Call for Papers: Planning, Foresight and Risk Analysis

Conference theme: Getting ready for the unexpected – IS for Crisis Management in a complex and uncertain world
Conference Dates: May 24-27 2015

TRACK 3: Planning, Foresight and Risk Analysis

Download this call for papers: 03-ISCRAM2015_Planning & Foresight_CfP

Introduction to the track

We are interested in any approaches or methodologies for Planning, Foresight, and Risk analysis that would aid in the improvement of any Emergency
Preparedness or Management Process. This would include the integration of the results into other phases such as mitigation, detection, evaluation, response, and
recovery. Of particular interest are improved methods and ways to integrate volunteer individuals, decision makers, civilian, responders and local
organizations into planning, foresight and/or risk analysis activities. This includes planning for adding these participatory resources to any phase of Emergency
Preparedness and Management. Case studies are very welcome provided they contain insights for potential improvements in any aspects of planning or
foresight in Emergency Management. Improving the effectiveness of collaborative planning, resiliency, and actual collaboration among the many
diverse organizations involved in emergency situations is also a valid topic. In this sense, new forecasting approaches for anticipating and analyzing potential
cascading effects and supporting multi-risk analysis in crisis situations will be very welcomed. These methodological efforts will be especially adequate for the
subject of the track when they integrate both quantitative and qualitative data and are aimed at improving the emergency planning process.

Track topics

  • Mitigation options in Planning
  • Foresight/Forecasting Methods and Systems
  • Elicitation and analysis of risk information
  • Determining and estimating future threats
  • Use of Information systems for predicting risks
  • Forecasting methods for analyzing cascading effects in crisis situations
  • Quantitative and qualitative data integration for supporting Risk Analysis
  • Planning of new systems and methodologies
  • Scenario generation methods as planning and/or training tools
  • Foresight, Planning, and Risk Analysis integration
  • Citizen Participation into Emergency Planning Activities

Track Chair and Co-Chairs

Murray Turoff*
New Jersey Institute of Technology

Victor A. Bañuls
Pablo de Olavide University

José Canós Cerdá
Universitat Politècnica de València