The 17th annual conference on Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management (ISCRAM 2020) was scheduled to be held in Blacksburg, Virginia from May 24th-27th, 2020. Due to the widespread impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, the conference organizers and the ISCRAM Board made the determination that it was best to postpone the conference until May 2021. The 2021 conference will once again be hosted at Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Virginia, and it will take place during the week of May 23rd.
ISCRAM is a vibrant international community of researchers and practitioners, and the conference organizers very much appreciate all of the hard work that numerous individuals dedicated to preparing for a high quality conference in 2020. We are very pleased, in particular, to recognize the efforts of the various members of both the Organizing Committee and the Program Committee and we thank them for their service. We would also like to thank our Partners and Sponsors for their significant support of the conference.
In addition, we would sincerely like to thank all of the authors who submitted their work to ISCRAM 2020. Even though we were not able to hold the conference as originally planned, all papers accepted for presentation at ISCRAM 2020 will be published in the conference proceedings in June 2020, and the authors of these papers will be given the opportunity to present their papers at the 2021 conference.
A Call for Papers will be released in late Summer 2020 to solicit new submissions of Completed Research Papers, Work-in-Progress papers, and Practitioner papers for ISCRAM 2021. A Call for Workshops and Tutorials, as well as for Posters and Demonstrations, will also be released later in the year. More detailed information about the 2021 conference will also be available on the ISCRAM 2021 website.
We appreciate your interest in ISCRAM and in its annual conference, and we hope that you will join us in Blacksburg in 2021!