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      The proposed conferences 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 conferencesby 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.
      We invite you to submit papers for the following themes and tracks:
Normal tracks:
Coordination and Collaboration
      ●Command & Control Studies
      ●Crisis Response Coordination
      ●Inter-Organizational Exercises and Operations
      ●Serious Games for Crisis Management
      ●Multi-Organizational Logistics Operations in Crisis Response

Critical Infrastructure
      ●Drinking Water Security Management
      ●Location of Emergency Rescue/Logistics Centers
      ●Locating Extended Distribution Points in large urban disasters

Decision Support
      ●Collaborative Emergency Decision-Making
      ●Reliability Analysis of Emergency Decision-Making
      ●Decision Support Methods and Tools for Holistic Emergency Management
      ●Efficient Planning and Decision Support for Robust Critical Infrastructure Systems
      ●Decision Support Systems for Disasterand Emergency Response Teams and Volunteers
      ●Dynamic flow models for relief operations

Emergency Management Information Systems
      ●Architecture of Emergency Management Information Systems
      ●Open Standards and Interoperability in Early Warning and Crisis Management Systems
      ●ELSI: Ethical, Legal and Social Issues of IT Supported Emergency Response
      ●Geographic Information Science & Technology for Crisis Response and Management

Intelligent Systems
      ●Emergency Intelligent Systems Design
      ●Modeling and Simulation Based on Multimedia Data
      ●Information Acquisition and Fusion of Big Data
      ●Intelligent Systems
      ●Analytical Modelling and Simulation

Planning, Foresightand/or Risk Analysis
      ●Mitigation options in Planning
      ●Collaborative Planning Methods and Systems
      ●Elicitation and analysis of risk information
      ●Innovations in sharing of information (Virtual States)
      ●Determining and estimating future threats
      ●Requirements for technological or process innovation
      ●Use of Information systems for tracking processes and predicting risks
      ●Planning of new systems and methodologies
      ●Scenario generation methods as planning and/or training tools
      ●Foresight, Planning, and Risk Analysis integration
      ●Participatory Support Systems in Emergency Management
      ●Soliciting Citizen Participation in Planning for Emergencies

Social Media
      ●information sharing/dissemination of Social Media in Crisis Response
      ●Media Effectiveness Analysis of Crisis Response
      ●Information Trustworthiness Assessment Of Social Media in Crisis Management
      ●Information Overloadin Crisis Informatics Research
      ●Privacy protection in Emergency Management

Topical tracks:
Mobile Technology for Real-Time Emergency Response
      ●Integrating context modelling and reasoning into real-time DSS for disaster/emergency management systems.
      ●Mobile location-aware disaster/emergency management DSS
      ●Innovative research methods in disaster/emergency management mobile decision support
      ●Ontologies for modelling and reasoning for mobile decision support in disaster/emergency management
      ●Web services and service-oriented computing to enable mobile real-time DSS
      ●Mobile real-time DSS integrating data stream mining for analysis of sensory data
      ●Intelligent user interfaces for real-time decision making queries on mobile devices
      ●Privacy issues in accessing real-time data for decision support: challenges and opportunities
      ●Real-world experiments, case studies and scenarios of supporting mobile decision-makers.

Information Systems Supporting Situation Awareness (SA) for Enhanced Disaster/Emergency Management
      ●SA requirements gathering tools, techniques and processes for disaster/emergency management systems.
      ●System's architecture supporting disaster management SA.
      ●System’s interface design and ergonomics for enhanced SA.
      ●System’s design supporting multi agency and multi job role SA.
      ●Ethical, psychological and social impacts in designing systems to enhance SA supporting disaster/emergency management.
      ●Interoperability challenges in designing systems to enhance SA supporting disaster/emergency management.

Humanitarian, Crisis, Emergency, Disaster Logistics and Supply Chain Management
      ●Logistics Coordination and Collaboration
      ●Location and Deployment of Emergency Supply and Re-Supply Inventory
      ●Decision Support Systems in Logistics Operations
      ●Dynamic flow models for relief operations
      ●Logistics and SCM Information Systems in Disaster and Emergency Management
      ●Services and Service Delivery in Emergency, Disaster and Humanitarian Response
      ●Supply network structure in Disaster, Emergency and Humanitarian Logistics
      ●Humanitarian-Business Collaboration in Disaster and Emergency Relief Operations
      ●Sustainable Humanitarian Logistics and SCM

Applied Knowledge Management Systems for Crisis Response & Management
      ●Researchers working on KM – Crisis Response and Management in an applied mode
      ●Researchers who are keen in sharing testing/simulation work classified under the KMS domain, for the purpose/in the context of Crisis Response and Management
      ●Researchers who are interested in the classification of different features and functions with a KMS that best support a particular phase of a crisis/emergency/disaster situation
      ●Linking KMS design and implementation to socio-technical issues when applied to the context of emergency management/response
      ●Researchers who would like to share tools/platforms/KMS instantiations pertaining to crisis response and management.

      Papers in English should be submitted in an MS Word Format. And the final papers should be within four to six pages of A4 size paper(including figures and tables). Attachment for paper format details is available on the conference website.
      The submitted papers should be original and have not been published elsewhere, including title and abstract, and keywords, body and references.       All papers should be submitted online, not by email.
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Key Dates:
      ●Deadline for track & session proposals - May15th, 2013
      (会议议题的建议截止日期 2013.5.15)
      ●Deadline for full paper submissions –July 30th, 2013
      ●Deadline for work-in-progress papers, short papers - July 30th, 2013
      ●Deadline for doctoral student colloquium papers –September 15th, 2013
      (博士生研讨会稿件截止日期 2013.9.15)
      ●Deadline for notification of acceptance or rejection of papers – September 15th, 2013
      (论文录用截止日期 2013.9.15)
      ●Deadline for final paper Submission – September 30th, 2013
       (最终稿提交截止日期 2013.9.30)

      At least one author of each accepted paper must register and payment must be received by the registration deadline to ensure that the paper is included in the conference program and the proceedings. Each author registration covers only one paper. If you have multiple papers, please encourage a co-author to attend the conference. Presenters of accepted papers should also be authors/co-authors of the paper they are presenting.


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