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International Conference

7th Dresden Symposium

Hazard - Detection
and Management

Dresden Germany
March 3 — 8, 2013

1. Location

Blockhaus directly located in the historical centre Neustädter Markt 19, D-01067 Dresden

2. Languages

The official language of the 7th Dresden Symposium will be English; translation will not be provided.

3. Conference Fee

Active participants
Payment by December 31, 2012
(Received at Commerzbank AG)
€ 400,-
Payment after December 31, 2012€ 450,-
Students (incl. Proceedings)€ 200,-
Accompanying persons€ 100,-
Reimbursement in case of cancellation
before January 31, 201390%
before February 15, 201350%
The fee will cover:
- All scientific sessions and exhibitions
- Conference programme, book of abstracts
- Conference and Symposium proceedings
- Coffee or tea during the breaks
- Ice-breaker party
- Conference dinner
Bank account:
to:SARAD GmbH (code: HAZARDS)
BICxxxx xx xx xxx
IBAN:xxxx xxxx xxxx xxxx xxxx xx
account number:xxxx xxxx xx
bank code number:xxx xxx xx

4. Abstracts for presentations

Scientists and experts wishing to submit papers for oral or poster presentation are kindly requiested to send their abstracts before October 31, 2012. Abstracts of no more than one page are to be submitted in electronic form (using Word for Widnows and paying attation to the instruction for authors, see www.sarad.de/conference/).

5. Accomodation

A certain number of rooms have been pre-reserved in hotels and hostels nearby the conference location. More details concering locations and costs will be found in a second circular in autumn. The conference sessions will begin at Monday, March 4, 2013 and be continued until noon of Friday, March 8, 2013. We hope you will consider spending extra time in the beautiful city of Dresden before and after the symposium.

6. Grants

Grant will be offered for a limited number of participants to suport their travel funds.

7. Deadline

- Abstracts:October 31,2012
- Acceptance notification:November 30,2012
- "early bird" payment:December 31,2012
- Reimbursement 90%January 31,2013
- Reimbursement 50%February 15,2013

8. Organisation

Applications, fees, travel, manuscripts etc.:

Attn. Dr. Klaus Schönefeld
Wiesbadener Straße 10
D-01159 Dresden, Germany
Phone:+49 351 6580-712
Fax:+49 351 6580-718
Further information, application forms

Scope and Objectives

Hazards – only few news reports in radio, TV or World Wide Web end without messages describing serious incidents in nature or centres of civilization with a more or less great number of victims. The range of hazards in consideration reaches from earthquakes, volcanic eruptions and tsunamis up to accidents in nuclear power stations and chemical industry as well as criminal activities and terrorist attacks with dangerous chemical or radioactive materials.

In spite of the fact that all these occurrences have different causes and require adequate methods of detection, the techniques for managing the necessary activities to treat immediate and ripple effects are similar or equivalent.

The main aim of the conference is to bring together, experts working in science, organizations and authorities dealing with topics as detection / prevention on the one hand and handling the effects and consequences of such incidents on the other. An unified solution to treat these problems is desirable. The organizers want to stimulate the contacts and the exchange of knowledge to understand and improve detection and management of natural and man-made hazards.

The 7th Dresden Symposium shall provide an international platform where experiences on
  • detection methods for natural and man-made hazards
  • hazard management including prediction, prevention and disaster handling
will be presented to demonstrate the strengths and weaknesses as well as future challenges of used methods and techniques.

Tentative topics are
  • Detection Methods
  • Instrumentation
  • Sensors on different Platforms
  • Monitoring of natural and man-made Risks
  • Unified Solutions / Command Control Systems
  • Forewarning
  • Post-Incident Management
  • Psychological Effects

Invited speakers will give a stimulating lecture in the beginning of a thematic session, followed by oral presentations and posters that shall span a colourful bow of contributions and will quicken everybody’s interest – parallel sessions are only planned for the field of detection methods because of the very different types of hazards to be considered. Due to limited duration of the conference, we are forced to not accept each paper submitted for oral presentations. Nevertheless, there will be a wide space for posters that will be presented during poster session; authors are requested to explain their findings in front of their work.

In the frame of this conference, the annual meeting 2013 of the International Geo-Hazards Research Society (IGRS) will take place.

Welcome to Dresden

Dresden, the capital of the German Federal State Saxony, is well known for its cultural and scientific history as well as for its development to a centre of high-tec industry (the so-called German “Silicon Valley”). Spread along the riverbank of the river Elbe, it has been worldwide recognised as an outstanding cultural landscape, an ensemble that integrates the celebrated baroque setting and suburban garden city into an artistic whole within the river valley.

It should be mentioned, that the city of Dresden itself was a victim of the so-called “century flood catastrophe” of the rivers Elbe and Weißeritz in August 2002.

The city and its hinterland offer a lot of possibilities for sightseeing and activities: Beside the Ore Mountains where mining industry played an important role in the past, the very famous Saxony Switzerland call for hiking or climbing between the spectacular rock formations of weathered sand-stones. Visitors are impressed by the baroque gardens in Pillnitz and Großsedlitz or the worldwide well-known MEISSEN® porcelain manufactory and its museum. Dresden with more than a half million inhabitants is situated in the South-East of Germany and is easily accessible via long distance trains or plane.

Stanislaw Tillich
Saxon State Prime Minister
Thomas Streil (Chairman )Germany
Klaus Schönefeld (Co-Chairman)Germany
Klaus HardrahtGermany
Jürgen HennigerGermany
Peter JoehnkGermany
Birgit MonßenGermany
Wolf-Joachim FischerGermany
Thomas StreilGermany
Renate CzarwinskiGermany / President IRPA
Antonio CapraiItaly
David HiltonUSA
Robert ChenUSA
Horst Monken FernandezIAEA
Carlos Rojas PalmaBelgium
Shinji TokonamiJapan
Franco ItalianoItaly
Sedat InanTurkey
Senlin LiuChina
Jianguo DuChina
Qiuju GuoChina
Kuke DingChina
Manuel OgenaPhilippines
Frank T. YangTaiwan
Rakesh RamolaIndia
Constantin PapastefanouGreece
Nemesio PerezTenerife / Spain
Luis Santiago QuindosSpain
Asat KutliachmetovRussia
Valentina SafarowaRussia
Nikolay SurzhkoRussia
Guzel YagafarovaRussia
Alexander SerebriakovRussia
Andrej StavrovBelarus
Friedrich SteinhäuslerAustria
Janja VaupoticSlovenia
Constantin CosmaRomania
Yuri TaranMexico
Malgorzata WysokaPoland
Pawel OlkoPoland
Serik KozhakhmetovKazakhstan
Josef SabolCzech Republic
Didier DubotFrance