Call for Abstracts

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 14:04:00 BST

7th International Conference on Building Resilience

Call for Abstracts for the “7th International Conference on Building Resilience: Using scientific knowledge to inform policy and practice in disaster risk reduction and management” has just been launched.

The 7th International Conference on Building Resilience, with the theme 'Using scientific knowledge to inform policy and practice in disaster risk reduction and management', is jointly organised by the Global Disaster Resilience Centre at the University of Huddersfield in the United Kingdom, and Chiang Mai University, University of Naresuan and the Asian Disaster Preparedness Center in Thailand, and will be held at the Swissotel Nai Lert Park, Bangkok, Thailand from 27-29 November 2017. The conference will be held in association with ASCENT research project.

This conference will bring together the full diversity of the science community, policy makers, practitioners and researchers from all geographical regions, at local, national, regional and international levels to share state of the art research, and discuss how the science community will best support the implementation of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030.

The conference will also consider ways to support integration of Sendai with the Paris Agreement of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development (Sustainable Development Goals).  


Contributions are encouraged, but not limited to, the following conference themes that are based on the priorities of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015 - 2030

  • Understanding disaster risk 
  • Strengthening disaster risk governance to manage disaster risk
  • Investing in disaster risk reduction for resilience 
  • Enhancing disaster preparedness for effective response and to “Build Back Better” in recovery, rehabilitation and reconstruction

Special Features

  • Inter-disciplinary themes; papers subject to double blind peer review by international scientific committee
  • Accepted scientific papers will be published in Engineering Procedia Journal published by Elsevier and will be indexed in SCOPUS
  • Awards for best papers and special issue linked to the International Journal of Disaster Resilience in the Built Environment
  • ANDROID Doctoral school
  • Panel discussions on the ‘Words Into Action’ Implementation guides for the Sendai Framework
  • Workshops on identified themes
  • Keynote addresses and a technical site visit 

Submission Types

We welcome contributions from a wide range of scientific disciplines, and perspectives from policy and practice. In order to accommodate this wide range of expertise, and promote the development of practical, evidence based guidance, submissions are welcome in the following forms: 

  • Academic Presentation - Abstract and full paper submission required, subject to double blind peer review
  • Policy and Practice Presentation - Abstract submission only, non-peer review
  • ANDROID Doctoral School - Abstract and full paper submission required, subject to double blind peer review. For students registered at recognised Higher Education Institutes
  • Poster Presentation - Abstract and poster submission only, non-peer review

You can submit an abstract at:

Key Dates

  • 12 September 2016: Abstract submission open
  • 10 January 2017: Abstract submission close
  • 15 February 2017: Abstracts notification
  • 31 May 2017: Final paper submissions close
  • June 2017: Final paper notifications sent
  • July 2017: Registration opens
  • 27 – 29 November 2017: Conference

Further details of the conference is available at:

We look forward to receiving your submission

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