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Call for Papers: Ethical, legal and social issues in IT Design for disaster management – ISCRAM 2013

December 27th, 2012 by

Call for short papers to the Ethical, legal and social issues (ELSI) track at the tenth international conference onĀ Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management (ISCRAM 2013), Baden Baden, Germany.
Ethical, legal and social issues are a critical and under researched
dimension of IT innovation, with particular significance in disaster
management. Work in cscw, pd, disaster sociology, philosophy and related
areas should inspire and inform important discussions at ISCRAM.

The ELSI track welcomes practitioner reports, academic papers, and design
examples that address ethical, legal and social issues of IT supported
emergency management in all phases of the emergency response. Track topics
include, but are not limited to:

* Data sharing, data protection, transformations of privacy
* Safety, usability and security of technology, technology failures and
their implications
* Transformations of accountability, responsibility, professional
integrity, fairness, safety, security, information superiority through
appropriation of Emergency Management Information Systems (EMIS)

* Innovation to address ELSI through advances in design, law, policy and
practice, e.g. Privacy by Design, proactive law, open data, crisis
* Ethical opportunities and challenges of ?crisis informatics’ and
* Societal issues such as surveillance, militarization of everyday life,
culture of fear
* Computer professionals? responsibilities to design for resilient
* Comparative studies of ELSI in different countries

Deadline for work-in-progress papers, practitioner papers, posters –
January 15th, 2013
Deadline for doctoral student colloquium papers – February 15th, 2013

Conference: May 12-15, 2013

For more information about the conference visit the ISCRAM 2013 conference