ENVIROINFO2021 Special Track on Advances and Gaps in Risk Information Management CfP

Call for Papers: Advances and Gaps in Risk Information Management – Challenges in Implementing the UN SENDAI Framework

Sept. 27-29, 2021   Berlin (Germany)

The UN SENDAI Framework for Disaster Reduction enforces the demands for complex and dynamic information availability, coherence and synergies for substantial improvements in planning, operational response and recovery.
Common approaches between safety and security practitioners and the vulnerable civil society consider human factors, societal, (psycho-)social, cultural, ethical as well as organizational aspects in all phases of the disaster cycle. The specific difference lies in enabling inclusive participation not only in preparedness phases but also in the post-disaster evaluation of goal-reaching success and take-up of suggestions for consideration in revised action and adaptation plans.
The complete set of information management best practice methods especially supports the principles of “critical thinking”, enabling extensive reporting, transparent analysis, compliance to regulations and other boundary conditions. Information control obligations include phases of retrace, audit, reexamination, analysis, avoidance of malpractice, and indications on weaknesses/vulnerabilities. 

Call for Papers

This track especially addresses contributions in the following areas:

  • risk information management, risk information models
  • disaster risk reduction and SDGs information synergy
  • risk databases, risk information crossorganizational interoperability, standards development, testbeds
  • cross-domain / cross-program coherence and accountability
  • risk information processes modelling and applications
  • common operational picture, digital situational awareness
  • logistics in support of situations, scenario development and decision support
  • risk & security information system structure, mutual semantic mapping and components
  • risk and multi-risk cartographic issues
  • dynamic information change in time and space
  • risk & security modeling issues for critical infrastructure (e.g. health institutions, factories, railways, highways, pipelines, maritime traffic etc.)
  • disaster management and emergency preparedness, prevention, alert, response and mitigation
  • information processing with special regard to information system structural aspects in risk model methodology, requirements engineering and implementation
  • documentation, archiving, and open access to risk, disaster and security information
  • CBRN-E risks issues for critical infrastructures, citizens, and the built environment
  • risk communication
  • urban / smart city resilience and risk, safety&security information and mapping

The processing and use of information according to the requirements of the UN SENDAI Framework holds enormous potential for new ways of enabling just-in-time foresight, situation management and ex-post evaluation. For a successful decision and action support, we have to make the best possible use of this potential.

This track is recommended for stakeholders in RISK governance and practice: operational forces, administration, private sector, NGOs and R&D.

Special Track Chair:

Horst Kremers, CODATA-Germany, UNDRR SEM Advisory Board, RIMMA Community (Berlin)

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