This is a call for full research papers, reports on research in progress and practitioner cases concerning mobile emergency announcements (MEA) systems, and the related multi-channel emergency announcements (MCEA) systems. In a civil defense situation, such as a fire at a shopping centre, a multiple-car pileup on a freeway in foggy weather, the aftermath of a severe storm or the preparations before a radioactive fallout cloud arrives, the general public needs to know what they should and should not do. The research issues of interest include, for example: usable technologies for MEA systems; solutions to the locating and identification challenges (safety vs. privacy issues, especially in the legal context); how to provide efficient feedback channels for survivors when networks are congested, damaged or both; user acceptance of MEAs and MCEAs; and coordinating MEAs or MCEAs from different authorities.
ISCRAM2006, the Third International Conference on Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management, will take place in Newark, New Jersey, USA, at the New Jersey Institute of Technology from May 14-17 2006.
Early Registration opens December 1, 2005
Paper Submissions January 12, 2006
Review Notifications March 3, 2006
Final Camera-ready Paper* March 17, 2006
Workshops & Doctoral Colloquium May 14, 2006
Main Conference Program May 15-17, 2006
* Full papers 5,000 words; Research in progress, Practitioner Cases 2,500 words