Theme, aims and topics

Risk analysis and assessment of natural and technological hazards, health and security threats

  • Risk communication and stakeholder involvement on major risk issues
  • Safety management and regulation of major risks
  • Organizational coping with major risk/li>
  • Societal safety, civil protection, and emergency preparedness
  • Understanding and identifying complexity in society
  • Vulnerability and resilience in complex systems and societies
  • Decision making in face of complexity
  • Uncertainty and precaution in risk governance
  • The role of insurance in major accident prevention
  • Anticipating and monitoring the risk of extreme outcomes
  • Learning from major events
  • Acceptance of major risk
  • Risk monitoring and indicators
  • Risk perception of catastrophic events
  • Relations between risk, safety, acceptability, and trust

In addition to the usual themes, abstracts and symposia within these topics are especially welcome.

Optional full papers 

Presenters may choose to submit full length papers. Authors of accepted abstracts will be invited to write a full paper, which will be made available to the conference participants and assessed for publication in a special issue in the Journal of Risk Research. Please note that the submission of a full paper is optional; it is possible to present an abstract without writing a full paper.

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