Categories: ISCRAM2010 Conference



Defining Crisis Management 3.0

7th International Conference on
Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management

May 2-5, 2010

Crowne Plaza Hotel

Seattle Washington USA


The website for submissions is now open at 

Note that the website for online registration will be available shortly. Also there is a new call for demonstrations available here.


The theme for ISCRAM2010 is Defining Crisis Management 3.0. Our aim is to look forward at the conference and consider how our rapidly changing technologies may change the way that we respond to crises in our ever more interconnected world.

As always the conference will be multidisciplinary drawing together perspectives from across all socio-technological domains. Human behaviours are as important to us as the technologies that enable us to share information and situation assessments quickly and in increasing volumes. While we particularly solicit papers emphasising the conference theme, we welcome papers covering all aspects of information systems for crisis response and management.

The full call for papers is available here and a MS Word template and details of the ISCRAM housestyle are available here.

The conference will involve the following tracks:

In addition there will be a special track organised by the University of Washington Conference on Safety and Security Education & Research (SASER):

  • Safety and Security Education (SASER). The objectives of SASER are to create a community dialogue to explore research and education priorities for (regional) safety and security. Submissions relating to this objective sought. A specific call for this track is available here

There will also be a number of special sessions, including

Submission Process and Deadline

Submissions must be in the ISCRAM housestyle. Details of this and a Word template implementing it are available here

Submissions must me made online, through the ISCRAM2010 ConfTool online submission system that will be available in early Autumn. Details will be announced here.

Rough Schedule of Important Dates

Although this is our 7th ISCRAM, the ISCRAM association is young; its first elected Board barely formed. Thus, while we have some well advanced ideas of what ISCRAM2010 will look like, we hope to involve you, the attendees, in planning the event. The dates below are still rough, but they should serve to set expectations. And be warned — key dates for submission will be advanced over those in previous years.

Mid August: Call for papers issued.

Nov 16, 2009: Submission of full research papers.

Early Jan 2010: Acceptances or otherwise of full papers announced.

Jan 18, 2010: Submission of work in progress papers, demos and posters.

Early Feb 2010: Closing date for applications for doctoral consortium, and any workshops or tutorials which require separate registration and pre-event communications.

Mid Feb 2010: Acceptances or otherwise of work in progress papers, demos and posters announced. Notification of acceptance of places at doctoral consortium and other workshops with limited registration.

End Feb 2010: Final submission of all accepted papers, full, work in progress or practitioner reports, for inclusion in the proceedings. Note that by this date at least one of the authors of each paper will need to have registered.

Mar 21, 2010: Early registration deadline.

May 2-5, 2010: ISCRAM2010 conference.

Further details of ISCRAM2010, as they become clear, will be published on and through its discussion and mailing lists.

We look forward to seeing you in Seattle

Mark Haselkorn, Conference Chair

Simon French, Programme Chair