4TH International Workshop on

Information and Communication Technology for Disaster and Safety Education


In conjunction with ICCE 2020

9:00 am (GMT+8:00) - 12:00, November 23, 2020, Online

[2020.11.11] Program Released

[2020.8.27] Deadline extended to SEPTEMBER 7

[2020.7.28] The web site opened.

Program (Accepted Papers)

Nov. 23



A Survey on The Disaster Preparedness Status of Foreign Residents in Japan (Full)

Shudong Wang, Jun Iwata and Hisashi Hatakeyama


Model of Video Aided Retention Tool for Enhancing Disaster Survival Skills on Earthquake among International Students (Full)

Safinoor Sagorika and Shinobu Hasegawa


Make it Fun: The Application of Gamification in Earthquake Education for Foreigners (Short)

Meiqin Liu, Hiroyuki Mitsuhara and Masami Shishibori

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Academic Support for All Students Based on Reasonable Accommodations in Emergency Situations Using AI Chatbots (Full)

Noboru Ueno, Hiroyuki Mitsuhara and Masami Shishibori


Prototype of Paper Map for Practical Use of Regional Safety Map "Hamādo-map" and Its Questionnaire Survey (Short)

Yasuhisa Okazaki, Tomomi Taniguchi, Hiroshi Wakuya, Yukuo Hayashida

and Nobuo Mishima


Using an Outdoor Mapping Activity to Understand Geographical Features from the Perspective of Disaster Prevention (Short)

Hisashi Hatakeyama, Masahiro Nagai and Masao Murota


The natural and human-caused disasters, such as earthquakes, epidemic, terrorist attacks, and cyberattacks, are dangerous as they can occur at any time and at any location. They pose severe threats to property, happiness, and life. In many cases, disasters are unpredictable and complex, which makes them even worse. The matter of how to survive in this unsafe era is questionable. A promising survival method is to learn about disasters and safety. However, methods for understanding them have not yet been completely established. In other words, disaster and safety education (DSE) should be strongly promoted all over the world.

Nevertheless, information and communication technology (ICT) plays a significant role in promoting DSE. For example, the simulation and virtual reality (VR) technologies realistically visualize disaster situations and enable us to think about how to survive disasters and ensure safety from a wide perspective. Currently, new ICTs have started to emerge and gain popularity worldwide, necessitating the need for comprehensively exploring various possibilities of ICT for DSE from various viewpoints (e.g., instructional design, system development, and practice). The continuous exploration of these possibilities will certainly offer sufficient outcomes and eventually establish several methods of learning about disasters and safety, ensuring safety, security, and peace globally.

Aim and Topics

This workshop, which will be held in a mini-conference style (1/2 day) in ICCE2020, aims at providing an opportunity to people with diverse backgrounds (e.g., researchers, teachers, students, developers, practitioners, and citizens) to share their ideas, experiences, and outcomes on ICT for DSE.

This workshop welcomes a variety of topics related to ICT for DSE. Authors are invited to submit manuscripts that present original unpublished research on ICT for DSE. The topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following scope:

Technological scopes

    • Augmented reality (AR)/mixed reality (MR)/virtual reality (VR)

    • Big data analytics (e.g., GPS and SNS data)

    • Computer network analysis and design

    • Cloud computing and distributed systems

    • Decision support system

    • E-learning

    • Ergonomics

    • Game-based learning and gamification

    • Geographic information systems

    • Human–computer interaction (HCI)

    • Image and signal processing

    • Information infrastructure

    • Information security

    • Intelligent sensors

    • Internet of things (IoT)

    • Intuitive user interfaces

    • Mobile devices (e.g., smartphones and tablets) and applications

    • Simulation and gaming

    • Social networks (e.g., Facebook and Twitter)

    • User interfaces

    • Visualization

    • Wearable devices (e.g., smart glasses)

    • Web technologies

Academic/pedagogical scopes

    • Cognitive science

    • Criminology

    • Crisis/risk management

    • Decision making

    • Disaster education

    • Environmental education

    • Ethics education

    • Food education

    • Health education

    • Information ethics and literacy

    • Media literacy

    • Medical education

    • Nursing education

    • Peace education

    • Pharmacy

    • Physical education

    • Preventive healthcare

    • Psychology

    • Safety education

    • Security education

    • Sociology and social science

This workshop welcomes demonstration of the authors’ developed systems; the demonstration session (time slot) will be set after all the presentations.

Paper Submission

This workshop looks for Full and Short papers that follow the author guidelines of ICCE2020.

  • Full paper (8-10 pages)

  • Short paper (5-6 pages)

Please download the latest version of the Paper Template file in preparing your manuscript.

This workshop practices single-blind review, i.e., the authors of the submitting papers will not know who their referees are, while the referees will be aware of the authors of the papers that they are reviewing. Anonymization is no longer required in the submitted manuscripts.

Please submit your paper via EasyChair:

All accepted papers will appear in one volume of workshop proceedings with ISBN and will be indexed by Elsevier Bibliographic Database. All paper should follow the paper format of the main conference.

Important Dates

Submission deadline for workshop papers: August 30, 2020 --> September 7

  • Acceptance notification of workshop papers: September 18, 2020

  • Final camera-ready version due for workshop papers: September 27, 2020

  • Workshop date: TBD (November 23 or 24, 1/2 day)

Organizer and Program Committee


Hisashi HATAKEYAMA, Hosei University, Japan

(Please contact to: hisashi.hatakeyama.33@hosei.ac.jp)

Hiroyuki MITSUHARA, Tokushima University, Japan

Program Committee (tentative)

R. S. AJIN, Idukki District Disaster Management Authority, India

Liz BACON, University of Greenwich, UK

Paloma DIAZ, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain

Shinobu HASEGAWA, Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Japan

Masahiro HORI, Kansai University, Japan

Kazumi KURATA, Nagoya University, Japan

Masao MUROTA, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan

Masahiro NAGAI, Tokyo Metropolitan University, Japan

Yasuhisa OKAZAKI, Saga University, Japan

Demetrios SAMPSON, University of Piraeus, Greece

Norio SETOZAKI, Nagasaki University, Japan

Koji TANAKA, Kanazawa Institute of Technology, Japan

Raiya YAMAMOTO, Sanyo-Onoda City University, Japan

Fu-Yun YU, National Cheng Kung University

Didin WAHYUDIN, Universitas Pendidikan Indonesia, Indonesia