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The Final Deadline for Submissions is Friday, July 27, 2018»

While natural disasters may seem to be increasing in frequency, devastation and loss of life, the simple truth is that earthquakes, tsunamis, floods, hurricanes, volcanic eruptions, mudslides, tornadoes, droughts, wildfires and other natural phenomena, occur as frequently today as such calamities happened one hundred years ago. The difference today, however, is that the rise in the global population and urbanization of areas and regions simply means that more people will be affected when a natural disaster occurs. In addition, advances in media technology and information sharing have made it possible for both natural disasters to be watched in real time, such as the 2011 Tohoku earthquake and tsunami in Japan and the subsequent nuclear disaster in Fukushima.

Not only has media and technology improved warning systems and emergency services, but also data collection and research has improved the tracking of disasters. Despite advancements in technology, building construction, equipment and training and preparedness, there is still difficulty in implementing and integrating disaster response and management resources effectively.

How can technology be applied more effectively to predict, prevent and prepare for natural and man-made disasters? What changes in infrastructure, building codes and civil engineering could help avert disasters or reduce the loss of lives? What role, if any, does climate change play in disasters? What advancements in public health could augment the role of emergency services? How can advanced countries train developing countries to respond to disasters?

With the theme of Leading the Way, we welcome proposals of 250 words in English by Friday, July 27, 2018.

  • Disaster Response & Management
  • Food Safety
  • Humanitarian Education
  • Peace and Conflict Resolution
  • Sustainable Development
  • Urban Planning and Development
  • Water, Sanitation & Hygiene
  • Other areas (please specify)

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

  1. Abstracts must be a maximum of 250 words and must be submitted through the online system.
  2. We encourage work that introduces new ideas and conceptualizations, research and understandings to the field, as well as analysis of both success and failure.
  3. Submission of an abstract carries with it the obligation to give a presentation in the designated manner assigned by the Review Committee. Permission to publish the abstract of the paper in the conference program is implied.
  4. An individual cannot present another person’s paper, if their name is not listed as an author on the abstract.
  5. Submissions derived from plagiarized or copyrighted research will automatically be rejected.
  6. If the submitted research paper or results have been previously published in another journal, it will not be accepted.

ORAL PRESENTATION FORMAT

  1. Presenters will be allotted 25 minutes to present depending on the format and including time for comments and questions.
  2. Seating arrangement for oral presentations will be theater style with a table at the front.
  3. Computers, projectors and screens will be provided in each presentation room.
  4. Please prepare an extra copy of your presentation on a USB Drive.

POSTER PRESENTATION FORMAT

  1. Posters must be size A0 (A Zero). Common dimensions for posters are A0 47 x 33 inches (118cm x 84cm). Poster boards mounted on stands will be provided with tape and tacks.
  2. Poster materials should include the title of the presentation and the list of authors. Bring all illustrations needed — figures, tables, color photographs, charts.
  3. Poster material should be well labeled and easy to read from a distance of one meter. Lettering should be bold. If you will be posting typed material, use a large font size (24 to 30 pt) on white, pale yellow or cream-colored non-glossy paper. Avoid use of non-standard fonts. Use 1-inch margins. Use upper and lower case letters.
  4. No audiovisual equipment is permitted for poster presentations.

VIRTUAL PRESENTATION FORMAT

In our effort to assist participants with accepted proposals who are unable to attend due to travel problems, a schedule conflict, illness, etc., we have a limited number of virtual panel time slots available. The virtual presentations are screened to the participants during the poster session or during recess periods.

Guidelines and instructions will be sent by the organizing committee on a case-by-case basis. Virtual presenters will receive a certificate of presentation in PDF only and will be listed in the proceedings as a virtual presenter. If you have a proposal that has been accepted, but are unable to attend, kindly contact the secretariat.

PROCEEDINGS GUIDELINES FOR AUTHORS

This is an international, peer-reviewed event. The abstract is scored using a rubric that assessed areas such as originality, clarity/organization, spelling/grammar and suitability for the event.

Please note that only the abstracts undergo a peer-review. The Proceedings are not peer-reviewed, only the abstract review for participation in this event. The Proceedings will be available shortly after the conclusion of the event.

Full Papers are not peer-reviewed nor required; however, if you would like to submit a paper it must be less than 2500 words and sent in Word format (PDF is not accepted) with a maximum file size of 1.5 MB by the deadline. Correct spelling, grammar and punctuation is the responsibility of the author. Use of the Full Paper Template is absolutely required. Papers submitted differently will be rejected.

Click here to download the template: PHASE 2018 Full Paper Template

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CONTACT

Do you have a question about submissions?

Contact us by sending an E-mail to the following address: secretariat(at)esdfocus.org