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

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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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