Call for papers: Command & Control Studies

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

TRACK 6: Command & Control Studies

Download this call for papers:06-ISCRAM2015_C2 studies_CfP

Introduction to the track

Command and Control systems are essential components of today’s crisis management operations. Where command and control is about
coordination and collaboration, C2 systems is a most important part of today’s crisis management to ensure lines of communication,
interorganizational cooperation, and organizational resilience and agility. This area concerns use of technology, networks, situation
reporting, best practice, common operational picture, situation room, etc. It stretches from the operational level to strategic level of control.
It involves information gathering, planning, orientation, decisionmaking, acting, and feedback. Research on the effects of how people
use command and control technology is however limited and develops at a modest pace. This track invites qualitative and quantitative
studies as well as case studies of how new technologies and techniques affect the way command and control is exercised. We also
welcome contributions concerning new methods for evaluating C2 performance in crisis management. In the context of command and
control, efforts to improve knowledge about the effects of new technology should be encouraged. Another important area to which we
welcome contributions concern how C2 is exercised and assessed in theatre, regarding interoperability and multinational operations. This
includes replication of earlier studies, case studies, methodological contributions that can be of help in evaluating and understanding
command and control, experimental studies and qualitative studies.
The common focus is humans working in complex, dynamic situations using different forms of technology to support the task of command
and control. Studies may concern individual decision-makers as well as teams or organizations.

Track topics

  • Field tests of C2 Systems
  • Studies (quantitative, qualitative, and case studies)
  • Research on organizational agility, C2 agility, and resilience
  • Assessment methods for C2
  • Methods for evaluating C2 systems
  • Simulation studies concerning C2 systems
  • Microworld/Scaled world studies concerning C2 systems
  • Problems and issues in the use of C2 systems
  • Command and Control at the local level
  • Studies of situation reporting practices
  • Situation room technologies

Track Chair and Co-Chairs

Björn JE Johansson, PhD *
*Corresponding Chair
Linköping University

Peter Berggren
Swedish Defence Research Agency

Jonas Landgren, MSc, PhD
Chalmers University of Technology
Department of Applied IT