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

Special Issue On: Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management in the Mediterranean Countries

Submission Due Date

Guest Editors
Ioannis M. Dokas, Democritus University of Thrace, Greece
Narjès Bellamine Ben Saoud, Institut Supérieur d'Informatique (ISI) & RIADI Laboratory, Tunisia
Julie Dugdale Universitè Grenoble Alpes & Laboratoire d'Informatique de Grenoble, France

This special issue focuses on completed research concerning information systems for crisis management. It focused on the design, development, implementation, use, and evaluation of IS technologies and methodologies to support crisis response and management in the Mediterranean Countries. 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.

The objectives of this special issue are to provide an opportunity to researchers, practitioners and and policymakers to address and discuss new trends and challenges in the area of Information Systems for Crisis Response and Disaster Management.

This special issue aims to focus on crises and disasters (natural or man-made) and the solutions (computer-based or not) required to be effective and efficient according to the disaster phases, types, and scales that affect many regions in the world but especially the Mediterranean Sea region. Many crises have occurred in recent years around the Mediterranean Sea. Also, the shared history between the Mediterranean countries and common geopolitical issues has led to solidarity among people and cross-country interventions. This observation proves the importance of the need to enhance multi-disciplinary collaborations. Crises in this region should be studied in a participatory way following a holistic and systemic approach at a Mediterranean level, rather than as isolated phenomena. Researchers concerned with crises in Mediterranean countries have often limited their work to a country or a class of crises. Now it becomes appropriate to exchange and share information and knowledge about the course and management of these crises and also to get the point of view of stakeholders, practitioners, and policymakers.

Recommended Topics
Topics to be discussed in this special issue will include (but are not limited to) the ISCRAM-med 2017 conference topics:

• Information Systems and Simulation for Humanitarian Operations
• SaaS Applications for Crisis Management and Response
• Data, Information and Knowledge Management
• Data Mining and Big Data Analytics for Crisis Management
• Intelligent Systems
• Robotics in the Context of Crisis Management
• Information Systems Infrastructures for Crisis Management
• Case Studies and Reflective Studies
• Ethical, Legal and Social Issues
• Serious Games
• Mobile Applications
• Information Systems for Risk Assessment and Analysis During Crisis Management Operations
• Integration and Interoperability

We encourage authors to look at the topic descriptions, available at

Submission Procedure
Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit papers for this special theme issue on Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management in the Mediterranean Countries on or before January 15th, 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 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. Ioannis Dokas
Guest Editor
The International Journal of Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management (IJISCRAM)