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ICT-DM’2015 aims to bring together academics and practitioners who are involved in emergency services, ad hoc planning, disaster recovery, etc., to learn about the latest research developments, share experiences and information about this area and develop recommendations.

Authors are invited to submit manuscripts that present original unpublished research on using ICTs for detection, prevention, preparation, response and recovery of disasters. There will also be invited presentations by experts from academia, industry, and government as well as special sessions dedicated to case studies, demonstrations and experiences based on pragmatic approaches. This way, the conference will provide a forum for supporting and encouraging both academic researchers, as well as practitioners involved in applied‐focused research.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following scope:

  • Communication infrastructures, technologies and services for crisis management
  • Mobile and wireless communication networks
  • Sensor networks
  • Opportunistic communications
  • Pervasive and mobile computing
  • Context-aware computing
  • Internet of things for disaster and emergency management
  • M2M communications management and operations
  • Smart cities for disaster and emergency management
  • Cloud computing
  • Data/information management and analysis for disaster management
  • Querying and filtering on heterogeneous, multi-source streaming disaster data
  • Data mining from multiple information and huge sources
  • Big data analytics in disaster management
  • Social media and networks
  • Crowd sourcing
  • Coordination, collaboration and decision support technologies and systems for disaster management
  • Interoperability of heterogeneous systems
  • Cyber-physical systems
  • Service Oriented Architectures
  • Ontology based approaches
  • Prediction and early warning systems
  • Security and privacy issues in information sharing
  • Human-system interactive information extraction
  • Uncertainty and possibly adversity in data handling and delivery
  • Situation awareness
  • Risk, damage and loss assessment
  • Modeling and simulation tools for crisis and disaster situations
  • Geo-Information technologies for disaster management
  • Remote sensing
  • Web mapping and Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
  • Evacuation and rescue geo-planning
  • Open source data and space based resources to support disaster management
  • E-governance
  • Cyber security