19th International Conference on Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management
Tarbes, France
May 22- May 25, 2022

ISCRAM is a forum where researchers and practitioners from all around the world meet every year to share experiences and raise challenges in all the aspects related to the design, development, and use of information systems to improve the management of crisis and disaster situations. The 19th International Conference on Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management is co-organized by the National School of Engineers of Tarbes and ISCRAM Organisation and it will be held in Tarbes, France on 22-25 May, 2022.

The main thematic of ISCRAM 2022 is:

“The future vision of large-scale CRISIS management in a post COVID world”

The COVID-19 pandemic and its negative economic and social impact have cruelly highlighted the limitations of traditional crisis management mechanisms and practices facing this type of crisis within a human society that is evolving faster than its risk and security management practices. A lot of lessons are learnt, and feedback reports pointed out the lack of suitable plans, proactivity, training, resources, computerized tools, etc. ISCRAM 2022 will focus on shaping the future of large-scale CRISIS Management by studying issues, feedback, and potential solutions addressing more proactivity, accurate prediction, supply chain management, planning, social aspects, communication, cross countries collaboration, etc.

ISCRAM 2022 focus will not be limited to pandemics crisis, but it will promote research and development, exchange of knowledge and deployment of information systems for crisis management, including the social, technical and practical aspects of all information and communication systems used or to be used in all phases of management of different emergencies, disasters and crises.

ISCRAM 2022 is an opportunity for worldwide stakeholders to think together on new processes and information systems able to organize knowledge, make sense of it, increase decision-making and control, involve citizens, and extract value from data for the new kind of low-expected and high-impacting large-scale crisis. The aim is to promote and facilitate cooperation among all stakeholders involved in this domain, including researchers, practitioners and professionals, technical experts and other experts and policy makers.

Topics of interest to ISCRAM 2022 include, but are not limited to: crisis informatics, geographic information systems (GIS), operational planning, human-computer interaction, humanitarian information management, situation awareness, visual analytics, social media, serious games and more.

Tracks & Workshops


Track 01: Applications, Tools and Components for Crisis Management
Track 02: Analytical Modeling and Simulation
Track 03: Usability and Universal Design of ICT for Emergency Management
Track 04: Visions for Future Crisis Management
Track 05: Enhancing‌ ‌Protection‌ ‌of‌ ‌Critical‌ ‌Infrastructures
Track 06: Technologies for First Responders
Track 07: Disaster Public Health and Healthcare Informatics
Track 08: Command & Control Studies
Track 09: Social Media for Crisis Management
Track 10: Geospatial Technologies and Geographic Information Science for Crisis Management (GIS)
Track 11: Reimagining ethical, legal, and social issues in a COVID era
Track 12: AI and Intelligent Systems for Crises and Risks
Track 13: Data and resilience: opportunities and challenges
Track 14: Open Track

Best papers will be selected to be published in a special issue of the Journal of Contingencies and Crisis Management (Impact Factor: 4.391) as well as other indexed journals.
All ISCRAM proceedings are indexed in Scopus and shared on ISCRAM digital library.

Workshops / Tutorials / Demos

Workshop 01: Systemic Risk Assessment and Management
Organized by: Jose Julio Gonzalez and Colin Eden

Workshop 02: Intelligent Crisis Management Technologies (ICMT) : Big Data Analytics and AI for Disaster Risk Reduction
Organized by: Anastassios Karakostas, Stefanos Vrochidis, Claudio Rossi, Evangelos Sdongos, Spyridon Kintzios, Maike Overmeyer, Katerina Margariti, and Krishna Chandramouli

Workshop 03: Listening to listeners: current approaches and challenges in using social media as a source of information
Organized by: Lucia Castro Herrera and Terje Gjøsæter

Workshop 04: Crisis Anticipation : concepts, methods and systems
Organized by: Agnès Voisard and Christian Després

Tutorial: Trust and reliability of social data for crisis management and analysis
Organized by: Valentina Dragos, Delphine Battistelli, and Farah Benamara

Demo 01: Criz’Innov: Towards tomorrow’s Crisis Cell
Organized by: Sébastien Truptil

Demo 02: Augmented Reality for operational support and improved situational awareness
Organized by: Guillaume INGLESE

Demo 03: EGCERSIS – Crisis management training in virtual reality
Organized by: Robin Batard & Frederick Benaben

Camera Ready

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Important dates

Conference dates: 22 – 25 May 2022

Main Conference / Workshops
● Core papers submission: January 25th 2022. Extended to January 27th 2022, 23:59.
● Core papers notification: March 2nd 2022.

● Wip papers submission: January 25th 2022. Extended to January 27th 2022, 23:59.
● Wip Authors notification: March 2nd 2022.

● Practitioners papers submission: January 25th 2022. Extended to January 27th 2022, 23:59.
● Practitioners papers Authors notification: March 2nd 2022.

● Registration early deadline (authors): March 15th 2022.

● Doctoral Symposium: May 22th 2022.
● Pre-conference (Workshops): May 22th 2022.
● Social events: May 25th 2022.

Keynote Speakers

ISCRAM 2022 is proud to be able to offer conference attendees the opportunity to attend a series of dynamic Keynote Talks presented by experienced researchers and active practitioners with significant expertise in crisis and disaster management.

Pr. Christian Reuter
"20 Years of Crisis Informatics: Citizens’ and Authorities’ Attitudes Towards Social Media for Public Safety and Security"

Pr. Gyöngyi Kovács
"Humanitarian Logistics for Pandemic Response"

Christian Reuter is Professor at Technical University of Darmstadt. His chair Science and Technology for Peace and Security (PEASEC) in the Department of Computer Science combines computer science with peace and security research. On the intersection of the disciplines (A) Cyber Security and Privacy, (B) Peace and Conflict Studies as well as (C) Human-Computer Interaction, he and his team specifically address (1) Peace Informatics and technical Peace Research, (2) Crisis Informatics and Information Warfare as well as (3) Usable Safety, Security and Privacy. As author and reviewer (since 2009) as well as co-track chair (since 2015) he has been involved in ISCRAM for more than one decade. (www.peasec.de/team/reuter)

Gyöngyi Kovács is the Erkko Professor in Humanitarian Logistics, and the Subject Head of Supply Chain Management and Social Responsibility at the Hanken School of Economics, in Helsinki, Finland. She is a founding Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Humanitarian Logistics and Supply Chain Management (JHLSCM) and is on the editorial board of several other journals. She was the first Director of the Humanitarian Logistics and Supply Chain Research Institute (HUMLOG Institute) and has published extensively in the areas of humanitarian logistics and sustainable supply chain management. She was awarded humanitarian logistics researcher of the year 2020 by the American Logistics Aid Network ALAN. Currently, she is leading a Horizon 2020 (EU) COVID-19 project called “HERoS” (Health Emergency Response in Interconnected Systems).

Pr. Keri K. Stephens
"Communication, Technology, & Trust in the Future of Crisis Management"

Mr. Gregory Allione
"Crisis Management from FRENCH Practitioners Perspectives"

Keri K. Stephens, PhD, is a Professor in Organizational Communication Technology, a Distinguished Teaching Professor, Co-Director of Technology, Information, & Policy Institute, and she directs the OPTICLab in the Moody College of Communication at The University of Texas at Austin. Her research program examines the role of technology in organizational practices and organizing processes, especially in contexts of crisis, disaster, and health. She has authored over 100 articles appearing in research journals, proceedings, and books, and her two most recent books are the national-level, award-winning book New Media in Times of Crisis (2019, Routledge), and the two-time, national-level, award-winning book Negotiating Control: Organizations and Mobile Communication (2018, Oxford University Press). Prior to academia, she used her BS in biochemistry degree and worked in the fields of environmental chemistry, biopharmaceutical analysis, and laboratory robotics.

Gregory Allione is the General Controller, Departmental Director of the Fire and Rescue Service of the Bouches-du-Rhône, France. "Like most of us, I was a volunteer firefighter in my village, in one of these communal rescue centers where we enjoy meeting up and getting involved. I was barely 17 years old." Originally from the Var, he became a volunteer fireman in 1989, then a professional in 1997. He joined the board of directors of the Federation in 2003, then left the federal authorities in 2010 to serve the State and carry the voice of firefighters. He thus became social advisor to the Director General of Civil Security and Crisis Management, then civil security advisor to the Minister of the Interior in 2012. In October 2014, he is appointed chief of corps, departmental director of Bouches-du-Rhône. He is again elected to the Federation's Board of Directors in September 2015 and then joined the Executive Committee as Vice President in charge of strengthening the role of firefighters in civil security and crisis management. He has been President of the Federation since October 12, 2018 and as such he sits on the national governance bodies of fire and rescue services (National Commission of Fire and Rescue Services, National Council of Volunteer Firefighters, Association for the Loyalty and Recognition Benefit, Monitoring Committee of the National Sdis-SAMU Reference System).

Joint Events

Social Events
Lourdes is a frensh town in the Pyrenean foothills and one of the world’s most frequently visited pilgrimage sites.

Website: Lourdes

Château Bouscassé is one of the most famous wineries and vineyards in France.

Website: Château Bouscassé

Grottes de Bétharram are one of the most beautiful caves of Europe.

Website: Grottes de Bétharram

Les Galoppins are one of the most beautiful caves of Europe.

Website: Les Galoppins (adress: 8bis Av. des Forges, 65000 Tarbes)


Conference chairs
● Hedi Karray, INP-ENIT, France
● Antonio De Nicola, ENEA, Italy

Program chairs
● Nada Matta, UTT, France
● Hemant Purohit, George Mason University, USA

Workshop co-chairs
● Anne-Marie Barthe, IMT Mines Albi, France
● Chihab Hanachi, University Toulouse 1, France

DEMO & POSTER co-chairs
● Linda Elmhadbi, INSA Lyon, France
● Terje Gjøsæter, Oslo Metropolitan University, Norway

Doctoral Colloquium Chairs
● Kathleen Moore, James Madison University, USA
● Audrey Fertier, IMT Mines Albi, France

Publicity and Communication chairs
● Linda Elmhadbi, INSA Lyon, France
● Aurelie Montarnal, IMT Mines Albi, France
● Arkopaul Sarkar, INP-ENIT, France
● Aidin Sumic, INP-ENIT, France

Conference Local Management and Logistics
● Bernard Archimede, INP-ENIT, France

Advisory Board
● Frederik Benaben, IMT Mines Albi, France
● Christopher Zobel, Virginia Tech, USA
● Kees Boersma, Netherlands
● Caroline Rizza, France

Final Program

The final global program of ISCRAM 2022 can be downloaded here.
The detailed program of ISCRAM 2022 can be downloaded here.


HOW TO REACH ENIT (47, avenue d'Azereix - BP 1629 - 65016 Tarbes CEDEX)

By road
✓ Turn right towards Tarbes Town Centre at the first roundabout, then go straight ahead until you reach the university roundabout , then follow the signs to the university campus.
✓ The entrance to the university campus is a few metres further along on your left (drive past the Observatory and then take the first on the right to access the car park next to the gymnasium).
✓ ENIT can also be reached through the Place de l'Ingénieur entrance by driving a few hundred metres down the Avenue d'Azereix.

By air
✓ Tarbes-Ossun-Lourdes Airport (8 km from the campus): once arrived, you can take a taxi or hire a car.
✓ Pau-Pyrenees Airport (45 km from the campus): once arrived, you can take shuttle buses or train to Tarbes (https://m.ter.sncf.com/occitanie/) or hire a car.
✓ Toulouse-Blagnac Airport (162 km from the campus): once arrived, you can take the bus or tramawy from the airport to the SNCF (https://www.toulouse.aeroport.fr/en/transports/public-transport), and then take Shuttle buses or train to Tarbes (https://m.ter.sncf.com/occitanie/) or hire a car.

Public transport
✓ Grand Tarbes bus network: T3 goes from the downtown to the university campus.

Your Covid-19 questions answered here.


The Conference Organisation does not manage hotel reservations, but recommends you to stay at a hotel from the list below.

Hotel name
Le REX Hôtel ★ ★ ★ ★
99 € (Breakfast included)
72€ (Breakfast included)
Hôtel FOCH ★ ★ ★
70 € (Breakfast included)
www.hotel-foch.eu [hotelfoch@gmail.com]
Hôtel La Croix Blanche ★ ★
62€ (Breakfast included)
Le Nex2 Hôtel ★ ★
60€ (Breakfast included)

To take advantage of these discounts, a promotional code will be sent to authors by email.