The abstract submission deadline for the IDRiM Virtual Workshop has been extended to 31 July 2020!

The new presentation abstract submission deadline is on Friday, 31 July 2020
Abstract submission is now closed

Session Outlines and Chairs

List of Chairs and Session Topics / Titles*

Session NumberSession Chair(s)Session Topics / Titles
1Irasema Alcantara Ayala (Mexico)COVID-19: Insights through the lens of IDRiM
2 **Ilan Chabay (USA, Germany) and
Norio Okada (Japan)
Participatory creative design to address complex challenges of risk governance

–For this session, participants are not asked to submit abstracts, but to send interesting topics or potential speakers regarding the issue
3Ana Maria Cruz (Japan) and
Elisabeth Krausmann (Italy)
Natechs, Natech risk management, Natech case studies, Natech regulatory landscape, risk communication
4Andrew Collins (UK)Action Data and Epidemic Risk
5Peijun Shi (China)Changing risk landscape of natural disasters in the changing global environment
6Mohsen Ghafory-Ashtiany (Iran)a. How to close the gap between science and policy toward effective implementation; Disaster Insurance
7Mohsen Ghafory-Ashtiany (Iran)b. Risk management and risk reduction in developing countries: Why DRR policies and programs do not really get implemented. Case Study Reports
8James Goltz (USA) and
Katsuya Yamori (Japan)
a. Conceptions of Disaster and the Corona Virus: What the Pandemic is Teaching Us
9James Goltz (USA) and
Asthildur Elva Bernhardsdottir (Iceland)
b. Risk and culture
10Guoyi Han (Sweden)Risk and development: A dialogue on transforming development and disaster risk
11Stefan Hochrainer-Stigler (Austria)Systemic risk, compound events and cascading effects
12Bijay Anand Misra (India)Strengthening Participatory Adaptive Governance at Local level: Evidence based Lessons on Natural and Social Risks
13Ilan Noy (New Zealand)a. Economics of COVID-19
14Ilan Noy (New Zealand)b. Economic Policy in the times of COVID-19
15Norio Okada (Japan)Participatory risk governance
16Ortwin Renn (Germany)a. Covid-19, Systemic risks and multi-governance
17Ortwin Renn (Germany)b. Psychological responses to pandemics, lessons learned from international experiences
18Adam Rose (USA)Economic consequences of disasters; economic resilience to disasters
19Rajib Shaw (Japan)Innovation and incubation in disaster risk reduction
20William Siembieda (USA)Implementation science: functional recovery, addressing slowly developing catastrophic events, complexity analysis, the integration of systemic risk in DDR practice, understanding how to characterise triggers, and improving how to characterise expected outcomes
21Hirokazu Tatano (Japan)Economic impact assessment
22Gisela Wachinger (Germany) and
Yoko Matsuda (Japan)
Involving stakeholders to risk governance
23Yoshiyuki Yama (Japan) and
Jong-il Na (Korea)
Community and Narrative based Disaster Risk Management
24Katsuya Yamori (Japan)Disaster education, community-based disaster management, disaster risk communication
25Muneta Yokomatsu (Japan)Social network, economic growth
26Emmanuel Garnier (France)Historical perspectives on disaster memory
27David Nguyen (Japan)
and Junko Mochizuki (Austria)
Integrating disaster management practices and experiences in tourism
28Tetsuya Takemi (Japan)Understanding meteorological hazards and risks for disaster risk reduction under climate change
29 **Subhajyoti Samaddar (Japan),
Hideyuki Shiroshita (Japan),
Yoshihiro Okumura (Japan),
Ravindra Jayaratne (UK)
and Kaori Kitagawa (UK)
What is your ‘IDRiM’ – what is your experience of or idea for a collaborative project?

–For this session, participants are not asked to submit abstracts, but to send interesting topics or potential speakers regarding the issue
30Eiichi Nakakita (Japan)Perspectives on disaster related climate change impact assessment and adaptation
31 **Yoko Matsuda (Japan) and Junko Mochizuki (Austria)Women in disaster science: A networking session

–For this session, participants are not asked to submit abstracts, but to send interesting topics or potential speakers regarding the issue
*Note: This is a list of confirmed session chairs. Other scientists and experts may be added to the list as they are confirmed. Sessions may be merged, particularly if topics are similar. All sessions are subject to a limit of four presentations per session, and a minimum of three. Sessions will be 90-120 min. The time and time zone of the session will be decided based on the preferences of the session chair(s).

**Note 2: For Sessions 2, 29 and 31, participants are not asked to submit abstracts, but to send interesting topics or potential speakers. Please write your expectations, requests for topics or speakers instead of submitting your research abstract via the online registration system.

Abstract Submission Instructions

Thank you very much for your interest in participating to the IDRiM Virtual Workshop!

Please submit your short abstract including the following information:

1) Names and affiliations of the presenter and co-authors of the study
2) Contact e-mail address
3) Title of presentation
4) Abstract (within 200 words) and 3-5 keywords
5) Preferable time zone for presentation: your country of residence or
another country/region
6) Chair and topic you are interested in. If more than one, please indicate
priority (e.g. 1 – First choice; 2 – Second choice…)
7) Please inform if you would like to submit a full paper and your
preferred Paper Submission Option (A or B) (click here for more details)

Language of Submission
All abstracts must be submitted in English only.

Online Submission Platform
All abstract submissions are to be done via the BagEvent platform ( by July 31, 2020.

Please note that you must register for a BagEvent account (for free) in order to proceed with your submission, providing your name, affiliation and contact details.

General Information

All presenters are required to register in order to be included in the program and present. Registration by presenters of accepted abstracts must be completed no later than 31 August 2020.

Review and Notification to Authors
All completed abstracts will be peer-reviewed. You will be informed by email of the acceptance status of your abstract by late August 2020.

By submitting an abstract, authors agree to publication.

Oral presentations will be included within topical sessions of the official Virtual Workshop programme.