Call for Abstracts: 'Sustaining healthcare facilities performance during natural disasters'

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The International Journal of Disaster Resilience in the Built Environment (IJDRBE) intends to publish a themed issue that brings together multi-disciplinary research findings in the field of healthcare resilience to natural disasters. The focus is on ‘Sustaining Healthcare Facility Performance during Natural Disasters’ such as floods, earthquakes, gale, and other events associated with climate change.

The Issue has been designed for researchers and academics, policy makers and other professionals working with disaster prevention, mitigation, response and reconstruction responsibilities who wish to improve their working knowledge of both theory and practice. This issue will cover the following subjects:

• Disaster prevention, mitigation, response and reconstruction
• Restoration of healthcare infrastructure and rehabilitation
• Assessment of disaster-related damage
• Building resilience auditing
• Compensation and insurance
• Risk reduction and continuity management
• Knowledge management practices at different phases of the disaster life cycle

High quality original papers are invited within the ‘Sustaining Healthcare Facilities Performance during Natural Disasters’ themed issue. All papers will be subjected to the journal’s usual double-blind peer review process. At this stage, the journal is calling for abstracts with proposed title. These will be reviewed against the themed issue scope, and IJDRBE’s aim and objectives. Relevant authors will be asked to submit full papers. Any queries or abstracts should be submitted to the guest editors:

Dr Nebil Achour and Prof Andrew Price
Department of Civil and Building Engineering
Loughborough University, LE11 3TU UK


Important dates:

• 29 January 2010: Deadline for abstract submission
• 26 February 2010: Decision and call for full papers
• 30 June 2010:Full paper submission
• Expected publication: 2011 Launching in 2010, the International Journal of Disaster Resilience in the Built Environment is the only journal to promote research and scholarly activity that examines the role of building and construction to anticipate and respond to unexpected events that damage or destroy the built environment.

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