An Exclusive Online Webinar hosted by EACD Digital Communications Work Group

Emergency/Crisis Mobile Applications - what's wrong with them and how can we fix them?


Dear colleagues,

Smartphone apps designed for emergency & crisis situations don't provide what people actually need in a disaster, according to University of Calgary researchers who studied the digital response to the Fort McMurray wildfire.

The team used specialized software to analyze nearly 70,000 tweets sent by affected residents during the catastrophe to gauge "what people really want" The results were pretty surprising — and not really good.

In this webinar, we'll speak with Maleknaz Nayevi, who conducted the research with her team and who will offer many interesting insights in the development of mobile applications for emergency management and crisis communications.

Kind regards, 
Philippe Borremans

About our guest, moderator & the webinar.


Maleknaz Nayevi is a PhD candidate at the Software Engineering Decision Support lab at the University of Calgary in Canada.

She is pursuing a PhD in designing mobile apps with a focus on using data for decision support and innovation in software products. She has six years of professional software engineering experience in different industrial fields.

Her main research interests are in mining software repositories, release engineering, open innovation and empirical software engineering.

Maleknaz co-chaired RE 2018 data track and OISE 2015 workshop on Open Innovation in Software Engineering. Maleknaz is a student member of the IEEE and ACM.

Philippe Borremans is an independent public relations consultant specializing in crisis communications and reputation management.

He is one of the founders of Reputation & Co., a network of senior communications consultants active in Europe and Northern Africa.

Philippe is the coordinator of the EACD Digital Communications Working Group.
The Webinar:

This is an interactive webinar where you will be able to ask questions via chat so come prepared! The webinar will also be recorded and available for replay. A link will be sent to you after the webinar has ended.