May 11-12, 2019, Beijing, CHINA
The Silk Road, beginning in the Han Dynasty (207 BC-220 BC), crosses more than 70 countries and affects some 4.4 billion people (63% of the world). For centuries, the Silk Road has played an essential role in connecting the East and the West, through the exchange of trade, science technology and civilization. However, due to active underlying geological structures, including rapid tectonic uplift, climate change, and natural hazards (e.g., earthquakes, landslides, floods, typhoons, tsunamis, etc.) that occur frequently, these conditions place threats on both social development and livelihoods along the Silk Road. Furthermore, numerous challenges related to disaster risk reduction exist in this area, including a lack of background information and data sharing mechanism, as well as an absence of a scientific risk assessment method, and mitigation countermeasures, etc.
As a result of this serious situation, and integrated with the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction and the Sustainable Development Goals 2030, there is an urgent need to promote international cooperation in disaster risk reduction and sustainable development along the Silk Road. Resilience against natural hazards must be improved and an international platform for joint research and information sharing relevant to disaster risk reduction and sustainable development is needed. Therefore, an international research program for the disaster risk reduction along the Silk Roads is being implemented under the umbrella of SiDRR (Silk-roads Disaster Risk Reduction) by Chinese Academy of Sciences.
The implementation of this program will enhance disaster prevention and will contribute to our ability to guarantee the security of livelihood of the affected countries. Based on this understanding, the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), China Association for Science and Technology, and United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and International Scientific Partners will jointly host the International Conference on Silk-roads Disaster Risk Reduction and Sustainable Development in Beijing, on May 11-12, 2019.
Theme: Towards Safe, Green, and Resilient Silk Roads
Beijing International Convention Center
Address: No.8 Beichen Dong Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing P. R. China 10010
The secretariat of the International Conference on Silk-roads Disaster Risk Reduction and Sustainable Development invites representatives from all the hosts, organizers and co-organizers, as well as renowned experts and researchers from all continents to participate in this Conference. The Conference will consist of plenary sessions and symposiums. We anticipate some 500 participants.
We are pleased to invite you to be part of the International Conference on Silk-roads Disaster Risk Reduction and Sustainable Development (SiDRR conference) 2019 by presenting your relevant work related to all disciplines relevant to disasters, by submitting a two-page extended abstract of the respective presentation (Times New Roman 12 point font only). All submissions (extended abstract and the respective presentation) will be compiled and made available to attending participants.
Extended abstracts should be submitted through the conference website or via conference email (firstname.lastname@example.org), before December 20, 2018. Authors will be notified of all abstract/paper acceptances no later than January 30, 2019. Note that the extended abstract submitted to SiDRR conference 2019 will only be accepted after a rigorous peer-review process. Some of the selected extended abstracts will be encouraged to expand their contribution into a journal paper and with a recommendation for submission to international refereed journals.
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