Special Issue on Social Media in Crisis Management

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Abstr. due: 01.07.2017

Dates: 01.07.17 — 01.07.17

Area Of Sciences: Technical sciences; Sociology;

Organizing comittee e-mail: christian.reuter@uni-siegen.de

Organizers: International Journal of Human-Computer Interaction


This call for papers is based on the “Social Media Studies” track (usually one of the tracks with the most submissions) at previous ISCRAM conferences. With this special issue we aim to invite scholars from ISCRAM and other venues to contribute high level contributions to this field of research.

The aim is to showcase current research on how the use of Social Media can help in crisis management and response. We invite papers that provide rich description and/or evaluation of the design and/or actual use of Social Media for collaboration and/or widespread participation in any phase of crisis management, from initial planning and preparedness, through detection, response, and recovery phases.

Example Topics

  • Studies of the use of social media in crises, either for information sharing that can provide useful information for managers and citizens, as a pull technology, or for dissemination of information to the public as a push technology. This includes identification of barriers to effective use of social media by emergency response agencies.
  • Innovations in design or use of social media that solve potential problems such as issues of information overload, assessment of information trustworthiness, or ethical issues such as privacy.
  • Issues and techniques for mining and near-real-time processing of Social Media data to enable early decision-making.
  • Innovative human-computer interaction techniques and methodologies relevant to the design, analysis, and evaluation of applications useful for crisis management using social media.
  • Studies of crowdsourcing and other new practices such as the use of “digital volunteers” that engage the public and connect communities.

Conference Web-Site: https://iscram2017.mines-albi.fr/special-issues/ijhci/