Graduate Students Robin Mays and Rebecca Walton and Professor Mark Haselkorn co-authored a paper, "Defining 'Fast:' Factors Affecting the Experience of Speed in Humanitarian Logistics," which was awarded best paper for the 2011 International Conference on Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management (ISCRAM) this May. The winning paper, presented by Robin Mays at the conference, adds new insight into the qualitative nature of speed in a humanitarian response activity. The ISCRAM best paper is an extremely prestigious award with a 500€ cash value as well.
The 8th annual ISCRAM conference took place in Lisbon, Portugal and had over 225 attendees. In addition to workshops, tutorials and posters, there were 35 paper sessions with over 250 papers presented. Rebecca Walton is graduating with her PhD this Spring and will be starting next fall as an Assistant Professor at Utah State. Robin Mays is completing a year in the HCDE Master's program and will be starting the HCDE PhD program in the fall.