Call for Papers


Intelligent Decision Support in the Networked Society


Tina Comes

  • Centre for Integrated Emergency Management, University of Agder, Norway
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Matthieu Lauras

  • Industrial Engineering Department, University Toulouse – Mines Albi, France
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One of the major challenges decision-makers face in the preparation for, and response to a crisis is to handle complexity and uncertainty. This is most prominent when handling crises that impact complex networks of socio-technical-economic systems, which lead to cascading effects. In an increasingly dynamical environment, the traditional paradigms of decision theory are challenged: information stems from heterogeneous sources and actors, the implications of a decision need to be assessed across organizations and actors, and time and capacity to make decisions are limited. A major challenge is therefore the design and development of decision-making processes and tools that aim at providing on-time relevant and actionable information to responders, policy-makers and the public.

This track explores how intelligent systems; decision analysis and user-centred approaches can be combined for collaborative sensemaking and decision-making under complexity and uncertainty. The methods and tools presented should aim at providing coherent, timely, and reliable information to decision makers; facilitating communication, collaboration and coordination.

The track chairs will promote actively all Journal publication initiatives. We will also strive at organizing open track sessions to develop or consolidate research collaborations. This entails group research project proposals (e.g., EU-H2020 calls) or bilateral research partnerships (e.g., PhD co-supervision).


  • Collaborative and collective sensemaking and decision support;
  • Artificial Intelligence;
  • Information fusion;
  • Knowledge Management and Learning systems;
  • Semantic Web and Linked Open Data;
  • Integration and Interoperability;
  • Internet of Things and Internet of Services;
  • Humanitarian Logistics and Supply Chain Management;
  • Performance Measurement (KPIs, Indicator Models), monitoring and tracking;
  • Robust / Stochastic and multi-criteria decision support;
  • reversibility, flexibility, agility and resilient solutions


  • Collaborative and collective sensemaking and decision support, including aspects of competition, distribution, prioritisation, task assignment and scheduling
  • Response and infrastructure network disruption and network exclusion in multi-agency and multi-actor crisis management
  • Decision support and collaboration case studies, (best) practices and critical reflections from humanitarian disaster management, logistics, coordination, collaboration
  • Crisis Decision support research methodologies with a particular focus on empirically grounded and multi-disciplinary research

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.