18th International Conference on Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management

Call for Papers

The 2021 ISCRAM conference invites three types of paper submissions:

  • CoRe - Completed Research (from 4000 to 8000 words).
  • WiP - Work In Progress (from 3000 to 6000 words).
  • Practitioner (from 500 to 3000 words).

CoRe papers are longer in length and describe completed research studies. WiP papers are shorter and meant to describe smaller, more focused research findings or research that is still in progress. Both of these paper types undergo a rigorous peer-review process and will be archived in the ISCRAM digital library.

While practitioners are also invited to submit a CoRe or WiP paper, we recognize that an academic review process is often not appropriate for practitioner contributions. These authors may instead submit a 500-3,000 word Practitioner paper. We particularly encourage submissions describing real-world experiences and case studies of interest to the ISCRAM conference. Practitioner submissions will be reviewed according to relevance and ability to contribute to discussions rather than by standard academic criteria. Accepted Practitioner submissions will also be included as extended abstracts in the conference proceedings.

Click on the "SUBMIT A PAPER TO ISCRAM 2021" button at the bottom of this page to make your submission through EasyChair.

Please use the following templates for all submissions:

All articles must be submitted to one of the tracks below. Once submitted, articles will be distributed for evaluation among the pool of reviewers according to their domain of expertise and the topics addressed by the paper. Accepted papers will be organized in sessions at the conference that will be distributed among the tracks.

Papers related to the conference theme, "Embracing the Interdisciplinary Nature of Crisis Management", are particularly welcome.

Paper Tracks

Track 1 - AI and Intelligent Systems for Crises and Risks
Chairs: Antonio De Nicola, Hedi Karray, Nada Matta, Hemant Purohit, Fiona McNeill

Track 2 - Analytical Modeling and Simulation
Chairs: Josey Chacko, Andrew Arnette, Duygu Pamukcu, Christopher Zobel

Track 3 - Command & Control Studies
Chairs: Björn JE Johansson, Peter Berggren

Track 4 - Cross-Border & Transboundary Resilience
Chairs: Marcus Wiens, Anouck Adrot, Eric Borglund, Frank Fiedrich, Sofie Pilemalm, Eric Rigaud

Track 5 - Data and Resilience: Opportunities and Challenges
Chairs: Kees Boersma, Anouck Adrot, Jaziar Radianti, Ioannis Dokas

Track 6 - Disaster Public Health & Healthcare Informatics in the Pandemic
Chairs: Nicolas LaLone, Zeno Franco, Deepak Khazanchi, Julie Dugdale, Reem Abbas, Njoki Mwarumba, Dave Parry

Track 7 - Enhancing Protection of Critical Infrastructures
Chairs: Sandra König, Stefan Rass, Stefan Schauer

Track 8 - Enhancing Resilient Response in Inter-organizational Contexts
Chairs: Niklas Hallberg, Björn JE Johansson, Magdalena Granåsen

Track 9 - Ethical, Legal, and Social Issues
Chairs: Katrina Petersen, Monika Buscher, Lixiong Chen

Track 10 - Geospatial Technologies and Geographic Information Science for Crisis Management (GIS)
Chairs: João Porto de Albuquerque, Alexander Zipf, Flávio E. A. Horita, Michael Erskine

Track 11 - Planning, Foresight and Risk Analysis
Chairs: Victor A. Bañuls, Milad Baghersad, Christopher Kwaramba

Track 12 - Social Media for Disaster Response and Resilience
Chairs: Amanda Lee Hughes, Doina Caragea, Muhammad Imran, Linda Plotnick, Christian Reuter

Track 13 - Technologies for First Responders
Chairs: Evangelos Sdongos, Angelos Amditis, Eleftherios Ouzounoglou, Petros Daras, Anastasios Dimou, Tiina Ristmäe

Track 14 - Tool Talks
Chairs: Bas Lijnse, Jürgen Moßgraber, Anastasios Karakostas

Track 15 - Usability and Universal Design of ICT for Emergency Management
Chairs: Terje Gjøsæter, Jaziar Radianti, Weiqin Chen, Erion Elmasllari

Track 16 - Visions for Future Crisis Management
Chairs: Anne-Marie Barthe-Delanoë, Aurelie Montarnal, Rob Grace

Track 17 - Other
Chairs: Anouck Adrot, Rob Grace, Kathleen Moore

Important Dates

A blanket one week extension has been granted for WiP and Practitioner papers - please see the new deadline below

Submission deadline for CoRe papers: December 21, 2020 - submission closed

Notification of decision for CoRe papers: February 5, 2021 (updated)

Submission deadline for WiP and Practitioner papers: February 21, 2021 - updated

Notification of decision for WiP and Practitioner papers: March 25, 2021 - updated

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