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CIDM 2010 : 1st International Workshop on Computational Intelligence for Disaster Management (CIDM-2010)


When Nov 24, 2010 - Nov 26, 2010
Where Thessaloniki, Greece
Abstract Registration Due Sep 20, 2010
Submission Deadline Aug 15, 2010
Notification Due Aug 24, 2010
Final Version Due Sep 20, 2010
Categories    advanced icts   disaster management   computational intelligence   collaborative technologies

Call For Papers

First International Workshop on
Computational Intelligence for Disaster Management (CIDM-2010)

in conjunction with the

2nd International Conference on INTELLIGENT NETWORKING
November 24-26, 2010, Thessaloniki, Greece

CIDM-2010 workshop page:
INCoS-2010 conference page:

Aims and Scope
The first International Workshop on Computational Intelligence for Disaster Management (CIDM-2010) is dedicated to the dissemination of completed or work in progress original contributions that are related to the theories, practices and concepts of emerging computational and collaborative technologies for the purpose of managing disasters. Various advanced and emerging computational paradigms could be applied as a means to mitigate and prepare for, respond to and recover from growing occurrences of natural and man-made disasters. Stakeholders in disaster management settings often find the effective and efficient utilization of emerging technologies quite a challenging process but very frequently a critical computational inclusion to the intelligence that it is required in the decision-making for protecting lives, organizations, property, environment and technical infrastructures. CIDM-2010 aims to prompt relevant discussion and highlight issues related to the stakeholders╒ needs and the available technologies, which could be applied to support the operation and functioning during the aforementioned disaster stages.

CIDM-2010 will highlight issues from various stakeholders╒ perspectives including civil protection, fire and rescue services, ambulance and health services, humanitarian bodies and, technical infrastructure managers and administrators. CIDM-2010 aims also to discuss advanced ICTs supporting stakeholders╒ operations. Thus, advances of applicable technologies including smart spaces and sensors, context-aware, situated and pervasive computing, geographical information systems, ad-hoc mobile networks, wireless communications, grid and cloud computing, social networks, Web 2.0 and crowd sourcing need to be discussed. The scope of CIDM-2010 is to demonstrate the increased applicability and impact of computational intelligence in satisfying the disaster╒s management domain challenging requirements. Finally, CIDM-2010 aims to provide a forum for original discussion and prompt future directions in the emerging area.

Papers should be focused on past, current and emerging methods and/or use of technologies with a particular focus to the computational intelligence in the decision-making required for managing disasters.

The main topic areas include, but are not limited to:
o Critical Reviews on Disaster Management stages: mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery
o Critical Reviews on Computational Intelligence, Decision, Operational and Risk Management
o Critical Reviews on Implications and Impacts of Computational Intelligence for Disaster Management
o Ad-Hoc (Social) Networking Analysis, Business Intelligence, Business Continuity and Recovery
o Critical Infrastructure Threat Detection, Monitoring, Management and Recovery
o Security, Trust, Service Reliability, Identity Management and Privacy
o System Architectures, Resource Discovery, Retrieval, Scheduling, Allocation, Monitoring
o Artificial Intelligence, Self-adaptive Ant Colony, Swarm and Evolutionary Agents
o Ontology Management, Semantics, Meta-data, Mining, Clustering, Partitioning
o Enabling Technologies (Social Networking, Web 2.0, Geographical Information Systems, Early Warning and Alerting Systems, Sensors, Smart Spaces, Ad-Hoc Mobile Networks, Wireless Communications, Pervasive, Situated, Context-Aware Computing, Web Services, Multi-Agents, Grids, P2P, Clouds, Crowds, Mashups, etc)
o Stakeholders Structures and Dynamics, Needs Analysis, Contingency Planning, Policies, Public Awareness, Training, Resilience, Hazard Identification, Monitoring and Assessment, Urban Risks, Public Safety and Disturbance, Pandemics, Sustainable Livelihood
o Languages, Components, Programs, Knowledge Portals and/or Applications
o Future Concepts and Frameworks in various Disaster Management settings

Organizing Committee

Workshop Co-chairs:
Eleana Asimakopoulou, University of Bedfordshire, UK
eleana.asimakopoulou at

Nik Bessis, University of Bedfordshire, UK
nik.bessis at

Fatos Xhafa, Technical University of Catalonia, Spain
fatos at

Workshop Programme Committee Members:
Mehmet Aydin, University of Bedfordshire, UK
Liz Bacon, University of Greenwich, UK
Yolanda Barrientos, Universidad Pedagùgica Experimental Libertador, Venezuela
Tina Comes, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany
Miranda Dandoulaki, National Centre for Public Administration and Local Government, Greece
MarÆa J. GarcÆa G., Minimax Consultores C.A., Venezuela
Matina Halkia, Joint Research Centre, European Commission, Italy
JosÄ G. Hernçndez R., Universidad Metropolitana, Venezuela
Anne M. Hewitt, Seton Hall University, USA
Cos Ierotheou, University of Greenwich, UK
Ulrich Meissen, Fraunhofer Institute for Software and Systems Engineering (ISST), Germany
Danielle Mirliss, Seton Hall University, USA
Peter Norrington, University of Bedfordshire, UK
Miltos Petridis, University of Greenwich, UK
Odysseas Sekkas, University of Athens, Greece
Susan S. Spencer, Seton Hall University, USA
Stelios Sotiriadis, University of Bedfordshire, UK
M. R. MartÆnez Torres, University of Seville, Spain
Sergio Toral Marn, University of Seville, Spain
Riad Twal, Seton Hall University, USA
Ismael Vallejo Villalta, University of Seville, Spain
AgnÅs Voisard, Fraunhofer Institute for Software and Systems Engineering (ISST), Germany
Niek Wijngaards, Thales Research & Technology, Netherlands

Submitted papers must be original and not submitted for publication elsewhere. Authors are invited to submit their 4 to 6 pages long manuscripts (with up to 5 keywords) following the IEEE 8.5 two-column format. Full submission guidelines are available from: To submit, you must follow the instructions, and select the CIDM-2010 workshop among the options. All papers will be peer reviewed by at least two or more independent referees of the CIDM-2010 Workshop programme committee and accepted on the basis of their scientific merit, originality, significance, technical soundness, and clarity of exposition.

The INCoS 2010 proceedings will be published by IEEE Conference Publishing Service in the form of CD-ROM with ISBN, and will be accessible on-line. All accepted submissions including CIDM workshop papers will be included in the proceedings of the conference. All accepted papers must be accompanied by a full paid registration by at least one of the authors in order to be included in the proceedings.

Important Dates
Submission Deadline: August 15, 2010
Notification of Acceptance: August 24, 2010
Final Manuscript: September 20, 2010
Author Registration: September 20, 2010
Conference Dates: November 24-26, 2010

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