First International Disaster Management Technology Conference Issues Call for Papers

~ IFIP ICNDEM 2015 Invites Speakers to Submit Presentations for Program Approval ~


Monday 31 August 2015 – The first information and communications technology (ICT) conference focusing on systems and strategies to manage major emergencies and disasters has issued a Call for Papers. The International Conference on Natural Disasters and Emergency Management (ICNDEM 2015) is inviting submissions of interest by 7th September 2015 from potential speakers working in research, academia and relevant ICT products and services.

To be held at the University of National and World Economy in Sofia, Bulgaria from 4-6 November, ICNDEM 2015 will explore the latest research, innovative approaches and recent experiences in areas such as:

  • Information systems for emergency preparedness,
  • Natural disaster risk management and reduction,
  • The use of Cloud Computing, Big Data and the Internet of Things (IoT) in disaster management,
  • Communications and mobile technologies in natural disasters,
  • Crowd sourcing and social media applications for emergency relief,
  • Natural hazard and vulnerability analysis, and much more.

The General Chair of the Conference and IFIP Vice President, Professor Yuko Murayama of Iwate Prefectural University in Japan, said ICNDEM 2015 will bring together a unique community of ICT professionals, scientists and researchers interested in progressing ways to respond effectively to natural disasters and mitigate their impacts on the community.

“With the increasing incidence of natural disasters around the world, there’s been a growing focus on ways to integrate different information technologies to improve access to information, reduce response times and more effectively target resources to those who need them most,” said Professor Murayama.

“Newer technologies like Big Data, the Internet of Things, Geospatial Intelligence and Social Media all have tremendous potential to improve the way governments and emergency relief agencies plan for and respond to natural disasters as they occur.

“For the first time, this conference will enable those leading the way in research and product development to share their knowledge with other international experts, ultimately leading to new and better breakthroughs in disaster management.”

Organised by the International Federation for Information Processing, a global association of ICT professionals, computer scientists, researchers and academics, ICNDEM 2015 is expected to attract the leading emergency technology experts from around the world.

The Program Committee involved in organising the conference includes a veritable Who’s Who of the international research community involved in the disaster management arena and draws from nations across Europe, the Asia-Pacific, Africa, South America and the Middle East.

For more information about ICNDEM 2015, please visit


About IFIP

IFIP, the International Federation for Information Processing, is the global professional federation of societies and associations for people working in Information and Communications Technologies and Sciences. Established under the auspices of UNESCO in 1960 and recognised by the United Nations, IFIP represents ICT professional associations from more than 50 countries and regions with a total membership of over half a million. It also brings together more than 3,500 scientists from industry and academia, organising them into over 100 Working Groups and 13 Technical Committees to conduct research, develop standards and promote information sharing. Based in Austria, IFIP organises and supports over 100 conferences each year, fostering the distribution of research and knowledge to academics and industry practitioners alike.






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