Workshop: Geospatial ICT Support for Crisis Management and Response

Workshop agenda

Call for participation

Efficient crisis response and management requires well-informed actors and stakeholders and effective means for communication and policy enforcement. A secure and dependable geospatial information and communication technology (ICT) infrastructure may be an indispensable aid if it is tailored to the needs of the respective risk and crisis management phases and the various users.

During an ISCRAM 2015 workshop experts of the risk and crisis management community will meet software architects and engineers of the geospatial domain. It shall launch a discussion forum between ISCRAM and the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC), especially its Emergency and Disaster Management (EDM) domain working group.


You are invited to contribute to this workshop by providing a one page scenario description out of the crisis and response management domain which will finally be entered into a use case server at according to a pre-defined template. The scenario shall be written from a user’s and/or stakeholder’s point of view, but motivate and claim an urgent and challenging need for geospatial ICT support exceeding current capabilities in terms of functionality or quality. Furthermore, the scenario shall identify the actors, their roles, the geographic and temporal scope as well as the type of disaster.

A maximum of five authors will be selected to present and discuss their scenario at the workshop. ICT experts of the geospatial domain will present existing service and data model capabilities. A facilitated discussion will identify the requirements and map them to future ICT capabilities in the light of emerging technological trends.
Interested representatives of both communities may participate to the workshop also without submission of a scenario.

NEW Deadline for submissions: 22. February 2015. Notification of acceptance 2. March 2015.

Workshop organizers

Please send your contributions to the workshop co-chairs:

Dr. Thomas Usländer, Fraunhofer IOSB
Head of Department Information Management and Production Control (ILT)

Dr. Ingo Simonis, Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC)
Director of Interoperability Programs and Science