Dr. Karen Neville (S-HELP project coordinator) will, on 21 September 2015, co-chair the mini track titled: "Managing emergencies through Decision Support Systems (DSS)" at the European Conference on Information Management and Evaluation (ECIME). Damage to health infrastructure, demand for medical attention, displacement and major outbreaks of diseases, such as Ebola, Cholera, all place a strain on health services. Preparedness, response and recovery capabilities of health services will directly impact society's ability to 'bounce back' to become more resilient to such devastating shocks. One of the objectives of this track is to investigate the challenges facing multi-agency coordination, the characteristics of commercially available tools in addressing these issues and as a result current decision support systems (DSS) and clinical decision support systems (CDSS) in managing emergencies.
The ECIME conference will take place on 21 and 22 September 2015 in Bristol, UK. Four S-HELP partners (TUGraz, ASSERT, MDA and UCC) will present work on the S-HELP project. The best paper selected from the mini track will be invited to submit their extended work in a Securing HELP issue of the Journal of Decision Systems (JDS).