The 9th International Conference on Signal Image Technology & Internet Systems

The 9th International Conference on Signal Image Technology

Workshop on Resilient Internet based Systems (REIS 2013)

International workshop co-located with: 
SITIS 2013, Kyoto, Japan, 2-5 December 2013  

Scope of the Workshop
Internet based Systems (ISs), in particular those amongst disasters, are expected to function as far as possible and therefore assumed to be as resilient as possible in our society. In fact, the ISs themselves are of the utmost importance and one of the most prerequisite social infrastructures, together with the mass media, which are required to function properly in natural disasters and/or social ones with the social dimensions like earthquakes, tsunamis, fires, terrorism and nuclear accidents, etc. As a particular example, the recent East Japan Earthquake of 3.11 in 2011, together with the subsequent Tsunami and the Fukushima Nuclear Accident, and other concerned disasters have provided us with a huge and the unprecedented social fields, from which we are to analyze the information systems with the social dimensions and thus to learn and improve the internet based systems in our society.
Therein the disasters are exactly the situation where the existing social systems are out of order, and therefore the place for us to improve the internet based systems thereupon. The REIS (Resilient Internet Based Systems) workshop thus aims to bring together the informatics researchers which range the related interdisciplinary fields with technological as well as social facets of the issues for the purpose of analyzing and improving the internet based systems resilient, particularly against disasters, in our contemporary society.

Topics of Interest for the Workshop

  • Social demands on the internet based systems resilient against disasters
  • Technological specifications for internet based systems resilient against disasters
  • Information systems for disasters inside, far outside and close to the disaster area
  • Internet based systems for metropolitan areas
  • Internet based systems for emergency medical issues
  • Internet based systems to cope with social vulnerability, handicaps, or generation gaps
  • Information on disasters through mass media and social media like twitter, etc.
  • Information systems for archives and/or understandings of the disasters
  • Internet based systems for mitigation against natural disasters
  • Internet based systems for prevention against social disasters
  • Internet-based social media for narrative dissemination of information
  • How and to whom shall citizens, experts and beaurocrats mediate the information
  • GIS and/or mapping systems optimized for disaster management
  • Network traffic analysis in disasters
  • Congestion analysis of cell-phone systems and internet based systems
  • Natural language processing and semantic analysis of disaster-related information
  • Big data analysis of internet based systems for effective disaster management
  • Automatizing internet based systems for management of disaster information  

Important Dates
Submission deadline: September 23, 2013
Acceptance/Reject notification: October 19, 2013 
Camera-ready: October 27, 2013
Author Registration: October 27, 2013

Submission Guidelines
All submissions should be in IEEE conference style and PDF format. Papers may not exceed 8 pages. Two extra pages can be purchased. Paper submission will only be online via: Easy Chair ( )
The online system will be used to handle and process all papers and to prepare for the final proceedings. All submitted papers will be carefully evaluated based on originality, significance, technical soundness, and clarity of expression by at least two reviewers. The organizers will examine the reviews and make final paper selections. More details about the submission process can be found on the conference website.  

Accepted papers will be included in the conference proceedings and published by IEEE Computer Society and referenced in IEEE explore and major indexes. The proceedings will be available at the conference. Extended version of selected accepted papers will be considered for publication in major journals.  

At least one author of each accepted paper must register for the workshop. Registration must be done on the SITIS website at the time when the author sends the camera-ready copy of the accepted paper to the workshop chair. Workshop registration fee is determined by SITIS. A single registration for the workshop or the conference allows to attend both events.   

Yoshiyuki Mizuno, Kyoto Women's University
Kensuke Miyashita, Kyoto Women's University  

Program Committee
Tatsuhiko Akamatsu, ASK Asset Consulting, Co.Ltd.
Koji Ando, mokha Inc.
Eiko Ashiduka, Feuerstein Learning Center
Yoshinori Ezawa, Kansai University
Nobuhiko Harada, Yomiuri Shimbun, Co.Ltd.
Yuki Kitaoka, National Hospital Organization Kyoto Medical Center
Takashi Komura, Fuji Tokoha University
Kensuke Miyashita, Kyoto Women's University
Yoshiyuki Mizuno, Kyoto Women's University
Youhei Morita, Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University
Kazuyuki Nakagawa, Jiji Press
Takao Nakayama, Kyoto Women's University
Yasuo Okabe, Kyoto University
Shinji Shimojo, Osaka University
Setuo Tsuruta, Tokyo Denki University
Tetsutalow Uehara, Ritsumeikan University
Teruhiko Yoshimura, Nihon Fukushi University



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