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Integrative and Analytical Approaches to Crisis Response and Emergency Management Information Systems
9th International Conference on Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management
April 22-25, Vancouver, Canada


The goals of the ISCRAM 2012 Ph.D. Colloquium are three-fold:

  • To develop and sustain a network of young scholars conducting high quality research in the area of Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management.
  • To support the next generation of crisis management researchers by addressing issues relevant to the progression of a research career
  • To allow participants to discuss their research with leading specialists, scholars and peers in an international setting.

Accomplishment of these goals is supported through a one-day program that takes place immediately prior to the main ISCRAM conference. The colloquium is targeted at PhD students seeking careers as researchers in academic settings. Information systems for crisis response and management is an inherently multi-disciplinary domain and so PhD students from Computer Science, Information Systems, Organization Research, Management Science, Social Sciences and other related domains are eligible to apply.

The colloquium will consist of discussions, presentations and shared activities centred on the following topics: the Ph.D. process, building and utilizing your research community, advancing your career, opportunities for publishing your work and funding your future research. Up to twelve students will be accepted for the colloquium. Numbers are kept purposely small so that the support team can focus on quality interaction and discussion.

ISCRAM is dedicated to supporting PhD students in their research in the area of crisis response and management. To show this continued commitment students will be joined at the colloquium by experienced faculty members from all over the world who will give presentations, facilitate discussions and give advice.

Download the full Call for Participation at the PhD Colloquium here. or contact the PhD Colloquium chairs Julie Dugdale and Bartel Van de Walle at