Track 10 – Short Paper

Next Generation, Secure Cloud-based Pan-European Information System for Enhanced Disaster Awareness

Maike Kuhnert, Christian Wietfeld, Olivier Paterour, Alexander Georgiev, Katrina Petersen, Monika Büscher, Jens Pottebaum


Information management in disaster situations is challenging, yet critical for efficient response and recovery. Today information flows are difficult to establish, partial, redundant, overly complex… Continue reading

Humanitarian Value Stream Mapping: Application to the EBOLA Outbreak

Laura Laguna Salvadó, Matthieu Lauras, Tina Comes


Humanitarian Supply Chain Management serves as bridge between needs and aid provided. Flows of goods and information connect the field to headquarters, distribution to procurement, beneficiaries to donors. The problems of decision-making,… Continue reading

Insights from an ethnographic study of a foreign response team during the EBOLA Outbreak in Liberia

Jonas Landgren


Organizing response operations during large-scale and complex disasters requires an ability to meet and adapt to sudden changes of plans. This paper presents descriptive accounts from an ethnographic field study of the work of a foreign Ebola… Continue reading

Towards a taxonomy of crisis management simulation tools

Anne-Marie Barthe-Delanoë, Sébastien Truptil, Frédérick Bénaben


Experimentation is an essential element to improve crisis management and to assess crisis management tools. Unfortunately, for the moment, real crisis management experimentations are episodic and generally focus on a specific geographical and/or… Continue reading