GIS @ ISCRAM – Call for SHORT PAPERS – DL: Jan 21

15th International Conference on Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management (ISCRAM 2018)
May 20-23, 2018, Rochester, NY, USA

Track: Geospatial Technologies and Geographic Information Science for Crisis Management (GIS)

Deadline for paper submissions: December 10, 2017

Track Description

With disasters and disaster management being an “inherently spatial” problem, geospatial information and technologies have been widely employed for supporting disaster and crisis management. This includes SDSS and GIS architectures, VGI, spatial databases, spatial-temporal methods, as well as geovisual analytics technologies, which have a great potential to build risk map, estimate damaged areas, define evacuation routes, and plan resource distribution. Collaborative platforms like OSM have been also employed to support disaster management (e.g., near real-time mapping). Nevertheless, all these geospatial big data pose new challenges for not only geospatial data visualization, but also data modeling and analysis; existing technologies, methodologies, and approaches now have to deal with data shared in various formats, different velocities, and uncertainties. Furthermore, new issues have been also emerging in urban computing and smart cities for making communities more resilient against disasters. In line with this year’s conference theme, the GIS Track particularly welcomes submissions addressing aspects of geovisualization in disaster risk and crisis research. This includes SDSS, near-real-time mapping, situational awareness, VGI, spatio-temporal modeling, urban computing, and other related aspects. We seek conceptual, theoretical, technological, methodological, empirical contributions, as well as research papers employing different methodologies, e.g., design-oriented research, case studies, and action research. Solid student contributions are welcome.

Track topics are therefore focused on but not limited to the following list.

Geospatial data analytics for crisis management
Location-based services for crisis management
Location-based technologies for crisis management
Geospatial ontology for crisis management
Geospatial big data in the context of disaster and crisis management
Geospatial linked data for crisis management
Urban computing and geospatial aspects of smart cities for crisis management
Spatial Decision Support Systems for crisis management
Remote sensing for crisis management
Geospatial intelligence for crisis management
Spatial data management for crisis management
Spatial data infrastructure for crisis management
Geovisual analytics for crisis management
Spatial-temporal modeling in disaster and crisis context
Crisis mapping and geovisualization
Crowdsourcing and VGI in the context disaster and crisis management
Spatial analysis of OpenStreetMap (OSM) data for crisis management
Spatial analysis of social media messages in the context of crisis management
Interoperability aspects regarding disaster-related geodata

Important Dates

Submission of Completed Research papers (CoRe): December 10, 2017
Acceptances or otherwise of Completed Research papers (CoRe): January 7, 2018

Submission of Work in Progress (WiPe) papers, demos and posters: January 21, 2018.
Acceptances or otherwise of Work in Progress (WiPe) papers, demos and posters: February 18, 2018.
Camera Ready Paper: March 4, 2018.

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Paper submission guidelines

Track Chairs

Dr João Porto de Albuquerque (primary contact)
University of Warwick, United Kingdom

Prof. Dr. Alexander Zipf
University of Heidelberg, Germany

Dr Flávio E. A. Horita
University of São Paulo, Brazil