Fifth World Congress on Risk


Cape Town, South Africa

Event Dates

Monday, 6 May 2019 to Wednesday, 8 May 2019

CTICC Panorama

Society for Risk Analysis
Fifth World Congress on Risk
Theme: "Development and Resilience"
Cape Town International Convention Centre

SRA World Congresses have previously convened in Singapore (2015), Sydney (2012), Guadalajara (2008), and Brussels (2003).

Abstract Submission

SRA invites the submission of abstracts for presentations at the Fifth World Congress on Risk to be held in Cape Town, South Africa, May 6-8, 2019.

The Fifth World Congress on Risk will focus on “Development and Resilience” and aims to stimulate dialogue and education on risk issues of worldwide interest. SRA welcomes contributions on any topic related to risk assessment, risk characterization, risk perception, risk communication, risk management, risk governance, and policy relating to risk, in the context of risks of concern to individuals, to public and private sector organizations, and to society at a local, regional, national, or global level.

SRA is particularly interested in receiving submissions from outstanding researchers doing work in risk analysis from Africa, Asia, Oceania, Middle East or Latin America and will aim to support their travel to present at the World Congress. The organizing committee welcomes proposals for a variety of session formats: poster-platform presentation, oral presentation and symposium presentation.

Abstracts must be submitted online by December 1, 2017, midnight EST. You will receive an e-mail from SRA acknowledging receipt of your submission. Visit SRA’s website for abstract submission guidelines.

Fifth World Congress Executive Committee:
James H. Lambert, Chair, University of Virginia, USA
To be announced, Co-Chair(s)
Igor Linkov, Program Chair, US Army Corps of Engineers, USA
Patricia Nance, Finance Chair, University of Cincinnati, USA
Aleksandar Jovanović, Organization Chair, Steinbeis Advanced Risk Technologies, Germany

Fifth World Congress Advisory Board:
Ortwin Renn, Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies, e.V., Germany
Robin Cantor, Berkeley Research Group, LLC, USA
Alison C. Cullen, University of Washington, USA
Jonathan B. Wiener, Duke University, USA
Jo Anne Shatkin, Vireo Advisors, LLC, USA
Myriam Merad, French National Centre for Scientific Research, France
Bilal M. Ayyub, University of Maryand, USA
Others to be announced

Society for Risk Analysis, Secretariat:
Brett Burk, Executive Secretary
Jill Drupa, Director of Administration
Jennifer Rosenberg, Conference Organization

Call for sponsors [TBA]
Call for workshops [TBA]