[Air-L] CFP: Emergency Management in a Mobile World

Prof. I Kushchu ik at mgovernment.org
Mon May 19 14:52:55 PDT 2008

Call for Papers : Emergency Management in a Mobile World

A Special Session at the

-- mSOCIETY 2008  -- The 1st International Conference on Mobile Society
-- EURO mGOV 2008 -- The  3rd  European Conference on Mobile Government

15 -19 September 2008, Sheraton Voyager, Antalya, Turkey
http://www.mgovernment.org/events/index.html     mlife at mgovernment.org

Thomas Rose, and Gertraud Peinel
Head of research department, and project manager at the Fraunhofer FIT

The domain of emergency management is a specific part of the e- and  
mGovernment world. The preparation for emergency events – caused by  
natural as well as man-made reasons – has gained increasing attention  
from the research community due to the potential impact of such events.
In case of major disaster, radio and television might give first  
hints of what to do and what to avoid but this is rarely done in  
coordination with the local emergency managers. Therefore, further  
details for the specific region of interest as well as for the  
specific situation characteristics (including event information like  
occurrence place and time, estimated duration, subjects affected,  
possible conditions – technical or other – for its finalisation) are  
not available.

Goals of this special session are therefore to
-establish the realms of emergency management as a specific topic of  
interest at this conference.
- discuss socio-technical methodologies for the development and  
deployment of IT solutions for emergency management tasks with a  
particular account on mobile technologies, e.g. mobility of citizens  
as well as rescue teams.
- elaborate the impact of mobile technologies on the emergency  
management life-cycle.
- discuss the role and their potential contributions of business  
partners to emergencies: capacities for communication channels,  
information relay centres, ad hoc call centres, and business models.
- relate country-specific organisational and legal frameworks, e.g.  
cross border procedures.
- tie relationships among research on mGovernment and crisis  
management: detect common problems and solutions, identify needs of  
actions, and show how IT solutions and new business models can  
restructure also the way of emergency management.

Topics for Submission include but are not limited to
- Emergency Management in a Mobile World: challenges, barriers, and  
- Business models, public private partnerships
-Characteristics of mobile emergency services (e.g., reach, costs,  
acceptance, complexity, side-effects)
- Best practices and lessons learnt
- Planning methodologies for emergency preparation

Expected audience: Authorities, risk experts, and e/mGovernment  

Submissions in the form of research papers (max 10 pages) and  
practice talks (max 1 page) are solicited via the conferences online  
submission system at the
Further information on submissions and all about  the conference can  
be found at

For all enquiries, please write to the session chairs:  
thomas.rose at fit.fraunhofer.de, gertraud.peinel at fit.fraunhofer.de or  
the conference secreteriat mlife at mgovernment.org

Associate Professor and Director,
Mobile Government Consortium International, UK
ik at mgovernment.org
+44 1273 777853

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