9 February 2007

Call for papers: Emergency, and Disaster Operations Management


Call for papers: Emergency, and Disaster Operations Management

A special issue of the International Journal of Services Sciences (IJSSci)

Important Dates
Full paper due: 15 September 2007
Notification of status of paper: 15 November 2007
Notification of acceptance: 1 April 2008
Final version of paper due: 1 May 2008

Natural and man-made disasters are generally large-scale intractable problems. They have short and long-term technological, economic, social, humanitarian and environmental effects that need to be addressed. Emergency responses are an important part of disaster management and response.

This special issue of IJSSci solicits original research papers both theoretical and practical, and in both strategic and tactical aspects of disasters and emergency operations management. Papers addressing the four stages of life-cycle of disaster management (mitigation, preparedness, response, and recovery) using analytical approaches are highly welcomed.

While this special issue concentrates on non-routine (catastrophic) emergency responses, analytical and practical papers (specially with real data) from routine emergency responses, such as ambulance, police, fire department calls management (if they can directly help the non-routine emergency management), are welcome. Papers addressing all types of emergency, and disaster operations management are also encouraged, including: hurricanes, cyclones and typhoons, floods, drought, atmospheric/water pollution, earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, epidemics, famine and food insecurity, man-made disasters, population movement, and technological disasters.

For more information, please see the Journal Call for Papers website.

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