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Panel: Research Impact and Public Safety 8-9 Dec 2020, Brussels

8th December 2020 @ 9:00 am - 9th December 2020 @ 5:00 pm GMT

Impact of Research for PPDR

Public Protection and Disaster Response (PPDR) is changing radically. As practitioners are faced with more frequent and more intense disasters in an era of climate emergency, and a new generation of emergency service professionals with high digital skills and expectations is entering the workplace, innovation in digital technologies from Artificial Intelligence to the Internet of Public Safety Things, automation and robotics, and mobile broadband networking is gathering pace. How can your research help us better understand and ‘ride the tiger’ of socio-technical innovation in PPDR, with its many unintended, unexpected, unknowable consequences for practitioners and society?

The Public Safety Europe Network (PSCE) is a community of PPDR practitioners, SME and industry developers of technologies, policy-makers, non-governmental organisations, and researchers. We drive innovation inspired by practice and hold two conferences a year which provide common ground for lively debates amongst experts from many different backgrounds on a wide range of topics. The upcoming conference focuses on Cross-Border Cooperation, AI applications for Public Safety, How to be better prepared against extreme weather conditions. We would like to broaden and deepen these debates by engaging researchers in discussions about the difference their research makes or could make, what impact is has had or might have, and how we might work together to realise deeper and more extensive dialogue and collaborations between research, industry, and practice.

We invite submissions of abstracts (1000 words max) that delineate your research and its (potential) impact. Researchers from any discipline are welcome. If your research is built on collaborations with non-academic partners, joint authorship and attendance is encouraged.

Please submit your abstract to secretariat@psc-europe.eu

Deadline: 19th October, Notification of Acceptance: 2nd November.

If your submission is accepted, you will be invited to provide a draft Working Paper of 6000 words. These Working Papers will be reviewed by a mixed panel of PSCE members. You will be expected to give a short presentation at the conference and discuss your work with PSCE members. A revised version of your Working Paper will be published on the PSCE Website https://www.psc-europe.eu after the PSCE Conference.


8th December 2020 @ 9:00 am GMT
9th December 2020 @ 5:00 pm GMT
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