Welcome to ISCRAM 2024
We are delighted to inform you that the ISCRAM 2024 conference will take place in Münster/Germany, from May 25th to 29th 2024. The conference follows a pracademic approach and will be jointly hosted by the ERCIS Competence Center for Crisis Management (C³M) at the University of Münster and the State Fire Service Institute North Rhine-Westphalia (IdF).
The conference theme takes a process-centric view on crisis management: “Embracing the Crisis Management Lifecycle”. The theme emphasizes a holistic and integrated process view of crisis management to overcome isolated considerations of crisis management lifecycle phases and showcase how important well-structured and clearly defined roles, tasks and processes are to supporting communication and collaboration between involved actors.
The first call for track proposals is already closed, but we will keep you posted about any other upcoming news! In case you want to engage with the conference hosts, please feel free to reach out to us via firstname.lastname@example.org.
Kind regards and see you in Münster,
Berthold Penkert, Hauke Speth, Bernd Hellingrath, & Adam Widera
As seen and discussed in the ISCRAM community in recent years, the need of “pracademics” became essential to facilitate and further increase high-quality research on information systems in crisis management (CM) and response. Thus, it appeared to us as a logical consequence to join forces from both the practitioner and scientific communities to promote the ISCRAM mission. Maybe, 20 years ago such a fusion of practitioners and academics was part of the vision of the ISCRAM founders to promote the research and exchange of knowledge on the design, use, and evaluation of information systems in emergency and disaster mitigation, preparation, response, and recovery. In any case: a “pracademic dual chairmanship” appears to be a perfect proof of 20 years of successful ISCRAM work.
Our vision for the 2024 ISCRAM edition is to reflect the last 20 years of ISCRAM work and turn it into the future ISCRAM generation through our key competence in process management and modeling. The envisioned topic revolves around the process-centric view on crisis management: “Embracing the Crisis Management Lifecycle”. The idea behind the topic is to emphasize a holistic process view to not only overcome isolated considerations of crisis management actions, but especially to showcase how important clearly defined roles, tasks and processes are to enable a proper communication and collaboration between CM practitioners and researchers.