From June 14 - 17, 2021, the first emergenCITY week will take place. We would like to use this week to present emergenCITY’s research, collect feedback, and share new ideas on urban resilience. For this we have planned a diverse program.

We especially invite you to our public events: To the Scientific Workshop Software and Resiliance, to three DLS Impulse Lectures by members of the emergenCITY Scientific Advisory Board, and to a joint event with the Schader Foundation on the topic Krisenfest durch dunkle Zeiten – Wie resilient sind Kommunen gegenüber Stromausfällen?

Scientific Workshop “Software and Resilience”
  • June 14, 10:00 a.m. - 12:45 p.m. and 3:00 - 4:45 p.m. Scientific Workshop Software and Resiliencezoom-link

Software systems play an important role in a resilient IT infrastructure. Distributed applications, for example, can form a network of multiple compute nodes that analyze events from various sources – e.g. emergency conditions, traffic congestion, or infrastructure failures - to detect relevant crisis patterns early. Such systems must provide a high level of resilience and service guarantees to enable good disaster management and rapid emergency response.

The Software and Resilience workshop identifies the latest challenges in distributed resilient software systems and outlines new methods to address these issues based on the key resilience principles.

DLS Impulse Lectures
  • June 15, 1:00 - 1:30 p.m. Impulse talk Learning over Graphs by Prof. Ali Sayed – zoom-link
  • June 16, 1:30 - 2:55 p.m. Impulse talk AI for orbital-terrestrial networks – key technology for global wireless connectivity by Prof. Armin Dekorsy – zoom-link
  • June 17, 1:30 - 2 p.m. Impulse talk Manipulating Machine Learning: Attacks and Countermeasures by Prof. Nita-Rotaru – zoom-link

The DLS Impulse Lectures will be given by members of the emergenCITY Scientific Advisory Board and are part of the joint emergenCITY-MAKI Distinguished Lecture Series.

Online Event “Krisenfest durch dunkle Zeiten”
  • June 16, 4:00 - 5:15 p.m. Online Panel Discussion: “Krisenfest durch dunkle Zeiten – Wie resilient sind Kommunen gegenüber Stromausfällen” – registration

Natural disasters, cyber or terrorist attacks, pandemics or even technical failures can cause long power outages lasting more than 24 hours. How well prepared are German cities for this disaster? What measures can be taken in the event of an emergency? What routines in the cooperation of different actors can be drawn on? And how is Darmstadt dealing with the risk of blackouts?

These are the questions addressed in the online panel Krisenfest durch dunkle Zeiten organized by emergenCITY and the Schader Foundation. Representatives from science and practice will discuss preparations for prolonged power outages in German municipalities in general and in Darmstadt in particular.

We look forward to exciting presentations and an inspiring emergenCITY Week 2021!