Iscram Intro Dugdale


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An introduction to ISCRAM for a crisis management project in April 2009. Slides based on Bartel van de Walle's slides.

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Iscram Intro Dugdale

  1. 1. Introduction to the ISCRAM (Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management) Community Julie Dugdale Acknowledgement to Bartel Van de Walle ISSUE: Hanoi, April 2009
  2. 2. <ul><li>ISCRAM Community </li></ul><ul><li>Started in 2004 by </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Bartel Van de Walle </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>University of Tilberg, The Netherlands </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Benny Carlé </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>SCK-CEN – Nuclear Research Centre, Belgium </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Murray Turoff </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>New Jersey Institute of Technology, USA </li></ul></ul><ul><li>A ‘community’ – main events </li></ul><ul><ul><li>ISCRAM Conference (Includes PhD Colloquium and workshops) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>ISCRAM-CHINA </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>ISCRAM Summer Schools </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>ISCRAM Journal </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Motivation <ul><li>In crisis management a lot of R&D concerning computer hardware, communications, and sensors, </li></ul><ul><li>No real active community concerned with </li></ul><ul><ul><li>the requirements, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>design, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>development or evaluation </li></ul></ul><ul><li>of IS supporting individuals and organisations as they respond to or manage a crisis. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Purpose of the ISCRAM Community <ul><ul><li>To promote research, development and deployment of information systems for crisis response and management. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>To promote and facilitate cooperation between all stakeholders in this domain. (scientific institutions, research institutes, universities, the practitioners and technology and solution providers); </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>To promote the disclosure of activities and achievements of the association through congresses, conferences, meetings, seminars, summer courses or any other knowledge transfer event, and by the publication of books, documents, technical material and reviews and newsletters of the Association </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>Community website: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>400 registered users December 2004 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>850 registered users December 2005 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>1200 registered users December 2006 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>1600 registered users December 2007 </li></ul></ul>ISCRAM Community: h ttp://
  6. 8. ISCRAM International Conferences (Annually in May): <ul><li>Initiated in 2004, first meeting in Brussels </li></ul><ul><li>As of 2005, alternating between Europe and USA: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Brussels, Belgium 2005 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Newark, New Jersey 2006 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Delft, the Netherlands 2007 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Washington DC 2008 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Gothenburg, Sweden 2009 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>San Diego, CA 2010 </li></ul></ul>
  7. 9. ISCRAM2004 – First Int’l Workshop, Brussels <ul><li>co-chair Benny Carlé (SCK-CEN) </li></ul><ul><li>80 participants </li></ul><ul><li>Proceedings (with ISBN) on CD </li></ul>Keynote Speakers Murray Turoff Simon French Einar Bjorgo
  8. 10. ISCRAM2005 – 2nd Int’l Conference, Brussels <ul><li>co-chair Benny Carlé (SCK-CEN) </li></ul><ul><li>120 participants </li></ul>1.Complexity, crisis and robustness 2. IS interoperability 3. GIS for disaster management 4. The role of knowledge management 5. Training to defend: security and logistics 6. Research methods 7. Health and environmental consequence assessment systems Special Sessions at ISCRAM 2005:
  9. 11. ISCRAM2006 – 3rd Int’l Conference, Newark <ul><li>co-chair Murray Turoff (NJIT) </li></ul><ul><li>150 participants </li></ul>1 Emergency management IS: future needs and requirements 2 Future communications requirements 3 Knowledge management 4 Comparing military and civil IS 5 Emergency response reachback 6 Communities in emergency management 7 Human factors aspects in multi-agency crisis response 8 Incident command systems workflow management 9 Information, communication and coordination issues from Hurricane Katrina 10 Mobile emergency announcements and public warning systems 11 Multi-agent systems 12 Personal area networks 13 Real-time alerts for earthquakes and tsunami 14 Research methods 15 Stakeholder coordination 16 Standards 17 System dynamics modelling 18 Visualisation Special Sessions at ISCRAM 2006:
  10. 12. ISCRAM2008– 5th Int’l Conference, GWU <ul><li>co-chairs Frank Fiedrich & Jack Harrald </li></ul><ul><li>28 Special Sessions (incl. Intelligent systems) </li></ul>ISCRAM2007– 4th Int’l Conference, Delft <ul><li>co-chairs Kees Nieuwenhuis and Paul Burghardt (Delft) </li></ul><ul><li>150 participants </li></ul>
  11. 13. ISCRAM2009– 6th Int’l Conference, Gotenburg, Sweden <ul><li>10th to 13th of May, Gothenburg, Sweden </li></ul><ul><li>Conference and Program Chairs: Jonas Landgren, Bartel Van de Walle & Susanne Jul </li></ul><ul><li>21 sessions organised into 7 tracks </li></ul><ul><li>PhD Colloquium, workshops and tutorials, student poster session, best student paper award (Mike Melskin), practitioners workshop </li></ul><ul><li>Includes first General Assembly Meeting of the ISCRAM ASSOCIATION </li></ul>
  12. 14. ISCRAM PhD SUMMER SCHOOLS <ul><li>originally joint initiative ISCRAM-TIEMS NL </li></ul><ul><li>about PhD Students </li></ul><ul><li>Lectures from international experts </li></ul><ul><li>Varied technical – social program </li></ul>
  13. 15. ISCRAM-CHINA INTERNATIONAL WORKSHOPS <ul><li>Hosted by Harbin Engineering University, Harbin, China </li></ul><ul><li>For and by Chinese researchers in this area </li></ul><ul><li>With an increasing foreign participation </li></ul>ISCRAM-CHINA Workshop 2006, Harbin, China
  14. 16. <ul><li>Launch of the International Journal of ISCRAM </li></ul><ul><li>Inaugural Issue January-March 2009 </li></ul><ul><li>Published Quarterly </li></ul><ul><li>Editors In Chief: Bartel Van de Walle and Murray Jennex </li></ul><ul><li>4 Associate Editors from USA, Europe, China and Africa </li></ul><ul><li>Editorial Board: global representation </li></ul>
  15. 17. <ul><li>IMPLICATIONS OF ISCRAM FOR ISSUE? </li></ul><ul><li>Scientific articles </li></ul><ul><li>Promote ISSUE activities </li></ul><ul><ul><li>PhD students </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Collaborators for future work </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>… </li></ul></ul>