Please note: The deadline for this call has passed on March 15th 2024. However, the information on the calls will stay available online so you can look it up in case you need it.

The ISCRAM 2024 Conference Committee is delighted to extend an invitation for you to submit an abstract for our Project Research Symposium under the topic: “Fostering collaboration: bridging academia and practice through ongoing projects and opportunities for future research“. We are eager for you to present your project research and ideas to a dedicated and international assembly of researchers and practitioners. This is a unique opportunity to engage with peers in your field, all within the vibrant setting of Münster!

The Symposium will be co-chaired by Dr. Chiara Fonio, Dr. Alexander Rösner, Dr. Monika Rode & Dr. Adam Widera. If you have any questions, please refer to the corresponding chair.

Dr. Chiara Fonio
Head of Social Innovation @ ICONS Innovation Strategies

Dr. Alexander Rösner
Project Coordinator @ ForAn / Federal Agency for Technical Relief (THW)

Dr. Monika Rode
State Fire Service Institute North Rhine-Westphalia (IdF)

Dr. Adam Widera
Crisis Management Competence Centre (C³M)


March 15th, 2024 Project Symposium Abstract Submission Deadline
March 22nd, 2024 Notification of Acceptance


The primary objective of the Symposium is to facilitate dialogue between academia and practitioners by featuring presentations and discussions on funded research projects (both ongoing and completed) and research ideas for future projects.

It aims to explore promising collaboration opportunities spanning various disciplines and domains, including crisis management, assessing and mapping risks and impacts, risk and crisis communication, humanitarian logistics, AI in crisis management, socio-technical innovations, crisis management infrastructures, pandemic management, natural hazards, risks and climate change, science and policy for disaster risk management.

Each presenter (max 10) will be allotted 8 minutes to deliver their pitch in the plenary session (80 min) on, inter alia, ongoing projects, projects outcomes, overall impact and exploitation of projects’ results, methodology, stakeholder involvement, existing gaps in current research, ideas for future collaboration between researchers and practitioners, etc.

The pitches will be followed by structured discussions (60 min). Presenters will be stationed at designated tables, using a “world café style” arrangement. Audience members will divide themselves among these presenter tables. This setup allows for discussions between presenters and audience members, fostering idea exchange. The audience will rotate to the next table every 10 minutes to ensure dynamic engagement throughout the session.

Abstract submissions (max 400 words) should align with one or more of the symposium topics (see below) and should include a project description or research ideas for future projects.


In the light of this year’s theme “Embracing the Crisis Management Lifecycle”, abstracts should align with one or more of the symposium topics

Number Topic
1Crisis Management
2Assessing and Mapping Risks and Impacts
3Risk and Crisis Communication
4Humanitarian Logistics
5AI in Crisis Management
6Socio-Technical Innovations
7Crisis Management Infrastructures
8Pandemic Management
9Natural Hazards
10Risks and Climate Change
11Science and Policy for Disaster Risk Management


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