Program Information

The program for ISCRAM 2021 is scheduled as follows (all times are in EDT (Blacksburg, VA)):

The final schedule for ISCRAM 2021 may be found here:   Final schedule

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Interactive workshops are offered on Sunday, before the main conference begins on Monday. These workshops provide a more focused environment in which to interact with other academics and practitioners on a specific topic.

Doctoral Symposium

The ISCRAM Doctoral Symposium provides doctoral students with the opportunity to meet with faculty, practitioners, and other doctoral students from a variety of disciplines who are also working in areas related to crisis and disaster response and management. Participants will discuss a wide range of topics associated with professional development and with teaching and research activities and expectations in this domain.


Keynote Talks

This year's ISCRAM conference has three sets of distinguished keynote speakers, drawn from both academia and the practitioner community, who have made significant contributions to the crisis and disaster community in either research or practice. Keynote talks are presented each morning during the main conference.

Parallel Sessions

Completed research, work-in-progress, and practitioner paper submissions are reviewed by a Program Committee that represents the best experts in the domain. From the accepted submissions, which are each associated with at least one of 16 different paper tracks, the parallel sessions allow attendees to share and discuss cutting-edge research and applications in the field of crisis and disaster management.


Attendees have the opportunity to attend a dedicated set of demonstration sessions on Tuesday afternoon that will provide demonstrations of different crisis-related technologies.

Poster Session

A conference-wide poster session will be presented on Monday afternoon.


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