The 15th International Conference on Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management (ISCRAM 2018) will be held in Rochester (New York, US) from Sunday, May 20, 2018 to Wednesday, May 23, 2018. This event brings together researchers, students, and practitioners working in the area of information systems and crisis management. It provides an excellent opportunity to exchange information and knowledge on new research and discuss best practices. The overarching theme for ISCRAM 2018 is Visualizing Crisis, which aims at the interdisciplinary development and design of information systems that enable better crisis planning, response, mitigation, recovery, and training by using integrated approaches that combine organizational, behavioral, technical, economic, and environmental aspects through visual representation and reasoning.

On this occasion, organizers invite academics, students, researchers, practitioners, technical or other experts, policy makers, or other professionals in the crisis management domain to submit papers. One of the track identified is Logistics and Supply Chain Management in Crisis Response. The overall objective of this track is to discuss and reflect contributions on the design, deployment, application and evaluation of information systems for logistics and supply chain management in the area of crisis management, including all relevant actors with a special focus of humanitarian actors.

Possible topics of interest for this track include the following:

  • Process modeling and analysis of disaster relief chains
  • Quantitative methods and simulation in disaster relief logistics
  • Performance measurement and monitoring of disaster relief chains
  • Logistics decision making in crisis management
  • Transportation in crisis situations
  • Warehousing and inventory management for disaster relief
  • Emergency procurement
  • Coordination and collaboration in disaster relief chains
  • Humanitarian logistics and supply chains
  • Governance of ad-hoc logistics networks in crisis management
  • Early detection and assessment of requirements for disaster relief chains
  • Humanitarian supply chain resilience
  • Big data for supply chain management in crisis situation

For more detailed information on the submission of papers and others tracks, please consult their dedicated webpage, by clicking here.

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