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International Workshop on Dynamics of Disasters: Hybrid Threats

Organizer(s) SBA Research
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University of Vienna

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  • English


Disasters occur when hazards - both natural as well as man-made - and their corresponding risks can no longer be properly contained, leading to serious detrimental consequences in terms of loss of life, financial repercussions or devastation to infrastructure and the environment. In recent years, the rising number of disasters occurring all over the world, even affecting or threatening regions where in the past certain hazards were not so prominent, have painfully revealed that disaster preparedness as well as disaster management are not always up to par to the challenges posed by various kinds of disasters. The COVID-19 pandemic has been an especially hard test by reality for many aspects of disaster preparedness as well as operational disaster management policies, and it still impacts our lives today and will continue to do so for some time in the future. From the perspective of today, the world-wide spread and the multitude of resulting different (local and global) implications during the COVID-19 pandemic highlight the importance to consider the dynamic evolvement of a disaster, which is exactly what the DOD-series has been focused on in the past and will also be focused on in its edition in 2024. 

Moreover, DOD 2024 will broaden its scope and put forward the specialized theme of hybrid threats, thereby paying particular attention to new and emerging threats due to the ever growing integration as well as increasing coupling between the cyber- and physical domain. Such new and emerging threats reach farther than cyber-physical systems, which – so far – have been the prime examples for targets of novel attacks and their consequences, which can arise from both the cyber- as well as the physical domain. The impact of hybrid threats on our modern societies is profound and only increases the challenges pertaining to disaster risk, disaster management organizations and first responders.

We call for (extended) abstracts and/or papers dealing with all aspects related to the dynamics of disasters, and – in particular – encourage submissions dealing with hybrid threats to be presented at DOD 2024. We would also like to highlight that we encourage submissions addressing challenges relating to the interdisciplinary character of disaster response and disaster management.

We will organize a call for extended versions of papers presented at DOD 2024 to be included in dedicated post-proceedings of DOD 2024 published by Springer, similar to previous editions of the DOD-series:

We are very much looking forward to hosting DOD 2024, which will be co-located with the 19th International Conference on Availability, Reliability and Security (ARES 2024) and welcoming you to Vienna!

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to: 

All aspects related to the dynamics of disasters:

  • Optimization
  • Computing
  • Mathematical and statistical modeling
  • Data analytics
  • Emergency and disaster management
  • Hybrid threats as new and emerging hazards to society

Submission & Deadline

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Deadline: April 30, 2024 (AoE)

Submission Guidelines

The post-proceedings of DOD 2024 will be published under the book series Springer Optimization and Its Applications. The submissions should be prepared according to the guidelines given (SOIA latex templates) here.


Please direct any questions concerning submissions or DOD 2024 in general to:


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