Categories: ISCRAM2009 Conference


Research Methods

Click here to download the Track Call for Papers in PDF format

Track co-chairs:

David Mendonca, NJIT, USA
Raj Sharman, University at Buffalo, USA

Track introduction:

This track presents state-of-the-art research methods intended to improve understanding of human communication and decision making in crisis management. The focus of the track is on presenting innovative methods that have been applied and evaluated, whether in the field, laboratory or synthetic environments (e.g., computer-based simulations). Consistent with the overall theme of the conference, particular emphasis of the track is on methods that may be used to uncover the processes that underlie human interaction with information and communication technology (ICT).

Suggested topics:

– Assessing reliability, transferability and validity in crisis research;
– Integration of data from human and machine (e.g., sensor-based) sources, such as those produced in large-scale exercises;
– Evaluations or reviews of crisis research methodologies, including reflections on lessons learned from past research;
– Policy-level issues that may aid or inhibit data collection, such as issues of privacy and confidentiality;
– Adaptation of methodologies from outside crisis response and management; and
– Development of new or otherwise innovative methods for crisis management, particularly those which may provide valuable tools for researchers in other domains.

Special Session:

In addition to the general track, this track also includes the following special session:
– Ethnography and Technology Development for Crisis Management

For detailed information regarding special sessions, please consult each Special Sessions¥ Call for Papers.