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ICT-DM 2017 : Fourth International Conference on

Information and Communication Technologies for
Disaster Management

December, 11-13, 2017 (Mnster, Germany)

Important dates:

Submission Deadline July 15, 2017

Notification Due September 15, 2017

Final Version Due October 1, 2017

ICT-DM2017 aims to bring together academics and practitioners who are involved in
emergency services, ad hoc planning, disaster recovery, etc., to learn about the latest
research developments, share experiences and information about this area and develop

Authors are invited to submit manuscripts that present original unpublished research on
using ICTs for detection, prevention, preparation, response and recovery of disasters. There
will also be invited presentations by experts from academia, industry, and government as
well as special sessions dedicated to case studies, demonstrations and experiences based on
pragmatic approaches. This way, the conference will provide a forum for supporting and
encouraging both academic researchers, as well as practitioners involved in applied-focused


Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following scope:

Big data analytics in disaster management

Cloud computing

Communication infrastructures, technologies and services for crisis management

Context-aware computing

Coordination, collaboration and decision support technologies and systems for

disaster management

Crowd sourcing

Cyber security

Cyber-physical systems

Data mining from multiple information and huge sources

Data/information management and analysis for disaster management

Disaster relief logistics


Evacuation and rescue geo-planning

Geo-Information technologies for disaster management

Human-system interactive information extraction

ICT-CDM technologies in developing countries

Internet of things for disaster and emergency management

Interoperability of heterogeneous systems

M2M communications management and operations

Mobile and wireless communication networks

Modeling and simulation tools for crisis and disaster situations

Ontology based approaches

Open source data and space based resources to support disaster management

Opportunistic communications

Pervasive and mobile computing

Performance measurement in disaster management

Prediction and early warning systems

Querying and filtering on heterogeneous, multi-source streaming disaster data

Remote sensing

Risk, damage and loss assessment

Security and privacy issues in information sharing

Sensor networks

Service Oriented Architectures

Situation awareness

Smart cities for disaster and emergency management

Social media and networks

UAVs for crisis and disaster management

Uncertainty and possibly adversity in data handling and delivery

Web mapping and Geographic Information Systems (GIS)

Other related topics in the domain of ICT-DM

Accepted and presented papers will be published in the conference proceedings and
submitted to IEEE Xplore as well as other Abstracting and Indexing (A&I) databases.

The keynotes will be held by:

Prof. Mark Haselkorn

Director of the Center for Collaborative Systems for Security, Safety, and Regional Resilience
(CoSSaR) at the University of Washington

Abdeslem Boukhtouta Ph.D.

Senior Defense Scientist at the Defence Research and Development Canada-CORA.


General Co-Chairs

Bernd Hellingrath, University of Muenster, Germany

Ivan Gojmerac, AIT Austrian Institute of Technology, Austria

Technical Program Committee Co-chairs

Adam Widera, University of Muenster, Germany

Oriol Sallent, Universitat Politcnica de Catalunya, Spain

Ahcne Bendjoudi, CERIST, Algeria

Proceedings Co-Chairs

Michael Middelhoff, University of Muenster, Germany

Sad Yahiaoui, CERIST, Algeria

Publicity Co-Chairs

Roelof van den Berg, University of Muenster, Germany

Amna Eleyan, Manchester Metropolitan University, UK

Kuo-Yu slayer Chuang, Geo Things, Taiwan

Nadir Bouchama, CERIST, Algeria

Steering Committee

Steering committee co-chairs

Nadia Nouali-Taboudjemat, CERIST, Algeria

Yassine Hadjadj-Aoul, University of Rennes 1, France

Steering committee members

Ahcne Bendjoudi, CERIST, Algeria

Aris M. Ouksel, University of Illinois at Chicago, USA

Ivan Gojmerac, AIT Austrian Institute of Technology, Austria

Nadjib Badache, CERIST, Algeria

Omar Nouali, CERIST, Algeria

Soufine Djahel, Manchester Metropolitan University, UK

Technical Program Committee

Abdeslem Boukhtouta, DRDC, CORA Canada

Ahmed Nacer Mohamed, Computer Science Department, USTHB University, Algeria

Ajay Kumar, University of Muenster, Germany

Ajay Kumar, University of Twente, Netherlands

Al-Sakib Khan Pathan, International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM), Malaysia

Alex Delis, University of Athens, Greece

Alexander Preinerstorfer, Austrian Institute of Technology, Austria

Amir Qayyum Mohammad Ali, Jinnah University, Pakistan

Andreas Prinz, University of Agder, Norway

Antonio De Nicola, ENEA, Italy

Bigomokero Antoine Bagula, University of Western Cape, South Africa

Bill Karakostas, VLTN GCV, Belgium

Christian Raffelsberger, Lakeside Labs, Austria

Christoph Ruggenthaler, Austrian Institute of Technology, Austria

Danco Davcev, Ss. Cyril and Methodius University, Macedonia

Djamal Benslimane, LIRIS, France

Domenico Potena, Universit Politecnica delle Marche, Italy

Erika Rosas, Universidad de Santiago de Chile, Chile

Ernesto Damiani, Universit degli Studi di Milano, Italy

Fadila Bentayeb, ERIC, France

Fang-Zhou Jiang, Data61, CSIRo, University of New South Wales, Australia

Fouad Bendimerad, Stanford University, USA

Frank Fuchs-Kittowski, Hochschule fr Technik und Wirtschaft Berlin; Fraunhofer FOKUS,


Gerhard Backfried, Sail Labs Technology, Austria

Ghalem Belalem, University of Oran, Algeria

Halima Bensmail, Qatar Computing Research Institute, Qatar

Hassan Badir, ENSAT Tangier, Marocco

Jasmin Pielorz Austrian Institute of Technology Austria

Jingquan Xie, Fraunhofer IAIS, Germany

John Noel Victorino, Ateneo de Manila University, Philippines

Kamel Boukhalfa, USTHB, University Algeria

Keshav Dahal, University of the West of Scotland, Scotland

Kevin Curran, University of Ulster Northern, Ireland

Lyes Khoukhi, University of Technology of Troyes, France

Malika Mehdi, CERIST, France

Marc Ibrahim, Saint Joseph University, Lebanon

Marcello Trovati, Derby University, United Kingdom

Marcos R. S. Borges, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Marian Bubak, AGH Krakow PL and University of Amsterdam, Poland

Marlene De Leon, Ateneo de Manila University, Philippines

Michail Chatzidakis, University of Athens, Greece

Mohamed Cherif Djemai, University of Blida 01, Algeria

Mohammed Erradi, ENSIAS Rabat, Morocco

Mohand-Said Hacid, Universtiy of Lyon 1, France

Mouloud Atmani, Cerist, Algeria

Nicolas Hidalgo, Universidad Diego Portales, Chile

Nils Aschenbruck, University of Osnabrck, Germany

Olga Battaa, Ecole des Mines de Saint Etienne, France

Pantelis Frangoudis, INRIA, France

Pascal Lorenz, University of Haute Alsace, France

Pascal Van Hentenryck, NICTA, USA

Patrick Luley Joanneum, Research Forschungsgesellschaft mbH, Austria

Pethuru Raj Chelliah, Infrastructure Architect, India

Rajat Mehrotra, Desert Research Institute, reno, NV, USA

Raphal Couturier, University of Franche Comte, France

Rifaat Abdalla, King Abdulaziz University, Saudi Arabia

Robert Dew, Deakin University, Australia

Robin Mays, University of Washington, USA

Roman Tandlich, Rhodes University, South Africa

Shigeki Yamada, National Institute of Informatics, Japan

Shinsuke Hara, Osaka City University, Japan

Simin Nadjm-Tehrani, Linkpings universitet, Sweden

Sivasothy Shanmugalingam, Astellia, France

Stathes Hadjiefthymiades, University of Athens, Greece

Stefan Sackmann, University of Halle-Wittenberg, Germany

Tuong Thuy Vu, University of Nottingham, Malaysia campus, Malaysia

Vimala Nunavath, University of Agder, Norway

Wolfgang Vorraber, TU Graz, Austria

Yamine Ait Ameur, IRIT/INPT-ENSEEIHT, France

Yao-Nan Lien, National Chengchi University, China

Yingpeng Sang, BJTU, China

Yusheng Ji, National Institute of Informatics, Japan

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