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


Special Issue On: Information Systems for Disaster Management and Resilience

Submission Due Date
4/1/2017

Guest Editors
Dr. Julie Dugdale
Dr. José Julio Gonzalez
Dr. Murray Turoff

Introduction
The Association for Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management (ISCRAM) would like to announce a Call for Papers for a Special Issue in the International Journal of Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management (IJSCRAM).

In order to be considered for this publication opportunity, the authors must have an accepted a paper to the Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS) conference in the tracks “Communication and Information Systems Technology for Crisis and Disaster Management” or “Government and Disaster Resilience”.

If the authors meet these criteria, then we encourage them to submit a new, revised and extended version of the paper for publication to International Journal of Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management (IJSCRAM). This version of the manuscript should improve upon the paper accepted to the conference by including theoretical and methodological foundations, new tittle, introducing new developments, results, approaches, insights and critical reflections from what was presented at.

Objective
This special issue focuses on completed research concerning information systems for crisis management, disaster resilience and management. It is focused on the design, development, implementation, use and evaluation of 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, technical, 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. Papers accepted into this special issue will have been presented at the.

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

  • Communication and Information Systems Technology for Crisis and Disaster Management
  • Government and Disaster Resilience


Submission Procedure
Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit papers for this special theme issue on or before. Interested parties should send an extended abstract and a letter of interest by. 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/journals/guidelines-for-submission.aspx. All submitted papers will be reviewed on a double-blind, peer review basis. Papers must follow APA style for reference citations.

March 1st - Extended Abstract (1500 words) and intention to submit letter (e-mail to a guest editor)
April 1st - Full submission of manuscript (eEditorial Discovery journal submission system)
May 15th - Response from reviewers and editorial team
June 16th - Revised Manuscripts submitted
July 1st - Final Notification of manuscript status sent to authors
August 1st - Publication date

All submissions and inquiries should be directed to the attention of:
Julie Dugdale
Guest Editor
IJISCRAM
E-mail: Julie.Dugdale@imag.fr

All manuscript submissions to the special issue should be sent through the online submission system:
http://www.igi-global.com/authorseditors/titlesubmission/newproject.aspx

Special Issue On: IT Support for Crisis and Continuity Management

Submission Due Date
10/1/2017

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)