Special Session on Big Data and Disaster Management

Key dates and deadlines
Submission May 25 June 8, 2017 (PDT) (extended)
Notification July 25, 2017
Camera Ready Aug 15, 2017
Advanced Registration Aug. 31, 2017
Conference Oct. 19-21, 2017


Call for Papers for a Special Session on

Big Data and Disaster Management

Aims and Scope

Disasters are events that require multiple-agency responses, and resources beyond the capability of a community. Natural disasters put tremendous threats to the lives of people, in addition to economic loss. Data and information collection, processing, analysis, and sharing are critical to disaster preparation, response, and recovery. Despite extensive prior research, there is still a great need for efficient and robust data/information analysis technology and system for emergency applications during disasters. This special session will provide a forum for researchers and practitioners to exchange their newest research results on efficient and reliable mechanisms and technologies for data collection, analysis, decision making and information dissemination before, during, or after disasters.

Topics of Interest

Relevant topics are listed but not limited to the following researches for disaster/emergency/crisis management:


Please follow the special session paper submission guidelines at Select the track “Special Session on Big Data and Disaster Management” on the submission website. Followings are some highlights:


Yusheng Ji, Professor, National Institute of Informatics, Japan
Email: kei (at)
Guoliang Xue, Professor, Arizona State University, USA
Email: xue (at)