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Special Session: Personal Area Networks (PAN) for Emergency Response

Chair: Susan McGrath, Susan.P.McGrath@dartmouth.edu
Director, Emergency Readiness and Response Research Center, and
Associate Professor of Engineering, Dartmouth College

The threat of terrorist attacks and large-scale natural disasters illustrate the escalating potential for exposure to high-risk environments for both emergency responders and casualties. Thus the ability to monitor, track and assess the state of responders and casualties has become an increasingly important aspect of homeland security research. Advances in sensor and networking technologies can facilitate the development of real-time monitoring and assessment networks, called Personal Area Networks (PANs). Papers related to the creation and use of PANs for emergency response will be presented in this session. Topics to be discussed include:

ï Integration and impact of sensors for physiological and environmental monitoring
ï GPS , motes and other responder tracking network applications
ï Wireless networks applications for PANs 
ï Application of small and embedded processing devices for responder and casualty systems
ï System level use of PAN data, including resource planning and allocation
ï Applications for PAN information visualization 

ISCRAM2006, the Third International Conference on Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management, will take place in Newark, New Jersey, USA, at the New Jersey Institute of Technology from May 14-17 2006.

Important dates
Early Registration opens December 1, 2005 
Paper Submissions January 12, 2006
Review Notifications March 3, 2006
Final Camera-ready Paper* March 17, 2006
Workshops & Doctoral Colloquium May 14, 2006
Main Conference Program May 15-17, 2006
* Full papers 5,000 words; Research in progress, Practitioner Cases 2,500 words

Key Conference Personnel
General Conference Chair: Bartel Van de Walle 
Program Chair: Murray Turoff
Doctoral Colloquium Chair David Mendonca
ISCRAM Society Representative Benny CarlÈ

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