The digitalization by information and communication technologies (ICT), including recent innovations based on artificial intelligence, internet of things, mobile applications, or social media, exert an increasing influence on contemporary and future societies. Besides everyday use, ICT can be used to enhance societal response to anthropogenic (e.g., bombings, cyberattacks), natural (e.g., earthquakes, floods, hurricanes) or hybrid disasters, which is currently demonstrated by the deployment of contact tracing apps during the COVID-19 pandemic.

In the 2nd Workshop on Mobile Resilience: Designing Mobile Interactive Systemsfor for Crisis Response, we want to explore the overlapping space that both mobile interactive technologies and resilient systems yield as fields of research. Specifically, it is of interest to us how to integrate mobile applications into crisis, cyber incident and pandemic response. Thus, we seek to produce empirical findings related to design opportunities for resilient mobile and interactive systems. Furthermore, we aim at working out the state of research in the fields of mobile interactive technologies and resilient systems. Lastly, avenues for further research and the potentials of both fields are in the scope of this workshop. Key topics of the workshop include but are not limited to:

  • Case studies, surveys, use cases and theories on mobile, social and technological resilience, including application domains such as crisis response, cyber threats, infodemics, or pandemics
  • Algorithms and systems for user-centered analysis of big crisis data, including cyber situational awareness, open source intelligence, social media analytics, credibility and relevance assessment, or social sensors
  • Concepts and technologies for contact tracing in pandemics or stakeholder collaboration, including authorities, computer emergency response teams, rescue organizations and citizens
  • Human and technical factors in decentralized infrastructures, edge computing and wide area networks for crisis management and response
  • Innovative analysis, (interaction) design and evaluation of resilient mobile or social (crisis) information systems
  • Functionality, robustness, usability und user experience of resilient technologies such as mobile crisis and warning apps or wearables
  • Best practices, methods and strategies for the development and deployment of resilient (mobile) technologies in diverse application domains

We encourage potential participants to submit a position paper until 21th of May 2021. Please visit our call for papers for further information. The workshop is organized by Marc-André Kaufhold, Christian Reuter, Tina Comes, Milad Mirbabaie, and Stefan Stieglitz.

2nd Workshop on Mobile Resilience: Designing Mobile Interactive Systems for Crisis Response