Humans experience a wide array of disasters that generally fall into two categories: natural disasters such as hurricanes, earthquakes, tsunamis, volcanic eruptions, etc.; and unnatural, or man-made, disasters such as wars, explosions, wildfires, chemical spills, etc. Such disasters wreak havoc and provoke extensive and large-scale devastation, and carry extremely serious financial repercussions for nations, organizations, and individuals.
The study of dynamics of disasters is an important and worthwhile endeavour, with huge benefits for everyone. Join us in beautiful Athens, Greece on July 14 to 19, 2021, where experts share the latest findings on natural and unnatural disasters. We extend an invitation for those studying topics related to disasters to submit an abstract and paper and everyone to register to attend this fascinating and must-see conference.
Higher School of Economics, Moscow, Russia
Ilias S. Kotsireas
Professor, Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo, Canada
John F. Smith Memorial Professor, University of Massachusetts Amherst, Amherst, USA
Panos M. Pardalos
Distinguished Professor, University of Florida, Gainesville, USA
1.School of Economics, Business Administration & Legal Studies, International Hellenic University, Thessaloniki, Greece
2.Institute for Bio-Economy and Agri-Technology, Centre for Research and Technology-Hellas, Thessaloniki, Greece
Dalibor Dvorski (Conestoga College, Kitchener, Canada)
The DOD 2021 Conference Program will be posted as the time of the conference draws near.
The published proceedings from our previous International Conferences on Dynamics of Disasters
are available from Springer:
The conference takes place at: MBC Business Center, (Leof. Andrea Siggrou 106, Athina 117 41, Greece) located to the south of the Acropolis of Athens.
Generally, international attendees of the conference would arrive to one of:
For those planning to arrive to Thessaloniki Airport:
You may travel to Athens by a direct airplane flight, by train or by bus.
See Intercity (KTEL) Bus routes from Thessaloniki.
MBC Business Center is conveniently located close to metro train and tram stations and to Zan Moreas
19 Garage. See General Information on Transportation in Athens.
For tourism information on Athens, we recommend you review the Web page of Visit Greece.
Participants of the conference that require visas in order to travel to Greece are kindly asked to contact the conference organizers to solicit an official invitation letter. Note that citizens of European Union countires do not require a visa to enter Greece, and will only require a valid passport or for Schengen countires, an identification card. Citizens of Australia, Canada, Isreael, Japan, New Zealand, Iceland, Switzerland, and USA do not require a visa in order to enter Greece for a period of less than 3 months. Citizens of countries other than the ones mentioned should contact their nearest Greek Consulate or Embassy. Please make sure that you deal with these matters as early as possible, in case you encounter unexpected processing delays and difficulties.
We extend an invitation for those studying topics related to disasters to submit an abstract and paper. You may contact the conference organizers for any questions you may have. Abstracts and papers are to be typeset in Word or LaTeX and submitted as PDF files. A Springer proceedings volume is planned, containing papers presented at the conference.
TBD — abstract submission deadline
TBD — notification of acceptance
July 14, 2021 — arrival day
July 15-18, 2021 — Conference
July 19, 2021 — departure day
The conference registration fee includes access to all presentations, coffee and snacks during breaks, the conference banquet, the two conference excursions, and a copy of the Springer volume of proceedings.
early regular registration — €450 (before May 20, 2021)
early student registration — €350 (before May 20, 2021)
late regular registration — €550 (after May 20, 2021)
late student registration — €450 (after May 20, 2021)