The aim of ISCRAM-med is to bring together researchers and practitioners working in the area of Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management and especially on Mediterranean crisis.
Many crises have occurred in recent years around the Mediterranean Sea. For instance, we can mention political crisis such as Arabic Spring (Tunisia, Libya, Egypt, ...), economic crisis in Spain and Greece, earthquake in Italy, fires in France and Spain, riots in French suburbs or even the explosion of chemical plant AZF in Toulouse. Some of them even had a domino effect on others.
Also, the shared history between the Mediterranean countries and common geo-political issues led to solidarity among peoples and cross-country military interventions. This observation demonstrates the importance of considering some of these crisis in this region at a Mediterranean level rather than as isolated phenomena.
If researchers working on crisis that occurred in these countries have made work, often limited to a country or to a class of crisis, it becomes appropriate now to exchange and share information and knowledge about the course and management of these crisis and also to have the point of view of stakeholders, practitioners and policy makers.