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Future Events

No forthcoming events


Past Events

ESRC Seminars





YoungOR 18: Disaster management stream

9-11 April 2013

The purpose of this stream is to gather academics and practitioners alike to share ideas, projects and experiences using OR techniques for disaster management. The stream will give a chance for speakers and the audience to get different perspectives, ideas and feedback, as well as disseminate their work and create further connections with people working on the same research area. 


SMERST 2013: Social Media and Semantic Technologies in Emergency Response

15-16 April 2013

This conference aims to bring together researchers and practitioners in Emergency Response and Humanitarian Disasters who are interested in Social Media and/or Semantic Technologies. We seek both academic studies as well as practical applications and use cases across both areas of interest.


 International Conference on Emergency Preparedness (InterCEPt)

21st to 23rd September 2010. The Challenges of Mass Evacuation 


Hosted by the Aston Centre for Research into Safety and Security (CRISIS), the International Conference on Emergency Preparedness (InterCEPt) aims to facilitate the exchange of academic research, innovations and best operational practices in the management of emergency preparedness. InterCEPt provides a unique opportunity for academics, practitioners and policy makers to share lessons, plans, approaches and methods to prepare governments for when disaster strikes, as well as to identify promising new approaches to prepare the public to respond to major incidents.

The theme of this year’s conference is mass evacuation i.e. the displacement of thousands/millions of people in response to a major catastrophic incident. Mass evacuation presents some unusual challenges for emergency preparedness, for example, the coordination, transportation and sheltering of thousands of people. The conference will deal will all the aspects related to mass evacuation, from mitigation to preparedness, response and recovery.