Welcome!

The second Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management (ISCRAM) Asia Pacific regional conference will take place on 8-10 November 2021 at RMIT University in Melbourne. This event follows the first ISCRAM Asia Pacific conference that was held in Wellington New Zealand in November 2018. Conference participants will be welcomed to Melbourne which is home to several research institutions focusing on disaster-risk reduction and is one of the 100 Resilient Cities of the World.

The conference theme is “Dealing with the unexpected” and this has been the lived experience for everyone recently as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic. However, before that the Australian summer of 2019/20 saw some of the largest and most widespread bushfires in living memory with unprecedented smoke haze leading to extensive air quality at hazardous levels. Such events could be expected to increase in frequency and intensity due to climate change.

The need to evolve appropriate information systems to support crisis management has been repeatedly demonstrated in Australia after bushfires, flooding, cyclones, severe storms and now pandemic. Each of these events bring unique challenges and thereby the principles of emergency management are continuously being improved through ongoing critical review and by sharing experiences and research results. Supporting these activities is one of the principle aims of ISCRAM.

Technology led research in information systems development has now become a key driver in emergency management and disaster risk reduction. Innovation in this space is now starting to lead to positive impacts in other allied areas such as remote sensing, modelling and analytics and artificial intelligence.

Given its exposure to hazard risks, Australia continues to improve planning for high consequence but low probability events, as well as for those of low consequence but high probability, across a range of scenarios. With close integration and interaction of both academic and professional organisations, Melbourne fosters world-class research and innovation in the domain of crisis information and communication management.

ISCRAM Asia Pacific 2021 will cater for practitioners, researchers and developers from government, NGOs, and industry, particularly from around the Pacific, but encompassing global participation from New Zealand, Oceania, Asia, North and South America and Europe.

Melbourne continues to be recognised as one of the worlds most liveable cities, famous domestically for its coffee, shopping and international sporting events. Come join us for the second ISCRAM Asia Pacific conference in the beautiful capital city of the Australian state of Victoria.

Mahesh Prakash and Raj Prasanna
Conference Co-chairs ISCRAM Asia Pacific 2021

  • Building Disaster Resilience
  • Community Engagement
  • Geospatial Technologies and GIS
  • Health care during emergencies and Covid-19
  • Information Systems for Emergency Management
  • Logistics and Supply Chains to Support Emergencies
  • Modelling and Simulation
  • Planning and Risk Analysis
  • Practitioner Experiences and Technologies for First Responders
  • Social Media for Disaster Response
  • Open Track

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What is ISCRAM?

ISCRAM is a learned society for people interested in Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management.

The ISCRAM Association's primary mission is to foster a community dedicated to promoting research and development, exchange of knowledge and deployment of information systems for crisis management, including the social, technical and practical aspects of all information and communication systems used or to be used in all phases of management of emergencies, disasters and crises.

To this end, ISCRAM endeavours to:

  • promote and facilitate cooperation among all parties involved in this domain, including researchers, practitioners and professionals, technical experts and other experts and policy makers;
  • promote and disseminate best practices and research results on the development, maintenance, delivery, and management of information and communication systems for crisis response and management;
  • promote and facilitate leading-edge education and training in this domain.
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