The School of Environmental Sciences, Mahatma Gandhi University, Kerala, India is organizing a Disaster Management Conference entitled Disaster, Risk and Vulnerability Conference 2011 (DRVC 2011) from 12–14, March 2011, in association with the State Disaster Management Authority and the Indian Medical Association – Kerala Disaster Management Cell.
The conference aims to bring together specialists, practitioners, academics, students and the public to a common platform. Discussions on disaster management, risk and vulnerability reduction can lead to increased awareness of disasters and its various hues, strategies for resiliency, and newer technologies for disaster management. This is an important component of the UN Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) which state that ’Disaster Risk Reduction and increasing resilience to all types of natural hazards in developing countries can have multiplier effects and accelerate achievement of the MDGs.

The conference website is

Call for Papers

Papers are invited on disaster-related themes for oral presentation. Abstracts not exceeding 500 words along with title, author(s) and complete address including e-mail and telephone contact numbers should be emailed to the Convener at

The due date for abstract submission is January 5, 2011.

After submitting the abstract, authors are encouraged to prepare full-length papers not exceeding 5000 words (see template) including Graphs, Tables and Figures in .doc or L A T E X format. The deadline for submitting the full-length paper is January 20, 2011. The selected papers after peer-reviewing would be published in an ISBN volume of high standard. Email intimation of full paper acceptance would be given by latest on January 25, 2011.
Important Dates

Abstract Submission: January 5, 2011
Full length Paper Submission: January 20, 2011
Intimation of Full length paper Acceptance: January 25, 2011
Registration Deadline: February 10, 2011


Interested participants can register @ Rs.1000 for academicians and professionals and @ Rs.500 for students. The registration fee covers conference bag, publications, lunch, tea and local transport. Accommodation needs should be intimated well in advance and expenses have to be borne by the participants. Registration fee may be remitted either by Bank Transfer or by Demand Draft drawn in favour of the Convener, DRVC 2011, payable at State Bank of Travancore, MG University Campus Branch, Kottayam 686 560, Kerala. Post your registration forms and DD.s to Dr A.P. Pradeep Kumar, Convenor, DRVC 2011, School of Environmental Sciences, Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam 686 560, India.

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Dr. Pradeepkumar

About fjbehr

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Franz-Josef Behr, Professor of Geoinformatics at Stuttgart University of Applied Sciences ( His specializations include * Internet, Internet GIS * XML, GML, SVG * Data exchange and Interoperability * Visualization * Open Source Solutions * Consulting Member of the DIN working group NA 005-03-03 AA "Arbeitsausschuss Kartographie und Geoinformation" (Sp CEN/TC 287+ISO/TC 211). He is the author of two authoritative books on GIS in German, one is "Strategisches GIS-Management", published by Wichmann Verlag (2004). The second is "Einführung in Geographische Informationssysteme" (1997).

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