The IFIP Domain Committee on Information Technology in Disaster Risk Reduction (DCITDRR) has announced the 2nd IFIP Conference on Information Technology in Disaster Risk Reduction (ITDRR 2017) will be held in October in Bulgaria.

ITDRR 2017 will bring together experts from across

Conference Chair and IFIP Vice President, Professor Yuko Murayama of Japan, said the effects of disasters are extremely serious, sometimes costing billions of euros, and can take significant time and resources for people to recover.  

“With the increase in natural disasters that has occurred in recent years, we expect their frequency will continue to rise in the future. Modern information and communication technologies can significantly facilitate the decision-making processes needed for disaster risk reduction.”

The ITDRR 2017 conference is expected to attract people from across numerous disciplines with an interest in natural disasters, including people from industry, diverse geographical and global settings, not-for-profit organisations, agriculture, marine life, welfare, risk management, safety engineering and social networking services.

The conference will focus on the ways in which ICT solutions and approaches can assist in governments, relief agencies and others in responding to natural disasters and reducing the associated risks, providing an international forum for researchers and practitioners to present their latest R&D findings and innovations.

ITDRR 2017 will take place from October 25 – 27th 2017 at the University of National and World Economy in Sofia, Bulgaria.

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