6th International Conference on Dynamics of Disasters DOD 2023

6th International Conference on Dynamics of Disasters

July 3-6, 2023
Athens, Greece


A group of DOD 2019 participants in Kalamata, Greece. A group of DOD 2021 participants virtually on Zoom.

Humans experience a wide array of disasters that generally fall into two categories: from natural phenomena such as hurricanes, earthquakes, tsunamis, volcanic eruptions, etc.; and unnatural, or human activity phenomena 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 3-6, 2023, where experts share the latest findings on natural hazard management as well as mitigating human activity caused 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.

Sponsored by the Laboratory of Algorithms and Technologies for Network Analysis of National Research University Higher School of Economics.

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General Chairs

Ilias S. Kotsireas (email: )
Professor, Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo, Canada

Anna Nagurney (email: )
Eugene M. Isenberg Chair in Integrative Studies, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA, USA

Panos M. Pardalos (email: )
Chief Research Officer - TOXEUS Systems, LLC, USA
Distinguished Emeritus Professor, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, USA

Stefan Pickl (email: )
Professor, Universität der Bundeswehr, Neubiberg, Germany

Program Committee Chairs

Maude Josée Blondin (email: )
Université de Sherbrooke, Québec, Canada

Chrysafis Vogiatzis (email: )
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Illinois, USA

Conference Program

The program of the conference will be announced upon notification of acceptance in April 2023.


These will be announced soon. Stay tuned!

Dynamics of Disasters — Published Proceedings

The published proceedings from our previous International Conferences on Dynamics of Disasters are available from Springer:


The conference takes place in Athens, the capital of Greece.

Specifically, the conference will be hosted by the Aikaterini Laskaridis Foundation. The full address is: Aikaterini Laskaridis Foundation
Historical Library (Reading room, Exhibitions)
2nd Merarchias 36 & Aktis Moutsopoulou
185 35 Piraeus

The Aikaterini Laskaridis Foundation, a vibrant and active cultural hub, is situated in the heart of Piraeus, spread over four buildings, that house its many and diverse activities. With the purpose of promoting the Greek culture and the historical and maritime research, the Foundation”Ēs Historical Library, a "library of libraries", boasts more than 450,000 volumes— books and archival collections of significant scholars and personalities of Letters and Culture—, which are accessible to researchers both via its online catalogue and on site. Its old and rare material, early printed books, and the collection of 115 incunabula, testify to the uniqueness of its collections. The Lending Library, with its collection of more than 35,000 books, covering all areas of knowledge and already popular with the local community, is a meeting point for the people of Piraeus. In addition, the Foundation has a major Naval Collection, an important part of which is the Nelson Collection, including personal items, dozens of letters and documents related to the English Admiral Horatio Nelson and is the largest Nelson collection outside the United Kingdom. The Foundation is active in the field of Digital Humanities running the websites Travelogues and TravelTrails, regarding the work of the 15th-19th century travelers, and the interactive application and website ToposText. A significant part of the Foundation's activities is covered by the ministry-approved educational programmes for students of primary and secondary education, visited by more than 30,000 students from all over Greece per year. Equally important are the various seminars for educators, as well as the systematic teacher-training on autism, bullying and support of children with behavioral problems in the classroom. The international activity in the field of Humanities expands to the support of the "Marilena Laskaridis Endowed Chair of Modern Greek Studies" at the University of Amsterdam and the "Marilena Laskaridis" Chair of Classical and Modern Greek Studies at Tsinghua University of Beijing. Within the Foundation is also operating the Centre for China Studies, which is founded in collaboration with the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences. Exhibitions, conferences and other events concerning current research and culture are taking place throughout the year.


We extend an invitation for those studying topics related to disasters to submit an abstract and paper to our conference. The link to submit will be announced shortly.
The paper submission deadline is tentatively March 15, 2023. See the full Call For Papers.
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 special issue will also be planned. More information will become available soon.

Important Dates

These will be announced shortly.


Registration for DOD 2023 will be in April 2023.


We will be updating this with a list of hotels and accommodations.