The proposed theme for ISCRAM-ASIA 2013 is "Emergency Management Systems in the Era of Big Data". As is known to all, Big Data recently has become a new ubiquitous term to describe large datasets that are challenging to store, search, share, visualize, and analyze. Effective management and analysis of the Big Data in emergency management theory and practice would bring great benefits for reducing the consequences of natural and human disasters. Under such circumstances, the ISCRAM-ASIA 2013 will provide an excellent opportunity to exchange information and knowledge on this theme.
The ISCRAM-ASIA 2013 vision, then, is of a conference that attracts a substantial percentage of past attendees, while reaching out to new ones, in order to strengthen the scientific contribution and practical implications of research in the ISCRAM community. The theme of the conference will not only attract people from technology of information systems, but also more people from social sciences.
ISCRAM-ASIA 2013 will provide continuity with prior ISCRAM-CHINA and ISCRAM-ASIA conferences by sustaining and further promoting the participation of disciplines with which the community has traditionally been associated, including information systems, modeling and simulation, human-computer interfaces, information and data management, decision support and intelligent systems.
This conference will bring together the top researchers from Asian Pacific nations, North America, Europe and around the world to exchange their research results and address open issues in Modern Emergency Management, Risk and Disaster Management and so on. It is one of the leading international conferences for presenting novel and fundamental advances in the fields of emergency management.
Presently, preparations for the Conference is carried out smoothly, All papers will be evaluated and selected by the ISCRAM Association International Scientific Committee and will be published. Proceedings of ISCRAM-CHINA 2011 had been included in IEEE Xplore after the review taken by IEEE. All papers in proceedings of ISCRAM-CHINA 2011 had been indexed by EI compendex. The proceedings of ISCRAM-ASIA 2013 conference will be indexed by ISI (ISTP index). And the best papers will be sent to IEEE for IEEE Xplore and some of these will be considered for a special issue of IJISCRAM or others.