Guidelines for camera-ready papers for academic papers and doctoral school papers

 

Dear authors,

If your paper has been accepted as it is or with minor revision only, you can now proceed to submit your final version (i.e. camera-ready) paper in accordance with the guideline below. Please do not proceed with the camera-ready submission, if your paper requires resubmissions (major correction). If so, you will need to resubmit your paper for review in the first instance. 

 

Submission of camera-ready paper

This guideline is intended for camera-ready paper only. 

  • Please go to the submission portal, and login using your account detail.
  • Click the paper button button next to your paper title to proceed to your paper status details.
  • At your paper status page, please go to 'paper details' section, and click 'Upload the Camera Ready paper' button next to your 'camera ready' information.
  • Please type in your most up-to-date abstracts in the provided space. Do not leave this blank. As you may be aware, we are doing a Conference Book of Abstracts also and we will use the infromation you provide in this space for this purpose. So it is very important that you make sure you have provided the latest version of your abstract. 
  • Upload your paper only in word document format  by clicking the 'choose file' button. Please make sure that your paper is written using the camera-ready template provided and meets the requirement as set in the author guidelines. The requirements include strict 8 page maximum limit imposed by Elsevier, the Procedia publisher. All figures must be properly cited and please make sure you have written permission from the source, if you are using others' art work.
  • Once the camera-ready paper is uploaded, you will see the summary page of your paper, including the option to upload your presentation when it is ready. You can upload your presentation at a later time by logging-in to your account.
  • You may now proceed to the registration page. 

Side Events

 

ESPRESSO Challenge : Workshop on Enhancing disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation Synergies for Disaster Prevention

Organiser(s): Global Disaster Resilience Centre, University of Huddersfield, UK

ESPREssO project, funded by the European Commission’s H2020 Research and innovation programmes aims at contributing to a new strategic vision to approach disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation, thereby opening new frontiers for research and policy making.

To achieve this goal, the project structure is built upon the central role of three main challenges to be addressed in order to propose ways to mitigate differences, identify gaps, and overcome the boundaries among different topics:

  • To propose ways to create more coherent National and European approaches on Disaster Risk Reduction, Climate Change Adaptation and resilience strengthening;
  • To enhance risk management capabilities by bridging the gap between science and legal/policy issues at local and national levels in six European countries;
  • To address the issue of efficient management of trans-boundary crises.

Within this context, this workshop will tackle the following key questions:

  1. What synergies and conflicts exist between CCA and DRR strategies? What barriers exist in terms of synergising CCA with DRR? (e.g. language, institutional, timescales, frameworks, scale, science-policy dialogue, budgets, traditional/scientific knowledge)
  2. How might these barriers be overcome? What good practices of integration and/or synergising CCA and DRR exist in your country?
  3. How can we increase the political will to tackle CCA and DRR?
  4. Is there a difference between PERCEIVED and ACTUAL Climate Change issues and adaptation measures, and similarly with Disaster Risk Reduction? i.e. is what stakeholders BELIEVE to be happening, actually correct?
  5. Is disaster risk and climate change information accessible? Are there gaps in the risk and climate change information that is available? Are the policies being made, suitable for current and projected situations?
  6. How can we develop a more coherent approach to CCA and DRR, going beyond traditional risk concepts and including resilience and to understand and cope with uncertainty?
  7. What are the possible transition pathways and the hallmarks of a new and effective strategy?

 

ESPRESSO project partners include:

For more details, please visit the ESPRESSO web site: http://www.espressoproject.eu/

 

espresso

 

 

Thematic Session on : “Building Resilience of Vulnerable Communities in the Face of Natural Disasters”

Organiser(s): Asian Disaster Preparedness Centre (APDC), Bangkok, Thailand

Scope: This conference is been jointly organized by the Global Disaster Resilience Centre at the University of Huddersfield in the United Kingdom, and Chiang Mai University, Naresuan University and the Asian Disaster Preparedness Center in Thailand. The conference aims to bring together the scientific community, policy makers, practitioners and researchers from all geographical regions, at local, national, regional and international levels to share state of the art research, and discuss how the scientific community will best support the implementation of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030. The conference will also consider ways to support integration of Sendai with the Paris Agreement of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development (Sustainable Development Goals).

The session will include keynote addresses followed by panel discussions in the following areas:

  • The need of policy coherence in building risk-informed communities, and its ways and means to expand further across Asia as a joint collaborative initiative enabling partners to work at scale;
  • Focus on sharing BRACED experiences in the region towards addressing the issues of community resilience; and
  • How the evidence gathered through BRACED program would strengthen community resilience by building partnerships.

ADPC Engagement through its BRACED Program: Considering the scope of the conference, it appears that this event would be a good platform for BRACED to display some of their uptake activities through a thematic session. ADPC therefore, proposes to organize a thematic session on “Building Resilience of Vulnerable Communities in the Face of Natural Disasters.” The main objective of this session will be to broaden the enabling environment towards achieving community resilience and discuss approaches and opportunities to scale up community resilience to the next level in BRACED countries while also promoting innovative solutions to enable people to enhance their safety and strengthen resilience.

 

Making Cities Resilient Campaign meeting

Organiser(s): United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction; Global Disaster Resilience Centre, University of Huddersfield, UK

The Conference includes a meeting of the Making Cities Resilient Campaign latest developments and initiatives. Please refer to the programme for venue and timing information.

Background

The Making Cities Resilient: 'My City is getting ready!' Campaign, launched in May 2010, has been successful in raising the awareness and political profile for disaster risk reduction and resilience among cities, creating a broad alliance and platform for dialogue and exchange, and developing some basic tools with technical content to guide capacity development and implementation of resilient cities. Upon the recommendation of partners, cities, and based on the Mayors Statement at the 3rd session of Global Platform (2011), the campaign was extended beyond 2015.

A Campaign Advisory Panel was established in 2010. In consultation with the partner organizations, UNISDR appointed 16 experts to this Panel based on their individual capacity, area of expertise in relation to the Ten Essentials with geographical balance. This Advisory Panel was an informal group that provided guidance to UNISDR on raising the profile of the subject, engaging cities and partners to the Campaign, and on technical aspects. For the next phase of the Campaign the Advisory Panel will be replaced by a “Steering Committee”.

The Steering Committee of the Making Cities Resilient Campaign supports the implementation and monitoring of the Resilient Cities Alliance. The Steering Committee guides and supports the implementation and monitoring of the Campaign. The Committee consists of local governments, parliamentarians, international organizations, NGOs, scientific or academic institutions and private sector representatives.

Further details on the campaign is available at : http://www.unisdr.org/campaign/resilientcities/

 

 
Signature of MoU between Defence Technology Institute (DTI) and the Strategic Partners -
‘Simulation of Military Assistance during Emergency and Communication Blackout" project

Project brief

Background and Significance:

The military simulation and training technologies need to provide common operation picture (COP) of an emergency and disaster management for almost real-time situation awareness to make critical decision. The project will provide the realization of the situation where current information, i.e., rescuer position, geo-location, in situ photos and live videos, is simultaneously updated to keep pace with real world situation. The data is transmitted live from the rescuers to the command and control via the UAV broadband network. Game Engine plays as a theater that all data interact in a common view.

Objectives:
  1. To apply COP concept using 3D mapping from UAV image acquisition
  2. To simultaneously model on-site military operations during emergency and communication blackout
  3. To simulate the emergency within the realm of C4ISR
Output:
  1. 3D COP from UAV image acquisition,
  2. Communication system for military assistance during emergency and communication Blackout, and
  3. Real-time incident simulation within C4ISR
Outcome:

Complete military simulation and training either non-combatant or combatant missions

Impact:
  1. Security – complete chain of command and common understanding of strategic, operational and tactical levels of situation
  2. Economic - In support of defense purposes and other non-combatant missions that involve military operations such as disaster prevention and mitigation, civil-military operations in response to natural disasters to avoid multilateral loss and casualties.

 

 

Special Thematic Discussion - Climate Models, Weather Risks, Critical Infrastructure and Cities

As part of the EU Horizon 2020 funded EU-CIRCLE project titled “A pan-European framework for strengthening Critical Infrastructure resilience to climate change” (www.eu-circle.eu), a group of partners have put together an exciting themed discussion where two of its case studies are showcased. The EU-CIRCLE project team encourages other participants to join the session whereby a potential table top exercise will be conducted to identify stakeholder requirements and impact for better planning of critical infrastructure subjected to climate change impacts particularly within the countries in the region.

The two case studies show cased specifically are: Impact of urban coastal flooding in Torbay, UK and impact of cyclonic stresses and their effects on critical infrastructure within the Khulna city in Bangladesh. The EU-CIRCLE team have organised the following presentations within this special themed discussion as follows.

  • EU-CIRCLE project: An introduction to its deliverables and impact (keynote)
  • How can we use information from climate models to get a better picture of future weather-related risks (keynote)
  • Investigating the interdependencies among critical infrastructure for building city resilience
  • Improving the resilience to urban and coastal flooding in Torbay, UK
  • Assembling and (re)Assembling Critical Infrastructure Resilience in Khulna City, Bangladesh

As a primary function of the special themed discussion, we would like all delegates of the ICBR 2017 to express any special interests that they would like to be further discussed and presented which we are encouraging and supporting as part of this special themed session. Please write via email to Prof. Bingunath Ingirige, Global Disaster Resilience Centre (GDRC), University of Huddersfield, UK (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) . We would like to hear any ideas that we can incorporate within our special themed discussion.

 

 

 

Special Thematic Session - Resilience of businesses and economies in the face of natural hazards

Disaster resilience of businesses in many countries is challenged by higher intensity and frequency of natural hazards, especially in the recent decades. Cities have become more vulnerable due to concentration of physical assets of high value, businesses, unplanned infrastructure and dense populations. Flooding, which affects many countries for instance, can have a crippling effect on local economies in extreme situations. Whilst both the physical and the human costs of flooding tend to be well documented in literature, the broader economic effects and the disruption and damage to businesses tend to be often overlooked and under researched. Of businesses, SMEs tend to be more vulnerable to flooding and other natural hazards than their larger counterparts. But on the other hand SMEs play a greater role in energising the local economies by providing employment and maintaining vibrancy and appeal as a community hub. Their positive engagement can improve the uptake of resilience and improve disaster risk reduction measures. Although flooding is primarily a problem faced in many countries, other hazards such as droughts, landslides and heavy storms can also impact on businesses and the economies. The overall benefit of engaging business has recently received a resurgence of interest at an international level with UNISDR’s Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction (2015-2030) calling for businesses to integrate disaster risk into their management practices.

We invite all interested delegates to attend the session. The session will include keynote speeches and a panel discussion as follows:

    • the role of SMEs in contributing to local economies and what resilience means to them and important lessons to policy making
    • Global Initiatives on resilience of businesses and Disaster Risk Management
    • Monitoring and measuring resilience in businesses and Integrating DRR and CCA for improved business management practices
    • Case studies on how businesses recovered after the 2011 flood event in Bangkok.
    • the success of Resilient SME Champion Program for effective Bussiness Continuty Planing (BCP)
    • the role that professionals who work with SMEs have to play in developing SME resilience

 

Special Session coordinators

Mr. Aslam Perwaiz & Dr. Senaka Basnayake – Asian Disaster Preparedness Center (ADPC), Bangkok, Thailand.

Prof. Bingunath Ingirige, Global Disaster Resilience Centre (GDRC), University of Huddersfield, UK

 

Please contact Dr. Senaka Basnayake via Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  for more details of the special event

 

 

Please find the following list of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) received by the conference organisers. Before sending your email to the organiser, please take time to read the FAQs, as this will help effective and efficient email communications and speedy responses.

 

I have not received any comments for my abstract/ paper. Why? 

all abstracts and most papers have been reviewed and feedbacks have been sent back to author. If you have not received the feedback, please check your spam folder as we have received reports that emails from conference organiser is recognised as spam by some. If you have missed any deadline due to this, please contact Dr. Ezri Hayat at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.as soon as possible. 

 

Can I get financial sponsorship to attend the conference from the organiser?

Answer: The conference is organised on the not-for-profit and self-funded basis. Due to the high costs associated with paper publication and organisation of the conference, we are accordingly not in the position to offer financial aid for participants attending the conference.

 

Do I need visa to attend the conference?

Answer: Visa requirement will vary between individuals and nationalities. Please check with the Thailand embassy in your country, or visit http://www.immigration.go.th/nov2004/en/base.php for further information on immigration rules.

 

Do I need to use particular template for the full paper?

Answer: Yes, you will need to use the provided template for your full-paper. Please visit http://www.buildresilience.org/2017/index.php/guidelines-for-authors for more details on full paper submission

 

Do I need to submit both PDF and word format of the full-paper? 

Answer: No, please submit only the word document format to the submission system. 

 

My full-paper is rejected without reviews, why is it?

Answer: Papers that exceed the maximum 8 pages limit will be immediately rejected by reviewers without progressing further into the paper content. Please revise and resubmit your paper in accordance with the author guidelines

 

I want to submit a poster, do I need to submit an abstract to the paper submission portal?

No, you don't need to submit an abstract to submit the poster. Please prepare and print your poster in accordance with the guideline as shown http://www.buildresilience.org/2017/index.php/student-competition. If you are not a student, please note that even though the poster will be presented along with other poster in the student poster competition, poster from non-student delegates will not be nominated for an award.

 

I am submitting a poster only, do I need to remove my abstract in the paper submission portal? 

You do not need to submit a poster abstract to the paper submission portal. If you have submitted a poster abstract to the paper submission portal, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to remove it from the system. 

 

Still have questions not answered? please send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.with 'QUESTIONS' as the subject.

Conference attendance fees

All fees are in US Dollars and include all applicable taxes.

 

Please click here to go to the conference registration portal

 

Registration Type

Registration Fees

Full Registration including a Procedia publication

US$ 500

Doctoral school including a Procedia paper

US$ 500

  - Additional Procedia publication

 US$75

Policy and Practice presentation
(abstracts only)

US$ 400

Poster presentation

US$ 400

Conference observer only
(no abstract/ paper submission)

US$ 400

Accompanying person*

US$150

 

*accompanying person registration is intended for delegates' partner and/or family members and NOT for co-authors and conference delegates. Accompanying person will therefore not have access to the conference main venue/activities. Click here to see what the fee covers

 

 

Inclusions – Full registration

Following are included within the full registration fee of US$ 500:

  • The registered delegate fee includes the costs associated with publication of ONE paper in SCOPUS indexed Elsevier Procedia Engineering.
  • Copy of the conference book of abstracts.
  • Conference package over three days including all tea breaks and lunches at the 5* Swissotel Le Concorde Hotel.
  • Welcome reception including a cultural show.
  • Conference gala dinner.
  • Transportation for welcome dinner and site visit.
  • Half day historical study visit, including transport costs, tickets, refreshments etc.

Please note that the US$ 500 registration fees includes the publication of ONE paper in ELSEVIER Procedia. An additional paper fee of US$ 75 is payable for a second paper in Elsevier Procedia Engineering. A maximum of TWO papers is permitted per registered delegate.

 

Policy and Practice Presentations, Poster Presentation, and conference audience only

For delegates of Policy and Practice Presentations, Poster Presentation, and conference audience only (no paper submission), the reduced fee of US$ 400 applies. This will give delegates access to all conference activities and venues. All relevant abstracts will be published in a printed Book of Abstracts that will be provided to registered delegates during the conference.

 

Doctoral School 

We have received a large number of full paper submissions, including from students. Although we offered a separate Doctoral School Proceedings option for registered doctoral candidates as an alternative to the Elsevier Procedia Engineering, the uptake for this option has been extremely low. The large majority of registered students have elected to publish in the Procedia Engineering. Based on the reviews by the Scientific Committee, we have also found that, in general, student papers are of a suitable quality for the Procedia. As a consequence, we no longer feel it is viable to publish a separate Doctoral School Proceedings – the number of papers would be very low, devaluing the publication and associated papers.

We therefore encourage you to switch your paper to the Procedia category, with accepted papers being published in an issue of the Scopus indexed Elsevier Procedia Engineering. Unfortunately, we will no longer be able to accept papers for a Doctoral School Proceedings.

If you are willing to switch to the Procedia category, we will need your manuscript to be formatted as described for Academic Presentation above. 

Please note that the Doctoral School will still run during the conference and if you wish, your paper will be programmed for presentation alongside other doctoral student papers.

We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause, but the organising committee feel that this is the preferred way forward to ensure that Doctoral School papers are not disadvantaged

 

ASCENT project participants

There are special arrangements for ASCENT project partner universities associated delegates. ASCENT project partner universities are listed here.

For further details associated with conference registration process, if you are from an ASCENT partner university, please contact your university lead academic or Dr Ezri Hayat (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ) for details associated with the registration process

 

Accompanying person

The registration fee for an accompanying person will include the fee for the following items:

  • Welcome reception including a cultural show.
  • Conference gala dinner.
  • Transportation for welcome dinner and site visit.
  • Half day historical study visit, including transport costs, tickets, refreshments etc

 

 

Due to the nature of the conference, please note that the organisers are not in the position to offer 'publication only' or conference day rates.

 

How to register

Please login to your account and select the 'conference registration' button Screen Shot 2017 07 27 at 12.41.42. Please follow the step as indicated in the registration page. Registration fee will be made payable to our partner in Thailand, ADPC, with bank details as shown in the generated invoice. Should your bank need to the address of ADPC, please use the following address:

ASIAN DISASTER PREPAREDNESS CENTER (ADPC)
SM Tower, 24th Floor,
979/69 Paholyothin Road,
Samsen Nai Phayathai, Bangkok 10400 Thailand
Tel:+66 2 298 0681-92
Fax:+66 2 298 0012

If you are paying via Bank Transfer, please send your Bank transfer receipt to our local partner, Ms. Thanyaphat Sirasakpureekul at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for confirmation.

 

Liability and insurance

It is recommended that participants and companions arrange personal health and travel insurance. The organisers will not assume responsibility for injury or damage to persons or property during the conference.

 

Refunds policy

For the cancellation of registration up to 60 days prior to the conference (by 28th September 2016), 10% of registration fee is chargeable, in addition to currency exchange losses, bank transfer charges or credit card fees for re-transferring the funds. Cancellation of registration after 28th September 2016 will not be refundable. 

 

Guidelines for authors of academic full papers and doctoral school full papers

 

 

Dear authors,

We have had an excellent response with over 300 abstracts submitted for the 7th International Conference on Building Resilience, to be held in Bangkok Thailand from 27th to 29th November 2017. Below we provide an update on the next stages of the full paper submission, peer review process and registration details for Academic Presentation, Policy and Practice Presentation, Doctoral School, and Poster Competition.

 

Submitting your full paper

  • Please go to the submission portal, and login using your account detail.
  • Click the paper button button next to your abstract title to proceed to your paper status details.
  • On your paper status page, please go to 'paper details' section, and click 'upload' button next to your 'full paper' information.
  • Upload your paper in word document format only. Please make sure that your paper is written on the template provided and meets the requirement as set in the author guidelines

 

Academic Presentation

  • Abstract and full paper submission required, and the full paper is subject to double-blind peer review.
  • Full papers submitted for peer review should be anonymised, with no author details included on the manuscript.
  • Each accepted paper from a registered delegate will be published in an issue of Elsevier Procedia Engineering.
  • Each paper must be no longer than eight pages within this template, which includes the title, abstract, main paper text, tables, figures, references, acknowledgments etc. References and images should be formatted in accordance with the Procedia Engineering guide for authors.
  • The registered delegate fee includes the costs associated with one paper in Elsevier Procedia Engineering.
  • An additional paper fee is payable for a second paper in Elsevier Procedia Engineering.
  • A maximum of two papers is permitted per registered delegate.
  • All papers submitted for peer review must use the provided template (please click here to download the template). You will need to download the template to your computer by clicking the 'download' button on the top right of the page. Please do not use  "." (dot) in your full paper file name (apart from the extension) as this will affect the automated renaming facility. 
  • All papers submitted for peer review must conform with the Procedia Engineering manuscript formatting guidelines (please click here for authors' guidelines). 
  • All abstracts will be published in a printed Book of Abstracts that will be provided to registered delegates during the conference.
  • For accepted papers, camera-ready papers must include the author and affiliation details.

 

Policy and Practice Presentation

  • Abstract submission only, non-peer review.
  • All abstracts will be published in a printed Book of Abstracts that will be provided to registered delegates during the conference.

 

Doctoral School 

We have received a large number of full paper submissions, including from students. Although we offered a separate Doctoral School Proceedings option for registered doctoral candidates as an alternative to the Elsevier Procedia Engineering, the uptake for this option has been extremely low. The large majority of registered students have elected to publish in the Procedia Engineering. Based on the reviews by the Scientific Committee, we have also found that, in general, student papers are of a suitable quality for the Procedia. As a consequence, we no longer feel it is viable to publish a separate Doctoral School Proceedings – the number of papers would be very low, devaluing the publication and associated papers.

We are therefore encourage you to switch your paper to the Procedia category, with accepted papers being published in an issue of the Scopus indexed Elsevier Procedia Engineering. Unfortunately we will no longer be able to accept papers for a Doctoral School Proceedings.

If you are willing to switch to the Procedia category, we will need your manuscript to be formatted as described for Academic Presentation above. 

Please note that the Doctoral School will still run during the conference and if you wish, your paper will be programmed for presentation alongside other doctoral student papers.

We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause, but the organising committee feel that this is the preferred way forward to ensure that Doctoral School papers are not disadvantaged


Poster Presentation

  • Abstract and poster submission only, non-peer review. The abstract will be included in the published book of abstracts.
  • Please visit the student poster competition page for more detail.

 

Conference venue

  • The confirmed venue for the conference is the Swissotel Le Concorde, Bangkok, Thailand. We have negotiated special room rates with the hotel. Details on how to book the hotel are available here. We very much look forward to welcoming you to Bangkok later this year.

 

Regards,

International Conference on Building Resilience organising committee