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World class Keynote speakers at ISCRAM2007


ISCRAM 2007 - Intelligent Human Computer Systems for Crisis Response and Management

Delft, the Netherlands, May 13-16 2007

We are glad to announce three world class keynote speakers for ISCRAM2007!


Professor Dr. Erik Hollnagel is Industrial Safety Chair at …cole des Mines de Paris (France). He has since 1971 worked at universities, research centres, and industries in several countries and been exposed to problems from several domains, e.g., nuclear power production, aerospace and aviation, software engineering, healthcare, and land-based traffic. His professional interests include industrial safety, accident analysis, cognitive systems engineering, cognitive ergonomics and intelligent human-machine systems. He has published widely including twelve books, the most recent titles being ìResilience Engineeringî (Ashgate, 2006), ìJoint Cognitive Systems: Foundations of Cognitive Systems Engineeringî (Taylor & Francis, 2005) and ìBarriers and Accident Preventionî (Ashgate, 2004). Erik Hollnagel is, together with Pietro C. Cacciabue, Editor-in-Chief of the international journal of Cognition, Technology & Work.


Dr Eric Rasmussen is currently Professor of Medicine and Chairman of the Department of Medicine for the Naval Medical Center in Seattle, Washington, USA. Commander Rasmussen began his US Navy career at age 17 with seven years on nuclear submarines before leaving the Navy to enter college. His undergraduate and medical degrees are from Stanford University, with later training in Medicine at the University of Texas and a Master"s Degree in Disaster Medicine from the WHO and the European Center for Disaster Medicine in San Marino. He re-entered the Navy as a physician and has served as a physician at sea aboard nuclear aircraft carriers, amphibious ships, and heavy cruisers, and on the ground in more than 30 countries including Bosnia, Zambia, Columbia, Korea, Afghanistan, and Iraq. He also served as Director of Surface Fleet Medical Programs for the US Navy"s Medical Institute, and as Fleet Surgeon for the US Navy"s Third Fleet. Beyond his clinical responsibilities, his particular interest is in the application of communications capabilities to remote medical needs and, on that topic, he has served as an advisor to the US National Institutes of Health, the US National Science Board, the US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), the United Nations Office of the Coordinator for Humanitarian Affairs (UN-OCHA), and the US Office of the Secretary of Defense. In 2003 as medical director of the International Humanitarian Operations Center in Kuwait and Iraq, his design and successful implementation of the Rapid Humanitarian Assessment system within post-war Iraq led to his receipt of the 2003 "Investigator of the Year" award within DARPA. His most recent deployment was in early 2007 as a member of the international team assembled for the design of the Afghan National Security Forces medical system.


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Dr. S·lvano BriceÒo was appointed the Director of the Secretariat of the International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UN/ISDR) in June 2001. His career has focused on the management of environmental and sustainable development programmes at the United Nations, the World Conservation Union (IUCN) and the Government of Venezuela.Prior to joining UN/ISDR, he was the Coordinator of the BIOTRADE and GHG Emissions Trading Initiatives of the UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), Geneva (1999-2001). Before that, he was Deputy Executive Secretary of the UN Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) secretariat (1996-1999), following several years as the Coordinator of Intergovernmental and Institutional Support of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) (1991-1996). Further UN experience includes five years with UNEP"s Caribbean Environment Programme at Kingston, Jamaica (1987-1991).He received a Doctorate in Administrative Law from the University of Paris II (PanthÈon-Sorbonne) in 1975 and a Master"s in Public Administration from Harvard University in 1984. A Venezuelan national, his languages are Spanish, French and English.  

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