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Cascading Effects Conference a success!

During two days approximately 120 persons attended the Cascading Effects Conference (March 16-17, 2017) in Brussels to discuss different aspects of cascading effects, especially if and how such effects can be modelled. The conference was organized by the five FP7 projects CascEff, CIPRNet, FORTRESS, PREDICT, and SnowBall. More information from the conference will be made available soon.


Joint final conference

The EU projects CascEff, FORTRESS, PREDICT, Snowball and CIPRNet are planning a Joint final conference on “Understanding, modelling and management of cascading effects in crises”. The conference will be held March 16-17, 2017 at BAO Congress Centre in Brussels. More information will come.

CascEff on the Crisis4 conference

CascEff partners will be presenting at the Fourth International Conference on Crisis Communication in the 21st Century (Crisis4) taking place at Lund University, Sweden, 7-10 October 2015. The paper titled ‘The fire was tweeted: Twitter, information flows and the 2015 Channel Tunnel fire’ will be presented on October 10th during a session on ‘Social media and crisis communication’.

More information about the conference including a book of abstracts and a conference programme can be found on the conference website


CascEff on European Safety and Reliability Conference ESREL

Members of the CascEff project will present two papers at the European Safety and Reliability Conference ESREL taking place in Zurich. Both contributions are presented in the sessions on Modelling interdependencies and cascades, and the titles of the contributions are ³Investigation method for cascading effects between critical infrastructures² and ³Method for describing and analysing cascading effects in past events: Initial conclusions and findings².Esrel

Domino congress

Members of the CascEff consortium will be attending the DOMINO congress, organized by the Dutch First Responder platform IFV, the congress will be a joint research and development event about crisis information management during incidents with cascading effects. Dates of the event are the 20th to the 22nd of May.

Journées scientifiques – Vulnérabilités, Risques et Catastrophes – 20-21 novembre 2014

La prévention des risques d’origine naturelle ou technologique est devenue une obligation essentielle de l’entreprise et des gouvernements que les grands tremblements de terre d’Haïti (2010) et de Tohoku (2011) nous ont cruellement rappelés. Les Journée scientifiques voient permettre à des spécialistes reconnus de faire partager leur expérience dans ce domaine

The event is addressing the goals, methods and challenges of risk prevention and disasters associated with natural hazards. Several specialists from different areas have been invited to deliver their experience and last developments in these fields.

The first day is dedicated to the issue of assessing vulnerabilities to natural hazards: how this evaluation is conducted at the scale of the works, infrastructures and territories? How ncertainties in this assessment are taken into account? How do insurance companies deal with it? What are the recent developments in the evaluation processes?

Starting from the example of the 2010 Haiti earthquake and other seismic threats in the world, the second day will address the question of risk and disaster management from the point of view of systems warning, rescue organization and reconstruction focusing particularly on new approaches and challenges facing the society.

The event is in French – it is free of charge but requires a registration.

Hosted by:

Ecole des Mines de Nancy
Université de Lorraine