First Information Bulletin
DECISION SUPPORT SYSTEMS
EARLY WARNING AND MITIGATION OF DISASTER
December 28 - 30, 2014
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The main topic of the symposium would cover current and emerging topics for development of decision support system for early warning and mitigation of disaster caused by different destructive forces. There will be key-note papers by experts and contributed papers for the conference. Broad areas of topics to be covered are:
* Types of disasters (natural or manmade) and principles and issues of disaster management.
* Disaster due to wind forces.
* Disaster due to abundance and scarcity of water.
* Disaster due to mining and exploration.
* Disaster due to landslide and avalanche.
* Engineering approach for disaster reduction, prevention, mitigation, response and reconstruction.
* Standards and recommendations/guidelines.
* Risk and vulnerability analysis of destructive forces.
* Forecasting/Prediction - zone maps, measures for adjustment to natural hazards, community involvement, role of media, institutions involved.
* Disaster preparation - early warning systems; education on disasters.
* Response and relief measures - organizations involved, information management, remote sensing and GIS technology, emergency facilities and management of causalities, relief measures, temporary shelters.
* Rehabilitation/reconstruction - assessment of damage, resettlement of affected people, restoration of normalcy.
* Financial and legal issues for development of DSS across States and International boundaries.
* National policies on development of decision support Systems.
* Case studies : simulation models.
* Social aspect of redundancy in the system.