1st International Workshop on

Information and Communication Technology for Disaster and Safety Education

ICTDSE2017

In conjunction with ICCE 2017

4-8 December, 2017, Christchurch, New Zealand

Submission deadline for workshop papers: August 18, 2017

Background

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 ICCE2017, 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.

It is well known that Christchurch was devastated by a massive earthquake in 2011 and is still in the middle of post-quake recovery. It will be of great significance to conduct this workshop in Christchurch, which preserves the memory of the earthquake.

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 Authors are invited to submit manuscripts that present original unpublished research on ICT for DSE.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

Paper Submission

This workshop looks for Full and Short papers that follow the author guidelines of ICCE2017.

  • 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 send your submission to mituhara@is.tokushima-u.ac.jp before August 18, 2017.

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 18, 2017
  • Acceptance notification of workshop papers: September 8, 2017
  • Final camera-ready version due for workshop papers: September 15, 2017
  • Workshop date: TBD (Dec. 4 or 5, 1/2 day)

Organizer and Program Committee

Organizer

Hiroyuki MITSUHARA, Tokushima University, Japan

(Please contact to: mituhara@is.tokushima-u.ac.jp)

Program Committee

Liz BACON, University of Greenwich, UK

Paloma DIAZ, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain

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

Hisashi HATAKEYAMA, Tokyo Metropolitan University, Japan

Masahiro HORI, Kansai University, Japan

Kazumi KURATA, Nagoya University, Japan

Byung-Won MIN, Mokwon University, South Korea

Masao MUROTA, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan

Masahiro NAGAI, Tokyo Metropolitan University, Japan

Yasuhisa OKAZAKI, Saga University, Japan

Sun-Gyu PARK, Mokwon University, South Korea

Demetrios SAMPSON, Curtin University, Australia

Norio SETOZAKI, Nagasaki University, Japan

Koji TANAKA, Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Japan

Didin WAHYUDIN, Universitas Pendidikan Indonesia, Indonesia

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