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


Special Issue On: Visualizing Crisis

Submission Due Date
9/1/2018

Guest Editors
Christopher Zobel, Virginia Tech, USA
Kees Boersma, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Netherlands
Amanda Hughes, Brigham Young University, USA

Introduction
The 15th International Conference on Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management (ISCRAM 2018) was held in Rochester, New York from May 20th – May 23rd, 2018. The theme of the conference in 2018 was "Visualizing Crisis" and the research papers that were presented at the conference covered a wide range of different topics associated with the visualization of data and processes in a crisis management context.

This special issue of IJISCRAM is intended to serve as a venue for the potential publication not only of expanded versions of research efforts presented at the ISCRAM 2018 conference, but also of significant new research contributions that share a relationship to the underlying conference theme. The focus of the special issue will be on original work, whether basic or applied research, but high-quality reviews of existing research that provide a significant contribution to the literature will also be considered.

Objective
As in previous years, this special issue focuses on high quality completed research concerning the design, development, implementation, use and evaluation of Information Systems (IS) technologies and methodologies to support crisis response and management. It explores issues critical to the application of IS to crisis response and management, including the social, managerial, technological, and practical aspects of all information and communication systems used or to be used in all phases of the management of emergencies, disasters and crises.

With the emphasis on Visualizing Crisis, we aim at the interdisciplinary development and design of information systems that enable better crisis planning, response, mitigation, recovery and training by using integrated approaches that combine organizational, behavioral, technical, economic and environmental aspects through visual representation and reasoning.

Recommended Topics
Topics to be discussed in this special issue include (but are not limited to) the topics of the different tracks presented at ISCRAM 2018:

• Analytical Modeling and Simulation
• Case Studies and Reflections from Practice
• Command & Control Studies
• Community Engagement & Healthcare Systems
• Designing for Resilience
• Ethical, Legal and Social Issues (ELSI)
• Cybersecurity Issues and Innovations for Crisis Response
• Geospatial Technologies & Geographic Information Science for Crisis Management (GIS)
• Logistics and Supply Chain Management in Crisis Response
• Planning, Foresight and Risk analysis
• Social Media Studies
• Universal Design of ICT in Emergency Management

Submission Procedure
Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit papers for this special theme issue on Visualizing Crisis on or before September 1, 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:
Christopher W. Zobel
Guest Editor
International Journal of Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management (IJISCRAM)
E-mail: czobel@vt.edu