Call for Papers


Analytical Modeling and Simulation


Christopher W. Zobel

  • Virginia Tech
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Josey Chacko

  • Mount St. Mary's University
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The purpose of this track is to discuss the development and application of analytic problem-solving techniques, including simulation, optimization, and statistical analysis, which can improve decision making in the context of disaster operations management. Such analytic tools can be particularly important for managing disaster preparedness and response because better decision making can lead to improvements in operational effectiveness and response times. Similarly, for either disaster mitigation planning or disaster recovery efforts, improving the ability to make informed decisions can help organizations identify operational efficiencies and therefore lead to more effective use of limited resources.

This track invites both theoretical and applied research papers discussing topics relevant to the concepts of modeling and simulation. Its overall purpose is to provide a dedicated venue for such research to be shared and discussed, and thus to highlight the breadth and depth of efforts to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of disaster operations management.


  • Disaster operations management,
  • Quantitative methods,
  • Optimization,
  • Mathematical Programming,
  • Stochastic Programming,
  • Dynamic Programming,
  • Statistical analysis,
  • Monte Carlo simulation,
  • Discrete-event simulation


  • Emergency vehicle routing
  • Relief distribution facility location
  • Response or recovery resource allocation planning
  • Risk quantification and analysis

Important Dates for ISCRAM 2016 Authors

20 Nov 2015 Long Papers, panels and workshops due
15 Jan 2016 Long Papers & Panel Proposals Acceptance notification
29 Jan 2016 Short Papers, posters, demonstrations, doctoral consortium
15 Feb 2016 Short Papers, posters, demonstrations, doctoral consortium Acceptance Notification
Camera-ready copies of Long Papers
26 Feb 2016 Camera-ready Short Papers deadline

To submit a paper

  • Authors must submit papers electronically through the conference system.
  • All papers must use the ISCRAM paper template and follow the ISCRAM house style. The template is available on the Conference homepage.
  • Papers may be submitted to either a Track or the Emergent Theme Open Track. Read through the calls of the individual tracks and select the track that is closest to the topic of your paper. If none match closely enough, submit to the Emergent Theme Track and your paper will be grouped by keyword with relevant reviewers.

Submission of the camera-ready version on Feb 26 is a commitment to sending at least one author per paper to the conference. If authors are on multiple papers, the number of registrations in total must meet or exceed the number of papers per collective author group.