Deadline extended to 08.12.2018 for Full Papers for the International Conference on Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management (ISCRAM), Valencia

ISCRAM is a forum where researchers and practitioners from all around the world meet 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.

We invite you to submit papers to the rack T6 – Geospatial Technologies and Geographic Information Science for Crisis Management (GIS)

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).
The Deadline for CoRE (Full) Paper has just been extended to 08.12.2018 !

Paper submission guidelines:

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