Calls for papers
International Journal of Services Sciences
Special Issue on: "Emergency, and Disaster Operations Management"
Dr. Bahram Alidaee, and Dr. Mustafa Altinakar, University of Mississippi, USA
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.Subject Coverage
The topics of interest include, but not limited to (see http://www.fema.gov/ for more information):
- Dam failure
- Hazardous materials
- Winter storm
Notes for Prospective Authors
Submitted papers should not have been previously published nor be currently under consideration for publication elsewhere
All papers are refereed through a peer review process. A guide for authors, sample copies and other relevant information for submitting papers are available on the Author Guidelines page
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