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Invitation to the annual conference of the Society for Risk Analysis - Europe:


11-13 September 2006, Ljubljana, Slovenia

About the conference

The 15-th Annual Conference of the SRA-E aims at giving continuation in creating opportunities of meeting and promoting international knowledge sharing in risk assessment, risk management and risk communication in Europe. The conference will highlight industrial risks, innovation and technical progress. Therefore, an additional and specific aim is to create a forum on most actual and common risk topics among industry and authorities. This will be done in the form of a round table discussion and will help representatives of the both to exchange understandings on specific needs and obstacles on their endeavours to achieve safe industrial operation.

Conference topics

The conference topics will mainly deal with the following aspects:

  • social contexts and responses to risk
  • challenges associated with risks in public health
  • creating a risk reducing culture: how much governance and regulation contributes to the goals?
  • natural hazards and associated risks
  • industrial hazards and associated risks
  • risk communication and perception: building trust among scientists, governments, and the public

Special topic - Industrial risks and safety *

  • interrelations between risks and safety
  • demonstration of safety: methods, tools, indicators
  • uncertainty and trust, proofs
  • economic and financial aspects of SMS (Safety Management Systems)
  • spatial planning and land-use
  • practical aspects of ALARP

* - This topic will be dealt with in the form of a round table discussion.

The Conference technical programme is structured in parallel sessions and workshops, which will be held over two days. The topics will be treated in invited plenary lectures, selected oral presentations, workshops and poster sessions. Posters will stay on for the whole Conference; authors' presentation will be held during extended lunch break on the first day. The round table discussion on the special topic will take place third day of the Conference. The session will be moderated. Initial short and discussion mobilising presentation will be given by invited speaker from industry.

Paper submission

Participants wishing to present a contribution are asked to prepare an abstract (one page A4 format; detailed guidelines/abstract form is available here as a free text Word template, or here as a protected form prepared in Word). Choose one at your convenience.

Papers can only be submitted via e-mail to: sra-e-2006@ijs.si

Conference language

The official language of the Conference is English.


Abstracts will be published in one volume prior to the conference. Full papers of outstanding quality will be published in a selected international Journal based on acceptance in a peer review process. Details will be available in due time.

Registration and fees

Details on registration and fees are available here as a form in PDF or Word file.


The Conference will be held at Grand Hotel Union, Ljubljana (see: www.gh-union.si, see gallery of photos at http://www.gh-union.si/Hi/Galery.html ).

Ljubljana is the capital of Slovenia and has around 300.000 inhabitants. It is situated in the centre of the country and has good/direct air connections with all European countries. Weather in September in Slovenia is warm and sunny (see photos).


Companies and organisations willing to support the Conference are invited to contact the Secretariat for further information. Participants from industry are welcome.

Scientific Committee

Chair: Milena Horvat (Jožef Stefan Institute, Slovenia)

  • Mojca Činč, Slovenia
  • Drago Kos, Slovenia
  • Andrej Marušič, Slovenia
  • Marko Polič, Slovenia
  • Radovan Tavzes, Slovenia
  • Richard Gowland, United Kingdom
  • Ulrich Hauptmanns, Germany
  • Scira Menoni, Italy
  • Iannis Papazoglou, Greece
  • Olivier Salvi, France

Organizing Committee

Chair: Branko Kontić


Conference secretariat

SRA-E Conference 2006

Attn. Dr. Branko Kontić

Jožef Stefan Institute (see http://www.ijs.si )

Jamova 39

1000 Ljubljana


phone: +386 1 477 3791

fax: +386 1 477 3987

e-mail: sra-e-2006@ijs.si

Key dates

Conference: 11-12 September 2006

Round table on Special topic: 13 September 2006 

Abstract submission deadline: 15 May 2006 (extended!)

Information to Authors on abstract acceptance: 31 May 2006