BalkanCom 2023 Special Session:

Information and Communication Technologies for Disaster Management

Organizers and Chairs:

  • Assoc. Prof. Dr. Pınar Sarisaray Bölük, Bahcesehir University

Scope of the Papers

Disasters that cause the loss of human lives, physical damage and economic distortion of the countries occur randomly all over the world. Communications between governments, communities, and people involved in the management of disasters and their outcome are essential and mandatory for the purposes of early warning, rescue services during their occurrence, and recovery after passing over. Different communication ways including mobile phone, mobile message, social media web sites, etc. have been used for inter-changing data before, during and after disaster. Therefore, emergency management plays a very important role in saving lives in disaster situations. Progress in technology and communication has led to new opportunities in early warning systems and rapid response. Social media has been used to extract useful real-time data regarding disaster situations and individuals’ current conditions. When an emergency condition occurs, it is crucial to maintain communication of the public to publish warnings, collect urgent data and organize relief operations. This session will focus on interdisciplinary solutions for disaster management. We invite researchers to submit original research work in the following topics, but not limited to:

  • Communication infrastructures, technologies and services for crisis & disaster management
  • Sustainable Communication Models for disaster management
  • Internet of Things based Disaster Management Systems
  • Infrastructural Failures Assessment Management
  • Data/information management and analysis for crisis & disaster management
  • Communication Models for Hazard Monitoring
  • Production of the Saving Maps for Human Lives
  • Evacuation and rescue geo-
  • Social media for Disaster Management
  • Collaborated Communication Approach for the tools such as Infrared cameras, Night Sensors etc.
  • Interoperability of heterogeneous systems
  • Mobile and wireless communication networks
  • M2M communications management and operations
  • Public warning and alerting system

Submission Guidelines

This Special Session will feature both invited papers and papers from open call. Full papers and short papers/extended abstracts as defined below can be submitted. Submissions are now accepted through EDAS.

Full Papers: Full paper submissions of original work (not previously published, or under review at another conference or journal) must not be longer than five pages. Accepted papers will be submitted for inclusion into IEEE Xplore subject to meeting IEEE Xplore’s scope and quality requirements.

Short Papers and Extended Abstracts: Submissions must not be longer than two pages. They should convince the reader that the author(s) would give an exciting presentation and stimulate lively discussion (will NOT be published in the conference proceedings).

Important Dates

  • Paper submission deadline: April 5, 2023
  • Notification of acceptance: April 27, 2023
  • Camera-ready papers due: May 10, 2023