Conference Themes

Topics of the conference
1. Natural Hazards and Engineering Solutions

Seismology and Earthquake Engineering

1.1.1. Historical Seismology, Studies of Past and Recent Earthquakes
1.1.2. Seismology and the new global tectonics
1.1.3. New Methods and Future Trends in Seismological Volcano Monitoring
1.1.4. Earthquake magnitude, current trends, and recent research
1.1.5. Seismic Hazard, Engineering Seismology and Strong Ground Motion
1.1.6. Site Effects and Micro zonation Studies
1.1.7. Lessons from Recent Earthquakes
1.1.8. Monitoring, laboratory and Field Testing of Structures
1.1.9. Tsunamis and Risk Assessment of Structures and Infrastructures
1.1.10. Different Approaches in Seismic Analysis and Design of Structures
1.1.11. New Generation, Performance and Resilience Based Design of Structures and Systems
1.1.12. Passive and active control of structures
1.1.13. Historical heritage earthquake protection
1.1.14. Economic and Societal Models for Earthquake Loss Assessment and Mitigation

Floods and Landslides

1.2.1. Floods Risk Reduction Strategy
1.2.2. Effects of floods
1.2.3. Impact of floods on agriculture and food security
1.2.4. Slope Instability and Landslides Hazards Zonation
1.2.5. Landslide Caused by Rainfall, Floods and Earthquakes
1.2.6. Landslide analysis and control

Other natural hazards

Man-made hazards and technical tools for mitigations

2.1. Industrial
2.1.1. Explosions, Fire and Chemical Spill
2.1.2. Accidents and safety in the Oil and Gas Industry
2.1.3. Land use planning

Cyber Defense

2.2.1. Passwords management, Malware Protection, Data Breaches and Protection of Privacy.
2.2.2. Computer Scam and Spyware
2.2.3. Internet Security Software
2.2.4. Cloud Security
2.2.5. Security Systems for Computer Networks
2.2.6. Cyber Robotics, Security
2.2.7. Cyber Situational Awareness

Civil Disorder

2.3.1. Ethnic Antagonism, conflict and competition
2.3.2. Civil Violence in an Urban Community
2.3.3. Individual and collective behavior within demonstrations and riots
2.3.4. Social and political characteristics of riot cities
2.3.5. Climate and conflicts, security risks of global warming

Other Manmade Hazards

Climate Changes, Pollution and Solutions

3.1. Global Warming
3.1.1. Greenhouse Gas Sources
3.1.2. Reducing Carbon Emissions and other greenhouse gases
3.1.3. Scenarios for global warming temperature limitation
3.1.4. Green Energy Solutions
3.1.5. Urban greening
3.1.6. Energy & material efficiency
3.1.7. Smarts cities

Pollution origin and control

3.2.1. Green Chemistry and Smart Industry
3.2.2. Biodiversity
3.2.3. Needs for food security
3.2.4. Waste and Wastewater management

Social and Economic Impacts of Climate Changes

3.3.1. Adaptation options in agriculture to climate change
3.3.2. Adaptation to Climate Change and Variability
3.3.3. Assessing Vulnerability to Climate
3.3.4. Climate Change, Scientific Skepticism
3.3.5. Human adaptation to climatic variability and change

Health Monitoring and Early Warning Systems for Natural and Manmade Hazards

Monitoring Climate Changes

4.2.Environmental Pollution Monitoring
4.2.Monitoring of Civil Engineering Structures
4.2.Earthquake and Tsunami Early Warning Systems
4.3.Landslide Early Warning Systems
4.4.Flood Early Warning Systems
4.5.Early warning systems for other natural hazards
4.6.Integrated Disaster Management Communication and Information Systems


5.1. Risk Management in Prevention of Disasters
5.2. Disasters and the Millennium Development Goals
5.3. Psychosocial Consequences of disasters
5.4. Disaster Management and Community Planning
5.5. Linking climate change and disaster risk