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)
Email: Julie.Dugdale@imag.fr

Jose Julio Gonzalez
Centre for Integrated Emergency Management (CIEM), University of Agder, Norway
Email: josejg@uia.no

Murray Turoff
Information Systems Department
New Jersey Institute of Technology
Email: Murray.Turoff@gmail.com

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