earthquakeThe Fourth International Conference on Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management in Mediterranean Countries (ISCRAM-med 2017) aims to provide an outstanding opportunity and an international forum for local and international researchers, practitioners and policy makers to address and discuss new trends and challenges in the area of Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management.

Attendees are invited to present recent research results in relation to the conference topics. To discuss their experiences from case studies and inform the community about the application of best practices. In addition, demonstrations related to 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, are very much welcomed.

All paper submissions must make a new and significant contribution to the body of knowledge on information systems and technologies for emergency management, support their contribution with valid arguments, and be clearly structured and well written.

Paper Categories

ISCRAMMed2017 invites three categories of papers:

  • Full papers presenting valid, original, relevant cutting edge research that will be reviewed to the highest academic standards. Reviewing will pay additional attention to the application of the related scientific literature and theory, to the use of an appropriate research methodology, and to technical, mathematical and statistical correctness (10-14 pages, LNCS format).

  • Short papers introducing cutting edge research in progress and outstanding that do not have yet a comprehensive evaluation as full papers but still suppose a contribution in the domain of information systems and technologies for emergency management (6-7 pages, LNCS format).

  • Demo papers presenting new developments in emergency management and policy making, discussing approaches, methods, tools, (best) practices and standards. These papers should focus on practical issues and concerns and raise challenges for future research, and will be reviewed to the highest practice-oriented standards (4 pages, LNCS format).

Important Days

31-May-2017 12-June-2017: Paper Submission Deadline

26-June-2017 19-July-2017: Authors' Notification

10-July-2017 29-July-2017: FINAL Camera-Ready Paper

Additional Information

All papers should be written in English and submitted electronically in PDF format through the conference system

You can download the LNCS format.

Every submitted paper will be evaluated by at least three members of the program committee. Accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings, to appear in the Springer series “Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing” (LNBIP). Final publication in the proceedings is conditioned to the registration to the conference of at least one author of the paper.

Indicative Topics

Information Systems and Simulation for Humanitarian Operations

SaaS Applications for Crisis Management and Response

Data, Information and Knowledge Management

Intelligent Systems

Data Mining and Big Data Analytics for Crisis Management

Robotics in the Context of Crisis Management

Information Systems Infrastructures for Crisis Management

Case Studies and Reflective Studies

Ethical, Legal and Social Issues

Serious Games

Mobile Applications

Information Systems for Risk Assessment and Analysis During Crisis Management Operations

Information Systems Integration and Interoperability


Organizing Committee

Ioannis Dokas, Democritus University of Thrace, Greece (

Chihab Hanachi, University Toulouse 1, IRIT Laboratory, France (

Narjes Bellamine Ben Saoud, Institut Supérieur d'Informatique (ISI) & RIADI Laboratory, Tunisia (

Julie Dugdale, Universitè Pierre Mendès Franc & Laboratoire d'Informatique de Grenoble, France (