Presentation abstract submission deadline is on Sunday, 31 May 2020
Special session and workshop proposal abstract submission deadline is on Friday, 15 May 2020
Abstract submission is now open

Theme Outlines

Thank you for your interest in participating to IDRiM 2020!

Following the success of previous IDRiM conferences, this annual event has become a prominent forum for all professions involved in integrated disaster risk management to present their work, debate on current challenges and practices, and “drim” about the future!

The overarching theme of IDRiM 2020 will be “reviewing the effectiveness of integrated disaster risk management initiatives“. Looking back at two decades of applied and theoretical research on Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR), submissions with a key focus on understanding hazards and risks, reviewing practical applications of DRR, and exploring cross-disciplinary challenges of implementation science are particularly encouraged. The emerging themes of climate change adaptation and inter-generational collaboration in the context of integrated disaster management are also highly relevant.

Disaster risk management presents unique challenges that require truly multi-disciplinary perspectives and contributions emphasising such aspects are most welcome.

A suggested list of relevant topics that will be discussed at the conference is provided below. We look forward to receiving your submission and welcoming you in Kyoto!

▢ Integrated Disaster Risk Management
▢ Implementation Science for DRR
▢ Disaster Risk Communication
▢ Understanding hazards and risks
▢ Managing risks
▢ Integrating Climate Change Adaptation (CCA) with DRR
▢ Development and disaster risk axis
▢ Addressing interconnections, chain effects and cascading events
▢ Addressing issues related to ageing and shrinking populations
▢ Promoting inter-generational discussion and collaboration
▢ Disaster education
▢ Population and development in Asia and Africa
▢ Human behaviour, risk perception and DRR
▢ Technological hazards triggered by natural hazards

Special Session Proposal (SSP) and Workshop Proposal (WP)

Please submit your special session and workshop proposals including title, rationale for the session, and tentative list of speakers to:

Prof. Ana Maria Cruz at:

Copied to: Ms. Ayuna Mathews, IDRiM Secretariat at:

General Information

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

Review and Notification to Authors
All completed abstracts will be reviewed. You will be informed by email of the acceptance status of your abstract by 15 June 2020.

All presenters are required to register and pay the Conference registration fee in order to be included in the program and to present on site. Registration and payment of registration fee by presenters of accepted abstracts must be completed no later than 20 September 2020.

By submitting an abstract, authors agree to publication.

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

Posters will be on display in dedicated poster sessions. Posters will be in printed format. Poster size will be confirmed with acceptance.