Categories: ISCRAM2009 Conference


6th International Conference on Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management
May 10-13 2009
öteborg, Sweden

Click here to download the Special Session Proposal Template in MS Word format (277KB)

An important factor for the success of the former ISCRAM conferences has been the active involvement of community members to suggest and organize special sessions for the conference. For ISCRAM 2009, we will provide for the first time a selection of tracks that cover core ISCRAM themes and topics that we intend to be recurring over a number of future conferences. In this way, we want to create a stronger foundation for the ISCRAM conferences with recurring well-defined themes.

The following 9 tracks have been defined for ISCRAM2009:

1. Humanitarian Actions and Operations
2. Collaboration and Social Networking
3. Human-Computer Interaction
4. Geo-Information Support
5. Intelligent Systems
6. Standardization and Ontologies
7. Research methods
8. Technologies, Tools and Demos
9. Open-track

Each track now invites Special Sessions that in connection to its specific theme cover any type of “crisis issue” such as:

– crisis management and all its different phases (preparedness, mitigation, response, recovery);
– Individual, team, group, organizational perspectives;
– Grass-roots and citizen actions or involvement;
– Private-public partnerships, inter-organizational collaboration or coordination, virtual organizations;
– Business continuity, risk management, governance.

Any Special Session proposal should be linked to only one of the above tracks.

All Special Session proposals must be formatted according to the ISCRAM 2009 formatting guidelines. The description for a special session should be written in the form of a “Call for Papers” for the session. The Template to be used for this is available on (Special Session Template).

All Special Session proposals must be submitted through the ISCRAM2009 paper submission system at the ISCRAM2009 submission site

In case the Special Session is accepted, the (co-)chairs will take responsability in managing their session. This includes organizing the review process, for which further instructions will be given. We will make use of the accepted sessions to structure the Call for Papers that will be sent out on September 25, 2008.

Please direct questions concerning track-specific or call related issues to the corresponding co-chair of the specific track. All other questions should be made to

Important Dates:

September 20, 2008: Special session submission deadline
September 25, 2008: Notification of acceptance of special sessions
September 25, 2008: Call for Papers
January 11, 2009: Paper submission deadline
February 16, 2009: Notification of (conditional) acceptance
March 1, 2009: Final paper submission deadline
March 9, 2009: Final author notification
March 22, 2009: Early Registration deadline
May 10-13, 2009: ISCRAM2009 conference