Disaster Research Days 2020
#drd20 by DCNA
Science and research play an essential role in preventing disasters. The transfer of scientific knowledge into practice, as well as the common discourse with expert representatives from authorities, emergency organizations and the economy are crucial in order to be optimally prepared for challenges in the prevention and management of disasters.
The Disaster Research Days 2020 support this dialogue and the networking between the individual scientific disciplines and departments in disaster management. The conference will take place from October 12 to 13, 2020 at the University of Innsbruck and include the following highlights:
- International keynote lectures (well-known representatives of the EU Commission and the United Nations)
- Specialist lectures in own breakout sessions
- Poster presentations
- Research Marketplace library
- Evening reception by the state of Tyrol
Registration for the event can be done here.
Call for Abstracts
- Geological risks and disasters: mass movements, avalanches and earthquakes
- Natural hazards and their effects on the protection of critical infrastructure
- Extreme weather events: heavy rain, heat, forest fires, late frost, hail, storms
- Hydrological disaster events: floods
- Risk governance, community resilience, technology assessment
- Public Health: pandemics, emergency and disaster medicine, crisis psychology
- Data management before / during / after the disaster event (acquisition, monitoring, simulation, modeling)
- Classification, standardization and event documentation
- Consideration of historical events or near accidents
- Hazard and risk assessment, risk and emergency management, industry risk analysis
- Risk reduction (land use and spatial planning, technical measures, nature-based solutions)
- Risk and crisis communication, legal ethics
- Crowd-sensing and involvement of the population
- Improvement of the functionality of protective structures and critical infrastructure
- Optimization of operational and supply logistics
- Robert Galler (Montanuniversität Leoben)
- Barbara Juen (University of Innsbruck)
- Eva-Maria Kern (Universität der Bundeswehr München)
- Harald Rieder (University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna)
- Josef Schneider (Graz University of Technology)
- Christian Zangerl (University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna)
- 01.01.2020 to 30.04.2020: submission period of the abstracts
- Until end of June 2020: reviewer period
- July / August 2020: Paper selection for conference program or poster session
Authors from the submitted extended abstracts are invited to publish their contribution as a full paper in a scientific magazine as a "Special Issue".
The conference program is still in preparation. As soon as the speakers have been chosen, it will be published here.
You can register using the ConfTool tool at the following link::
Die Teilnahmegebühren sind wie folgt:
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University of Innsbruck
Innrain 52, A-6020 Innsbruck
Universitätshauptgebäude, 1. Obergeschoß
The evening reception is still being planned.
The main train station in Innsbruck is the arrival and departure station for national and international train connections of the Austrian Federal Railways (ÖBB). Tickets can be purchased and further information obtained from this link.
Bus connections from the main train station
The conference center is optimally connected by public transport.
Lines F & O
Directly from the main train station at Südtiroler Platz with line F (15 min. Cycle) towards the airport to the Fürstenweg stop - change to line O (5 min. Cycle) in the direction of Allerheiligen / Peerhofsiedlung or Technik West to the Technik bus stop, total travel time 20 min.
Lines R & O
Line R (7.5 min cycle) towards Rehgasse to the Fürstenweg stop - change to line O (5 min cycle) towards Allerheiligen / Peerhofsiedlung or Technik West to the Technik bus stop, total travel time 20 min.
Lines D / E & O
Line D, E or D / E (at least 15 min intervals) in the direction of Hall Kurmittelhaus or Absam / Eichat to the Marktplatz stop - change to line O (5 min intervals) in the direction of Allerheiligen / Peerhofsiedlung or Technik West to the Technik stop, Total travel time 20 min or 4 minutes walk north from the main train station to the Landesmuseum stop on line O on Museumstrasse. Line O (5 min cycle) direct connection to the building faculty (technical stop), total travel time 15 min.
from Germany via Kufstein
A12 Inntal Autobahn (vignette required) near Innsbruck towards Bregenz, exit at the Kranebitten exit towards Innsbruck, after about 1 km turn left and follow the signs (Technik)
from Germany via Garmisch Partenkirchen or Reutte
A12 Inntal Autobahn (toll sticker), exit at the Kranebitten exit in the direction of Innsbruck, turn left after approx. 1 km and follow the signs (Technik)
from Germany and Switzerland via the Arlberg (or below through - toll tunnel) or Italy via the Reschen pass
Arlberg Schnellstraße S16, A12 Inntal Autobahn (vignette required), exit at the Kranebitten exit in the direction of Innsbruck, turn left after approx. 1 km and follow the signs (Technik)
A13 Brenner Autobahn (toll), continue on the A12 Inntal Autobahn (vignette) towards Bregenz, exit at the Kranebitten exit in the direction of Innsbruck, turn left after approx. 1 km and follow the signs (technology)
Accommodation can be booked here or through booking.com and the following search.
All information about the conference location is available on the Innsbruck Tourism website. The following video gives a little insight into and around Innsbruck.
That was ADRD19
Here you can find a summary of the Austrian Disaster Research Days 2019 at Graz University of Technology.