The 2019 SRA-Benelux Conference will focus on the theme: “Reasoning with Uncertainty”. Experts, practitioners and policy makers often have to make decisions under conditions of uncertainty. This sometimes leads to catastrophic outcomes, but often also results in averted disasters, innovation and unexpected discoveries. This conference, is devoted to how risk research(ers) can better inform decision-making in the face of uncertainty, anticipate negative outcomes, increase the propensity for positive outcomes, and better communicate uncertainty.
SRA-Benelux invites contributions that reflect on the conceptual and practical dimensions of uncertainty; uncertainty issues that have been neglected; new and innovative approaches to understanding and dealing with uncertainty; how policy makers, industry decision-makers, and practitioners can make better decisions under uncertainty; and uncertainty communication.
Papers that address the following topical areas (in relation, but not limited to, Benelux countries) are especially welcome:
- Systemic risks
- Climate change
- Health and safety
- Artificial intelligence
- Smart cities and urban development
This conference is aimed at bringing together researchers, academics, practitioners and policy makers from the Benelux region and beyond to discuss common issues of interest. Members of the SRA-E, SRA International and other regional SRA organizations are also most welcome to participate.
The conference will be held at the University of Luxembourg, at the Belval Campus, situated in the south of Luxembourg. The University is located in what used to be a steel production facility, which was abandoned in the late 1990s with the decline in steel production and redeveloped as a scientific and cultural centre in 2001. The University and research centre buildings have been built around and into the remains of the steel factory as a way of preserving the industrial heritage of the site.
We look forward to seeing you in Luxembourg! Abstracts and queries can be submitted to Dr. Catherine Wong at firstname.lastname@example.org until 30 December 2018.