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ICT-DM 2014 : The First IEEE International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies for Disaster Management


When Mar 24, 2014 - Mar 25, 2014
Where Algiers, Algeria
Submission Deadline Oct 7, 2013
Notification Due Dec 1, 2013
Final Version Due Dec 16, 2013
Categories    pervasive computing   disaster management   wireless and mobile computing   geographic information systems

Call For Papers

ICT-DM'2014 is the inaugural edition for a new conference event on the use of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in Disaster Management. The conference aims to bring together academics and practitioners who are involved in the emergency services, emergency planning, disaster management and allied professions, to learn about latest developments, share research, experiences and information about this area.

Disasters are events that cause dramatic losses of life and property and disrupt the normal functioning of the economy and society on a large scale. Disaster management is multifaceted process for developing strategies to reduce the impact of disasters and provide assistance to affected populations. Disaster management involves information- and communication-intensive activities before, during and after disaster strikes. The revolutionary potential of ICTs lies in their ability to instantly and continuously facilitate rapid communication and flow of information, capital, ideas, people and products. Because of this potential, ICTs have made incredible leaps in their usefulness for many application areas and this makes everyone agrees to consider that they have the potential to revolutionize the disaster management area too.

The conference will include paper presentations describing original work on the current state of research and practices in technologies and systems for prevention, preparation, response and recovery of disasters. The themes include (but are not limited to) emergency communication, collaboration and coordination, decision enhancement systems, security and privacy, geo-information and space technologies, multi-sensor data collection, information dissemination and early warning and standardization efforts.

There will also be invited presentations by experts from academia, industry, and government as well as special sessions dedicated to case studies, demonstrations and experiences based on pragmatic approaches. This way, the conference will provide a forum for supporting and encouraging both academic researchers, as well as practitioners involved in practice-focused research.

ICT-DM’2014 aims to bring together academics and practitioners who are involved in emergency services, ad hoc planning, disaster recovery, etc., to learn about the latest research developments, share experiences and information about this area and develop recommendations.

Authors are invited to submit manuscripts that present original unpublished research on using ICTs for detection, prevention, preparation, response and recovery of disasters. There will also be invited presentations by experts from academia, industry, and government as well as special sessions dedicated to case studies, demonstrations and experiences based on pragmatic approaches. This way, the conference will provide a forum for supporting and encouraging both academic researchers, as well as practitioners involved in applied‐focused research.

The conference topics include (but are not limited):

Communication systems for disaster management
Infrastructures, technologies and services for distributed crisis management teams and organizations
Mobile and wireless communication networks
Hastily formed networks (MANETs, Mesh, VANETs, Sensor, …)
Opportunistic communications
Multi-platform and multi-sensor data collection
Infrastructure protection and security
Interoperability of heterogeneous systems

Coordination and collaboration technologies and systems for disaster management
Collaborative information systems architectures, frameworks, technologies
Collaborative decision-making under stress, time pressure and limited resources
Service Oriented Architectures for collaboration
Ontology approaches
Contextual and situation-based collaboration
Security and privacy concerns in information sharing
Cloud computing for disaster management
Pervasive and mobile computing
Social media and networks for participation and collaboration
Modeling and simulation of collaboration

Data/information management and analysis for disaster management
Querying and filtering on heterogeneous, multi-source streaming disaster data
Human-system interactive information extraction
Uncertainty and possibly adversity in data handling and delivery
Context-awareness information analysis and extraction
Data mining from multiple information and huge sources
Mining and making decisions on time-evolving and uncertain data
Crowd sourcing
Trust and information credibility in social networks
Damage and loss assessment
Post disaster needs assessment

Geo-Information technologies for disaster management
Geospatial information technology and geo-collaboration
Situation awareness
Web mapping and Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
Integration of data: building information models (BIM) and GIS
Standardization developments (models, icons, symbols)
Visualization and visual analytics
Evacuation and rescue geo-planning
Open source data and space based resources to support disaster management

Preparation and mitigation for managing disasters
Prediction and early warning
Remote sensing
Risk assessment, modeling and simulation tools for crisis situations
Healthcare crisis information systems
Multimedia-based communication skills for citizens and civil servants
E-government and population education

Practices for risk reduction and rapid response in developing countries
ICT in emergency planning and civil protection
Case studies, particular incidents and learned lessons
Benchmark and case studies in e-governance for disaster management
Case studies of the use of social media and networks
Innovative uses of technologies adapted to the readiness status of developing countries


ICT-DM'2014 includes a Demo session to promote applied research and applications, as well as facilitate collaborations between industrial and academia members interested in the use of ICT for disaster management. Demo submissions must be based on an implemented and tested system that pursues one or more innovative ideas in the interest areas of the ICT-DM'2014 conference.

Authors are invited to submit a 2-page extended abstract describing the main contributions of the demo using the IEEE conference proceedings format (8.5" x 11", Two-Column):

SUBMIT YOUR DEMO PAPER via EasyChair Conference System

A best demo award will be distributed during this event.

Important Dates:
Demo submission deadline: December 23, 2013
Demo notification: January 20, 2014

Extended version of selected high-quality papers will be published in one of the following special issues:

- International Journal of Information and Communication Technology (IJICT)
- International Journal of Information Technology and Management (IJITM)
- Springer Journal of Scalable Computing

Honorary Chair
Nadjib Badache, CERIST, Algeria

General Chairs
Aris M. Ouksel, University of Illinois at Chicago, USA
Nadia Nouali-Taboudjemat, CERIST, Algeria

Steering committee
Nadjib Badache, CERIST, Algeria
Ladjel Belatreche, ENSMA Poitiers, France
Aris M. Ouksel, University of Illinois at Chicago, USA
Omar Nouali, CERIST, Algeria
Nadia Nouali-Taboudjemat, CERIST, Algeria

Local Organizing Committee
Abderazek Seba
Ahcène Bendjoudi
Ali Benssam
Hocine Saadi
Imane Benkhelifa
Malika Silhadi-Mehdi
Nadir Bouchama
Omar Nouali
Rachid Belkada
Said Yahiaoui
Souad Benmeziane
Tinhinane Bencherif
Yacine Belhoul

Abdelmadjid Bouabdallah,University of Technology of Compiegne (UTC), France
Abdeslem Boukhtouta,Defence Scientist, Canada
Abdessamed Réda Ghomari,LMCS, ESI, Algeria
Ahcène Bendjoudi, CERIST, Algeria
Al-Sakib Khan Pathan, International Islamic University Malaysia, Malaysia
Amar Bala, ESI, Algeria
Antoine Bagula, Cape Town University, South Africa
Aris M. Ouksel, University of Illinois at Chicago, USA
Azeddine Bilami, University of Batna, Algeria
Azzedine Maredj, CERIST, Algeria
Barbara Theilen-Willige, Berlin University of Technology, Germany
Beldjilali Bouziane, University of Oran, Algeria
Chafika Benzaid, USTHB University, Algeria
Chihab Hanachi, IRIT, University of Toulouse 1, France
Christopher Brewster, Aston University, UK
Christos A. Papageorgiou, University of Patras, Greece
Djamal Benslimane, University of Lyon 1, France
Djamel Bouchaffra, CDTA, Algeria
Djamel Djenouri, CERIST, Algeria
Djamel Eddine Zegour, ESI, Algeria
Djillali Benouar, USTHB, Algeria
Domenico Potena, Universita’ Politecnica delle Marche, Italy
Driss Aboutajdine, CNRST, Morocco
Duncan Shaw, Warwick University, UK
Einar Bjørgo, UNOSAT, Switzerland
Ernesto Damiani, Universita' degli Studi di Milano, Italy
Fadila Bentayeb, University of Lyon 2, France
Fatma Zohra Bessai-Mechmache, CERIST, Algeria
Francesco Archetti, Universita di Milano-Bicocca, Italy
Ghalem Belalem, University of Oran, Algeria
Habiba Drias, USTHB, Algeria
Hassina Aliane, CERIST, Algeria
Heiko Paulheim, University of Mannheim, Germany
Hichem Besbes, University of Carthage, Tunisia
José H. Canós Cerdá, Universitat Politecnica de Valencia, Spain
José Ramiro Martínez de Dios, University of Seville, Spain
Juan (Jen) Li, North Dakota State University, USA
Karim Meziane, CERIST, Algeria
Kheddouci Hamamache, University of Lyon 1, France
Mahfoud Benchaiba, USTHB, Algeria
Mahmoud Boufaida, University of Constantine 2, Algeria
Malek Boualem, Orange Labs, France
Malika Boukala-Ioualalen, USTHB University, Algeria
Malika Silhadi-Mehdi, CERIST, Algeria
Marco Zennaro, Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics, Italy
Tina Comes, University of Agder, Norway
Milica Stojmenovic, Swinburne University of Technology, Australia
Mohamed Ahmed Nacer, USTHB, Algeria
Mohamed Bettaz, ESI, Algeria
Mohammed Erradi, Mohamed V-Souissi University, Morocco
Mohand Boughanem, IRIT, France
Mohand-Said Hacid, Université Lyon 1, France
Mokrane Bouzeghoub, Versailles Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines University, France
Mouloud Koudil, ESI, Algeria
Murali Raman, Multimedia University Malaysia, Malaysia
Murray Jennex, San Diego State University, USA
Muthoni Masinde, Central University of Technology, South Africa
Nadjib Badache, CERIST, Algeria
Nadia Nouali-Taboudjemat,CERIST,Algeria
Naim Kapucu, University of Central Florida, USA
Nikos Karacapilidis, University of Patras, Greece
Nomusa Dlodlo,CSIR, South Africa
Nourdine Badji, Risques & Developpement, France
N. Jaisankar, V.I.T. University, India
Omar Al-Kadi, University of Jordan, Jordan
Omar Boussaid, University of Lyon 2, France
Omar Khemici, EQECAT, USA.
Omar Nouali, CERIST, Algeria
Oriol Sallent, UPC, Spain
Rahim Kacimi, University of Toulouse, France
Raphael Couturier, University of Franche Comte, France
Roman Tandlich, Rhodes University, South Africa
Saïd Gharout, Orange Labs, France
Samee Ullah Khan, North Dakota State University, USA
Samira Moussaoui, USTHB, Algeria
Sergio Toral Marin, University of Sevilla, Spain
Shu-Ching Chen, Florida International University, USA
Sidi Mohamed Benslimane, University of Sidi Bel Abbes, Algeria
Sidi Mohammed Senouci, University of Bourgogne, France
Simin Nadjm-Tehrani, Linköping University, Sweden
Sisi Zlatanova, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands
Sofia Tsekeridou, Athens Information Technology, Greece
Soufiene Djahel University College Dublin, Ireland
Stefan Sackmann, University of Halle-Wittenberg, Germany
Yamine Ait Ameur, IRIT-ENSEEIHT, Toulouse, France
Yao-Nan Lien, National Chengchi University, Taiwan
Zaia Alimazighi, USTHB, Algeria
Zakaria Maamar, Zayed University, UAE
Zizette Boufaida, University of Constantine 2, Algeria

Abdelghani Krinah
Abdelraouf Ouadjaout
Abel Gómez
Ali Benssam
Boukhedouma Saida
Boukli Hacene Sofiane
El-Amine Ameur
El-Hassane Aglzim
Hadia Mosteghanemi
Hichem Sedjemaci
Hsin-Yu Ha
Imane Benkhelifa
Lynda Aliouane
Mª Carmen Penadés
Manel Khelifi
Messaoud Doudou
Mezioud Chaker
Miloud Bagaa
Mohamed Aissani
Mohamed Amine Kafi
Mohamed Guerroumi
Nadia Abdat
Nadir Bouchama
Noureddine Lasla
Slimane Larabi
Souad Benmeziane
Yassine Djouadi
Yimin Yang
Zahid Mahmood
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