Call for Papers


Emerging Topics


Vita Lanfranchi

  • University of Sheffield, UK
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Caroline Rizza

  • Institut Mines Telecom, Paris, France
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The primary goal of this track is to address and highlight emerging topics and trends in crisis response and management research that are not addressed in other tracks for this conference. We are looking for papers that address new aspects of crisis response and management through innovative research. We are also seeking ground-breaking, visionary papers, papers that are more far-reaching than for standard tracks as long as they show promises of opening up a new area of study or challenging existing theories or practices in crisis response and management. Application-oriented or case-study oriented papers that make innovative technical contributions to research and practice are also welcome. Last but not least, papers addressing challenges policy makers are facing in crisis management and response are also part of this track. Qualitative and quantitative research, case studies, and mixed-methods are all encouraged.


Track topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Researching Crisis Methodologies
  • Serious Gaming
  • Crisis Communication Management
  • Understanding Collaborative Work Practices
  • Education & Training
  • Healthcare Crisis Management Systems
  • Humanitarian Challenges
  • Inter-Organizational Exercises & Operations
  • Event-Driven Techniques & Methods for Crisis Management
  • Early Warning and Expert Systems for Disaster Management
  • Crisis Response on the field
  • Crisis Management theories

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.