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ISCRAM Overview

  1. 1. ISCRAM – Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management Bartel Van de Walle February 2008
  2. 2. ISCRAM2004 – 2008: impressions from a journey … With thanks to many many fellow-travellers and a few hard-core ISCRAM believers
  3. 3. Purpose of the ISCRAM Community <ul><ul><li>Promote research, development and deployment of information systems for crisis response and management </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Promote and facilitate international cooperation between </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>scientific institutions, research institutes and universities with activities in the area of crisis response and management </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>scientists and the practitioners in this field </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>research in scientific institutions and universities and the technology and solution providers </li></ul></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Purpose of the ISCRAM Community <ul><ul><li>Help define programmes and projects and develop action plans, both national and international, for scientific and technological research in this area, and in collaboration with members of the ISCRAM Community </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Applied Research Fundamental Research Empirical Research Controled Reality Capture Analyse Dedicated Exercise Analyse Capture Capture Experiment Analyse Controlled experiment Analyse Calculate Theory Model Capture Analyse Prototype Simulate Capture Analyse
  6. 6. <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://www.iscram.org
  7. 7. <ul><li>New registrations in a given week: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Jobst Loffler, Fraunhofer, Germany </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Lundy Lewis, Southern New Hampshire Univ., USA </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Yannis Kalfoglou, Univ. Southampton, UK </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Myra Haase, Missouri State, USA </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Bedrich Smetana, Univ. Obrany, CZ </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Brian Small, Adam Geitgey, Bill Pond, ESI911.com, USA </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sahil Virani, Univ. Mauritius, Mauritius </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Wim van Setten, Sticht. Platform Mobile Messaging, NL </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ryan Bravo, Univ. Notre Dame, USA </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Abhishek, DIMT, India </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Anthony Cinelli, CTO A Reality Technologies, USA </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Preston Yates, GIS coordinator, Flagler County, USA </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Brian Sokoll, Abt Associates, USA </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Markku Hakkinen, Finland </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>… </li></ul></ul>
  8. 11. ISCRAM International Conferences: <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>to be decided 2009 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>San Diego, CA 2010 </li></ul></ul>
  9. 12. 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>
  10. 13. Keynote Speakers Murray Turoff Simon French Einar Bjorgo
  11. 14. First Opening by Paul Govaerts (general manager SCK-CEN)
  12. 17. Mike Melshkin Award for best PhD paper
  13. 18. 2004 MM Award Winner: Jonas Landgren, Viktoria Institute, Sweden
  14. 19. ISCRAM2005 – 2nd Int’l Conference, Brussels <ul><li>co-chair Benny Carlé (SCK-CEN) </li></ul><ul><li>120 participants </li></ul><ul><li>Proceedings (with ISBN) – printed Book </li></ul>
  15. 21. Keynote Speakers Jack Harrald Dan Power Paul Currion Liz Carver
  16. 24. 2005 MM Award Winner: Jiri Trnka, Linkoping Univ., Sweden
  17. 26. ISCRAM2006 – 3rd Int’l Conference, Newark <ul><li>co-chair Murray Turoff (NJIT) </li></ul><ul><li>150 participants </li></ul><ul><li>Proceedings (with ISBN) – CD </li></ul>
  18. 28. Keynote Speakers Gino Menchini Paul Currion Peter Wood
  19. 29. PhD Symposium (David Mendonca)
  20. 31. 2006 MM Award Winner: Manuel Llavador, TU Valencia, Spain
  21. 32. ISCRAM2007– 4th Int’l Conference, Delft <ul><li>co-chairs Kees Nieuwenhuis and Paul Burghardt (Delft) </li></ul><ul><li>150 participants </li></ul><ul><li>Proceedings (with ISBN) – Book </li></ul>
  22. 34. ISCRAM2008– 5th Int’l Conference, GWU <ul><li>co-chairs Frank Fiedrich and Jack Harrald </li></ul>
  23. 35. ISCRAM2008– 5th Int’l Conference, GWU <ul><li>Doctoral Consortium: Jonas Landgren </li></ul>
  24. 36. ISCRAM2008: 28 Special Sessions Tapia, Andrea; Maitland, Carleen Information Coordination between Heterogeneous Emergency and Relief Agencies French, Simon (1); Bayley, Clare (1) Social Networking, Web Collaboration and e Participation in Crisis and Risk Management Schooley, Benjamin; Horan, Thomas IT Governance for Inter-organizational Emergency Response SALEH, Hussain Aziz; ALLAERT, Georges Early Warning Systems Van de Walle, Bartel (1); Muhren, Willem (1); de Silva, Chamindra (2); Currion, Paul (3) Information Systems for Humanitarian Operations Meissner, Andreas (1); Geisler, Juergen (1); Stiefelhagen, Rainer (2) Smart Room Technology for Emergency Operation Centres and Mobile Command Posts
  25. 37. Burgman, Aaron (1); Yost, Beth (1) Visualization for Decision Making, Information Sharing, and Collaboration Malizia, Alessio (1); Klann, Markus (2); Chittaro, Luca (3); Aedo-Cuevas, Ignacio (1); Levialdi, Stefano (4) HCI for Emergencies Bharosa, Nitesh; Cresswell, Anthony; Roa, Raghav; Lee, Jin Kyu Adaptive Information Architectures for Interagency Crisis Management Wickler, Gerhard (1); Dokas, Ioannis (2); Engelmann, Hagen (3); Fiedrich, Frank (4) Intelligent Systems for Crisis and Disaster Management
  26. 38. Liebau, Nicolas Christopher (1); Steinmetz, Ralf (1); Bradler, Dirk (1); Kangasharju, Jussi (2) Decentralized and Self-Organizing IT-Infrastructures for Crisis Response and Management White, Connie Marie (1); Plotnick, Linda Small (1) Trust in Emergency Planning and Response Iannella, Renato (1); Giunchiglia, Fausto (2); Di Maio, Paola (3) Ontologies for Crisis Management Otto, Peter (1); Rich, Eliot (2) Applications of System Dynamics for Crisis Response and Management Mendonca, David Research Methods in ISCRAM McGarry, Nina Healthcare
  27. 39. Turoff, Murray Reducing Information Proliferation and Overload in Emergency Management D'Arcy, John (1); Schuff, David (2) IT Security Johansson, Björn (1); Jenvald, Johan (2); Trnka, Jiri (1); Woltjer, Rogier (1) Studies of Command and Control Systems Bertsch, Valentin (1); Merz, Mirjam (1); Geldermann, Jutta (2); Hiete, Michael (1) Impact of Disasters on Industry and Economic Effects Mecella, Massimo (1); Ashish, Naveen (2); Krek, Alenka (3) Process- and Geo-aware Systems for Crisis Management Tomaszewski, Brian Michael Geographic Information Science
  28. 40. Hiltz, Starr Roxanne; Ocker, Rosalie J. Virtual Teams and Virtual Communities in Emergency Preparedness and Response Becerra-Fernandez, Irma (1); Madey, Greg (2); Prietula, Michael (3); Rodriguez, Domingo (4); Valerdi, Ricardo (5) Virtual Systems for Emergency Management Simulation & Training Burghardt, Paul (1); Jul, Susanne (3); Van de Ven, Josine (2) Creating Crises: Virtual Environments for crisis, disaster and emergency management Rao, Ramesh (1); Balakrishnan, Manoj (1); Hubenko Baker, Alexandra (1) Technology Showcase – Communication Systems and Technologies for Crisis and Disaster Response Morelli, Ralph; de Lanerolle, Trishan Humanitarian and Crisis Information Systems: Reports from Academia, Business, and Government Van de Walle, Bartel (1); Snoad, Nigel (2); Seppanen, Juha-Matti (3); Livanos Cattaui, Maria (4) ICT FOR PEACE
  29. 41. 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>
  30. 42. PhD Summer School 2006 Tilburg, NL
  31. 47. 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>
  32. 48. ISCRAM-CHINA Workshop 2006, Harbin, China
  33. 52. IN 2008: <ul><li>ISCRAM-CHINA 2008, August 4-6 2008 at HEU (program chair: Song Yan). Joint event with GI4DM. </li></ul><ul><li>Information Systems and Geo-Information for Urban Crisis Management </li></ul><ul><li>Deadline abstracts: February 15 </li></ul>
  34. 53. Special Sessions in IS Conferences <ul><li>AMICS (2004 – 2008) and HICSS (2005-2008) </li></ul>Special Issues in Journals <ul><li>JITTA (IT Theory and Applications) </li></ul><ul><li>JHSEM (Homeland Security and Management) </li></ul><ul><li>GDN (Group Decision and Negotiation) </li></ul><ul><li>IJEM (Int’l J. Emergency Management) </li></ul>Targeted Publications/Conferences/Journals
  35. 54. Special Section in Communications of the ACM, March 2007
  36. 55. Special Section in Communications of the ACM, March 2007
  37. 56. Special Section in Communications of the ACM, March 2007
  38. 57. IN 2008: <ul><li>Launch of the International Journal of ISCRAM </li></ul><ul><li>To become a quality academic journal </li></ul><ul><li>Academic rigor and practitioner relevance </li></ul><ul><li>Quarterly, first issue to be published in January 2009 </li></ul><ul><li>EICs: Bartel Van de Walle and Murray Jennex (UCSD, USA) </li></ul><ul><li>4 AEs from USA, Europe, China and Africa </li></ul><ul><li>Editorial Board: global representation </li></ul>
  39. 58. JOIN IN!

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