ISMB hosts the Fourth Management Meeting of SnowBall Project

21 September 2015

From 22nd to 24th September ISMB will host the 4th Management Meeting of SnowBall project, a EU-funded research endeavor meant to increase preparedness and response capacities of public decision makers dealing with crisis situations. The project involves three Research Units: Mobile and Usability, Infrastructure and Systems for Advanced Computing, and Business Model and Policy Innovation.

The first day will be framed around the evaluation of the progress achieved up till now by the Consortium: the plenary discussion will touch upon a number of topics that are at the basis of the Proof of Concept that will be officially unveiled to the European Commission on the occasion of the upcoming review. The second day will be devoted to the interaction with the world-recognized experts composing the Advisory Board and with organizations specialized in crisis intervention acting as SnowBall end users. The qualified feedback provided by both stakeholder groups will be crucial to guarantee the production of assets of outstanding quality from an academic and a practical perspective. Finally, the last day will gather technical partners with the purpose of delving into details pertaining to the IT implementation and setting the roadmap in preparation for the Proof of Concept release.