The 11th International Conference on Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management (ISCRAM 2014)

  • Conference: May 18-21, 2014
  • Paper Deadline: December 1st, 2013
Location Penn State University, USA
Conference Theme Empowering Citizens and Communities through Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management
Research Tracks
  • Analytical Modeling and Simulation
  • Community Engagement in Crisis Informatics Research
  • Command and Control Studies
  • Decision Support Systems
  • Disaster Relief Supply Chain Management
  • Ethical, Legal and Social Issues of IT Supported Emergency Response Geographic Information Science
  • Humanitarian Information Systems
  • Intelligent Systems
  • Planning, Foresight and Risk Analysis
  • Practitioner Cases and Practitioner- Centered Research
  • Serious Games for Crisis Management
  • Social Media in Crisis Response and Management
  • Visual Analytics for Crisis Management

First International Workshop on Pervasive Urban Crowdsensing Architecture and Applications (PUCAA 2013)

Dates September, 2013
Location Zurich, Switzerland
Summary & Topics

Over the last couple of years, as the community and businesses have begun to realize the power of jointly harnessing nomadic mobile sensing and selective infrastructure-based ambient sensing, we are beginning to see the emergence of a class of “urban crowdsensing” platforms that perform pervasive sensing in a more coordinated fashion. Such combined sensing opens up the possibilities for exciting new applications in a variety of urban spaces, both outdoors (e.g., crowd coordination in theme parks, public safety monitoring in major public events, public health management) and indoors (e.g., healthcare, intelligent retail and promotions in shopping malls & energy-efficient building operations management).

Driven by these trends, this workshop seeks to bring together researchers and practitioners working in the areas of urban and crowd-driven sensing. We invite original research work focusing on large or innovative crowdsensing architectures, systems and platforms and their experiences on developing crowdsensing applications impacting urban lifestyles in a variety of areas such as personal (mHealth) and public healthcare, retail & commerce, transportation, public safety, crowd management, utility services, etc.

GLobal Humanitarian Technology Conference

Dates October, 2013
Location Santa Clara, CA, USA
Summary Building on the success of the second 2012 meeting, the third annual GHTC will again bring together communities and individuals – engineering, science, technology, industry, academe, government agencies, NGOs, charities, funders -interested in applying technology to develop effective solutions for the challenges facing the world’s underserved.
  • Health, Medical Technology, Telemedicine
  • Disaster Warning, Avoidance, and Response
  • Water Planning, Availability and Quality
  • Sanitation
  • Power Infrastructure/Off-grid Power/Renewable and Sustainable Energy
  • Connectivity and Communications Technologies (data/voice) for Remote Locations
  • Educational Technologies
  • Agricultural Technologies
  • Applying Science, Engineering and Technology for Environmental Sustainability
  • Humanitarian Challenges and Opportunities