Design for Disaster Response Conference

Call for papers: Design for Disaster Response Conference
Design for Disaster Response is a cross disciplinary conference to share research and actions around approaches to preparing for, and delivering responses to, disaster on local, regional and global scales.

Date and Location

Friday November 13, 2015 UNSW Australia Michael Crouch Innovation Centre UNSW Sydney, Australia

Conference Chairs

Selena Griffith UNSW Art & Design
Kate Carruthers UNSW School of Computer Science & Engineering
Conference Themes

The goal of this conference is to share research, actions and approaches to preparing for, and delivering responses to, disaster. The themes below are indicative but papers, posters, creative works and roundtables will be accepted on any disaster related topic.

Disaster Response, Disaster Recovery, Disaster Resilience, Humanitarian Disaster, Environmental Disaster, Medical Disaster, Technology support for disaster response, Open source technology solutions for disaster response, Abstracts

Abstracts will be peer reviewed and full papers and posters will be published in the conference proceedings. Selected papers will be double blind peer reviewed and published in full in the First Issue of The Asia Pacific Journal of Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship. Proposal ideas that extend beyond these thematic areas will also be considered.

Submission Process

Your abstract for Paper, Poster or Roundtable should be submitted via email using Word or PDF format via email to Selena Griffith by 6th September 2015
Your abstract (300-500 words, not including references)
3 key words to help describe your paper
2 references
A personal biography for up to three (3) presenting authors (50 words per person)
Email and phone contact details for all authors
Abstracts are accepted on the following conditions:

Papers must be presented by the authors. Proxies will not be permitted except in an emergency such as illness or misadventure.
The Committee reserves the right to accept or refuse any paper, symposium, workshop, or Poster.
The Committee reserves the right to allocate a session time or presentation type, which differs from that applied for.
Do not include tables, diagrams or graphs in the abstract.
PLEASE NOTE that only the first author will be advised in writing with regard to the acceptance or otherwise of the abstract submission. The first author (as given in the abstract submission) will be the main contact for correspondence about the presentation, however please also ensure that all co-authors/presenters’ email addresses are supplied.

For creative works please send up to 3 images, no larger than 1mb each and a 300 – 500 word description of the work and its intent.

Abstract Submission

Please send your abstract using Word or PDF format via email to Selena Griffith by 6th September 2015

Conference Timeline

Call for papers and posters opens August 6th 2015
Call for papers closes September 6th 2015
Notification of acceptance September 15th 2015
Full papers due October 30th 2015

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