The ISCRAM 2015 conference, 24-27 May in Kristiansand, Norway, will provide a platform that stimulates discussions and strives to find answers that enable the design of information systems for better crisis and emergency management.
AT ISCRAM 2015, the OGC and Fraunhofer IOSB workshop, Geospatial ICT Support for Crisis Management and Response, will be held on the afternoon of May 24, 2015.
Call for participation
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.
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.
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.
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
representatives of both communities may participate to the workshop also
without submission of a scenario.
deadline for submissions is February 15th, 2015
Please plan to attend, and send your scenarios to the workshop co-chairs:
Dr. Thomas Usländer, Fraunhofer IOSB
Head of Department Information Management and Production Control (ILT) thomas.uslaender [at] iosb.fraunhofer.de
Dr. Ingo Simonis, Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC)
Director of Interoperability Programs and Science
isimonis [at] opengeospatial.org