Welcome to the ISCRAM 2019 Conference Website!
ISCRAM is a forum where researchers and practitioners from all around the world meet every year to share experiences and raise challenges in all the aspects related to the design, development, and use of information systems to improve the management of crisis and disaster situations. The 16th International Conference on Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management will be held in Valencia (Spain) from May 19 to 22, 2019, following successful previous editions celebrated in Brussels (2004 & 2005), Newark (2006), Delft (2007), Washington DC (2008), Gothenburg (2009), Seattle (2010), Lisbon (2011), Vancouver (2012), Baden-Baden (2013), State College (2014), Kristiansand (2015), Rio de Janeiro (2016), Albi (2017) and Rochester (2018).
During the last editions of the conference, we have assisted to the emergence of new types of actors that, in one way or another, have influenced the way the responses to emergencies are performed nowadays, especially from the knowledge management perspective. We refer to the citizens immersed in the emergency, whom, using their mobile phones or other computing devices are valuable information sources about the context of the emergency. Very interesting publications about this topic can be found at the ISCRAM Digital Library. However, little work has been done so far exploring the possibility of providing context-driven, personalized emergency response services to citizens. Depending of their particular situation, different citizens may require different attention. Thus, intelligent context processing can be the driving force to improve the effectiveness of teams in providing help to the people suffering an emergency. Something similar can be said about responders facing specific contexts for their performance.
To enforce the discussion about the above and other related topics, we propose the following theme for the conference: “Towards individual-centric emergency management systems”. This theme has several derivatives, like the ones listed below:
- What are the requirements of personalized response support systems?
- How should emergency plans be adapted to fit these requirements?
- What services should be provided by individual-centric emergency management systems?
- How can personalization help response teams and/or citizens?
- How would citizens be integrated in emergency management teams?
- What improvements can citizens bring to emergency management?
- Case studies/real-life experiences
We look forward to receiving contributions dealing with some of the above topics, as well as other covering the wide spectrum of crisis response and management. The conference will be arranged in technical tracks. You may find the track list at the Call for Papers.