Theme, aims and topics

General theme

The 2012 Conference will be held at ETH Zurich, Switzerland. The conference aim is to facilitate interaction among all players in the risk field, ranging from risk experts from all disciplines and risk stakeholders as policy makers to the private sector, NGOs, and other interest groups.

The special theme of this conference will be “Risk and Society: Decisions & Responsibilities” to reflect the fact that the analysis of risk is inextricably linked to the social context. 

Specific topics

In addition to the usual topics, presentations in the following areas are particularly welcome

  • Risk Perception
  • Risk Communication
  • Natural Hazards
  • Technological Risks
  • Risk Assessment
  • Risk and Regulation
  • Health Risks
  • Anticipating Major Risks