Categories: ISCRAM2006 Conference


Chair: Jane Fedorowicz
Co-chair: Rae D. Anderson Professor of Accounting and Information Systems, Bentley College

Emergency Management Systems (EMS) bring together disparate organizations, companies and government agencies needing to communicate and share data in unforeseen circumstances. EMS are designed to work with existing data and processes within each participating organization. As a result, one of the biggest challenges EMS face is the disparity among participantsí data, communication, technology and process standards. This session addresses the issue of EMS application and systems standards from a number of perspectives. Topics include, but are not limited to:

ï Business-to-government and government-to-government standards
ï Pros and cons of de facto and de jure standards
ï When to adopt regulated  standards and when to permit elective standards
ï Role of web services and services oriented architectures (SOA)
ï Case studies describing how differences in standards requirements are resolved in cross-jurisdictional and/or cross-agency collaborations
ï Governance of EMS standard setting processes and operational EMS
ï Political and regulatory processes for standard setting

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.

Important dates
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

Key Conference Personnel
General Conference Chair: Bartel Van de Walle 
Program Chair: Murray Turoff
Doctoral Colloquium Chair David Mendonca
ISCRAM Society Representative Benny CarlÈ