ISCRAM is a forum where researchers and practitioners from all around the world meet every year to share experiences and raise challenges in all the aspects related to the design, development, and use of information systems to improve the management of crisis and disaster situations. The 19th International Conference on Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management is co-organized by the National School of Engineers of Tarbes and ISCRAM Organisation and it will be held in Tarbes, France on 22-25 May, 2022.

The main thematic of ISCRAM 2022 is:
“The future vision of large-scale CRISIS management in a post COVID world”

The COVID-19 pandemic and its negative economic and social impact have cruelly highlighted the limitations of traditional crisis management mechanisms and practices facing this type of crisis within a human society that is evolving faster than its risk and security management practices. A lot of lessons are learnt, and feedback reports pointed out the lack of suitable plans, proactivity, training, resources, computerized tools, etc. ISCRAM 2022 will focus on shaping the future of large-scale CRISIS Management by studying issues, feedback, and potential solutions addressing more proactivity, accurate prediction, supply chain management, planning, social aspects, communication, cross countries collaboration, etc.

ISCRAM 2022 focus will not be limited to pandemics crisis, but it will promote research and development, exchange of knowledge and deployment of information systems for crisis management, including the social, technical and practical aspects of all information and communication systems used or to be used in all phases of management of different emergencies, disasters and crises.

ISCRAM 2022 is proud to be able to offer conference attendees the opportunity to attend a series of dynamic Keynote Talks presented by experienced researchers and active practitioners with significant expertise in crisis and disaster management.

Keynote: „20 Years of Crisis Informatics: Citizens’ and Authorities’ Attitudes Towards Social Media for Public Safety and Security“ (Christian Reuter)

Christian Reuter is Professor at Technical University of Darmstadt. His chair Science and Technology for Peace and Security (PEASEC) in the Department of Computer Science combines computer science with peace and security research. On the intersection of the disciplines (A) Cyber Security and Privacy, (B) Peace and Conflict Studies as well as (C) Human-Computer Interaction, he and his team specifically address (1) Peace Informatics and technical Peace Research, (2) Crisis Informatics and Information Warfare as well as (3) Usable Safety, Security and Privacy. As author and reviewer (since 2009) as well as co-track chair (since 2015) he has been involved in ISCRAM for more than one decade. (

Core Papers

Reuter, C., Hughes, A. L. & Kaufhold, M.-A. (2018). Social Media in Crisis Management: An Evaluation and Analysis of Crisis Informatics Research. International Journal on Human-Computer Interaction (IJHCI), vol. 34, no. 4, pp. 280–294. [Impact Factor: 3.353]

Reuter, C., Kaufhold, M.-A., Spahr, F., Spielhofer, T. & Hahne, A. S. (2020). Emergency Service Staff and Social Media – A Comparative Empirical Study of the Attitude by Emergency Services Staff in Europe in 2014 and 2017. International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction (IJDRR) vol. 46, no. 4. [Impact Factor: 4.32]

Reuter, C., Kaufhold, M.-A., Schmid, S., Spielhofer, T. & Hahne, A. S. (2019). The Impact of Risk Cultures: Citizens’ perception of social media use in emergencies across Europe. Journal Technological Forecasting and Social Change (TFSC), vol. 148. [Impact Factor: 8.593]

Reuter, C., Ludwig, T., Kaufhold, M.-A., & Pipek, V. (2015). XHELP: Design of a Cross-Platform Social-Media Application to Support Volunteer Moderators in Disasters. In Proceedings of the Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI). Seoul, Korea: ACM Press. [CORE-A*]

Prof. Christian Reuter appointed as Keynote Speaker at 19th ISCRAM-Conference (Tarbes)