[Infovis] CFP: Visualization for Decision Making, Information Sharing, and Collaboration (ISCRAM 2008)

Yost, Beth A. bethyost at mitre.org
Tue Oct 30 22:44:48 CET 2007

(apologies for any cross-postings you receive)

Call for Papers

for a special academic session on

Visualization for Decision Making, Information Sharing, and

(session ID: HCI-02)



5th International Conference on Information Systems for

Crisis Response and Management

Washington, DC, USA

May 4-7, 2008



Motivation for this session: 


Information visualization can play a critical role in decision making,
collaboration, and sharing information during crisis management and
response. Both managers and responders deal with large volumes of data
from a variety of sources that they must evaluate, correlate, and use
to make time-critical decisions. Collaborative visualizations of data
can help collocated and distributed teams maintain situational
awareness. In practice, most collaborative use of visualizations occurs
during planning; during an incident, use of visualization may be
relegated to the individual's realm while collaboration may revert to
audio channels. We seek research on the use of visualization to improve
decision making, dissemination of information, and collaboration during
crisis response and management. 


Topics of interest include but are not limited to:  

	Synthesis of novel information from diverse data sources
	Visualization on hand-held devices for responders in the field
	Collaborative information displays for remote and collocated
	Innovative visual analytics techniques for events across space
and time
	Scalable representations of very large volumes of highly
heterogeneous data
	Analytical reasoning including the human analytic discourse,
knowledge discovery methods, perception and cognition, and
collaborative visual analytics
	Presentation, production, and dissimilation methods including
methods and tools for capturing the analytics process, and story
telling for specific and varying audiences


This is an Academic Session: 


We invite researchers from academia or research labs to present their
research or research-in-progress papers. Prospective presenters submit
a regular research (or research-in-progress) paper. 


Important Notice: 

	All submissions must be formatted according to the ISCRAM 2008
formatting guidelines. Templates and instructions are published on
	All submissions must be submitted through the ISCRAM 2008
conference paper submission web page at www.conftool.com/iscram2008.
Instructions for the ConfTool system can be found on www.iscram.org. 
	All papers and presentations will go through a double-blind
review process, leading to a decision of (conditional) acceptance or
	Accepted papers will be included in the ISCRAM 2008 program and
published in the official proceedings if and only if 

		 (1) the paper is formatted according to the
		 (2) the authors sign the copyright transfer form, and 
		 (3) one of the authors registers for the conference
and pays the registration fee before the cut-off date for early

	Authors who have multiple papers accepted can only register for
and present one paper at the conference; co-authors need to register


Important ISCRAM 2008 Dates: 

	December 21, 2007: Paper submission deadline
	February 10, 2008: Notification of (conditional) acceptance
	February 22, 2008: Early registration deadline
	March 1, 2008: Final camera-ready paper submission deadline
	May 4-7, 2008: ISCRAM 2008


About ISCRAM: 


The ISCRAM Community is a worldwide community of researchers, scholars,
teachers, students, practitioners and policy makers interested or
actively involved in the subject of Information Systems for Crisis
Response and Management. At its annual international conference
alternating between the US and Europe, the ISCRAM Community gathers to
present and discuss the latest research and developments in this
growing area during an interactive and stimulating 3 day program. The
ISCRAM Community also organizes an International Summer School for PhD
students and ISCRAM-CHINA, an annual conference for ISCRAM research in
China. All information on ISCRAM can be found at http://www.iscram.org


ISCRAM 2008 will be held from 4-7 May at the George Washington
University (GWU) located in Washington, DC, USA. The conference will be
hosted by GWU's Institute for Crisis, Disaster, and Risk Management
(ICDRM). All details on this conference will be made available via the
ISCRAM website mentioned above.


You can find a full list of sessions online at: 




Aaron Burgman & Beth Yost

Session Chairs

{aburgman, bethyost}@mitre.org


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