23rd Society for Risk Analysis – Europe Conference

Welcome
The Society for Risk Analysis is a multidisciplinary, interdisciplinary, scholarly, international society that provides an open forum for all those who are interested in risk analysis. Risk analysis is broadly defined to include risk assessment, risk characterization, risk communication, risk management, and policy relating to risk, in the context of risks of concern to individuals, to public- and private-sector organizations, and to society at a local, regional, national, or global level.

The 23rd SRA-Europe conference will be held 16-18 June 2014 in Istanbul, Turkey and hosted by Istanbul Technical University. The special theme of the conference is “Analysis and Governance of Risks beyond Boundaries” to emphasize that risks are able to travel through the virtual boundaries labeled as “regions”, “territories” and “countries”, to promote recent scientific novelties in risk reduction and to enhance inter-disciplinary approaches to develop new strategies in both evaluating and coping with well-known and less-known risks.

Participation
The SRA-Europe Conference in 2014 is open to all interested researchers and experts in the various fields of risk analysis. Industry representatives, governmental bodies and relevant public and private institutions are welcomed. Graduate students are also encouraged to participate.

Each conference day will open with a plenary session with keynote presentations, followed by parallel sessions and special symposia related to the specific topics. Presentations on other topics within the broad interest of SRA are also welcomed.

Call for Abstracts
Authors wishing to present their work at the conference in the form of an oral presentation, poster or symposium are requested to submit an abstract no later than January 31th 2014.

Abstracts and symposium proposals will be reviewed by the International Scientific Advisory Board. Upon acceptance authors will be notified by March 15th, 2014. The final program schedule will be available at the mid of May 2014.

Authors were invited to submit abstracts on topics related to the conference theme, including:
• Risk analysis and governance of major risks and catastrophic events
• Risk perception at individual and institutional level
• Risk communication and participation
• International and cross-border collaborations in risk reduction
• Anthropogenic risks
• Safety and security issues
• Evaluation of technological disasters triggered by natural hazards
• Economic loss estimation and insurance
• Risks on public health and food security
• Outcomes of policies, regulations and governance of risks
• Uncertainty and complexity of risks
• New paradigms in risk assessment and risk reduction

Submission of abstract for individual paper and poster
Abstracts for individual papers and posters should be submitted electronically, by filling out the abstract submission form. The abstract of an oral presentation or poster should be 400 words maximum and include specific field of interest, issues addressed, methodology applied and results achieved or expected.

Submission of Symposium
The general scheme is a symposium with 4 presentations, lasting for 90 minutes. Abstracts for symposia should not exceed 800 words. Symposium abstracts can be submitted by contacting the local organiser at srae2014@itu.edu.tr .

The symposium organiser is requested to submit:
• a description of the general theme of the symposium,
• list the name(s) of the symposium leader(s)
• the individual presentations (title, author(s)).

Each author within the symposium should also submit the abstract(s) through the abstract submission form.

Joint Special Symposium of SRA-E & ERSA
This Joint Special Symposium of SRA-E & ERSA (European Regional Science Association) on ‘Resilience of Regions in the Face of Risks’ aims to provide a platform for discussion how resilience of regions can be improved in the face of risks from an interdisciplinary perspective. This Joint Special Symposium also aims to initiate a collaboration between the two networks that may lead to further joint activities in the future.
Each author who is willing to present his/her work within the Joint Special Symposium should also submit the abstract(s) through the abstract submission form by indicating the relevant topic.
For further information on this Joint Special Symposium of SRA-E & ERSA please click here.

SRA Europe Conference Studentship Scholarships 2014
We are pleased to announce two SRA-Europe Conference Scholarships each worth 750 €. Students wishing to apply for a Scholarship are required to submit:
• a standard abstract, by 31th January 2014, following the procedure for the submission of abstracts, and

an application to the Awards Committee consisting of:
• An extended abstract (up to 800 words)
• A short CV (no more than 1 side A4)
• A description of their motivation for wishing to attend the conference
• A letter of support from their supervisor
This information should be sent to sraeurope@eu-vri.eu, also by 31th January 2014. Only 2 documents should be sent: one containing 1-3 above with the letter from the student’s supervisor in the other. The email subject line should read: SRA Europe conference scholarships.

Important Dates
Deadline for submission of abstracts: January 31, 2014
Notification of acceptance: March 15, 2014
Early Bird registration: until April 15, 2014
Late Bird registration: until May 15, 2014

*Submitting an abstract does not mean that you are registered for the conference. The organizers require the commitment of the author or one of the authors of the papers to register for and attend the conference to present the paper. If none of the authors of an abstract have registered for the conference by the deadline, the presentation will be removed from the conference program.

©SRA-E Istanbul 2014 Conference e-mail: srae2014@itu.edu.tr

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