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Aims& Scopes

Aims and Scope:
  • Promotion and expansion of crisis management knowledge in the specialized fields of risk prevention, preparedness, response, and recovery;
  • Promotion and expansion of passive defense knowledge
  • Promotion and expansion of Health, Safety and Environment (HSE) knowledge;
  • Publishing the latest research results and creating an environment for constructive criticism and exchange of ideas;
  • Establishing cooperation and scientific interaction between scholars at the national and international levels;
  • Creating a suitable platform for identifying and providing solutions related to crisis management issues at local, regional, national, and international levels;
  • Transferring knowledge and innovations in crisis management with an emphasis on the role of urban management;
  • Helping to create a scientific communication network between scholars, policymakers, and crisis management planners of the country;
  • Creating a suitable platform to use the experiences of other countries for localizing the international experiences of crisis management.

Topics include but are not limited to:
1. Safety and risk prevention and reduction
1-1. Risk prevention
1-2. Safety
1-3. Risk reduction planning
2- Risk assessment
2-1. Risk identification
2-2. Risk assessment
3- Preparation and planning
3-1- incident command system;
3-2- planning response in emergency situations;
3-3- operational plan in emergency situations;
3-4- Evacuation and emergency accommodation;
3-5-Help and rescue.
4- Reconstruction and rehabilitation in crisis
4-1-Demolition and debris management;
4-2-Restoration of infrastructure, transportation system, housing system, environment;
4-3-Physical, psychological, social, and economic rehabilitation;
4-4-People with special needs in crisis (elderly, children, women, people with disabilities, special patients, etc.).
5- Natural and man-made hazards
5-1-Ground-related hazards (earthquake and landslide, subsidence and collapse of the ground, volcano, etc.);
5-2- Meteorological hazards (climate changes, flood, soil erosion, desertification, fires, drought, storms, etc.);
5-3-Chemical hazards (environmental pollution, industrial buildings’ fire, chemical waste, etc.);
5-4-Transportation hazards (road accidents, railway accidents, airway accidents, subway accidents, crowd crushes, etc.)
5-5-Biological hazards (epidemics, biological threats, etc.).
6- Future studies of the crisis
6-1- Quantitative and qualitative analyses of trends;
6-2- Identification of future risks and hazards;
6-3- Designing the desired, possible and probable future;
6-4-Politicizing and planning changes for the desired future
7- Crisis knowledge management
7-1-Documentation;
7-2- Lessons Learned Register
7-3-Root cause analysis of accidents.
8- Intelligence and new technologies
8-1- Knowledge-based achievements;
8-2-Technologies based on data analysis;
8-3- Information systems management
9- Social and cultural
9-1- Local communities and community-based participation in crisis management;
9-2- Social responsibility (individual, corporate and organizational) in crisis management;
9-3- Social capital and crisis;
9-4-Crisis culture;
9-5-Empowerment, safety training, and crisis management
10- Economy of crisis and insurance
11- Laws, regulations, standards and legal requirements of crisis management
12- Information and media in crisis management
13- Passive defense
14- Health, Safety and Environment (HSE)

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