Friday, June 3, 2016

INQUIMUS Workshop @ Z_GIS - Final Call for Abstracts

Spatial and temporal dynamics of risk and vulnerability |
21st – 23rd September 2016 |
Edmundsburg, Salzburg (Austria) |

The thematic scope of this year’s INQUIMUS workshop is on scenarios relevant for assessments of risks and vulnerabilities. Data gaps regarding the environmental and socioeconomic drivers of risk and vulnerability combined with methodological challenges hamper the development of such scenarios. This is particularly problematic given the need for scenarios by planners and decision-makers in the context of climate change adaptation as well as in disaster risk reduction. The workshop will be moderated to foster a highly interactive and generative event. Conventional presentations will play a minor role. Invited keynotes will present the state-of-the-art of particular methods followed by a focused discussion on current achievements and challenges. Case studies will be presented as posters and will accompany the workshop to provide further insights into the application of methodologies. 

The workshop is organized by the Department of Geoinformatics – Z_GIS, University of Salzburg (Austria) and the European Academy of Bozen/Bolzano (EURAC, Italy) in collaboration with the United Nations University - Institute for Environment and Human Security (UNU-EHS) and the Hazards & Vulnerability Research Institute (HVRI) at the University of South Carolina (USA).

Participation is mainly by invitation. However, we would like to provide room for additional participants to present their findings. Interested participants should send an abstract (max 400 words), discussing the following issues:
  • Motivation for application and relevance to guiding questions listed above
  • Methods applied in scenario development
  • Achievements and challenges 
  • Scientific merit and insights

IMPORTANT: We particularly welcome participation from researchers contributing to methodological advancements such as demographers, statisticians, and other related disciplines.

Deadline for abstract submission: June, 15th!
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