[ok-scotland] Deadline extension: Work in Progress papers: Intelligent and Semantic Web Systems for Crisis Response and Management

Fiona McNeill f.mcneill at hw.ac.uk
Thu Feb 7 13:55:08 UTC 2019

Apologies for cross-posting


The deadline for Work in Progress (WiPe) papers has been extended to
February 15h 2019.

**Call for Papers**: Intelligent and Semantic Web Systems for Crisis
Response and Management at the International Conference for Crisis Response
and Management (ISCRAM) in Valencia, Spain, 20-22 May 2019.



The aim of this track is to bring together state-of-the-art works on crisis
information systems that exhibit some degree of intelligent behaviour.
Intelligent systems have for many years now been at the forefront of
empowering crisis managers, citizens and communities through advanced
information systems.

Providing adequate information management and decision support during a
crisis situation makes exacting demands on the information systems
employed. Acquiring, filtering, organizing, representing, reasoning with
and distributing relevant information to the right stakeholders at the
right time and in the right format is a challenging and complex task.
Intelligent and Semantic Web systems provide a way of managing this
complexity, for example by accessing and assessing data from multiple
online sources. Such systems may be deployed to help emergency responders
to maintain community resilience, to enhance their preparedness, to manage
the crisis or to implement the recovery.

Intelligent systems will display some ability to reason, perceive, learn or
act intelligently in their environments; and they may have proactive,
reactive, autonomous and/or social aspects. Techniques from Artificial
Intelligence, the Semantic Web and associated domains may be employed to
develop such robust and adaptable information management and decision
support systems.  This track welcomes contributions to the theory,
methodology and practice of developing and evaluating intelligent systems
in the context of crisis response and management.

TRACK TOPICS INCLUDE, but are not limited to

- Intelligent context-aware modelling and processing

- Intelligent agents and distributed problem solving

- Applications of the Semantic Web and linked data to crisis management

- Development and applications of ontologies and knowledge graphs for crisis

- Intelligent user interfaces

- Smart cities and smart environments

- Rescue robotics and Humanitarian UAVs

- Case studies featuring the application of AI techniques

- Human-AI interaction and human-aware AI for crisis management

- Intelligent training systems

- Agent based modeling and social simulation as a decision making tool

- Adaptive and self organizing systems

- Machine learning and deep learning applications

- Vision recognition

- Intelligent mapping

- Knowledge representation, discovery and reasoning

- Planning and scheduling

- Social intelligence

- Automatic negotiation of trust and analysis of provenance information

- Optimization and heuristics

- Intelligent behaviour in wireless sensor networks

- Applications based on blockchain and distributed ledgers technologies


We intend to have two different aspects to the track organization during
the conference.  The first will be standard paper presentation to outline
the state of the art in the field.

The second will focus on building networks and cross-disciplinary
collaborations with a view to facilitating future work in the track.  This
will consist of themed discussion groups organised via Well Sorted (
https://www.well-sorted.org).  Attendees enter one or more topics of
personal interest within the theme and then, once all topics are entered,
sort them into what they believe are areas of overlapping interest.  The
system then creates themed groups. We will ask accepted authors to input
their topics before the conference, and in the days leading up to and
during the conference will promote this event to all conference attendees
to give everyone with any interest in the theme a chance to participate and
to increase awareness of and interest in the track. We hope this will be
particularly useful to engage practitioners, students and others who may
feel they don’t have much to offer the theme from a technical point of view
but have relevant views about the crisis domain challenges and can bring a
broad scope to the discussions. The general discussions within the themed
groups will focus on: 1) how can intelligent systems improve crisis
management?, and 2) what are the potential drawbacks and ethical issues of
using intelligent and automated systems?  More specific themes will emerge
during the grouping process.


We accept both core research (CoRe) papers and work in progress (WiPe)
papers.  CoRe papers should be 4000-8000 words and WiPe papers should be
3000-6000 words.  Unsuccessful papers may, if judged to have sufficient
relevance, be accepted as posters, and unsuccessful CoRe papers may, if
appropriate, be invited to resubmit as WiPe papers.

Full Research and Insight Papers

Submission deadline: December 1st, 2018

Decision notification: January 7th, 2019

WiPe (Short) Papers

Submission deadline: **February 15th**, 2019

Decision notification: March 8th, 2019

For further details on format and to submit a paper, go to:


Julie Dugdale, University Grenoble Alps, France.

Fiona McNeill, Heriot-Watt University, UK.

Francisco José Quesada Real, University of Edinburgh, UK.

Hemant Purohit, George Mason University, USA.
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