The COVID-19 pandemic, which is spreading worldwide, is presenting people with challenges that have never been faced before in this form in the digital age. The control strategies against the spread of the pathogen are therefore largely based on “traditional” measures such as cross-population behavioral recommendations, movement restrictions, closure of schools, universities and companies, and the identification and quarantine of infected persons. Modern digital technologies could certainly be used to complement these measures and increase their effectiveness, e.g. to target quarantine measures more quickly and specifically at potentially infected persons.
Currently, the virus is spreading exponentially and taking human lives. In order to survive, people must use their inventiveness in the fight against the virus, with the aim of finding effective solutions and supporting health experts and organisations with innovative ideas.
This seminar and the internships therefore also rely a little on the voluntary nature of the participants.
The topic of this seminar is to provide a general overview of potential uses of digital technologies in coping with exceptional situations such as the current COVID 19 pandemic and to develop concrete proposals for action.
The focus of this seminar is on data processing and communication systems as well as procedures for data analysis, which enable useful information to be extracted about the emergency situation of a pandemic. The data should be processed, analysed and made available to authorities, people affected by the disaster and users in the broader sense by means of appropriate measures.
The concrete topics and materials will be posted on the seminar's Moodle page starting from April 27th. Please find all additional info there.