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).
We invite you to submit papers to the rack T6 – Geospatial Technologies and Geographic Information Science for Crisis Management (GIS)
Geospatial Technologies and Geographic Information Science for Crisis Management (GIS)
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 individual-centric geospatial information in disaster risk and crisis research. This includes SDSS, near-real-time mapping, situational awareness, VGI, spatiotemporal 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 and 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
Individual-centric geospatial information;
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
Empirical case studies
Chairs: João Porto de Albuquerque, Alexander Zipf, and Flávio E. A. Horita
ISCRAM2019 invites two categories of papers:
- CoRe: Completed Research (from 4000 to 8000 words).
- WiPe: Work In Progress (form 3000 to 6000 words).
– Submission deadline CoRe papers: December 1, 2018
– Decision notification CoRe papers: January 7, 2018
– Submission deadline WiPe papers: February 8, 2019
– Decision notification WiPe papers: March 8, 2019
Please use the ISCRAM paper template for the preparation of your submission.
Paper submission guidelines