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International Journal of Risk Assessment and Management
International Journal of Risk Assessment and Management


Special Issue on: "Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity"

Guest Editors:
Prof. Wai Chi Fang, National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan
Prof. Tai-hoon Kim, Hannam University, Korea
Prof. Carlos Ramos, ISEP/IPP, Portugal
Prof. Sabah Mohammed, Lakehead University, Canada
Prof. Osvaldo Gervasi, University of Perugia, Italy
Prof. Adrian Stoica, NASA JPL, USA

This special issue will present recent progress, ideas, problems and solutions relating to the multifaceted aspects of disaster recovery and business continuity. It is intended for academics, practitioners, scientists and engineers who are involved in the areas of business, economics, scientific and technological disciplines, energy industries, environmental and ecological systems, safety, public health and medical services, as well as those working in software services, reliability and safety.

The issue will carry revised and substantially extended versions of selected papers presented at the 2011 International Conference on Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity (8-10 December 2011, Jeju Grand Hotel, Jeju Island, Korea; see, but we also strongly encourage researchers who cannot participate in the conference to submit papers for this issue.

Subject Coverage
Suitable topics include but are not limited to the following. Excellent surveying works in these areas are also welcome.
  • Disaster recovery or business continuity for critical infrastructure
  • Disaster recovery or business continuity for critical information infrastructure
  • Guides or standards related to disaster recovery/business continuity
  • Practices related to disaster recovery/business continuity
  • Case studies and lessons learned
  • Coordination in crisis situations of international proportions
  • Crisis management, management systems
  • Decision-making processes in rapidly emerging crises
  • Energy, environment and sustainable development
  • Environmental protection, climate change
  • Environmental management and monitoring
  • GIS in emergency management
  • Health emergencies and response
  • Humanitarian crises
  • Information and communication technologies
  • Operative forces and their organisations
  • Psychological and social approaches in crisis situations
  • Risk assessment, management, professional practice
  • Technologies and equipment for environmental assessment and protection
  • Terrorism and security
  • The role of the press and mass media in crisis situations
  • Training and education

Notes for Prospective Authors

Submitted papers should not have been previously published nor be currently under consideration for publication elsewhere. (N.B. Conference papers may only be submitted if the paper was not originally copyrighted and if it has been completely re-written).

All papers are refereed through a peer review process. A guide for authors, sample copies and other relevant information for submitting papers are available on the Author Guidelines page

Important Dates

Submission deadline: 7 June 2013 (extended)