Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management – ISCRAM – Vietnam 2013 Conference

The conference is intended for researchers and practitioners in the South-East Asia region who are working in the area of disasters and risks. This conference will take place in Ha Noi, Vietnam from the 30th October to November 1st at the Institut de la Francophonie pour l’Informatique (IFI).





The aim of this 3 day conference is to bring together both researchers and practitioners in the South-East Asian region that are working on state-of-the-art crisis information systems. The conference will be a unique opportunity to exchange information and knowledge, and provide a forum for discussion of new research results, best practices and case studies. The first day of the conference is dedicated to tutorials, this will be followed by 2 days of scientific presentations

ISCRAM Vietnam 2013 is part of the ISCRAM (Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management) ( conference series. The ISCRAM Association’s primary mission is to foster a community dedicated to promoting research and development, exchange of knowledge and deployment of information systems for crisis management, including the social, technical and practical aspects of all information and communication systems used or to be used in all phases of management of emergencies, disasters and crises. Whilst there are several ISCRAM events organized within Europe and North America, the goal of the ISCRAM Vietnam conference is to bring together the large number of researchers and practitioners concerned with information systems for crisis management in the South East Asia region.

Conference topics

Topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Modeling and Simulation
  • Human Experiences in the Design of Crisis Response and Management Services and Systems
  • Command and Control Studies
  • Education and Training
  • Planning, Foresight and/or Risk Analysis
  • Social Media and Collaborative Systems
  • Humanitarian actions
  • Search & Rescue Robotics
  • Geographic Information Science and Technology (GIS&T) for Crisis Response and Management
  • Research Methods
  • Healthcare Crisis Management Systems
  • Humanitarian Challenges
  • Decision Support Methods for Complex Crises
  • Wireless Connectivity Management
  • Inter-Organizational Exercises and Operations
  • Intelligent Systems
  • Wireless Sensor Networks for Emergency Response
  • Early Warning and Expert Systems for Disaster Management
  • Serious Games for Crisis Management

Submissions guidelines

All submitted papers will be reviewed on the basis of technical quality, relevance, significance, and clarity. At least three reviews for each paper will be conducted. We are looking for submission of full research papers or reports on field studies (up to 8 pages). Please note that practitioners papers are most welcome. All track papers should be written in English and submitted electronically in PDF format through the Easychair website and should use the IEEE US letter format. Every submitted paper will be evaluated by at least three members of the program committee. An ISBN number for the proceedings will be available and the papers available as arxiv proceedings.

Registration fees

These fees cover coffee breaks, lunches and conference proceeding.

  • Regular registration: 400 USD (300 euros)
  • Regular registration (attendees from ASEAN countries): 133 USD (100 euros)
  • Students (only non-authors participant): 0 USD (0 euros)

Colocated Workshop and Seminars

  • SahanaCamp will be organized before the conference (October 29th 2013).

Important dates

Aug 30th, 2013
Due date for papers submission
Sept 21st, 2013
Final acceptance
Oct 5th, 2013
Camera-ready paper due
Oct 30th-Nov 1st, 2013
ISCRAM Vietnam 2013 conference

Conference organizers

  • Julie Dugdale, Université Pierre Mendès France, France
  • Ho Tuong Vinh, MSI/IFI/Vietnam National University, Vietnam
  • Nguyen Hong Phuong, Institute of Geophysics, Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology, Vietnam
  • Serge Stinckwich Serge Stinckwich, UMI 209 UMMISCO (IRD/UPMC), France

Program committee (confirmed)

  • Carole Adam, Université Joseph Fourier, France
  • Tung Bui, University of Hawaii, USA
  • Luong Chi Mai, IOIT, Vietnam
  • Alexis Drogoul, UMI 209 UMMISCO (IRD/UPMC), France
  • Raphael Duboz, CSIM, Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand
  • Lutz Frommberger, Universität Bremen, Germany
  • Chihab Hanachi, Toulouse University, France
  • David Crookall, Nice University, France
  • Julie Dugdale, Université Pierre Mendès France, France
  • Benoit Gaudou, Toulouse University, France
  • Nicolas Marilleau, UMI 209 UMMISCO (IRD/UPMC), France
  • Tony Norris, Massey University, New Zealand
  • Cong Duc Pham, Université de Pau, France
  • Bernard Pottier, Université de Bretagne Occidentale, France
  • Serge Stinckwich, UCBN & UMI 209 UMMISCO (IRD/UPMC), France
  • Murray Turroff, New Jersey Institute of Technology, USA
  • Bartel Van de Walle, Tilburg University, The Netherlands
  • Song Yan, Harbin University, Peoples Republic of China


Please contact Serge Stinckwich (Serge DOT Stinckwich AT gmail DOT com) for further enquiries about the conference.