FYI / Norway Conf - Getting ready for the unexpected

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Alia Papageorgiou

Aug 6, 2014, 12:37:44 PM8/6/14

Conference theme: Getting ready for the unexpected. 
Information Systems for Crisis Management in a complex and uncertain world

Conference dates: May 24-27 2015

Venue: Centre for Integrated Emergency Management / University of Agder. Kristiansand, Norway



Long Papers: November 21st 2014
Short Papers: January 30th 2015

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:

  • Research papers will be reviewed according to scientific standards
  • Insight Papers are reviewed with respect to practical relevance and applicability

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

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


  1. Read through the calls of the individual tracks, and select the track that is closest to the topic of your paper. If you cannot decide if your paper “fits” in a specific track, message the corresponding track chair with your title and a draft abstract, for his or her advice. Contact information for track chairs are mentioned in the calls to be downloaded below.
    Or, message the program and conference chairs at
  2. Authors must submit papers electronically through the conference system. Click Here To Access
  3. All papers must use the ISCRAM paper template and follow the ISCRAM house style.
    Long paper template: ISCRAM2015_Conference_LongPaperTemplate
    Short paper template: ISCRAM2015_Conference_ShortPaperTemplate
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