Please note: The deadline for this call has passed on March 15th 2024. However, the information on the calls will stay available online so you can look it up in case you need it.

Following the ISCRAM tradition, the Doctoral Colloquium will take place prior to the main conference on Sunday May 26th, 2024 in the Castle in the city center of Münster. The colloquium is dedicated to doctoral students seeking careers in public, private and academic organizations with research interests in crisis management with an emphasis on information systems.

The colloquium will be co-chaired by Professors Mark P. Haselkorn, University of Washington, Melanie Reuter-Oppermann, University of Twente, and Stefan Klein, University of Münster. In addition, experienced ISCRAM researchers will join the colloquium as research mentors. Their names will be posted closer to the time of the colloquium. If you have any questions, please refer to

Mark P. Haselkorn
University of Washington

Prof. Melanie Reuter-Oppermann
University of Twente

Prof. Stefan Klein
University of Münster


March 15th, 2024 Application Deadline (extended)
March 22nd, 2024 Notification of Acceptance
April 15th, 2024 Research Outline Submission


The goals of the ISCRAM 2024 Doctoral Colloquium are three-fold:

  • To allow participants to present and discuss their research with faculty and peers in an international and interdisciplinary setting.
  • To provide guidance and support to the next generation of crisis management researchers.
  • To develop a (sustainable) network of young scholars conducting high quality research in the area of Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management.
  • Doctoral students will present their work to the group with substantial time allowed for discussion and questions by the colloquium chairs, mentors, and other students. Each student will be assigned a mentor who will review and offer constructive feedback on their research. An important aspect of the colloquium will be to provide opportunities for peer-to-peer review, feedback, and mentoring in an effort to share knowledge and build a community of scholars. Our goal is to help students further develop their research designs, results, and analyses such that they can produce high-quality research, publications, and theses.



    The colloquium aims to assist PhD candidates doing research in the field of INFORMATION SYSTEMS FOR CRISIS RESPONSE AND MANAGEMENT and to facilitate networking in the ISCRAM community. Therefore, we ask all applicants to submit a bio sketch and describe how their research fits into the ISCRAM field.


    The participation in the ISCRAM Doctoral Colloquium is free, including lunch and refreshments. However, participants in the Doctoral Colloquium must register for the main conference (a student rate is available).

    How to Apply

    Candidates should submit a single PDF file by March 15th, 2024 to the Doctoral Colloquium chairs The file should include the following:

    1. A bio sketch (short CV), no more than one page, as a PDF file.
    2. Administrative Information
      1. Your name,
      2. Advisor(s) name(s),
      3. Your affiliation (the university where you are conducting your doctoral work),
      4. Current year/ status of doctoral study and projected completion date.
    3. Motivation letter: Tell us why you would like to be part of a gathering of the future leaders of crisis management research, what you would like to accomplish there, and what your long-term goals are.


    Those accepted for the colloquium will be notified by March 15th, 2024. This will allow successful applicants time to apply for visas and make travel arrangements, where necessary.

    Accepted participants are expected to submit a research outline by April 15th, 2024

  • to be reviewed before the colloquium,
  • to be presented at the colloquium and
  • to be included in the colloquium proceedings.
  • Suggested topics for the research outline (4-6 pages):

    1. The background and motivation for your research,
    2. The field of research/literature that you wish to contribute to
    3. Your research question(s),
    4. Your research design,
    5. Expected contributions.

    Further, there is an opportunity to submit an extended abstract (2000 words max) for inclusion in the conference proceedings.

    For both documents please use the ISCRAM paper template (Word) or ISCRAM paper template (LaTeX) .

    The full call can also be downloaded as PDF here: Download Call for Doctoral Colloquium (submission deadline outdated – extended deadline 15th March 2024).


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