Categories: ISCRAM2005 Conference


Second International Conference on

Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management

April 18-20 2005, Brussels (Belgium)

Organized by Tilburg University (the Netherlands), the Nuclear Research Center SCK-CEN (Belgium) and  the Royal Flemish Academy of Belgium for Science and the Arts

Sponsored by New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT), New Jersey Centre of Excellence for Homeland Security.


Paper submission deadline: December 30 2004

Review Notification to Authors (one of: accept, conditionally accept, reject): February 1 2005

Conditionally accepted papers revision deadline: February 15 2005

Editor notification to conditionally accepted papers: March 1 2005

Camera Ready version: March 10 2005


Papers are invited that deal with any aspect of the design, development, deployment, operation, or evaluation of information systems for crisis response and management. Authors should focus on the tools, functionality, and/or interfaces that are being or should be provided to human users involved with crisis response and management.

We are particularly interested in new and challenging approaches to the integration of Information Systems into crisis planning and response.

Indicative topics of interest are:

  • training and simulation systems for crisis response and management;
  • risk and crisis communication systems, including mobile communication and geographic information systems;
  • business continuity and disaster recovery systems;
  • systems used by public authorities (city, local, regional or national governments);


All accepted papers will be published in Proceedings with ISBN. Selected papers will be invited for submission to a special issue of the International Journal of Emergency Management. In addition, we are talking to several other international journals to publish selected papers from ISCRAM2005 in special issues.


Paper formatting instructions can be found at the Conference website


ISCRAM2005 is inviting proposals for special sessions and round tables. If you would like to propose a session or round table, please notify the organizers as soon as possible but not later than October 15. Proposals should specify the topic and scope of the session or round table, and a short CV of the organizer(s).


The venue of ISCRAM2005 is the Palace of the Royal Flemish Academy of Belgium for Science and the Arts, a magnificent building in the centre of Brussels near the Royal Palace (


Einar Bjorgo (UNO, Geneva, Switzerland)

Paul Burghardt (DECIS, the Netherlands)

Eelco Dykstra (University of Kuopio, Finland)

Frank Fiedrich (Karlsruhe University, Germany)

Simon French (Manchester Business School, UK)

Paul Govaerts (SCK-CEN, Belgium)

Russ Graves (MITRE, USA)

Murray Jennex (San Diego State University, USA)

Catholijn Jonker (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, the Netherlands)

David Mendonca (New Jersey Institute of Technology, USA)

Roland Pameleire (Universiteit Gent, Belgium)

Bernard Pavard (GRIC-IRIT, France)

Geert Poels (Universiteit Gent, Belgium)

Piet Ribbers (Tilburg University, the Netherlands)

Maria A. Santos (National Civil Engineering Laboratory, Portugal)

Jan Servaes (University of Queensland, Australia)

Alexis Tsoukias (University Paris Dauphine, France)

Murray Turoff (New Jersey Institute of Technology, USA)

Jean-Luc Wybo (Ecole des Mines Paris, France)


General Conference Chair: Bartel Van de Walle

General Conference co-Chair: Benny Carle 

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