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ICUSR 2018 : 20th International Conference on Urban Search and Rescue

San Francisco, USA
June 6 - 7, 2018

Conference Code: 18US06ICUSR

Conference Aims and Objectives

The ICUSR 2018: 20th International Conference on Urban Search and Rescue aims to bring together leading academic scientists, researchers and research scholars to exchange and share their experiences and research results on all aspects of Urban Search and Rescue. It also provides a premier interdisciplinary platform for researchers, practitioners and educators to present and discuss the most recent innovations, trends, and concerns as well as practical challenges encountered and solutions adopted in the fields of Urban Search and Rescue.

Call for Contributions

All honorable authors are kindly encouraged to contribute to and help shape the conference through submissions of their research abstracts, papers and e-posters. Also, high quality research contributions describing original and unpublished results of conceptual, constructive, empirical, experimental, or theoretical work in all areas of Urban Search and Rescue are cordially invited for presentation at the conference. The conference solicits contributions of abstracts, papers and e-posters that address themes and topics of the conference, including figures, tables and references of novel research materials.WASET

Conference Proceedings

All submitted conference papers will be blind peer reviewed by three competent reviewers. The post conference proceedings will be abstracted and indexed in the International Science Index , and submitted to be indexed in the Google Scholar, Scopus and Thomson Reuters. The conference abstracts and proceedings book, CD and certificate of presentation will be distributed to participants at the conference registration desk.

Special Journal Issues

ICUSR 2018 has teamed up with the Special Journal Issue on Urban Search and Rescue. A number of selected high-impact full text papers will also be considered for the special journal issues. All submitted papers will have the opportunity to be considered for this Special Journal Issue. The paper selection will be carried out during the peer review process as well as at the conference presentation stage. Submitted papers must not be under consideration by any other journal or publication. The final decision for paper selection will be made based on peer review reports by the Guest Editors and the Editor-in-Chief jointly. Selected full-text papers will be published online free of charge.

Conference Sponsor and Exhibitor Opportunities

The Conference offers the opportunity to become a conference sponsor or exhibitor. To participate as a sponsor or exhibitor, please download and complete the Conference Sponsorship Request Form.

Important Dates

Abstracts/Full-Text Paper Submission Deadline   October 20, 2017
Notification of Acceptance/Rejection   October 31, 2017
Final Paper (Camera Ready) Submission & Early Bird Registration Deadline   March 7, 2018
Conference Dates   June 6 - 7, 2018

Important Notes

Please ensure your submission meets WASET's strict guidelines for accepting scholarly papers. Downloadable versions of the check list for Full-Text Papers and Abstract Papers.

Please refer to the Paper Submission GUIDE before submitting your paper.

Selected Conference Papers

1) A Reinforcement Learning Approach for Evaluation of Real-Time Disaster Relief Demand and Network Condition
Ali Nadi, Ali Edrissi
2) Family Carers' Experiences in Striving for Medical Care and Finding Their Solutions for Family Members with Mental Illnesses
Yu-Yu Wang, Shih-Hua Hsieh, Ru-Shian Hsieh
3) MIOM: A Mixed-Initiative Operational Model for Robots in Urban Search and Rescue
Mario Gianni, Federico Nardi, Federico Ferri, Filippo Cantucci, Manuel A. Ruiz Garcia, Karthik Pushparaj, Fiora Pirri
4) An Integrated Cognitive Performance Evaluation Framework for Urban Search and Rescue Applications
Antonio D. Lee, Steven X. Jiang
5) Assessing the Adaptive Re-Use Potential of Buildings as Part of the Disaster Management Process
A. Esra İdemen, Sinan M. Şener, Emrah Acar
6) Mental Health Surveys on Community and Organizational Levels: Challenges, Issues, Conclusions and Possibilities
László L. Lippai
7) Mental Health in Young People Living Poverty in Southeastern Mexico
Teresita Castillo, Concepción Campo, Carlos Carrillo
8) Design of Real Time Early Response Systems for Natural Disaster Management Based On Automation and Control Technologies
C. Pacheco, A. Cipriano
9) Failure to React Positively to Flood Early Warning Systems: Lessons Learned by Flood Victims from Flash Flood Disasters: The Malaysia Experience
Mohamad Sukeri Khalid, Che Su Mustaffa, Mohd Najib Marzuki, Mohd Fo’ad Sakdan, Sapora Sipon, Mohd Taib Ariffin, Shazwani Shafiai
10) Disaster Preparedness for Academic Libraries in Malaysia: An Exploratory Study
Siti Juryiah Mohd Khalid, Norazlina Dol
11) The Capacity Building in the Natural Disaster Management of Thailand
Eakarat Boonreang
12) Developing a Multiagent Based Decision Support System for Realtime Multi-Risk Disaster Management
D. Moser, D. Pinto, A. Cipriano
13) Water Crisis Management in a Tourism Dependent Community
Aishath Shakeela
14) The Application of the Security Audit Method on the Selected Objects of Critical Infrastructure
Michaela Vašková
15) The Use of Computer Simulation as Technological Education for Crisis Management Staff
Jiří Barta, Josef Krahulec, Jiří F. Urbánek

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