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8-10 April 2025




Invitation to submit abstracts

Submissions are invited for oral presentation at the conference. Papers will be selected on the basis of abstracts comprising a maximum of 500 words submitted by 1 October 2024. 

The focus of the conference is the housing and health aspects of extreme events and papers must reflect this, addressing one or more of the following themes:

Theme 1:

First Response
Physical and mental health and support; food and water; sanitation and disease

Theme 2:

Temporary Post Event Management
Provision of shelter, health care and support, sustaining culture and religion

Theme 3:

Short and Medium Term Stabilising
Intermediate accommodation and infrastructure; personal and social support; and public and environmental support

Theme 4:

Planning and Designing for the Future
Learning from the event and planning for construction of resilient and adapted housing, neighbourhoods and communities

Theme 5:

Building for the Future
Preparation for construction of adapted housing, neighbourhoods and communities; for health, medical , education, other support services; and for occupations, trades and businesses

The abstracts should include:

  • The lead author’s name, institutional and departmental affiliations and contact details
  • All co-authors’ names, institutional and departmental affiliations and contact details
  • A summary defining the topic area, referring to specific issues that the intended paper will address, the evidence being marshalled, the scope of discussion and conclusions

Abstracts will be reviewed to ensure a varied, authoritative and integrated selection of papers around the topic. Author(s) of accepted abstracts will be invited to submit a full paper (approximately 3,000 words), which will be reviewed and, if accepted, the author(s) will be invited to present the paper within the conference.

Submission process

  • Abstract submission
    Deadline: 1 October 2024
  • Notification of abstract review
    Deadline:1 November 2024
  • Paper submission
    Deadline: 1 February 2025

All accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings and indexed in the conference website digital library

Author(s) of accepted papers will be required to register for the conference.

During the conference

  • All accepted papers will be presented online
  • Question and answer sessions will follow each paper presentation