Call for Papers! 6th International Geo-hazards Research Symposium

From March 4th - 9th 2018 the 6th International Geo-hazards Research Symposium will be held in Dresden. The organizers are inviting speakers to submit their paper until November 30th. 2017.

The main aim of the conference is to bring together experts working in science, organizations and authorities dealing with topics from detection / prevention to managing the effects and consequences of incidents. A unified plan to address multitudinous problems is desirable. 

The organizers want to stimulate mutual contacts and the exchange of knowledge to understand and improve detection and management of natural and man-made hazards.

The 6th International Geo-hazards Research Symposium shall provide an international platform where experiences on

  • detection methods for natural and man-made hazards
  • hazard management including prediction, prevention and disaster handling

will be presented to demonstrate the strengths and weaknesses as well as anticipated challenges of methods and techniques.

Tentative topics are

  • Detection methods
  • Instrumentation
  • Sensors on different platforms
  • Monitoring of natural and man-made risks
  • Unified solutions / command control systems
  • Forewarning
  • Post-incident management
  • Psychological effects

Invited speakers will give stimulating lectures in the beginning of each thematic session, followed by oral presentations and posters. The 2018 meeting of the International Geo-Hazards Research Society (IGRS) will take place within the time frame of the conference.

Date & Location

4.03. - 9.03.2018 

Stadtmuseum Dresden
Wilsdruffer Strasse 2
01067 Dresden / Germany


The official language of the 6th International Geo-hazards Research Symposium will be English; translation will not be provided.

Abstracts for presentations

Download Call For Papers

Scientists and experts wishing to submit papers for oral or poster presentation are kindly requested to send their abstracts before November 30, 2017. Abstracts of no more than 1 page are to be submitted in electronic form (using Word for Windows and paying attention to the instructions for authors


Abstract submission - November 30, 2017
Acceptance notification - December 15, 2017

Further information and registration