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: