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CALL FOR PAPERS for the GIS track at:

17th International Conference on Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management (ISCRAM 2020)

May 24-27, 2020, Virginia, USA

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

Deadline for paper submissions: December 6, 2019

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 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.

1. Geospatial data analytics for crisis management

2. Location-based services and technologies for crisis management

3. Geospatial ontology for crisis management

4. Geospatial big data in the context of disaster and crisis management

5. Geospatial linked data for crisis management

6. Urban computing and geospatial aspects of smart cities for crisis management

7. Spatial Decision Support Systems for crisis management

8. Individual-centric geospatial information

9. Remote sensing for crisis management

10. Geospatial intelligence for crisis management

11. Spatial data management for crisis management

12. Spatial data infrastructure for crisis management

13. Geovisual analytics for crisis management

14. Spatial-temporal modeling in disaster and crisis context

15. Crisis mapping and geovisualization

16. Collaborative disaster mapping

17. Public policies for geospatial information

18. Empirical case studies

Important Dates

Full research and insight papers:

– Submission deadline: December 6, 2019

– Decision notification: January 17, 2020

Short (WiPe) papers and Practitioner papers:

– Submission deadline: January 28, 2020

– Decision notification: February 28, 2020

Paper submission guidelines

Track Chairs

Prof. Dr. João Porto de Albuquerque (primary contact)

University of Warwick, United Kingdom

Prof. Dr. Alexander Zipf

University of Heidelberg, Germany

Dr. Flávio Eduardo Aoki Horita

Federal University of ABC, Brazil‌



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