Calls and Submission (Call for Papers - PDF A4 )

Special Issues

We are currently discussing with a dozen of international journals (all of them are indexed in the Web of Science and have Impact Factors) to organize Special Issues on Information Systems for Crisis Management. We hope to be able to publish half a dozen of such Special Issues. These special issues may offer the Track Chairs the opportunity to be editors or co-editors of those special issues. Besides, these special issues may be a very good opportunity to submit articles based on the results presented in accepted CoRe articles.


The ISCRAM conference aims at exploring all dimensions of Information System domain to improve and contribute to Crisis and Disaster Management. The scope is by far incredibly wide, which makes one of the main attractive features of ISCRAM conference: “Information System” includes social, psychological, organizational, technological (and many others) aspects, while “Crisis and Disaster Management” refers to all kind of events that affects significantly human kind, from natural disasters to terrorist attacks via all types of accidents. Each and every article presented during ISCRAM conference must have one “Information System” component and one “Crisis and Disaster Management” component.

Topics of Interest

The theme of ISCRAM2017 is “Agility is coming”. There are several components in the concept of agility that are vital to crisis management:

  1. detection, i.e., the ability to diagnose the divergence between the actual and the expected situation,
  2. adaptation, i.e., the ability to define and implement a new strategy coherent with the diagnostics,
  3. reactivity, i.e., the ability to perform detection and adaptation fast enough to respond to the situation,
  4. effectiveness, i.e. the ability to ensure detection and adaptation in a pertinent and accurate way.

Moreover, agility is one of the key-features to improve crisis management and build a resilient society. We therefore encourage specifically submissions that reflect how information systems can contribute to more agile crisis and disaster response.

Any submission to the conference needs to be clearly positioned along each dimension of the following framework and use the according standards, methodologies and approaches. The scientific committee will select reviewers according to the positioning of the papers in the respective categories.

Framework (click to enlarge)

This framework is organized according to three dimensions:

  1. Information Systems: structured according to the three abstraction layers of IS covering knowledge (and associated information and data), competences (and associated capabilities and applications) and behavior (and associated processes and workflows). This dimension is about the information system paradigm itself and technology as well (ICT, networks, sensors and devices).
  2. Crisis Response and Management: describing the well-known Life Cycle of crisis management, based on the four phases of prevention, preparation, response and recovery. This dimension is dedicated to help users and stakeholders to identify the results and works they could be interested in.
  3. Scientific Domains of ISCRAM: a very wide range of sciences useful to address the problems raised by the conference from social sciences to computer sciences via management sciences and engineering sciences. This dimension shows the interdisciplinarity and multidisciplinarity characteristics of ISCRAM.

Besides, articles to be submitted to ISCRAM 2017 could concern the following topics:

  • Case studies and reflections from practice
  • Crisis research methods and modeling approaches
  • Collaborative and intelligent systems
  • Command and Control
  • Crisis planning, training, exercising, and gaming
  • Data fusion, representation, and visualization
  • Decision support systems and judgment
  • Disaster risk reduction, risk management, ad-hoc, and sensor networks
  • Early warning systems
  • Ethical, legal and social issues related to IS in crisis management
  • Geographical Information Systems
  • Globalization and development issues
  • Healthcare and health information systems
  • Humanitarian operations
  • Humanitarian technology (UAV, Robotics...)
  • Information systems strategy
  • Intelligent systems and Artificial Intelligence
  • Knowledge management and systems
  • Social Media for Crisis management
  • Systems interoperability information systems infrastructures
  • Virtual teams and organizations

Call for tracks
October 28, 2016 November 25, 2016 (closed)

ISCRAM invites proposal for Tracks to be held during the conference.

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Call for workshops and tutorials
January 6, 2017 January 20, 2017 (closed)

ISCRAM world conference invites proposal for workshops and tutorials...

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Call for papers
January 6, 2017 January 20, 2017 (closed)

Instructions for authors, important dates, evaluation process...

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Doctoral Symposium
March 1st, 2017 March 15th, 2017 (closed)

The Doctoral Symposium focuses on students seeking careers as researchers in public, private and academic organizations with research interests in crisis management...

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Call for posters and demonstrations
March 10, 2017 March 22, 2017 (closed)

ISCRAM world conference invites proposal for poster and demonstrations...

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Thematic School: “Social Networks & Crisis Management”
May 15-19, 2017

This multidisciplinary thematic school proposes scientific fields from both technical and social perspectives. Aspects related to information and data, as well as ethical, legal and social dimensions are addressed.

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Agility is coming...


Registration allows you to attend the whole ISCRAM 2017 conference (4 days):

  • 1st day of symposiums, workshops and tutorials (Sunday 21st of May),
  • 2nd, 3rd and 4th day of sessions, keynote speeches and round tables (Monday 22nd, Tuesday 23rd and Wednesday 24th of May).

All lunches and coffee breaks are included. All social events will be available for attendees (each requests a small fee).

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Tina Comes
Program Committee Chair

Frédérick Bénaben
Organization Chair


Program Co-Chairs
Matthieu Lauras, Chihab Hanachi, Aurélie Montarnal
Doctoral Symposium Chair
Anne-Marie Barthe-Delanoë, Fiona Mc Neill
Demo Chair
Laurent Franck
Poster Chair
Sina Namaki Araghi, Raphaël Oger
Practitionners chairs
Kees Boersma, Rob Peters, Laura Laguna-Salvado
Eu Symposium chairs
Hayley Watson, Vitaveska Lanfranchi, Tim Grant
Paul Gaborit
Mylène Bousquet
Public Relation
Isabelle Fournier
Social Events
Audrey Fertier, Isabelle Fournier
Franck Fontanili
Daouda Kamissoko
Institutional relationship
Jacques Lamothe
Special issues
Élise Vareilles
IT and Technics
Sebastien Rebière
Phone App
Aurélie Montarnal, Sébastien Truptil

Local Organization Committee

  • Frédérick Bénaben,
  • Anne-Marie Barthe-Delanoë,
  • Mylène Bousquet,
  • Audrey Fertier,
  • Franck Fontanili,
  • Isabelle Fournier,
  • Paul Gaborit,
  • Daouda Kamissoko,
  • Delphine Guillon,
  • Laura Laguna Salvado,
  • Jacques Lamothe,
  • Matthieu Lauras,
  • Julien Lesbegueries,
  • Aurélie Montarnal,
  • Sina Namaki Araghi,
  • Raphaël Oger,
  • Sébastien Rebière-Pouyade,
  • Nicolas Salatgé,
  • Quentin Schoen,
  • Sébastien Truptil,
  • Élise Vareilles.