8th International Conference on Simulation in Risk Analysis and Hazard Mitigation (Risk Analysis 2012)

Venue: Brac

Location: Brac, Croatia

Event Date/Time: Sep 19, 2012 End Date/Time: Sep 21, 2012
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Risk Analysis 2012 is the eighth international conference on computer simulation in risk analysis and hazard mitigation. Covering a series of important topics of current research interest and with many practical applications, the conference is concerned with all aspects of risk analysis and hazard mitigation, associated with both natural and anthropogenic hazards.

The analysis and management of risk and the mitigation of hazards is of fundamental importance to planners and researchers around the world. We live in an increasingly complex society with the potential for disasters on a worldwide scale. Scientific knowledge is essential to our better understanding of risk. Natural hazards such as floods, earthquakes, landslides, fires and others have always affected human societies. Man-made hazards, however, played a comparatively small role until the industrial revolution when the risk of catastrophic events started to increase due to the rapid growth of new technologies. The interaction of natural and anthropogenic risks adds to the complexity of the problem.

Advances in computational methods and the ability to model systems more precisely now enables hazards to be quantified, their effects to be simulated and risk analysis to be pursued with greater accuracy, providing more effective risk management. These developments are important for all areas of human endeavour and have particular relevance to environmental issues where the risks involved are substantial. Effective risk management and the mitigation of possible hazards have become a high priority of government and a public concern.

Conference topics include;
* Risk assessment
* Risk management
* Hazard prevention, management and control
* Early warning systems
* Natural hazards and climate change
* Evacuation, simulation and design
* Vulnerability assessment
* Risk mapping
* Health risk
* Estimation of risk
* Security and public safety
* Transportation safety
* Financial risk assessment
* Political instability and economic vulnerability

Papers presented at Risk Analysis 2012 will appear in a volume of WIT Transactions on Ecology and the Environment (ISSN: 1746-448X, Digital ISSN 1743-3541). The papers will also be archived online in the Wessex Institute eLibrary and delegates will be invited to submit an extended version of their paper for possible publication in one of the International Journals edited by the Wessex Institute.