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

Time and Duration
Venue City: 
Colombo
Basic Information
Date: 
20/06/2014 - 21/06/2014
Venue Country: 
Sri-Lanka
Event Organisers: 

International Community on Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management 

Language of event: 
English

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