grant agreement No 101074004. The project has built its consortium with 16 European and international partners from cross-cutting disciplines and technological backgrounds.

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