Side Event on Decision Support Systems at the Global Change Conference “Sustainable Futures Through Science and innovation” (3.-6.12.2018) in Polokwane, South Africa
The EMSAfrica project and specifically, Professor Thomas Clemen from HAW, Professor Karen Bradshaw from Rhodes University, and Dr Jörg Helmschrot from SASSCAL are co-organising a side event as part of the Global Change Conference “Sustainable Futures Through Science and innovation” in Polokwane, South Africa.
Date: 6th of December 2018
Location: Capricorn Hall, Bolivia Lodge, Polokwane (South Africa)
- We invite participation from Southern African decision-makers and other stakeholders in environmental and conservation management to share their requirements and ideas in order to design and implement future decision-support information systems in a more appropriate way.
- We also invite interested researchers and stakeholders to attend, hoping to build a sustainable network interested in this interdisciplinary topic.
Agenda: we include presentations by the organisers on current innovative topics in Computer Science and their potential use in the mitigation of climate change; group discussions on the priorities of stakeholders regarding climate-relevant decision support; and finally, a wrap-up of the outcomes from the group discussions in the form of mini-presentations.
The event is related to the realization of a decision-support system within the context of the EMSAfrica (“Ecosystem Management Support for Climate Change in Southern Africa”) project.
Outputs: A summary of the outcomes of the discussions will be compiled and sent to all participants following the event.
Catering: Coffee/tea will be provided during the event.
Contact: We invite interested attendees to contact project coordinator Mari Bieri (email@example.com).
|08:00-09:00||Introductory presentation(s): Decision-making and how to|
|support this process|
|09:00-10:00||Group work sessions 1: Identifying burning questions|
|10:00-11:00||Group work sessions 2: Prioritizing topics|
|11:00-12:00||Presentations & wrap-up of group work sessions; Definition of|
|working teams and to-dos; Discussion regarding the DSS of|
|EMSAfrica; Discussion regarding the future of the network|