ISCRAM-Asia 2014: 10 years of post-tsunami recovery - The role of ICTs in building disaster resilience

Type:
Meeting or Conference
Organizer:
International Community on Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management (ISCRAM)
Date:
20-21 Jun 2014
Location:
Sri Lanka (Colombo)

ISCRAM-Asia 2014 conference is anchored on the 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami 10th (IOTX) Year Anniversary Convention. The six-day long IOTX event comprises a combination of expert and technical workshops, a public lecture, and this conference. IOTX events are free for ISCRAM-ASIA-2014 conference participants.

A list of IOTX events:

-The Common Alerting Protocol (CAP) early warning standard jump start, expert
technical workshop, and code-fest
-Sahana Disaster Management Software technical training and hackathon
-LIRNEasia disaster risk reduction public lecture
-IOTX gala dinner for a networking opportunity with other IOTX event attendees
-ISCRAM ASIA conference

The organizers welcome the submission of papers for the following planed conference themes and topics:

1. DISASTER PREPAREDNESS
Awareness education training (or disaster education and learning)
Functional Early Warning Systems
Disaster Risk Assessment
Emergency drills and simulations

2. PREVENTION AND MITIGATION
Risk communication, dissemination and comprehension
Disaster risk insurance, management and planning

3. RESPONSE
Coordination, Search and rescue / First Aid
Humanitarian and Disaster relief supply chain management
Development and operationalization of response control systems
Emergency management information systems

4. REHABILITATION AND RECONSTRUCTION
Humanitarian challenges
Reconstruction, long-term recovery and ecosystem reconstruction
Resettlement (land use planning/reasoning)

6. OTHER RELATED TOPICS
Any other topic you feel is relevant to the aims of the conference

5. CROSS CUTTING ISSUES
The role of cultural and gender dimensions in disaster vulnerability, response, and recovery
ICTs for Disaster Risk Management
Decision support systems, risk communication, dissemination and comprehension
Disaster risk insurance, management and planning
Development and operationalization of response control systems
Intelligent systems - “use of ICTs in public health and emergency medical management”
Role of social media in risk perception, awareness, knowledge management, and crisis response

Contact: iscramasia2014@iscram.org


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Target audience

ISCRAM-Asia 2014 will bring together top researchers and practitioners working in the area of information systems for crisis response. The conference provides an opportunity for academic researchers in Asia to present new research and for practitioners to discuss best practices.

Keywords

Themes:
Early Warning, Health & Health Facilities, Information Management, Media, Recovery, Insurance & Risk Transfer, Disaster Risk Management
Hazards:
Tsunami
Countries:
Sri Lanka
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