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Call for Proposals for Tracks for ISCRAM2014 - Template for proposals

ISCRAM2014 CONFERENCE THEME: Empowering Citizens and Communities through Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management

Through this theme we will focus on the local community, the individual, and the technologies that can be employed to improve crisis response at the very local level.

Track chairs (usually at least two and no more than four) are among the most important contributors for ISCRAM conferences.  Track chair responsibilities include:

  • Solicit and read paper submissions
  • Communicate with prospective authors
  • Recruit reviewers and oversee the review process, enforcing deadlines, write a meta-review, and propose an action (e.g., accept, accept with changes, etc.) to the Program Chairs
  • Check the final version for content and format
  • Moderate the track sessions at the ISCRAM meeting 
  • Track chairs are also encouraged to arrange for a special issue of a journal for their best papers

To submit a proposal, please use the template provided here and submit it to

ISCRAM2014 is expected to consist of approximately 16 tracks, including panels. These will include the standard tracks offered successfully at recent meetings (listed below) as well as some new tracks related to the conference theme or emerging topics.  A limited number of proposals for new track themes will be accepted.  .  (We have contacted  potential  track chairs for the “standard” tracks to request a new proposal). No proposed track that strongly overlaps the standard tracks will be accepted.

Standard tracks include:

  • Analytical Modeling and Simulation
  • Community Engagement and Crisis Information Systems
  • Decision Support Methods and Tools
  • Ethical, Legal and Social Issues of IT Supported Emergency Response
  • Geographical Information Science
  • Humanitarian Challenges
  • Intelligent Systems
  • Planning, Foresight and Risk Analysis
  • Serious Games for Crisis Management
  • Social Media or Collaborative Systems
  • (Plus: Practitioner’s submissions)

Important Dates  

  • Call for papers/website live--- by July 15th
  • Deadline for full paper submissions – Nov. 15th (decision by January 6th)
  • Deadline for work-in-progress papers, practitioner papers, posters, doctoral student colloquium papers - January 13th (decision by Feb. 10)
  • FINAL camera-ready papers—  February 7 for long papers, February 24 short papers
  • Track chairs/ Meta reviewers  review final papers for content and format, and recommend decisions by  March 3
  • Final decisions made by program and scientific committee, and authors notified by March 15

At least one author must be registered for the conference by April 1, so work on the schedule and proceedings can begin.

The meeting:

Saturday, May 17th, 2014: Arrival for pre-conference attendees.

Sunday,May18:  Doctoral Consortium, Tutorials and Workshop, Beer evening

Monday, May 19, 2014: Opening Day of Conference.

Tuesday, May 20,)2014: Middle Day of Conference. Iscram Association Meeting. Conference Banquet.

Wednesday, May 21, 2014 through about 5 pm: Last Day of Conference.


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