Emergency Response

Full paper submission deadline: 2 November 2015
Publication date: May 2016

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Computer plans a May 2016 special issue on emergency-response technology.

Emergency response is a multidisciplinary area that uses many technological approaches to prevent and respond to critical incidents. Researchers in this area simulate potential catastrophic events, continuously monitor at-risk locations to identify when incidents occur, analyze past events, and examine emergency responses to them. In this special issue, we seek papers on projects that use cutting-edge technology to address activities relating to various aspects of emergency-response scenarios.

Topics of interest include:
• Simulation and modeling
• Visualization
• Data mining
• Handling big data
• Networks
• Mobile computing and solutions
• Decision support
• Social media
• Internet of Things
• Planning
• Surveillance
• Case studies

Only submissions that describe previously unpublished, original, state-of-the-art research that are not currently under review by a conference or journal will be considered.

Articles should be understandable by a broad audience of computing science and engineering professionals, avoiding a focus on theory, mathematics, jargon, and abstract concepts. All manuscripts are subject to peer review on both technical merit and relevance to Computer’s readership. Accepted papers will be professionally edited for content and style.

Authors of accepted papers are encouraged to submit multimedia, such as a 2–4 minute podcast, videos, or an audio or audio/video interview of the authors by an expert in the field, which the Computer staff can help facilitate, record, and edit.


Please direct any correspondence before submission to the guest editors:

Articles are due 2 November 2015. For author guidelines and information on how to submit a manuscript electronically, visit http://www.computer.org/web/peer-review/magazines.

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