Conference theme, aims and topics

The Society for Risk Analysis (SRA) is a multidisciplinary, interdisciplinary, scholarly international society that provides an open forum for all those who are interested in risk analysis. Risk analysis is broadly defined to include risk assessment, risk characterization, risk communication and perception, risk management and risk policy. It may concern individuals, public and private organizations, and society at a local regional, national or global level. SRA-Europe is a regional organization of the Society for Risk Analysis.

The 2009 conference of SRA-Europe will take place in Karlstad, Sweden. The conference theme will span across a broad range of issues from everyday risks to extraordinary events. The conference aims to provide a forum for traditional SRA themes such as risk identification, quantification and mitigation, risk perception and communication, policy making and legislation, as well as opening up for new risk-related topics. The conference aims to facilitate interaction among all players in the risk field: risk experts from all disciplines, and risk stakeholders as policy makers, the private sector, NGOs and other interest groups.

The conference will be a forum for presentations on existing and emerging risk issues, from all related research disciplines. Presentations in the following areas are particularly welcomed:

  • Everyday risks and prevention of injuries.
    Issues here include identification and analysis of major determinants of injury mortality and morbidity and analysis of achievements in safety related work.
  • Management of natural risk and climate change.
    From a European perspective, the major consequences of climate change will be negative. Vulnerability analyses, risk and disaster management strategies and conditions for learning and developing warning systems are pertinent topics here.
  • Disaster risk management in an international context.
    This theme addresses the role of European stakeholders in supporting safe and secure societal systems in the developing world and the possible contributions of risk oriented research.
  • Future risks and technologies for security and safety.
    The growing dependence on technical systems in critical infrastructures has resulted in growing risks in society. This theme calls for security risk assessment methods and experiences that contribute to increased confidence in and understanding of such technologies.

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