The 2nd Annual Symposium of the

Centre of Excellence in Risk and Decision Sciences (CERIDES), the “Nicosia Risk Forum”

Symposium theme:

‘Managing Climate Change Risks’

EUC Cultural Center, Nicosia November 21st 2019

The Centre of Excellence in Risk and Decision Sciences (CERIDES) is a focal point for Security and Safety – related issues in South Eastern Europe. CERIDES, during its short period of existence, has accumulated more than 2.4 million Euros in competitive research funding. It is currently participating in various international and national research projects which are being funded through schemes such as Horizon 2020, DG ECHO, DG HOME, DG JUSTICE, ISF, Marie Curie Training Networks, ERASMUS+, as well as funding schemes of the Cyprus Research Promotion Foundation.

In November 14th 2018, CERIDES organized the 1st ever ‘Nicosia Risk Forum’, an innovative event for the area of South-Eastern Europe, which brought together academic, industrial, governmental, and other societal stakeholders with a significant interest in the theory and applications of risk. After the successful implementation of the 1st ‘Nicosia Risk Forum’, and the very positive feedback we received from all participants, CERIDES is happy to announce that the 2nd ‘Nicosia Risk Forum’ will take place at the premises of European University Cyprus on Thursday the 21st of November 2019.

The 2nd edition of the Nicosia Risk Forum is dedicated to the identification, analysis, and mitigation of risks stemming from the global phenomenon of Climate Change. These risks are interdisciplinary in nature and require the close cooperation of all societal stakeholders in order to be adequately managed. The 2nd Nicosia Risk Forum aims to make a significant contribution towards this requirement through the implementation of a number of related activities. In particular, the participants of the 2nd Nicosia Risk Forum will have the opportunity to:

  • Gain practical knowledge on managing climate change risks in their area of interest
  • Discuss with a wide range of academic, industrial, and governmental stakeholders their strategies on the management of climate change risks
  • Identify significant barriers to the effective implementation of management strategies for climate change risks
  • Explore collaboration opportunities with academic, industrial, and governmental stakeholders by attending targeted networking / brokerage activities

 We are happy to announce that Ms Klelia Vasiliou, Deputy Government Spokeswoman, will Inaugurate the 2nd Nicosia Risk Forum.

We are also honored to announce that Dr Nikos Christodoulides, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Cyprus, will deliver the closing Keynote Speech of the Conference.

 Mark your dates for Thursday the 21st of November 2019! Full information and detailed agenda of the event will follow soon.  

 Program Committee

 Dr Christos Dimopoulos, Co-Director, Centre for Risk and Decision Science (CERIDES), European University Cyprus

Prof. Deborah F. Shmueli, Department of Geography and Environmental Studies
University of Haifa, PI, Minerva Center for the Rule of Law under Extreme Conditions
Head, National Knowledge and Research Center for Emergency Readiness, Israel

Professor Jean Sciare, Director of the Energy Environment and Water Research Center (EEWRC), Cyprus Institute

Professor Diofantos G. Hadjimitsis, Vice Rector, Cyprus Technological University

Professor Georgios Ellinas, KIOS Research and Innovation Center, University of Cyprus

Professor Georgios Boustras, Professor in Risk Assessment, Director, Centre for Risk and Decision Science (CERIDES), European University, Cyprus

Organizing Committee

Dr Konstantinos Katzis, Associate Professor, Centre for Risk and Decision Sciences (CERIDES), European University Cyprus

Dr Demetris Hadjiloucas, Associate Professor, Centre for Risk and Decision Sciences (CERIDES), European University Cyprus

Dr Apostolos Zaravinos, Assistant Professor, Department of Life Sciences and Centre for Risk and Decision Sciences (CERIDES), European University Cyprus

Dr Christodoulos Efstathiades, Lecturer, Center of Excellence in Risk and Decision Sciences (CERIDES), European University Cyprus

Dr Pericles Leng Cheng, Senior Instructor, Center of Excellence in Risk and Decision Sciences (CERIDES), European University Cyprus

Dr Yianna Danidou, Research Fellow, Centre for Risk and Decision Sciences (CERIDES), European University Cyprus

Dr Yiannis Anyfantis, Research Fellow, Centre for Risk and Decision Sciences (CERIDES), European University Cyprus

Dr George Kioumourtzis, Research Fellow, Center of Excellence in Risk and Decision Sciences (CERIDES), European University Cyprus

Mr Michalis Papamichael, Honorary Research Fellow, Centre for Risk and Decision Sciences (CERIDES), European University Cyprus and Noble Energy

Mrs Cleo Varianou Mikellidou, Research Associate, Centre for Risk and Decision Sciences (CERIDES), European University Cyprus

Mr Michalis Georgiou, Research Associate, Centre for Risk and Decision Sciences (CERIDES), European University Cyprus

Ms Olga Nicolaidou, PhD Candidate, Centre for Risk and Decision Sciences (CERIDES), European University Cyprus

Mr Paris Messios, PhD Candidate, Center of Excellence in Risk and Decision Sciences (CERIDES), European University Cyprus

 

Call for PhD Poster Presentations

The 2nd Annual Nicosia Risk Forum invites PhD students to present their research by producing a poster presentation in the general area of Risk. The poster session provides a significant opportunity for young researchers not only to present their research activities, but to also receive high-quality feedback from experienced academics and leading industrial stakeholders. Posters will be displayed during the entire conference in the main conference lobby.

The topics of the poster session include (but are not limited to) the following:

  • Risk Contexts (Risk Assessment, Risk Management, Risk Communication)
  • Critical Infrastructure Protection and Security
  • Safety Management
  • Emergency and Disaster Management
  • Urban Resilience to Extreme Weather Events and Climate Change
  • Smart Policing in the era of climate change
  • Decision Science in the context of Global Environmental Change

Authors are invited to submit a 250-words abstract in the following address. Upon acceptance, a poster of 90 cm width x 120 cm height (portrait orientation) should be prepared and presented during the conference.

 

Important Dates

Abstracts due: October 1st  2019
Notification of acceptance: October 15th 2019
2nd NicRF Symposium: November 21st 2019

 

Abstract Submission

Please submit your abstract electronically in MS Word or PDF format at: safety@euc.ac.cy no later than October 1st 2019.

Receipt of abstracts will be acknowledged and decisions on acceptance will be provided no later than October 15th 2019.

 

Travel Information

For detailed information regarding traveling regulations to Cyprus from abroad please visit the relevant section of the Cyprus Ministry of Foreign Affairs at: http://www.mfa.gov.cy/mfa/mfa2006.nsf/All/BCD9E71A8FBBA8DCC225720B001D9AFE?OpenDocument

Visa applications can be downloaded from: http://www.mfa.gov.cy/mfa/mfa2006.nsf/All/0CE76BCDF5CDCC48C225720C00225941?OpenDocument

Cyprus Airports

Cyprus has two International Airports.  More information can be found at the official website of the Larnaca and Paphos airports: http://www.cyprusairports.com.cy/

 

Accommodation

Delegates are responsible for booking and paying for their own accommodation.

  1. Europa Hotel, Nicosia ***

For bookings please visit: http://www.europahotel.com.cy/ or contact reception@europahotel.com.cy

Tel: +357-22 692 692 | Fax: +357-22 664 417

  1. Hilton Park, Nicosia *****

For bookings please visit: http://www1.hilton.com or contact Tel: +357-22 695 210 | Fax: +357-22 695 013

 

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