The workshop will focus research in designing resilience into regions and organizations so they display a sustained capacity for change, therefore increasing their ability to survive a crisis and thrive in contexts of high uncertainty. Relevant research must address the role Information Systems and Technologies can play in managing the collective and distributed capacities to 

  1. anticipate potentially disrupting events;
  2. avoid or prevent their occurrence;
  3. plan and prepare for disruption required to protect the organization / community /region;
  4. recover to a new fully functional state and assure continued operations.