Call for Papers (closed)

Call for Papers (closed)

Since its establishment in 2004, the ISCRAM association has aimed to bring together people from various culture, knowledge and background to design and develop information systems that improve our capacity to avoid, prepare for, respond to and recover from crises, disasters and catastrophes. The ISCRAM world conference is one of the main events for ISCRAMers to exchange and share to try to reach this goal. Organized every year since 2004 (alternating between America and Europe), this conference series provide several original points:

  • A vibrant mix of (i) scientists from around the world, (ii) responders from different crisis and disaster management organizations, (iii) practitioners from industry developing crisis management solutions and services, and (iii) institution members concerned by crisis management.
  • An interdisciplinary set-up that covers a wide range of scientific domains and facilitates cross-disciplinary discussion and thinking “out of the box” — from social sciences to computer sciences and IT, including management sciences, geography, psychology, anthropology, etc.
  • An open vision of “Crisis Response and Management” including humanitarian disasters, homeland security, industrial and human-made crisis situations, accidents of all kinds, etc.
  • The conference proceedings will have ISBN and ISSN and will be indexed in Scopus, DBLP, Google Scholar and Compendex. Proceedings will be available online in the ISCRAM Digital Library.


Instructions for Authors

Formating Instructions

Here are two packages for authors (LaTeX users may use the following packages or use the iscram class from an up to date TeX distribution).

Copyright Agreement

Please complete the Copyright Agreement, scan it and send it to by April 7th 2017.

Submission process

Evaluation process (click to enlarge)

Two types of article are expected:

  • CoRe: Completed Research (from 4000 to 8000 words).
  • WiPe: Work In Progress (form 3000 to 6000 words).

Besides, one special award (Murray Turoff Award) will be given to the best insight article. Insight articles are more practically-oriented articles, which bill be identified and selected among accepted CoRe and WiPe articles. Then, the gathered insight articles will be evaluated by the Scientific Committee (and especially by the practitioners and responders of the Scientific Committee) to select the winner of the Murray Turoffaward.

All articles will be evaluated according to the following process: Once submitted (to a specific track or not), articles will be distributed among the pool of reviewers according to their domain of expertise and the topics addressed by the article according to the ISCRAM submission framework. The selected papers will be organized in sessions, distributed among the tracks. This evaluation process is (bottom-up) presented on picture on the right.

We look forward to receiving your proposal and paper submissions. If you have any questions or suggestions, please do not hesitate to contact us:

Instructions for Reviewers

You can download the Reviewers’ Guidelines.


Authors should choose the appropriate track associated with their paper.

  1. Andrew Alspach, William Chemaly.
  2. Christopher Zobel, Josey Chacko.
  3. Björn JE Johansson, Peter Berggren, Nicoletta Baroutsi.
  4. Caroline Rizza, Hayley Watson.
  5. Angelos Amditis, Evangelos Sdongos, George Athanasiou.
  6. Damien Serre, Christophe Viavattene.
  7. Murray Turoff, Victor Banuls, Sébastien Truptil.
  8. Florian Brauner, Frank Fiedrich, Christopher Zobel, Wolfgang Raskob.
  9. Vincent Chapurlat, Igor Linkov, Florian Steyer.
  10. Amanda Lee Hughes, Roxanne Hiltz, Muhammad Imran, Linda Plotnick, Christian Reuter.
  11. Adrien Mangiavillano, Audrey Senatore.
  12. Adam Widera, Jacques Lamothe.
  13. New Technologies for Crisis Management
    Frédérick Bénaben, Agnès Voisard.
  14. Prevention and Preparation
    to be defined.
  15. Response and recovery
    to be defined.
  16. Future trends
    to be defined.

Important dates for authors

  • January 2017
  • Paper submission deadline

    January 6, 2017  January 20, 2017

  • February 2017
  • Reviews due

    February 17, 2017

  • March 2017
  • Author Notification

    February 28, 2017 March 3, 2017

  • Corrected version deadline

    March 17, 2017 March 22, 2017

  • Final Selection

    March 24, 2017 March 29, 2017

  • April 2017
  • Camera-ready and Copyright Agreement deadline

    April 7, 2016

  • May 2017
  • ISCRAM 2017 Conference

    May 21—24, 2017