14 June 2011

Call for Papers: Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity

A special issue of International Journal of Risk Assessment and Management

This special issue will present recent progress, ideas, problems and solutions relating to the multifaceted aspects of disaster recovery and business continuity. It is intended for academics, practitioners, scientists and engineers who are involved in the areas of business, economics, scientific and technological disciplines, energy industries, environmental and ecological systems, safety, public health and medical services, as well as those working in software services, reliability and safety.

The issue will carry revised and substantially extended versions of selected papers presented at the 2011 International Conference on Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity (8-10 December 2011, Jeju Grand Hotel, Jeju Island, Korea), but we also strongly encourage researchers who cannot participate in the conference to submit papers for this issue.

Suitable topics include but are not limited to the following. Excellent surveying works in these areas are also welcome.
  • Disaster recovery or business continuity for critical infrastructure
  • Disaster recovery or business continuity for critical information infrastructure
  • Guides or standards related to disaster recovery/business continuity
  • Practices related to disaster recovery/business continuity
  • Case studies and lessons learned
  • Coordination in crisis situations of international proportions
  • Crisis management, management systems
  • Decision-making processes in rapidly emerging crises
  • Energy, environment and sustainable development
  • Environmental protection, climate change
  • Environmental management and monitoring
  • GIS in emergency management
  • Health emergencies and response
  • Humanitarian crises
  • Information and communication technologies
  • Operative forces and their organisations
  • Psychological and social approaches in crisis situations
  • Risk assessment, management, professional practice
  • Technologies and equipment for environmental assessment and protection
  • Terrorism and security
  • The role of the press and mass media in crisis situations
  • Training and education
Important Dates
Submission deadline: 31 March, 2012
Notification of acceptance: 31 May, 2012
Final version due: 31 July, 2012

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