Assessment of the Risk Associated to Natural Hazards

A Small Symposium on “Assessment of the Risk Associated to Natural Hazards:
Probability-based Modeling in Single and Multi-risk Frameworks”
as part of the 2nd Annual International Conference on Natural Sciences
13-16 July 2020, Athens, Greece
Sponsored by the Athens Journal of Sciences

The Natural & Formal Sciences Division of ATINER, will hold a Small Symposium on “Assessment of the Risk Associated to Natural Hazards: Probability-based Modeling in Single and Multi-risk Frameworks” as part of the 2nd Annual International Conference on Natural Sciences, 13-16 July 2019, Athens, Greece sponsored by the Athens Journal of Sciences.

The symposium will cover the probabilistic hazard and multi-hazard risk assessment in stationary and non-stationary environments and conditions. The overall aim of the symposium is to bring together and promote interchanges between different communities of researchers, students, practitioners and stakeholders concerned in the following complex and inter-disciplinary topics: the characterization of natural hazards, development and improvement of single and multi-risk models and the characterization of weather, climate and hydro-meteorological hazards by considering climate variability and change. Papers describing and analyzing risk components (hazard, exposure and vulnerability), extremes of a wide range of geophysical variables (i.e. temperature, rainfall, flows, sea level, winds, surface ocean waves, snow) and works related to weather, climate and hydro-meteorological hazards (extreme temperatures, heat waves, droughts, floods, windstorms, etc.) are welcome. Contributions can include, but are not limited to, the following topics:

  • Natural hazards and exposure characterization and vulnerability analysis
  • Deterministic and probabilistic flood risk approaches
  • Integration of uncertainties in statistical tools used in probability-based risk models
  • Use of disaster loss data in probabilistic risk profiles
  • Floods and other natural hazards impact assessment tools
  • Understanding extreme impacts in a compound events framework
  • Statistics of extreme events in stationary and non-stationary conditions – impact of climate variability and change
  • Non-stationary extreme value analyses
  • Spatial/regional analysis of extremes

In this session, we will focus on:

  • The identification of challenging subjects related to the characterization and prediction of weather, climate and hydro-meteorological extreme events
  • The identification of the most important problems that need to be discussed?
  • The development of new and original approaches and tools that allow effective management of risk associated to flooding hazard.

You may participate as stream organizer, presenter of one paper or observer.

Fee structure information is available on

Special arrangements will be made with a local hotel for a limited number of rooms at a special conference rate. In addition, a number of special events will be organized, including a pragmatic symposium (as organized in Ancient Athens but fine-tuned to synchronous ethics), a special one-day educational island tour, a Mycenae and island of Poros visit, an Athens educational walking tour, a day trip to Delphi, and an ancient Corinth and Cape Sounion visit. Details of the social program are available here.

Please submit an abstract (email only) to:, using the abstract submission form by the 29 June 2020 to Dr. Yasser Hamdi, Researcher, Institute for Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety, France. Please include: Title of Paper, Full Name (s), Current Position, Institutional Affiliation, an email address and at least 3 keywords that best describe the subject of your submission. Decisions are reached within 4 weeks.

If your submission is accepted, you will receive information on registration deadlines and paper submission requirements. If you want to participate without presenting a paper, i.e. lead a stream, chair a session, review papers to be included in the conference proceedings or books, contribute to the editing of a book, or any other contribution, please send an email  to Dr. Gregory T. Papanikos, President, ATINER (

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