Scholarly Research Excellence

ICUSRM 2018 : 20th International Conference on Urban Search and Rescue Management

Madrid, Spain
March 26 - 27, 2018

Conference Code: 18ES03ICUSRM

Conference Proceedings

All submitted conference papers will be blind peer reviewed by three competent reviewers. The peer-reviewed conference proceedings are indexed in the Digital Open Science Index, Google Scholar, Semantic Scholar, Zenedo, OpenAIRE, BASE, WorldCAT, Sherpa/RoMEO, and other index databases. Impact Factor Indicators.

Special Journal Issues

ICUSRM 2018 has teamed up with the Special Journal Issue on Urban Search and Rescue Management. 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   February 15, 2018
Notification of Acceptance/Rejection   February 28, 2018
Final Paper (Camera Ready) Submission & Early Bird Registration Deadline   February 26, 2018
Conference Dates   March 26 - 27, 2018

Important Notes

Please ensure your submission meets the conference'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) The Design of Safe Spaces in Healthcare Facilities Vulnerable to Tornado Impact in Central US
Lucy Ampaw-Asiedu, Terri R. Norton
2) A Challenge to Acquire Serious Victims’ Locations during Acute Period of Giant Disasters
Keiko Shimazu, Yasuhiro Maida, Tetsuya Sugata, Daisuke Tamakoshi, Kenji Makabe, Haruki Suzuki
3) The Effects of Physical Activity and Serotonin on Depression, Anxiety, Body Image and Mental Health
Sh. Khoshemehry, M. E. Bahram, M. J. Pourvaghar
4) Interventions and Supervision in Mental Health Services: Experiences of a Working Group in Brazil
Sonia Alberti
5) A Reinforcement Learning Approach for Evaluation of Real-Time Disaster Relief Demand and Network Condition
Ali Nadi, Ali Edrissi
6) 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
7) 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
8) An Integrated Cognitive Performance Evaluation Framework for Urban Search and Rescue Applications
Antonio D. Lee, Steven X. Jiang
9) Assessing the Adaptive Re-Use Potential of Buildings as Part of the Disaster Management Process
A. Esra İdemen, Sinan M. Şener, Emrah Acar
10) Mental Health Surveys on Community and Organizational Levels: Challenges, Issues, Conclusions and Possibilities
László L. Lippai
11) Mental Health in Young People Living Poverty in Southeastern Mexico
Teresita Castillo, Concepción Campo, Carlos Carrillo
12) Design of Real Time Early Response Systems for Natural Disaster Management Based On Automation and Control Technologies
C. Pacheco, A. Cipriano
13) The Capacity Building in the Natural Disaster Management of Thailand
Eakarat Boonreang
14) Disaster Preparedness for Academic Libraries in Malaysia: An Exploratory Study
Siti Juryiah Mohd Khalid, Norazlina Dol
15) 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

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