The European Forum for Disaster Risk Reduction is intended to serve as the forum for exchanging information and knowledge, coordinating efforts throughout the Europe region and for providing advocacy for effective action to reduce disasters. Moreover, it shall be devoted to contemporary issues of importance needed to promote a good political climate for implementation of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction: 2015-2030.
Organized in collaboration with the Council of Europe, the European Commission and UNISDR Europe, the 6th annual meeting will be held in October 7th – 9th in Paris. Hans Ten Bergen from MASA will give a conference on the « Private Sector and Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction » on October 7th.
The 10th NATO Computer Assisted Exercise Forum (NATO CAX Forum 2015) will be organized by the NATO Modelling and Simulation Centre of Excellence in Vicenza (Italy) from September 29th to October 2nd. The CAX Forum is theld yearly and focus on technical items and operating procedures related to simulation- based exercises and training support, in order to promote the exchange of information and best practices among the Staffs of NATO and national simulation/training centres.
During this year’s edition, MASA will be giving a presentation on how MASA SWORD can be used as a training and evaluation tool, using for instance its After Action Review features. You can find the presentation given here.
From July 20th to 22nd, MASA will take part in nucl.ai, the largest worldwide conference about Artificial Intelligence applications in interactive media, training & simulations, and digital entertainment.
MASA will particularly be active in the Agent Behavior track, with a conference on « Designing realistic behaviors for a military training simulation » presented by Newfel Messouci, AI developer and behavior designer at MASA.
From June 29th to July 3rd, MASA will take part in the « Plate-forme de l’Intelligence Artificielle » at the INRIA, in Rennes (France). Held every two years, this event gathers researchers, manufacturers and students in conferences and workshops on Artificial Intelligence.
There, MASA will present papers and articles on its R&D project OCTAVIA and will also conduct a workshop.
You can find the complete programm here.
On June 24th and 25th, the GREC-O Conference will take place in the Pôle Leonard de Vinci in La Défense. These two research days have for main theme Complex Systems and Digital Technologies.
MASA will animate a workshop on the 25th, from 9 to 12.30 AM on « Multi-agents modeling and simulation ».
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The NATO Crisis Management and Disaster Response Centre of Excellence (CMDR COE) organized its third annual Interagency Interaction Seminar in Sofia (Bulgaria) on June 8th-9th, 2015. The CMDR Interagency Interaction Seminar is an annual event which gathers subject matter experts, researchers and educators, planners and developers, consultants and various actors working in the crisis management and disaster response domain in order to promote a lively debate on these issues. This year, more than 90 representatives of a total of 19 NATO and PfP nations took part in the annual seminar.
There, MASA held a conference on the following subject: « How can Artificial Intelligence help to reduce the impact of disasters? ». Both the propagation of the disaster, the impact that it has on people and infrastructure AND the execution of high level orders by the subordinate levels are replaced by Artificial Intelligence.
This represents not only a tremendous cost saving, but will above all allow senior crisis management members to prepare for a crisis situation in a situation that is accurately mirroring the real crisis situation.
Held in Paris from June 11th to 14th in La Gaîté Lyrique and the CNAM, Futur en Seine is an international festival that presents the latest digital French and international innovations to professionals and general public. There, MASA will present its R&D project OCTAVIA, which aims to propose an innovative tool to design and test scenes of ambient life involving interactive and autonomous non-player character in 3D environment.
Learn more on Futur en Seine here and on OCTAVIA here.