Disaster Research Days 2021

Science and research play an essential role in preventing disasters and building resilient systems. The transfer of scientific knowledge into practice, as well as the joint discourse with representatives of experts from authorities, emergency organizations and business are crucial in order to be as prepared as possible for challenges in the prevention and management of disasters.

The Disaster Research Days 2021 support this dialogue and the networking between the individual scientific disciplines and departments in disaster management.

The conference will take place from October 12-13, 2021 at the University of Innsbruck.

Call for Abstracts

Extension of submission deadline until April, 30th!

Would you like tsubmit a contribution for the Disaster Research Days in Innsbruck? Submissions that have received positive reviews will be published in a conference proceedings. The most interesting contributions will be peer-reviewed and included in the conference program as an oral presentation. All others are invited tpresent their contribution during the poster session. Selected articles are tbe published in a special issue of the International Journal for Disaster Risk Reduction.


An abstract (two pages with tables and figures) can be written in both German and English and should be assigned to the following main topics:

  • Disaster risk:
    • Risk and crisis communication
    • Risk governance and societal handling of disasters
    • Digitization and technology assessment
  • Critical infrastructure:
    • Vulnerability tnatural hazards
    • Structural safety
    • security of supply,
  • Mass movements, avalanches and earthquakes:
    • Geospatial data management and monitoring
    • Modeling and simulation
    • Interaction of gravitational mass movements with infrastructure
  • Extreme weather events:
    • Heavy rain, hail, storms
    • forest fire
    • Extreme heat and late frost
  • flood:
    • Flood risk modeling
    • Simulation (prediction and early detection)
  • Public Health:
    • Current studies on COVID-19
    • Pandemic management
    • Emergency and Disaster Medicine
    • Crisis Psychology and Community Resilience

Time schedule:

  • until March 31, 2021: abstract submission period
  • until the end of June 2021: Reviewer period
  • July / August 2021: Paper selection for Special Issue (International Journal for Disaster Risk Reduction), as well as conference program and poster session

Registration

You can register using our Conference Application at the following link:

REGISTRATION DRD21

The following participation fees apply, with the early bird fees up until August 31, 2021 listed in brackets:

Participant: 300 € (250 €)

DCNA member: 150 € (125 €)

Student & member of an emergency organization: 50 € (25 €)  

Note: If the event is held as a webinar series due to the Covid situation, the participation fees will not apply.

For further questions we are available per E-Mail.

Submission

In order to submit a paper to the Disaster Research Days, the DOCX template for submissions must be used. The submission is only possible using the ConfTool.

 

Conference venue

University of Innsbruck
Universitätshauptgebäude, 1. Obergeschoß

 

Conference venue

University of Innsbruck

Innrain 52, A-6020 Innsbruck

Universitätshauptgebäude, 1. Obergeschoß

Evening reception

In planning

The evening reception is still being planned.

Getting there

By train
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.
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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.
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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.
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By car
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)

from Italy
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)

Accommodations

Booking.com

All information about the conference location is available on the Innsbruck Tourism website. The following video gives a little insight into and around Innsbruck.