5th International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies for Disaster Management

Next ICT-DM taking place in Sendai, Japan
Tuesday, December 4, 2018 (All day) to Friday, December 7, 2018 (All day), Tohoku University, Sendai, Japan

The 5th International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies for Disaster Management (ICT-DM’2018) aims to bring together academics and practitioners who are involved in emergency services, ad hoc planning, disaster recovery, etc., to learn about the latest research developments, share experiences and information about this area and develop recommendations. Authors are invited to submit manuscripts that present original unpublished research on using ICTs for detection, prevention, preparation, response and recovery of disasters. There will also be invited presentations by experts from academia, industry, and government as well as special sessions dedicated to case studies, demonstrations and experiences based on pragmatic approaches. This way, the conference will provide a forum for supporting and encouraging both academic researchers, as well as practitioners involved in appliedfocused research. The conference accepts three types of submissions, specifically full papers (5 to 8 pages), short papers (3 to 4 pages), and posters & demos (1 to 2 pages). The presented full and short papers will be submitted for inclusion in IEEE Xplore. The posters & demos will not be included in the conference proceedings. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to: 

- Big data analytics in disaster management 
- Cloud computing, context-aware computing, mobile computing 
- Communication infrastructures, technologies and services 
- Coordination, collaboration and decision support technologies 
- Crowd sourcing, remote sensing, cyber-physical systems 
- Data/information mining and management 
- Disaster relief logistics, E-governance, evacuation and rescue geo-planning 
- Internet of things for disaster and emergency management 
- Interoperability of heterogeneous systems 
- Modeling and simulation tools for crisis and disaster situations 
- Open source data and space based resources 
- Performance measurement, prediction and early warning systems 
- Querying and filtering on heterogeneous, multi-source disaster data 
- Risk, damage and loss assessment 
- Security and privacy issues in information sharing 
- Service oriented architectures, situation awareness 
- Social media and networks 
- Uncertainty and possibly adversity in data handling and delivery 
- Web mapping and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) 
- Wireless networks based solutions for disaster management 
- Other related topics in the domain of ICT-DM 

General Co-chairs 
Hideaki Sone, Tohoku University, Japan 
Soufiene Djahel, MMU, UK 
Yusheng Ji, NII, Japan 

Advisory board 
Shigeki Yamada, NII, Japan 
Kiyoshi Takano, University of Tokyo, Japan 
Takuo Suganuma, Tohoku University, Japan 

TPC Co-chairs 
Celimuge Wu, UEC, Japan 
Said Yahiaoui, CERIST, Algeria 
Carlos T. Calafate, Technical University of Valencia, Spain 

Publication Co-chairs 
Guohui Zhang, University of Hawaii, USA 
Imane Horiya Brahmi, Tyndall National Institute, Ireland 
Zhi Liu, Shizuoka University, Japan 

Publicity Co-chairs 
Cong Chen, University of South Florida, USA 
Nafaa Jabeur, German University of Technology in Oman, Sultanate of Oman 
Kun Wang, Nanjing University of Posts and Telecommunications, China 
Adam Widera, University of Muenster, Germany 

Poster Co-chairs 
Osamu Uchida, Tokai University, Japan 
Keisuke Utsu, Tokai University, Japan 

Sponsored by 
IEEE,  IEEE  ComSoc, 
Cyberscience Center, Tohoku University, IEEE ComSoc Communications Software TC, and TC Big Data