The TIEMS 2020 Annual Conference will take place 19th and 20th of November 2020 in Paris, France
at Fédération Française de l’Assurance, 26 boulevard Haussmann – 75009 Paris
Paris Eifel tower
TIEMS 2020 Annual Conference First Call for Papers & Posters
Today, nearly 70% of the EU population lives in urban areas, and this is likely to increase over the next few decades. Cities are main centers for all economic, social and cultural activities in Europe and create around 80% of the EU’s gross domestic product. According to a European Parliament policy study “Mapping Smart Cities in the EU” (January 2014), the core idea of Smart Cities is to better connect human capital, social capital and ICT infrastructures in order to generate greater and more sustainable economic development and a better quality of life for citizens. Over the past few years, projects and programs have multiplied at local, national and European level and some lessons can already be drawn from past experiences.
However, new technologies have also created new risks for citizens, which are still poorly taken into account. The aim of the conference will therefore be to provide an overview of the risks generated by smart cities and to find solutions, as far as possible.
The main topic is:
Citizens and Cities Facing New Hazards and Threats
The following topics will be discussed (not limited):
  • Smart and resilient cities towards natural and technological disasters
  • Climate change and adaptation of rescue and response forces
  • Cyber security issues for emergency management operations
  • AI and new technologies in civil protection area
  • Safety and security of (new) energies for first responders
  • Value of responders actions on saving lives and properties
  • Resilience policies for cities: What benefits?
  • Focus on EU civil protection and international mechanisms
  • Other subjects related to the previous topics
Call for Papers and Posters
Two types of abstracts can be submitted to one of the tracks above:
  • Completed or ongoing academic research (max 1000 words).
  • Practitioners talk (from 200 to 500 words): we strongly encourage submissions describing real-world experiences and case studies and lessons learnt for this TIEMS conference.
Once submitted, all articles will be distributed for evaluation among the pool of reviewers according to their domain of expertise and the topics addressed by the paper. Practitioner submissions will be reviewed according to relevance and ability to contribute to discussions rather than by standard academic criteria.
Accepted papers will be organized in conference sessions that will be distributed among the tracks.
Please, to submit an abstract for a Paper or Poster at:
  • Abstract submission: June 1, 2020
  • Notification of acceptance: June 30, 2020
  • Full paper submission: September 15, 2020
The best papers will be published through TIEMS and HCFRN websites. Videos will be available on HCFRN website.

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