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Date: August 27, 2009

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Dr. H. R. Rao
Professor, MIS, UB

Dr. Shambhu J Upadhyaya
Director, CEISARE

Workshop Agenda

August 27, 2009
110 Jacobs Management Center, University at Buffalo, North Campus, Amherst, New York, USA

Check out the Invited Speakers Page for more information on the Speakers

8:00 - 8:45 AM Registration and Coffee/Juice (Jacobs Annex - Alfiero Center 2nd Floor Atrium)
Morning Session

8:45 - 9:00 AM

Opening Remarks by Prof. Arjang Assad
Dean School of Management, UB

9:00 - 9:45 AM

Keynote Speech by Mr. Gregory W. Skibitsky followed by Q&A
Commissioner, Erie County Department of Emergency Services
Topic: Flight 3407
Introduction by: Mr. Harry Meyer

9:45 - 10:15 AM Invited Talk 1: Mr. Jason Bechtel, General Dynamics, Buffalo, NY
Topic: The Integrated Incident Management System (IIMS) and how it is used to improve incident response in New York City
Introduction by: Dr. Rui (Ray) Chen

10:15 - 10:45 AM Break (Coffee/Muffin)
10:45 - 11:05 AM Invited Talk 2: Dr. Daniel Hess, Associate Professor, Urban and Regional Planning, UB
Topic: Enhancements to Hospital Resiliency: Improving Emergency Planning for Extreme Events
Introduction by: Rr. Raj Sharman

11:05 - 11:25 AM Invited Talk 3: Dr. Catherine Cook-Cottone, Associate Professor, Educational Psychology and Priscilla David (Health Net)
Topic: Transition of First Responders from Normal Incident Response to Disaster Level Patterns - A Grounded theory Approach
Introduction by: Dr. Raj Sharman

11:25 - 11:45 AM Invited Talk 4: Dr. Rui Chen, Assistant Professor, Miller College of Business, Ball State University
Topic: Data Model Development for Fire Related Extreme Events
Introduction by: Dr. Raj Sharman

11:45 - 12:45 Noon Panel Discussion

Title: Progress and Challenges in Emergency Management - A Focus on Western New York

Dean Messing (Deputy Commissioner, Emergency Services) (Retd.)
Captain Gregory Blossatt (Buffalo Police)
Gerald W. Schoenle Jr. (Chief of Police, UB)
Coordinator Dennis Carson, Emergency Services, Town of Tonawanda

Prof. Raj Sharman, Department of Management Science and Systems, UB
Prof. Catherine Cook-Cottone, UB Department of Educational Psychology
Capt. Stephen McGonagle, Amherst Police

12:45 - 1:30 PM Lunch & Afternoon Registration (Jacobs Annex - Alfiero Center 2nd Floor Atrium)
Afternoon Session

1:45 - 2:00 PM Opening Remarks by Prof. Jorge V Jose
VP for Research, UB

2:00 - 2:45 PM Keynote Speech by Mr. Thomas X. Grasso, Jr. followed by Q&A
Supervisory Special Agent, Federal Bureau of Investigation
Topic: 21st Century Crime: Inside the Cyber Underground
Introduction by: Mr. Thomas Horrigan

2:45 - 3:15 PM Invited Talk 5: Dr. Paul Thompson, General Dynamics, Buffalo, NY
Topic: Semantic Hacking and Information Infrastructure Protection
Introduction by: Dr. Shambhu Upadhyaya

3:15 - 3:45 PM Coffee Break/Networking (Jacobs Annex - Alfiero Center 2nd Floor Atrium)
3:45 - 4:15 PM Invited Talk 6: Dr. Victor Piotrowski, Lead Program Director, NSF
Topic: New Initiatives in Cyber Security Education
Introduction by: Dr. Timothy Fossum

4:15 - 4:45 PM Invited Talk 7: Prof. Tejaswini Herath, Brock University, Ontario, Canada
Topic: Information Security in Organizations: Empirical Examination of Security Practices in Western New York
Introduction by: Dr. H. R. Rao
4:45 - 5:30 PM Host Presentations:

Prof. Shambhu Upadhyaya (UB) (Presentation)
Prof. Donna Kaputa (ECC)
Mr. John Schunak (President, Infragard, Buffalo Chapter)
Dr. Sandy Augustine (Hilbert College)






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