Friday, February 6, 2015

Co-Organizing Dynamics of Disasters Conference

Together with great colleagues, Distinguished University Professor Panos M. Pardalos of the University of Florida, Gainesville, and Professor Ilias S. Kotsireas of Wilfrid Laurier University in Ontario, Canada, I am co-organizing the International Conference on Dynamics of Disasters.

The poster for the conference is displayed below.

The conference will take place June 30-July 2, 2015 in Kalamata, Greece.

The program committee has representatives from numerous countries.

Information on paper submissions and deadline is available here.

Below are the conference themes:

Conference Themes

  • Disaster communications and social networks
  • Healthcare issues and disaster relief
  • Disaster team coordination, integration, and synergies
  • Humanitarian logistics and relief supply chains
  • Advances in methodological tools for emergency preparedness, response, and risk mitigation
  • Performance metrics for disaster response
  • Critical infrastructure protection and resiliency
  • Financial funding for disaster relief
  • Learning from disasters and response
  • Cooperative game theory
  • Dynamical systems
  • Decision-making under risk and uncertainty
  • Spread of diseases and contagion
  • Modelling and mathematics of disasters.
I am presently teaching a course on Humanitarian Logistics and Healthcare so a conference such as the Dynamics of Disasters one is very synergistic.  There is a tremendous amount of work that remains to be done so I hope that some of you can join us for what should be a very stimulating and engaging plus timely conference.