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The 16th International Symposium on Geo-disaster Reduction
(Bulletin 2)
(modified on Monday, June 11, 2018)

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♦ Overview

The 16th International Symposium on Geo-disaster Reduction (16th ISGdR) is an international platform for scholars, researchers and practitioners to discuss interdisciplinary research and practices in the fields of the reduction of the disasters triggered by geological and geophysical phenomena on the earth and beyond.
16th ISGdR will take place on 27-31 August 2018 in Université de Strasbourg, France. Prospective authors are invited to submit original research abstracts.

♦ Date:

27-31 August 2018

♦ Organizers:

University of Strasbourg, France.
International Consortium on Geo-disaster Reduction (ICGdR)
UNESCO Chair on Geoenvironmental Disaster Reduction

♦ Co-organizers:

Recruiting (About 5)

♦ Sponsors:

Recruiting (About 5)

√ Program

♦ Key Dates

Call for Abstracts 1 January 2018
Online Registration and Accommodation Open 10 January 2018
Deadline for Abstract Submission 15 June 2018
Notifications of Abstract Decisions 30 June 2018
Early Bird Registration Deadline 15 June 2018
Deadline for Standard Registration 10 July 2018
The 16th ISGdR Symposium 27-31 August 2018

♦ General Schedule

27 Aug. 10:00 - 16:00

Room IX, UNESCO Headquarter at 7 Place de Fontenoy, 75007 Paris

Annual Meeting of ICGdR
14:00 - 18:00

University of Strasbourg

18:00 - 20:00

University of Strasbourg

Ice Break Party
28 Aug. 9:30 - 10:30

University of Strasbourg

Opening Ceremony
10:30 - 12:00 High Level Forum
12:00 - 13:15 Lunch Break
13:15 - 15:00 High Level Forum
15:00 - 15:15 Coffee Break
15:15 - 18:15

University of Strasbourg

Keynote Lectures
19:30 – 22:00 Welcome Banquet
29 Aug. 8:30 - 10:30

University of Strasbourg

Scientific Session 1 & 2
10:30 - 10:45 Coffee Break
10:45 - 12:30 Scientific Sessions 3 & 4
12:30 - 13:45 Lunch Break
13:45 - 16:00 Scientific Session 5 & 6
16:00 - 16:15 Coffee Break
16:15 - 18:00 Scientific Sessions 7 & 8
30 Aug. 7:30 - 19:00 Field investigation on landslide risk on the Vosges Mountain
31 Aug.


7:30 - 18-00 Field investigation on flooding risk in the Rhine River Graben

♦ Topics

• Geo-disasters caused by earthquake
• Geo-disasters and climate change
• Geo-disasters related to volcanism
• Geo-disasters caused by human activities
• Landslides
• Tsunami
• Social resilience to disasters
• New technologies for geo-disaster reduction
• And other related topics


♦ General Instruction

  • Abstracts must be written in English.
  • Submitted abstracts must be original.
  • Author’s name and e-mail address must be supplied properly – these contact details will serve for further correspondence with the author(s).
  • Submission system:  Template-Abstract (16th IS-GdR)
  •        Abstract submission address:

♦ Submission Format

The abstract should be a summary of your presentation. Please avoid scientific or engineering symbols, acronyms and bullets. The submission should be typed single-spaced in 12-point type Times New Roman in Microsoft Word file (*.doc/*docx). The length should be within 800 words in 2 pages (a temperate will be uploaded soon).

♦ Receipt Notification

Authors will be notified about the receiving of their abstract or full paper by e-mail automatically. In case the author does not receive confirmation e-mail within 24 hours, please check the spam folder. In case of no confirmation e-mail, please contact:

♦ How to Submit Your Presentation at the Symposium:

Your presentation must be uploaded into the PC in your lecture room before the session will start.
During your lecture you will be using a Remote Controller for controlling your presentation.
Please note that we cannot guarantee the quality of Mac-based presentations. Please check in advance (2 hours before your session starts) to ensure Windows compatibility.
All presentations will be deleted from the entire PC used after the symposium.
15-minute presentation, 5-minute discussion.

♦ Poster Presentation

Posters will be on display in the Poster Area, which will be located in the symposium venue.
Poster session will be organized individually through sessions. Each presenter will have 2-3 minutes for very short presentation (only 2-3 slides). More information on site during the session.
Recommended poster size: A0 (841 × 1189 mm)

♦ Attention

  1. Authors are required to certify that their papers represent original works and are previously unpublished elsewhere. Simultaneous submission to any other conference, workshop or journal is strictly prohibited.
  2. Plagiarism and self-plagiarism are strictly prohibited. In order to protect intellectual property rights of others and the authors' own academic reputation, we are strongly against this ruthless conduct.
  3. Authors should take responsibilities for their submissions. Any violations of the above regulations are criminal actions.
  4. Submissions that do not meet/ follow the conference submission rules and format will be returned for modification.
  5. Excellent papers will be recommended to the official journal of the ICGdR Geoenvironmental Disasters.
  6. A number of excellent presentations will selected for reward.


Registration will be open as of 1 January 2018. Registration should be completed at the latest by 10 July 2018.

       Registration link:

Note: All participants should register. There should be at least one registration for each paper

♦ Registration Fees

Registration Fee Early-Bird Payment

before 15 June 2018

Regular Payment

after 16 June 2018

ICGdR Member 300 € 350 €
Non-Member 350 € 400 €
Student* 250 € 270 €

*Full-time student will be required to present a student ID (or another proof of full-time study) at check-in.

♦ Registration Fee Includes:

• Paper presentation
• Attendance to all technical sessions
• Symposium materials (program, local information, etc.)
• Lunches and coffee-breaks
• Ice break party (on Monday 27th)
• Welcome banquet (on Tuesday the 28th)
• 1 days field trip (lunch in a typical restaurant included)

♦ Receipt

The receipt as a proof of payment will be issued at the registration desk during the conference.

Contact Us

Université de Strasbourg - Cellule Congrès
19, rue du Maréchal Lefebvre - 67100 Strasbourg
Tel : +33 (0)

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  • IAEG
  • GRF
  • Geoenvironmental Disasters