In keeping up with the tradition, 7th International Conference will also feature the ANDROID Doctoral School. The 2017 Doctoral School aims to explore postgraduate research on Building Resilience with specific attention to “Using scientific knowledge to inform policy and practice in disaster risk reduction”

It aims to bring together the full diversity of postgraduate researchers from all geographical regions, at local, national, regional and international levels to discuss how the science and technology postgraduate researcher community will best support the implementation of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030. We need to integrate postgraduate researcher in disaster resilience into the Sendai Agenda.

Contributions from PhD/masters students are encouraged, but not limited to, the following conference themes that are based on the priorities of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015 – 2030:

    • Understanding disaster risk
    • Strengthening disaster risk governance to manage disaster risk
    • Investing in disaster risk reduction for resilience
    • Enhancing disaster preparedness for effective response and to “Build Back Better” in recovery, rehabilitation and reconstruction

The Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030 (Sendai Framework) is the first major agreement of the post-2015 development agenda, with seven targets and four priorities for action. It was endorsed by the UN General Assembly following the 2015 Third UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction (WCDRR).

The aim of the Doctoral School is to bring together Postgraduate Researchers to exchange and challenge research ideas and thoughts within a safe and professionally supportive environment. Getting published is an important challenge that all postgraduate researchers ought to face. It is a great sign of achievement and a flag for recognitions within the academic community. The conference programme will be carefully tailored to engage members of the academic community in order to enrich this two-day event with high quality session chairing, interactive panel discussions and postgraduate research workshops. Accordingly, the doctoral school will provide a platform for doctoral candidates from different disciplines to share their theoretical and empirical insights on research relating to building resilience.


Best Paper Award

A certificate and a cash prize will be given to the best paper. And there will also be an opportunity to submit the paper to be published in the SCOPUS indexed International Journal of Disaster Resilience in the Built Environment. Please click here for more details about the awards.


Registration fee

The doctoral students will have to pay the full registration fee and the further details are availabe in the registration page. which include the Procedia Engineering publication. The registration fee will also include welcome reception, conference pack, morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea and conference dinner.


Paper submission details

Doctoral candidates registering for the ANDROID doctoral school are required to submit a paper abstract based on their doctoral study and upon approval, they are required to submit a full paper for the review process.

Accordingly, please submit your abstract in the first instance to the ANDROID Doctoral School via the paper submission system, which is available at : 


Key personnel:

Doctoral School will be co-chaired by Professor Srinath Perera, Professor of Built Environment & Construction Management, School of Computing Engineering & Mathematics, Western Sydney University, Australia, (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) and Dr Kaushal Keraminiyage (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.), representing the conference technical directorate.