Calls for Papers (special): International Journal of Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management (IJISCRAM)


Special Issue On: IT Support for Crisis and Continuity Management

Submission Due Date
5/1/2018

Guest Editors
Dr. Christian Reuter
Dr. Jens Pottebaum


Introduction
Disasters and emergencies are critical situations where there is a danger to people, infrastructure (e.g. transport, energy, information technology) or the environment. They include natural disasters (e.g. thunderstorms, floods) but also man-made disasters and conflicts (e.g. accidents, terrorism).

IT support can help to prevent such kind of critical situation and to improve the management. IT can improve the coordination between the forces involved and can speed up processes to facilitate situational awareness. However, at the same time experiences indicate that the use of IT as an operational tool might imply an increased perception of complexity.

Objective
A quick overview of the situation and an efficient, on demand exchange of information between the parties involved are goals that are to be achieved by appropriate technical solutions and (IT) equipment before, during and after crises and emergencies. We expect that the escalation of situations, the interoperability on organizational and technological levels as well as interfaces between daily routines and operations are amongst the fundamental challenges to be solved.

Recommended Topics
This special issue will focus on:
-the specific challenges and technical implications for IT in this environment
-findings regarding the development and research methodologies used to create, to validate and to evaluate solutions
-approaches that focus on supporting the rescue and care of a single person
-approaches that deal with broad IT support in crisis and continuity management
-large-scale emergency situations when operations of different organizations and authorities quickly lead to a complex situation for individual actors (e.g. emergency physicians) and management positions (e.g. a command post)


Submission Procedure
Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit papers for this special theme issue. All submissions must be original and may not be under review by another publication. INTERESTED AUTHORS SHOULD CONSULT THE JOURNAL’S GUIDELINES FOR MANUSCRIPT SUBMISSIONS at https://www.igi-global.com/publish/contributor-resources/before-you-write/. All submitted papers will be reviewed on a double-blind, peer review basis. Papers must follow APA style for reference citations.

All submissions and inquiries should be directed to the attention of:
Dr. Christian Reuter (christian.reuter@uni-siegen.de)
Dr. Jens Pottebaum (jens.pottebaum@hni.upb.de)

Special Issue On: Sensor Network Technologies for Environmental Monitoring and Disaster Management

Submission Due Date
6/30/2018

Guest Editors
Dr. Alok Ranjan Prusty , Asst. Professor SCSE, VIT Bhopal University, India (Corresponding)
Dr. Munesh Singh, Asst. Professor CSE , IIITDM , Kancheepuram, India
Dr.Srinivas Sethi, Associate Professor, IGIT Sarang, Odisha , India
Dr. Satyabrata Das, Associate Professor, VSSUT Burla, Odisha, India
Dr.Daniel D. Dasig, Jr.,Ph.D., FRICompE , Philippines

Introduction
Wireless Sensor Networks (WSNs) have attracted an increasing attention in recent years because of the large number of potential applications which range from agricultural management, to surveillance purposes, from sport to monitoring purposes. Environmental monitoring challenges are increased due to new policies of environmental and territory protection, disaster management, real time monitoring capabilities and the possibility to deploy WSN in harsh environment for real time monitoring of physical or chemical parameters. Countries with better environmental policies and disaster management plans can better signify their existence. Disaster management does not avert or eliminate the threats fully; instead, it focuses on use of technology, creating plans to lessening the effect of disasters up to significant level. After the disaster comes, the settling of things back to normal involves a lot of time, money, and manpower as well. Hence, the only solution of this is leading-edge technology support. Sensor network technology is one of the proven techniques for not only varieties of early warning, prediction, and detection systems but also post-phenomenon rescue and support. This session’s will focus on high level researches and state-of-the-art in the areas of WSNs for environmental monitoring and help researchers and policy makers to think fresh on disaster management in the arena technology.

Objective
The mission of this special issue is to provide an outlet for innovative research in the area of technologies for environment monitoring and all kind of disaster response and management. Research is expected to be rigorous but can utilize any accepted methodology and may be qualitative or quantitative in nature. The journal will provide a comprehensive interdisciplinary forum for advancing the understanding of the organizational, technical, human, and cognitive issues associated with the use of technologies for environment monitoring and all kind of disaster prediction, response and rescue.

Recommended Topics
Topics to be discussed in this special issue include (but are not limited to) the following:

• Innovative and advanced WSNs for environmental monitoring
• New Sensors
• Low power sensor networks
• RFID and other sensor technologies
• Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS)
• Crowd sensing Applications
• Internet of Things
• Sensor Data Analytics
• Application of standard protocol in environmental monitoring operations
• Development of new protocols and software
• WSN data processing and analysis
• Territory monitoring
• Water monitoring
• Glacier monitoring
• Landslide and earthquake monitoring
• Disaster prediction, rescue and management
• Atmosphere monitoring
• Research results and report of environmental monitoring operation through WSNs
• Testbed implementation and experimental trials.

Submission Procedure
Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit papers for this special theme issue on Sensor Network Technologies for Environmental Monitoring and Disaster Management on or before 30th JUNE, 2018. All submissions must be original and may not be under review by another publication. INTERESTED AUTHORS SHOULD CONSULT THE JOURNAL’S GUIDELINES FOR MANUSCRIPT SUBMISSIONS at http://www.igi-global.com/publish/contributor-resources/before-you-write/. All submitted papers will be reviewed on a double-blind, peer review basis. Papers must follow APA style for reference citations.

All submissions and inquiries should be directed to the attention of:
Dr. Alok Ranjan Prusty
Dr. Munesh Singh
Dr. Srinivas Sethi
Dr. Satyabrata Das
Dr.Daniel D. Dasig, Jr.

Guest Editors
International Journal of Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management (IJISCRAM)
E-mail: dralokphd@gmail.com