Communication and Information Systems Technology for Crisis and Disaster Management Minitrack

This minitrack provides a venue for systemic and holistic issues related to all phases in the disaster management cycle: Prevention and mitigation; preparedness; alert; response; recovery; and post disaster. Papers that address advancing any of these aspects through technical, organizational, or behavioral change are encouraged. These may include simulation studies, case-based research, empirical studies, and other applications of quantitative and qualitative methods, but also technological contributions with cross-disciplinary flavor (e.g., HCI, interoperability, etc).

Topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Social media and Human Centered Sensing for collaboration in emergencies and disasters
  • Artificial Intelligence (AI) based content management, disaster mapping, pattern recognition, triage and prioritization of assistance
  • Case studies; collaborative integration of theory and practice
  • Advances in crisis management methods and practice
  • Security and safety models for emergency management systems
  • Self-help schemes and eHealth for disasters and emergencies
  • Crisis informatics
  • Computational simulation of collaboration in crisis situations
  • Culture-dependent learning and training and context dependent self-help information (both national culture and organizational culture could apply)
  • Group and team performance in crisis and disaster management with integrated systems and collective intelligence methodologies
  • Collaboration and interoperability at technical and/or operational level
  • Mobile ad-hoc networks for emergencies
  • Propagation and channel modeling of typical disaster areas and crisis regions

Minitrack Co-Chairs:

Julie Dugdale (Primary Contact)
MAGMA Team, Laboratoire d'Informatique de Grenoble (UMR 5217)

Jose Julio Gonzalez
Centre for Integrated Emergency Management (CIEM), University of Agder, Norway

Murray Turoff
Information Systems Department
New Jersey Institute of Technology

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