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CRISIS-MGMT

ERCIS C³M @ ISCRAM2017

Members of the C³M have organised a workshop and presented three papers at the 14th International Conference on Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management (ISCRAM2017). The conference aims at exploring all dimensions of the Information Systems domain to improve and contribute to Crisis and Disaster Management. It took place in Albi, France, from the 21st until the 24th of May.

The conference started on Sunday with a day dedicated to workshops, a doctoral symposium and tutorials. ERCIS C³M offered a workshop about “Transport and Logistics Management in Crisis Situations” in collaboration with the German Aerospace Centre (DLR). The aim of the workshop was to demonstrate and discuss different approaches for logistics and transportation issues within crisis management. Researches and practitioners have been invited to present existing practices, tools and solutions. As a starting point, ERCIS C³M and DLR demonstrated two tool-suites (KeepOperational and HumLog) based on a practical experiment, which has been conducted in cooperation with the German Federal Agency for Technical Relief (THW) within the EU-funded collaborative demonstration project DRIVER (Driving Innovation in Crisis Management for European Resilience). Furthermore, Raphael Oger presented a simulation tool for supply chain agility, which is based on the IODA platform, and Laura Laguna-Salvado showed her work related to the development of an IFRC monitoring dashboard.

The second part of the workshop was an interactive session where participants got the opportunity to have a deeper look into the presented solutions and get some hands-on experience with them. The fair-like setting led to many constructive and insightful discussions, where interested participants as well as solution providers could ask questions, express their impressions and ideas, and give valuable feedback. Overall, the workshop has been a great experience, was able to offer new insights to all participants, and allowed the identification of learning and collaboration potentials of the participants working in transport and logistics management in crisis situations.