Information Systems Frontiers Journal
Call for Papers: SPECIAL ISSUE ON
“DISASTER MANAGEMENT AND INFORMATION SYSTEMS:
insights to emerging challenges”
Disaster Management (DM) is a complex set of interrelated activities. The activities are often knowledge intensive and time sensitive. The information systems (IS) community continues to make a significant contribution to enhancing the use of technologies to support disaster management by identifying and extending the relevant theories and paradigms that can be brought to bear on the adoption and diffusion of IS for disaster management. An earlier special issue of Information Systems Frontiers in 2010 made significant contributions in this space, highlighting the need for extending coordination theory (Janssen et al 2010), exposing the limits of several organizational theories (Bharosa et al 2010) and setting the scene to extend diffusion theories for DM Inter-organizational information systems (Fedorowick et al 2010). Lack of data standardization and semantics continue to hinder the interoperability of such systems. With the recent developments in semantic technologies, social media, big data technologies and related modeling frameworks, interoperability challenges can be tackled with new and added vigor. Ontologies and the metadata from multiple communities can be used to share and integrate information, providing enhanced interoperability between the multiple community networks and facilitating broader collaboration in disaster settings.
The objective of this special issue is to encourage and renew research in IS and DM with a fresh perspective of suitable semantic enrichment of interactions between various stakeholders across different IS platforms including social media and web based services. The IS research community is poised to address a number of new emerging data and information sharing challenges. For example, using the service oriented paradigm, one can create data and knowledge services that can promote adaptability, reusability and interoperability of services from a variety of sources. The purpose of this issue is to provide a forum for IS academics and DM practitioners to identify and share the issues, opportunities, and solutions that improve disaster management systems. A particular focus is on the view point of increased use of semantics to enhance information exchange services. We seek to provide a forum to disseminate work aiming to enhance disaster management systems from the perspective of combining semantics with services and with social media, and work that enhance the theoretical understanding of such systems and their use.
This special issue solicits the submission of high quality research papers concerning (but are not limited to) the following areas:
- DM Knowledge Diffusion
- Modelling DM Knowledge
- Decision Modelling Frameworks in DM
- End user and interface issues of Emergency Management IS services
- Emergency Management requirements analysis, modeling and design
- Modelling Emergency Management services
- Semantic technologies for Disaster Management services interoperability
Regulatory aspects of Disaster Management and IS
Social Media and Emergency Warning Systems/Services
- Granularity and complexity of Emergency Management services
- Modelling Human behavior in Emergency Management
- Agent based modeling for DM
- Prevention, Preparation, Response and Recovery
We invite high quality research papers which neither have been published previously nor under consideration currently for publication in any other journal or conference. Survey papers with superior quality are also invited in this area.
Paper submissions must conform to the format guidelines of Information Systems Frontiers available at: http://www.springer.com/business/business+information+systems/journal.
Submissions should be approximately 32 pages double spaced including references.
Call for papers: May 15, 2016
Submission deadline: December 1, 2016
Notification of first round reviews: February 15, 2017
Revised Manuscripts due: April 15, 2017
Second Round Notification: June 15, 2017
Final Version Due: July 15, 2017
Final Acceptance Notification: July 31, 2017
SPECIAL ISSUE EDITORS
Assoc. Professor Ghassan Beydoun, University of Wollongong, Australia, firstname.lastname@example.org
Assoc. Professor Dale Dominey-Howes, University of Sydney, Australia, email@example.com
Professor Sergio Dascalu, University Of Nevada, USA, firstname.lastname@example.org
Mr Andy Sheehan, State Emergency Services of Victoria, Australia, ANDREW.SHEEHAN@ses.vic.gov.au
SPECIAL ISSUE ASSOCIATE EDITORS
Professor Deborah Bunker, University of Sydney, Australia
Dr Steven Smith, Macquarie University, Australia
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