The Managing Complexity and Uncertainty in Developing Cities Special Interest Publication is intended as a multi-professional body publication, led by the ESP KTN and the IET. It will seek to provide insights on how cities of the future may be safeguarded by making them more resilient. Therefore a Call for Papers has now been issued.
About this event
A global campaign between 2010 and 2015 was initiated by The United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UNISDR), with the goal to help cities and governments to reduce risks and become resilient to disasters. This is vital when set in the context that by 2050 it is estimated that more than three quarters of the world’s population will be living and working in cities.
Observing the recent impacts upon cities from hazards such as earthquakes, tsunamis and hurricanes, as well as industrial incidents and terrorism these occurrences only seem to demonstrate the vulnerability of our cities, and highlight the urgency with which resilience issues need to be addressed.
It is therefore important that cities of the future are developed with an understanding of the risks so that measures can be taken to increase resilience to a wide spectrum of hazards.
To do so will require a proactive, multidisciplinary approach involving scientists, engineers and managers looking at all aspects of policy, strategy, planning, design, construction, operation, and recovery in order to achieve sustainable solutions.
Call for Papers
The Managing Complexity and Uncertainty in Developing Cities Special Interest Publication is intended as a multi-professional body publication, led by the ESP KTN and the IET. It will seek to provide insights on how cities of the future may be safeguarded by making them more resilient. Therefore a Call for Papers has now been issued, welcoming abstracts on the following topic areas:
Crisis Management and Disaster Recovery (strategies and systems)
Development strategies to mitigate risk and increase resilience
Interoperable and dependable digital networks and systems for monitoring, decision support and control
Operations – water
Operations – energy
Operations - transport
Physical design, construction, and operational measures to mitigate risks and promote resilience
Sustainable systems strategies and their relation to security and resilience
Security of water
Security of energy
Security of transport
Security of communicationSecurity of environmental systems
Pollution combating technologies
Risk modelling of large, complex and changing systems
The role of models and analysis in understanding and improving the resilience of cities and supporting infrastructure
Threat and vulnerability modelling, including those relating to security and climate change
Protection, mitigation and remediation technologies
Note: This topics guide is not exhaustive and is intended only to provide a guide to the scope of the publication.
Abstract Submission Process
Abstracts must be submitted via our Paper Management System, by accessing it here.
Full Paper Submission
Authors will be notified on the 18 April 2014 whether their abstracts have been selected to progress to a full paper submission.
9 March 2014 - AUTHOR DEADLINE: Abstract submission
18 April 2014 - Author receives accept/reject notifications
29 May 2014 - AUTHOR DEADLINE: Full paper
23 June 2014 - Amendment requests are sent to author
6 July 2014 - AUTHOR DEADLINE: Final version of full paper
13 August 2014 - Authors are requested to review typeset proof
20 August 2014 - AUTHOR DEADLINE: Author to provide amendments
Accepted Papers will be published in the Special Interest Publication “Infrastructure Risk and Resilience - Managing Complexity and Uncertainty in Developing Cities”.
At the IET’s discretion, submitting authors may be contacted by the IET’s Academic Publishing Team to explore opportunities for papers to be featured in the IET Journal of Engineering.
Any enquiries can be directed to Zoe Squires or telephone +44 (0)1438 765633.
Case studies and posters (supported by extended synopses) relating to any of the above, demonstrating application of innovative techniques to solve real-world problems are also invited for submission for an overarching online Resource page on Infrastructure Risk and Resilience.