We have four keynote speakers that will present exciting topics and two opening speeches from the Director of the Norwegian Directorate for Civil Protection and the Director of Centre for Integrated Emergency Management.
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Dear ITDRR Participants,
We have prepared tentative detailed schedule, where you can download the file below. Please contact the program chair if you have concerns on the suggested schedule. We also will keep this schedule updated when we receive more information, especially on the social activity parts. Note that 11 October is a pre-conference event, and it would be nice to meet and gather. We also will provide practical information when visiting Kristiansand. Please check regularly this website for more updates.
Natural disasters, pandemic such as COVID-19 that turn a disease into global crisis are evidence that the timing, the length, the severity and the impacts of disaster often beyond human´s imagination. Scientists, decision makers, practitioners and communities realize that disasters are complex and unpredictable.
The role of information technology (IT) in disaster situations is becoming more important than ever in this recent years, especially to mitigate and reduce the risks associated with the disaster effects. Today, information and communication technologies develop rapidly, offering numerous capabilities that were unimaginable before. During the pandemic, nations had to work rapidly to employ every mean (technology and otherwise) possible to acquire critical information to achieve a common understanding and situational awareness among the various stakeholders involved in responding to the crisis, and to save the life and properties. Modern information and communication technologies can facilitate significantly the decision-making processes from the point of view of disaster risk reduction.
Disaster risk reductions require multidisciplinary efforts. People from various backgrounds, such as industry, diverse geographical and global settings, non-profit organization backgrounds, agriculture, marine life, welfare, risk management, emergency management, safety engineering and social networking services are examples to name few. At present, at global and national levels, a wide range of scientific research activities, not only applied research but also theoretical and methodological development and scientific-applied research activity in the area of disaster risk reduction concerning individual types of disasters are vast developed research area.
Information Technology in Disaster Risk Reduction Conference (ITDRR-2022) provides an international forum for researchers and practitioners to present their latest R&D findings and innovations. The conference is especially focused on the various IT aspects , emerging technologies and challenges of copying with disaster risk reduction.
ITDDR-2022 invites experts, researchers, academicians and all other who are interested to disseminate their work. The conference establishes an academic environment that fosters the dialogue and exchange of ideas between different levels of academic, research, business and public communities.
All accepted papers will be published in IFIP AICT series by Springer as post-conference proceedings and they will be indexed by Scopus.
In cooperation with
Centre for Integrated Emergency Management (CIEM),
University of Agder, Norway
will arrange the 7th IFIP WG5.15 Conference on Information Technology in Disaster Risk Reduction (ITDRR-2022)
October 12-14, 2022, Kristiansand, Norway
The conference is to be held in a hybrid mode.
ITDRR-2022 provides an international forum for researchers and practitioners to present their latest R&D findings and innovations. The conference is especially focused on the various IT aspects and challenges of coping with disaster risk reduction.
ITDDR-2022 organizers invite experts, researchers, academicians and all other who are interested to disseminate their work. The conference establishes an academic environment that fosters the dialogue and exchange of ideas between different levels of academic, research, business, and public communities.
The organizers of this conference invite prospective authors to submit high-quality research papers addressing, but not limited to, the following topics of interest:
All accepted papers will be published in IFIP AICT series by Springer as post-conference proceedings, and they will be indexed by Scopus.
Scroll-down this website for downloading the templates.
For instructions for authors please check the following links:
Papers will be refereed and accepted on the basis of their scientific merit and relevance to the conference.
Jose J. Gonzalez, Professor Emeritus University of Agder, Norway
Dimiter Velev, University of National and World Economy, Bulgaria
Jaziar Radianti, University of Agder, Norway
Program Committee Chairs:
Local Organizing Committee:
Travelling to and from Kristiansand By air Kristiansand airport is called Kjevik (KRS). There are direct flights to Kjevik from Copenhagen, Amsterdam, and London. There are also frequent domestic flights to Kjevik from Oslo, Bergen, Stavanger and Trondheim. The airport bus service will take you both to the university campus (bus stop Spicheren) and to the city center. Flying to Torp airport is also a possible option with direct flights (Ryanair and Widerøe) to and from many European cities. It takes around 3-4 hours to reach Kristiansand from Torp. You may rent a car, or take a taxi from the airport to the nearest bus stop of the bus service, Konkurrenten. The bus stop is called Fokserød. It is recommended that you order tickets in advance for this bus service.
Kristiansand is accessible by ferry. Ferries go between Kristiansand and Hirtshals (Denmark) and various cruise ships call on Kristiansand harbour every year. As of April 2022, it will be possible to go by ferry from Groningen in the Netherlands. For more info about the harbour, ferries, and cruises. See: Kristiansand harbour.
The Norwegian railway company operates all lines in Norway. Trains run directly between Kristiansand and Oslo (travel time about 4.5 hours), and between Kristiansand and Stavanger (travel time about 3 hours). Tickets can be bought online. More information about time table and tickets can be found on the website of Go-Ahead.
International travel is not easy these days, and it is important to keep track of regulations and requirement for entry into a country. On this page, you will find updated Information about entry into Norway. Entry restrictions hav been discontinued.
Visa: On this page you can check if you need a visa to enter Norway. Visa application portal can be found in this page, but please check as well Information about entry into Norway. If you need visa, please contact us via email.
Timetables and information on travelling by buss within the area of Kristiansand can be found at the website of Agder Kollektivtrafikk AS. It takes approximately 10-15 minutes by buss from the city center to the university campus. The nearest bus stop is Spicheren Fitness Senter. Bus tickets are cheaper if bought in advance, rather than paid on the bus. The cheapest option is to buy a flexicard. A walk from the city center to the university campus takes about 30 minutes. A bike ride takes 10-15 minutes (some hotels or bike shops offer bike rental). The scooter sharing company "Ryde" is operating in Kristiansand.
University of Agder (UiA) The conference will take place at the University of Agder's campus in Kristiansand. It takes only 10 minutes by bus or bicycle from the center of Kristiansand. UiA has 13 000 students and 1400 faculty and staff members. It is one of the youngest universities in Norway, but its history dates back to 1839 when the first teacher training institution in the region was established. It is a public university with state-of-the-art buildings on both campuses (in Kristiansand and in Grimstad). Research is the foundation of all teaching activities at UiA and covers a wide variety of disciplines. Centre for Integrated Emergency Management (CIEM) is an interdisciplinary research centre aims at improving emergency and disaster management by leveraging the potential of new technologies and the digital revolution. CIEM will host the ITDRR-2022 in Kristiansand. UiA provides indoor map through MazeMap, where you can search rooms and venues used for the conference.
Recommended Hotels UiA has agreement with the following hotels in Kristiansand:. You can book directly to the hotel using the following booking code:
Alternative, there is an option to use AIRBNB.
The conference will be held as a hybrid mode, both online and onsite participation. The conference registration opens after notification of acceptance 31 August 2022. The registration fee (in NOK or Norwegian Kroner) is as follow:
General participant (Non IFIP members):
IFIP members or authors:
including all services (proceedings, coffee and banquet etc.).
Online General participant (Non IFIP members)**:
Online IFIP members or Authors**:
*Each paper should be registered at least one person. The proceedings will be published and given after the conference.
** Online price has included the deducation of 25% VAT
Payment Method - Bank transfer - Visa/ Master Card If you pay via bank transfer, or invoice to your institution, the confirmation will be sent after the registration fee is received.
If you need invitation for visa application, we will provide this electronically after the requirement is fullfilled.
DEADLINE: Early bird registration: 30 September 2022
After 30 September late fee registration will be applied
IFIP scientific and technological leadership:
Formally IFIP is a non-governmental, non-profit umbrella organization for national societies working in the field of information processing. It was established in 1960 under the auspices of UNESCO as a result of the first World Computer Congress held in Paris in 1959.
IFIP is incorporated in Austria by decree of the Austrian Foreign Ministry (20th September 1996, GZ 1055.170/120-I.2/96) granting IFIP the legal status of a non-governmental international organisation under the Austrian Law on the Granting of Privileges to Non-Governmental International Organisations (Federal Law Gazette 1992/174).
IFIP WG5.15 on IT in Disaster Risk Reduction General
The International Federation for Information Procesing (IFIP) has established its Working Group WG5.15 on Imformation Technology in Disaster Risk Reduction to:
PREVIOUS ITDRR Conferences
November 16 - 18, 2016 University of National and World Economy Sofia, Bulgaria
October 25 - 27, 2017 University of National and World Economy Sofia, Bulgaria.
September 20 - 21, 2018 Poznan University of Technology Poznan, Poland
October 9 - 10, 2019 Kyiv National University of Culture & Arts Kyiv, Ukraine
December 3 - 4, 2020 University of National and World Economy Sofia, Bulgaria
October 25-27, 2021 Morioka, Iwate, Japan