Victor A. Bañuls
We are interested in any approaches or methodologies for Planning, Foresight, and Risk analysis that would aid in the improvement of Emergency Preparedness or Management Processes. This would include the integration of the results into other phases such as mitigation, detection, evaluation, response, and recovery. Of particular interest are improved methods and ways to integrate volunteer individuals, decision makers, civilian, responders and local organizations into planning, foresight and/or risk analysis activities. This includes planning for adding these participatory resources to any phase of Emergency Preparedness and Management.
Case studies are welcome provided they contain insights for potential improvements in any aspects of planning or foresight in Emergency Management. Improving the effectiveness of collaborative planning, resiliency, and actual collaboration among the many diverse organizations involved in emergency situations is also a valid topic. In this sense, new forecasting approaches for anticipating and analyzing potential cascading effects and supporting multi-risk analysis in crisis situations will be very welcomed. These methodological efforts will be especially adequate for the subject of the track when they integrate both quantitative and qualitative data and are aimed at improving the emergency planning process.
We also would like to inform you about the special issue on “Moving forward to Disaster Resilience" in the journal of Technological Forecasting and Social Change (JCR Impact Factor: 2.058) that we are running along with Josune Hernantes, Leire Labaka and Starr Roxanne Hiltz.
The goal of this special issue is to shed light on how cities and communities can become more resilient to deal with disasters. In view of all the existing challenges, we invite researchers to submit original papers that include conceptual or empirical approaches relevant for this topic and provide new insights for theory and practice. Full paper submission to the Planning and Foresight Track that fit with this topic would be invited for submission to the TFSC special issue.