Emergencies are characterized by their ‘un-ness’‘…unexpected, unscheduled, unplanned, unprecedented and definitely unpleasant’ (Crichton 2003) – they are unexpected and unknowable in their specific unfolding. However good plans and scenarios may be, uncertainty is a defining feature in emergency events. Through this conference theme we invite Tracks and submissions focusing on the technologies, procedures, approaches, methods and tools that can be employed to improve crisis response in an increasingly complex and dynamic world. Creative and critical reflections are welcome.
ISCRAM2015 invites two categories of papers:
Long papers with a target acceptance rate of 35 % presenting completed work including a description of methods, results and validation (4,000-6,000 words).
Deadline: November 21st 2014
IMPORTANT: This is a hard deadline that will not be changed.
Short papers presenting work in earlier stages, outlining concepts and discussing first results (2,000-3,500 words)
Deadline: January 30th 2015
You are also invited to choose the review process:
For each type of paper, submissions are welcome from academics, researchers, practitioners, technical or other experts, policy makers, or other professionals in the emergency management domain. The ISCRAM2015 proceedings will clearly identify the type of submission and reviewing process chosen.
If you are unsure which type of paper is best for your work, please contact the track chairs of the track you intend to submit to, or contact us directly atiscram20...@iscram.org.
Other forms of contributions: separate calls are or will be made for workshops, panels (deadline: Nov 21st), posters, demonstrations, and the doctoral consortium (deadline: Jan 30th). All calls will be published on iscram2015.uia.no.