May 18, 2020
The ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information is soliciting articles for a Special Issue publication for crisis informatics. While extreme weather events are usually the causes of a crisis, 2020 has become an expensive and deadly year due to another type of crisis, i.e., the COVID-19 pandemic. Whatever the cause of a crisis, though, technologies like cloud computing, location-based services, network science, web applications, and artificial intelligence (AI) are being used for crisis informatics to aid with crisis management and resilience efforts.
Similarly, data obtained from both static and dynamic sources, such as remote sensing, unmanned aerial systems, and social media, enable the development of new approaches to characterize and predict disaster situations at different locations and scales. Human dynamics data in both physical and virtual spaces are big, spatial, temporal, dynamic, and unstructured. The proliferation of data and interactive mapping technologies has also significantly enhanced access to and the utility of spatial decision support systems, helping communities to better prepare for, respond to, and recover from crises and hazards.
While significant advancements have been made in the development of statistical and data-driven models, the data suffers from uncertainties associated with the heterogeneous nature of the data sources – scale, spatial, temporal resolution, etc.
Please consider submitting articles to this Special Issue that advance theories in crisis informatics to aid with crisis/disaster preparedness, mitigation, recovery, and resilience.
Deadline for submissions: 30 April 2021