Categories: ISCRAM2006 Conference


Chair: Peter Otto,
Assistant Professor, MIS
Dowling College, School of Business

Consistent with the ISCRAM (International Community on Information Systems for crisis response and management) conference theme to recognize the role and function of information systems for the continuous parallel ìLifecycle of Emergency Preparedness and Responseî; we issue a call for papers with a focus on applying system dynamics to gain insights into the underlying dynamics in emergency response and crisis management.

One challenge in investigating emergency preparedness and response is to not only understand the feedback effects and the potential performance of the complex situations that Emergency Response systems interact with, but also to obtain structural models from the people who are in the domain. As such, we are looking for research that helps us to better understand the relationships among factors shown to be important in crisis decision making (e.g., stress, information overload and decision quality).

We welcome submissions of full papers (about 5,000 words) with specific topics but not limited to, for example:

ï What are the characteristics of organizational crisis and how can information systems be used in emergency response and crisis management?
ï What is the leverage of different crisis management policies?
ï What is the effect of information overload and stress on decision-making during a crisis situation?
ï What factors, internal as well as external, may determine emergency response and crisis recovery and how are these factors interrelated?

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