The 6th International Conference on Risk Analysis and Crisis Response (RACR-2017)

The 6th International Conference on Risk Analysis and Crisis Response (RACR-2017)

June 5-9, 2017, Ostrava-Prague, Czech Republic will be open from September 2016


THEME: Risk analysis and management – trends, challenges and emerging issues

ORGANIZED BY: VSB-Technical University of Ostrava, Czech Republic

SPONSORED BY: INERIS Development SAS, France

CO-ORGANIZERS: Association of Fire and Safety Engineering (SPBI), Czech Republic


RACR-2017 is the sixth in the series of International Conference on Risk Analysis and Crisis Response, which was launched by the Risk Analysis Council of China Association for Disaster Prevention in 2007, taken over by SRA-China in 2011, and will be organized by VSB-Technical University of Ostrava, Czech Republic.

The first RACR was held in Shanghai, China in 2007, the second in Beijing, China in 2009, the third in Laredo, Texas, USA in 2011, the fourth in Istanbul, Turkey in 2013, and the fifth in Tangier, Morocco in 2015.

The overall theme of the sixth international conference on risk analysis and crisis response is risk analysis and management – trends, challenges and emerging issues, highlighting in science and technology to improve risk analysis capabilities and to optimize crisis response strategy.

Ostrava is the metropolis of the Moravian-Silesian Region. It is the second largest city in the Czech Republic and has the third largest population.

Prague is the capital and largest city of the Czech Republic and the 15th largest city in the European Union. With its rich history it is a major global cultural center.

RACR-2017 will be organized and hosted by VSB-Technical University of Ostrava, which is a modern European university, whose pillars are built on more than 165 year long history. It provides tertiary education in technical and economic sciences across a wide range of degree programs and courses at the Bachelor’s, Master’s and Doctoral level. Education is organized within 7 faculties and 3 all-university degree programs.

The Conference venues are there in Ostrava for the first three days of the Conference and in Prague for the last two days. In Ostrava, RACR-2017 will have some joint sessions with the annual Czech-Chinese scientific conference organized by VSB-Technical University of Ostrava.



1.      Multidisciplinarity and complexity of safety in education and research

2.      Natural hazards and coping with them

3.      Major (chemical) accidents prevention

4.      Disaster risk reduction and society resilience

5.      Advances in fire protection

6.      Information and communication technologies safety and cybersecurity

7.      Reliability and safety in industrial systems

8.      Modern trends in crisis management

9.      Information systems in safety and security

10. Internet of Intelligences and risk radar

11. Energy and resources security, critical infrastructure

12. Nanotechnology safety

13. Safety in transport domain

14. Hazardous materials research

15. Progress in occupational health and safety



Full papers within 6 pages (A4) are invited for submission in any of the fields figured on the list of CONFERENCE TOPICS. We strongly recommend electronic submission. Manuscripts will be reviewed by the Program Committee in accordance with standard practice and the criteria for the conference. All submissions MUST be submitted in English. The abstract should be no more than 300 words.

All papers must be inserted into the system at the Internet address (from September 2016). At this address, more information on the Conference will be published gradually.



All accepted papers will be included in the proceedings of RACR-2017 and to be published by CRC Press / Balkema (Taylor & Francis Group) that shall ensure to the best of its ability the indexing of the papers in Scopus.






Special Session Proposal

1 September 2016

1 December 2016

Paper Submission

1 December 2016

5 January 2017

Final Paper Due

31 January 2017




Registration Fee


(before 31January 2017)


(after 31January 2017)

Full Registration

495 EURO

535 EURO

Postgraduate Student

455 EURO

495 EURO

The registration covers all session attendances, proceedings, a banquet, a cocktail, lunches, all coffee breaks and social program.



Prof. Ales Bernatik
Faculty of Safety Engineering
VSB-Technical University of Ostrava

Lumirova 13, Ostrava-Vyskovice
Czech Republic
tel: +420 597 322 833,


Ing. Lenka Cerna
Association of Fire and Safety Engineering (SPBI),
tel. +420 597 322 970, e-mail: