FIRST CALL FOR PAPERS
ISCRAM-Med 2014:
Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management
in Mediterranean countries

http://irit.fr/ISCRAMMED2014
Conference Dates:  Oct 15-17 2014
Toulouse France

OBJECTIVE AND TOPICS
The aim of ISCRAM-Med is to bring together researchers and practitioners 
working in the area of Information Systems for Crisis Response
and Management. The conference will focus on Mediterranean crises but 
remains open to crises in other areas and theoretical works.
Topics include but are not limited to:


-    Analytical Modelling and Simulation
-    Social Media Observation
-    Crisis Ontology,
-    Community Engagement in Crisis Informatics Research
-    Command and Control Studies
-    Decision Support Systems
-    Disaster Relief Supply Chain Management
-    Information System Interoperability and Inter-organizational issues

-    Ethical, Legal and Social Issues of IT Supported Emergency Response
-    Geographic Information Science
-    Humanitarian Information Systems
-    Planning, Foresight and Risk Analysis
-    Practitioner Cases and Practitioner-Centred Research
-    Serious Games for Crisis Management
-    Visual Analytics for Crisis Management


CONTRIBUTIONS

All paper submissions must make a new and significant contribution to 
the body of knowledge on information systems for emergency management,
support their contribution with valid arguments, and be clearly 
structured and well written. ISCRAM2014 invites two categories of papers:
•    Research papers presenting valid, original, relevant cutting edge 
research that will be reviewed to the highest academic 
standards.Reviewing will pay additional attention to the application of 
the related scientific literature and theory, to the use of an 
appropriate research methodology, and to technical, mathematical and 
statistical correctness.
•    Demo papers presenting new developments in emergency management and 
policy making, discussing approaches, methods, tools, (best) practices 
and standards. These papers should focus on practical issues and 
concerns and raise challenges for future research, and will be reviewed 
to the highest practice-oriented standards.

All papers (10-14 pages, LNCS format) should be written in English and 
submitted electronically in PDF format through the conference system
https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=iscrammed2014
Every submitted paper will be evaluated by at least three members of the 
program committee. Accepted papers will be published in
the conference proceedings, to appear in the Springer series “Lecture 
Notes in Business Information Processing” (LNBIP).

IMPORTANT DATES
-    April  30, 2014:     Due date for papers submission
-    May 30, 2014:     Final acceptance
-    June 30, 2014:     Camera-ready paper due
-    Conference:     15th to the 17th October 2014.

CONFERENCE ORGANIZERS
•    Chihab Hanachi (general chair)
•    Frederic Benaben (program chair)
•    François Charoy (program co-chair)

PROGRAM COMMITTEE
•    Andrea Omicini,Universita di Bologna, Italy
•    Narjes Bellamine, University of Tunis, Tunisia
•    Ghassan Beydoun, University of New South Wales, Australia
•    Hamid Mcheick, University Québec at Chicoutimi, Canada
•    Monica Divitini, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, 
Norway
•    Pedro Antunes, University of Lisboa, Portugal
•    Marouane Kessentini, University of Michigan, USA
•    Ricardo Rabelo, Federal University of Santa Catarina, Brazil
•    Matthieu Lauras, Ecole des Mines d'Albi, France
•    Emilia Balas, Aurel Vlaicu Univ. of Arad, Romania
•    Carlos Castillo , Qatar Computing Research Institute, Qatar
•    Lotfi Bouzguenda, University of Sfax, Tunisia
•    Julie Dugdale, Universitè Pierre Mendès France, France
•    Ling Tang,Beijing University of Chemical technology, China
•    Mohammed Erradi, ENSIAS, Rabat, Marocco
•    Laurent Franck, Telecom Bretagne, France
•    Muhammad Imran, Qatar Computing Research Institute, Qatar
•    Francis Rousseaux, University of Reims, France
•    Rui Jorge Tramontin Jr., Santa Catarina State University, Brasil
•    Youcef Baghdadi, Sultan Qaboos University, Oman
•    Sevnem Dugzun, Turkey, Middle Est Techical University, Ankara, Turkey
•    Shady Elbassuoni, American University of Beirut, Lebanon
•    Nouali-Taboudjemat Nadia, Algiers
•    Silvia Ciotti, Eurocrime, Italy
•    Yiannis Verginadis, National Technical University of Athens, Greece

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