13th APRU Multi-hazards Symposium 2017


Abstract submission deadline extended to June 30, 2017!

The 13th APRU Multi-Hazards Symposium 2017, held at Peking University (Beijing, China) on August 28-29, 2017, will concentrate on how to combine governance and state-of-the-art science and technology for more efficient disaster risk reduction. The Pacific Rim is never short of earthquakes, tsunamis, floods, landslides, volcanic eruptions and bush fires, and the historic disaster events indicated that government could and should play a more important role in coping with these natural hazards. Association of academia with governance on public education, infrastructure construction, disaster management, emergency rescue and hazard recovery will be the next “hot” point in the field of disaster risk reduction. 

 More collision of thinking, more sparks of wisdom. We cordially encourage the experts, researchers, engineers and governors to submit papers on a range of topics consistent with the thematic pillars of the symposium. 

The principal themes include but are not limited to:

1. Innovative Science for Disaster Risk Reduction

1-1: Analysis of disaster cause and dynamics
1-2: Disaster process modeling and prediction
1-3: Scientific theory for disaster risk reduction

2. State-of-the-art Technology for Disaster Risk Reduction

2-1: Novel techniques for disaster warning
2-2: Powerful solutions for disaster relief
2-3: New inventions for disaster risk reduction

3. Creative Governance for Disaster Risk Reduction

3-1: Progress of government measures for disaster risk reduction
3-2: Communication, education and awareness raising for disaster risk reduction
3-3: Lessons learnt from recent recovery efforts for sustainable development

4. Association between Academia and Policy Makers for Disaster Risk Reduction

4-1: Potential bridges between academia and government on disaster risk reduction
4-2: Innovations in recovery and reconstruction after disaster
4-3: Multi stakeholder collaboration for disaster risk reduction

Abstract submission

To register and/or submit an abstract click here. All of the oral- or poster-presented papers will be compiled into the Proceeding of this Symposium. 

The requirement on word count is 250–300 words. 

Abstract submission will close on June 30, 2017.

Student paper competition

All student participants are invited and encouraged to enter the APRU MH 2017 Student Paper Competition. To register and/or submit a paper click here. Six finalists will be selected by a committee to earn awards and get the chance to present their papers in the symposium. All of the oral- or poster-presented papers will be compiled into the Proceeding of this Symposium. 

The requirement on word count is 2500–3500 words.

Full paper submission for student paper competition will close on June 30, 2017.

Should there be problems with the submission system, then please email your abstract to Yi Lin at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Early registration is encouraged, even before abstract submission, in favour of Visa application and journey planning. 

See the event webpage for more information on accommodation and travel details.