The 12th International Conference of the International Society for the INTEGRATED DISASTER RISK MANAGEMENT

Hybrid (in-person and online), 21-21 September 2022

Topic of IDRIM2022: Critical steps for research and practice in disaster risk management in the age of climate change and COVID-19 pandemics

Historically, South-Eastern European (SEE) nations have faced numerous disasters, such as destructive earthquakes, floods, wildfires, landslides, etc. and technological accidents, often affecting bordering countries. Furthermore, due to the effects of the climate change, an increase in the number and intensity of weather-related complex disasters is expected. In developing SEE countries, with high social and economic vulnerability and, at the same time, low focus on prevention and preparedness activities, there is an urgent need for cooperation in the region between scientists, experts, practitioners and national authorities to deal with both slow and rapid-onset disasters.

Highly ranked scientific events, such as the International Conference of the International Society for INTEGRATED DISASTER RISK MANAGEMENT (IDRiM), can bring significant contributions to advance the state of the art in integrated disaster risk management research and increase the effectiveness of disaster risk reduction activities at all levels.

The 12th International Conference of the International Society for Integrated Disaster Risk Management (IDRiM2022) will be hosted by Babeș-Bolyai University of Cluj-Napoca (Romania), Research Institute for Sustainability and Disaster Management based on High Performance Computing and Faculty of Environmental Science and Engineering.

The main objective of the IDRiM2022 conference is to showcase research, discuss case studies, and address urgent problems within the field in SEE countries and other countries around the world.

IDRiM2022 will focus on presentations addressing issues related to:

  • Understanding hazards and risks for a better risk management
  • Sustainable development and resilient societies
  • Reducing social, economic and environmental vulnerabilities
  • Risk communication and risk perception studies
  • Disaster education
  • Gender issues in disaster risk reduction
  • Technological disasters triggered by natural hazards (Natech)
  • Disaster risk governance (with a special focus on Central and South-Eastern Europe)
  • Managing cascading disasters during pandemics (Covid-19) / slow-onset catastrophes.
  • Climate and weather-related disasters
  • Climate change adaptation
  • Early warning systems
  • Critical infrastructure protection against disasters
  • Systemic risks
  • Economic impacts of disasters
  • Other topics related with integrated disaster risk management

Call for Special Session proposals:

Please send your session proposal within one page including the session rational, session format, names and affiliations of session organizer(s), and the names of potential speakers to ZoltánTörök, at

Call for abstracts for oral and poster presentations:

We invite submission of abstracts for oral and poster presentations. We especially encourage early-career scientists and students to submit their abstracts for consideration in the Young Scientist Session (YSS).

Call for Papers:

We invite all presenters including early-career scientists and students to consider submitting papers based on work presented at the IDRiM2022 conference, to be published in the following journals:

More details and submission deadlines for the submission of papers will be provided soon at:

Important dates:

1st of March 2022

1st call for abstracts (abstracts, special sessions, poster, oral, YSS)

15 April 2022

Special session proposal deadline

Pre-registration starts

30 May 2022

Abstract submission deadline

1 July 2022**

Announce accepted abstracts

Registration starts

Early-bird conference fee

1 August 2022

Late registration fee

15 August 2022

Registration closes

21-23 September 2022


Mid December 2022

Full paper submission deadline (optional)*

*Papers submitted for the YSS will have three publication options, including an option to submit your papers before the conference with a guaranteed fast track review process. More information will be announced soon.

**Depending on the situations and restrictions associated with the COVID-19 pandemic, the Conference Organizing Committee can decide to switch this year’s IDRiM conference format from “hybrid (in-person & online)” to “fully virtual.” This decision will be announced on 1st of July 2022.