Call for Papers


Command and Control Studies


Björn JE Johansson

  • Linköping University
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Peter Berggren

  • Linköping University
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Command and Control (C2) systems are essential components of today’s crisis management operations. Where C3 is about coordination and collaboration, C2 systems ensure lines of communication, inter-organizational cooperation, and organizational resilience and agility. This area concerns use of technology, networks, situation reporting, best practice, common operational picture, situation room, etc. It stretches from the operational level to strategic level of control. It involves information gathering, planning, orientation, decision-making, acting, and feedback. Research on the effects of how people use command and control technology is however limited and develops at a modest pace.

This track invites qualitative and quantitative studies as well as case studies of how new technologies and techniques affect the way command and control is exercised. We also welcome contributions concerning new methods for evaluating C2 performance in crisis management. In the context of command and control, efforts to improve knowledge about the effects of new technology should be encouraged. Another important area to which we welcome contributions concern how C2 is exercised and assessed in theatre, regarding interoperability and multinational operations. This includes replication of earlier studies, case studies, methodological contributions that can be of help in evaluating and understanding command and control, experimental studies and qualitative studies. The common focus is humans working in complex, dynamic situations using different forms of technology to support the task of command and control. Studies may concern individual decision-makers as well as teams or organizations.


  • Command and Control,
  • Coordination and collaboration,
  • Crisis management,
  • Assessment,
  • Evaluation,
  • Team/organizational effectiveness,
  • Field studies,
  • Inter-organizational cooperation,
  • Decision-making,
  • Common operational picture,
  • C2 agility,
  • Resilience


  • Studies of C2 systems in the field (quantitative, qualitative, and case studies)

  • New assessment methods for C2 performance

  • New methods for evaluating C2 systems

  • Valuation of novel C2 technologies

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.