Special Issue on: “An Interdisciplinary Approach to Crisis Response and Management”
*International Journal of Information Technology and Management*
Social sudden crises are events that occur abruptly and usually lead to serious damage, both economically and mentally, to individuals, groups, communities, or whole society. Typical categories of sudden crises include natural disasters, accidental disasters, public health incidents and social safety incidents. In recent years, large and small unexpected crises happened one after another and the number of crises happening each year has shown a dramatically increasing tendency.
While crisis response has drawn a lot of attentions from researchers and practitioners, the importance of an interdisciplinary approach is so-far under estimated and many issues related to the management of sudden crises
remain unsolved. Open research challenges include understanding of individual and group behaviour in crises, roles played by public media and government, communication via online social networks, and so on. To build up a comprehensive infrastructure for efficient and effective crisis response, it requires integrative and collaborative efforts from many disciplines including management, psychology, pubic administration, sociology, communication, and information technology.
This *IJITM* special issue aims at bringing together the latest fundamental and applied research on interdisciplinary Sciences and Technologies in Crisis Response and Management. The discovered sciences and technologies can thus be effectively disseminated in academia and explained to government administrators, meeting the challenges in improving crisis response agility.
Specific topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
- Individual and group behavior
- Modeling and simulation
- Experimental studies
- Games in crisis management
- Human-computer interaction
- Monitoring and predicting disasters
- Intelligent systems
- Social networks
- Decision analysis and decision technologies
- Geographic information and crisis management
- Research methods
*Notes for Intending Authors*
All papers are refereed through a double blind process. A guide for authors, sample copies and other relevant information for submitting papers are available on the Submission of Papers<http://www.inderscience.com/mapper.php?id=31>web-page.
*Important Dates *
Full paper submission: 20 May, 2012 (online submission)
AUTHORS MUST SUBMIT THEIR PAPERS THROUGH THE ONLINE SUBMISSION SYSTEM<http://www.inderscience.com/mapper.php?id=35&jid=18>,
OTHERWISE THEIR PAPERS WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED FOR PUBLICATION.
*Please include in your submission the title of the Special Issue, the title of the Journal and the name of the Guest Editor.*
*Guest Editors: *
Prof. Huizhang Shen
Antai School of Management
Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China
Prof. Jidi Zhao
School of Public Administration
East China Normal University, China