Paper submission deadline is on Friday, 15 August 2020 (Option A) or Thursday, 15 October 2020 (Option B) depending on the selected track
The call for papers based on work presented at the “IDRiM Virtual Workshop” to be published in the IDRiM Journal Special Issue is now open

Theme Outlines

List of Confirmed Chairs and Tentative 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)
Impacts of narratives, norms, and (fake) news on risk governance of communities in a global crisis

–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)Integrating disaster management practices and experiences in tourism
28Tetsuya Takemi (Japan)Understanding meteorological hazards and risks for disaster risk reduction under climate change
29Subhajyoti Samaddar (Japan),
and Hideyuki Shiroshita (Japan), Ravindra Jayaratne, (UK) and
Kaori Kitagawa (UK)
What is your ‘IDRiM’ – what is your experience of or idea for a collaborative project?
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 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.

Paper Submission Instructions

A call for papers based on work presented at the “IDRiM Virtual Workshop” to be published in the IDRiM Journal Special Issue is now open (IDRiM Journal @

We invite papers based on work presented at the workshop from all participants including early-career scientists. Early-career scientist papers will have a chance to receive comments and advice from session chairs.

Eligibility and Conditions for Early-Career Scientist Paper Submissions

▢ “Early-Career Scientists” are basically Ph.D. candidates, or those that have obtained their Ph.D. degree within 3 years from September, 2020.
▢ The “Early-Career Scientist” should be the lead author of the paper
▢ The lead author must make a presentation at the Workshop. No paper will be accepted or published without a presentation by the lead author.

As indicated above, early-career scientists will undergo a special review process including receiving comments and advice from session chairs.

Paper Submission Options and Deadlines

Papers submitted may follow one of the two available publication options. Please consider these options carefully and submit your paper by the indicated deadlines. All papers should be submitted directly through the IDRiM Journal website at:

Option A

Full Paper Submission DeadlineAugust 15, 2020
First-round Review ResultSeptember 10, 2020
Revised Paper Submission DeadlineOctober 15, 2020
Second-round Review ResultOctober 30, 2020
Paper OnlineNovember, 2020


Option B

Full Paper Submission DeadlineOctober 15, 2020
First-round Review ResultNovember 10, 2020
Revised Paper Submission DeadlineDecember 15, 2020
Second-round Review ResultDecember 30, 2020
Paper OnlineJanuary, 2021

Why Submit?

Opting to submit your paper to the IDRiM Journal offers the following advantages:

▢ Enjoy a speedy review and publication process
▢ Get a chance of converting your workshop presentations into a journal paper for greater academic achievements
▢ Participants/authors under ‘Option A’ paper submission will have the opportunity to consider comments and suggestions for improvement from session chair(s) during the session and will enjoy direct oral feedback and suggestions from the audience during the workshop
▢ Enjoy the benefit of the IDRiM Journal’s free Open Access policy to promote your research
▢ The IDRiM Conference is one of the most important and well-known conferences in DRR science. Discussion results in journal papers by young, innovative and smart IDRiM researchers will contribute to the dissemination of knowledge more widely and inter-temporally

General Information

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

Online Submission Platform
All paper submissions are to be done via the IDRiM Journal website @ by the respective deadline depending on the selected publication track (Option A or B).