ISCRAM Summer School on Humanitarian Information and Supply Chain Management
Tilburg University, August 13-22, 2014
Our aim is to provide participants with an intense interactive learning experience on the use of information and supply chain management in humanitarian crisis response. The ISCRAM Summer School is designed to bring together highly talented and motivated young researchers and experienced practitioners working in the areas of serious games, information systems, and disaster response.
As each year, the program of the ISCRAM Summer School consists of in-depth lectures, workshops, an augmented reality serious game, as well as a great social program. All lectures are taught by experienced experts in the areas of humanitarian information management, serious games, humanitarian action, disaster response, and information systems. The participants work in small groups and interact with mentoring lecturers throughout the Summer School.
SERIOUS GAMING FOR DISASTER RESILIENCE
We know more and more about disaster vulnerability and resilience, and information systems and other technologies are more advanced than ever before. Still, the economic and social losses caused by disasters continue to rise. Invariably, the adaptation to a changing environment in terms of processes, procedures, tools and individual or organizational behavior is too slow and is achieved too late - after a disaster has hit.
The 2014 ISCRAM Summer School program is centered around a serious game to create the impact and experience that is essential for individual and organizational learning to improve resilience, without actually being confronted with a natural or man-made hazard.
All participants will actively prepare, design, play and evaluate the game during the summer school. We invite PhD students and practitioners to contribute to (i) the development of the game, and/or to (ii) the design, development and evaluation of tools and technologies that can be used to create resilience during the game.
Interested in participating?
Find out more on http://www.disasterresiliencelab.org/summerschool.html