The 4th International Conference on Risk Analysis and Crisis Response

Event Dates

Tuesday, 27 August 2013 to Thursday, 29 August 2013



RACR 2013

The 4th International Conference on  Risk Analysis and Crisis Response

August 27-29, 2013, Istanbul, Turkey



General Chair: 
Chongfu Huang
-- Beijing Normal University
James Fogal
-- Notre Dame de Namur

Program Chair: 
Cengiz Kahraman
-- Istanbul Technical University 
Jacky Yuk-chow So
-- University of Macau
Ashok Deshpande
-- College of Engineering

  at Pune, India

Barry Ezell
-- Old Domionion University

Dana L. Hoag
-- Colorado State University

David Demeritt
-- King's College, UK

Ethem Tolga
-- Galatasaray University

Etienne E. Kerre
-- University of Gent

George Wang
-- East Carolina University

Guofang Zhai
-- Nanjing University

Irina Perfilieva
-- University of Ostrava

Javier Montero
-- Complutense University of

Jiali Feng
-- Shanghai Maritime University

K. Harald Drager
-- The International Emergency
 Management Society, Norway

Luchuan Ren
-- Institute of Disaster
  Prevention, China




Marc Poumadere
-- Institute Symlog de France

Peijun Guo
-- Yokohama National

Qiao Zhang
-- Agricultural Information
Institute  of Chinese Academy
of Agricultural, China

Romney Duffey
-- Atomic Energy of Canada
  Limited, Canada

Vincent Ho
-- Hong Kong Association of
Risk Management and Safety

Yundong Huang

-- Texas A&M International


Local organizing committee
Dr. Basar Oztaysi
Dr. Irem Ucal Sari
Dr. Sezi Cevik
Dr. Ozgur Kabak
Dr. Tolga Kaya

Serdar Baysan

Mine Isik

Secil Ercan

Özge Sürer



Also copy:



Prof. Dr. Cengiz KAHRAMAN

Chairman,Program Committee

Istanbul Technical University

Department of Industrial

34367 Macka, Istanbul,



Tel : +90-212-2931300
Ext. 2035

Fax : +90-212-2407260


THEME: Intelligent Systems and Decision Making for Risk Analysis and Crisis Response

                 Society for Risk Analysis - China (SRA-China)
                 Istanbul Technical University (ITU)


                 Society for Risk Analysis (SRA)

                  Beijing Cazl Technology Service Co., Ltd. (CAZL)


In a changing world, more risks will appear and the future is more uncertainty. RACR provides a unique international forum to discuss these issues from a scientific and technical point of view and also in terms of management, services or usages.

RACR, launched by the Risk Analysis Council of China Association for Disaster Prevention in 2007 and taken over by SRA-China since 2011, is a series of biennial international conferences on risk analysis, crisis response, and disaster prevention for specialists and stakeholders. RACR 2013 in Istanbul will be the fourth conference in these series, following the successful RACR-2007 in Shanghai (China), RACR-2009 in Beijing (China) and RACR-2011 in Laredo (USA).

Istanbul is an old city with the remains of many ancient civilizations and their culture in harmony with Turkish culture. Istanbul is a world metropolis and the only city that combines two continents, built on seven hills on Asia and Europe. It is the capital of three empires: Roman Empire, Byzantine Empire, and Ottoman Empire.

RACR 2013 will be hosted by Istanbul Technical University (ITU), which is one of the best technical universities in Turkey. Having 238 year prominent history, a contemporary education environment and impressive academicians, Istanbul Technical University (ITU) has been distinguished in Turkey with its engineering and architecture education: Five campuses located in the heart of Istanbul, Thirteen colleges and six research institutes, Comprehensive education in 39 undergraduate degree programs, International Accreditation in all of the undergraduate degree programs (ABET, EUA, NAAB, IMO).

The conference center at ITU will be the Management Faculty of ITU in Macka-Besiktas, Istanbul. The participants will have a Bosphorus cruise and Topkapi Palace Tour during the conference period. The organizing chair from ITU is Prof. Cengiz Kahraman who is the Head of Department of Industrial Engineering.



The theme of RACR 2013 is intelligent systems and decision making for risk


analysis and crisis response. The theoretical developments and application areas of the theme should be on

1.               Natural Disaster

2.               Environmental Management

3.               Catastrophic Accident

4.               Global Climate Change

5.               Public Health

6.               Critical Infrastructure Protection

7.               Threats to Social Safety

8.               Experimental Riskology

9.               Debt Crisis

10.            Risk Radar

11.            Terrorism Event

12.            Computer Simulation

13.            Emerging Risk

14.            Web Service

15.            Energy and Resource

16.            Internet Of Intelligences

17.            Food and Feed Safety

18.            Others



Full papers within 6 pages (A4) are invited for submission in any of the fields listed on CONFERENCE TOPICS.  We strongly recommend electronic submission. Manuscripts will be reviewed by the Program Committee in accordance with standard practice and the criteria for the conference. All submissions MUST be submitted in English. The abstract should be no more than 300 words.



All accepted papers will be included in the proceedings of RACR 2013 as a printed book titled "Intelligent Systems and Decision Making for Risk Analysis and Crisis Response " to be published by CRC Press, in USA, who shall to the best of its ability facilitate to have the papers indexed in EI.



The best papers (in extended version and a little change in title) will be selected for publication in special issues of the following journals:

Human and Ecological Risk Assessment (indexed by SCI)

Journal of Multiple-Valued Logic and Soft Computing (indexed by SCI-E)

Journal of Intelligent and Fuzzy Systems (indexed by SCI-E)

Only submissions that cited the papers published in SRA-China’s official journal JRACR ( could be recommended.






Special Session Proposal

1 December 2012

1 January 2013

Paper Submission

1 April 2013

15 April 2013

Final Paper Due

 1 May 2013

   According to MEMORANDUM OF AGREEMENT FOR EDITORS OF CAMERA-READY PROCEEDINGS, SRA-China must deliver to the Publisher the complete and original camera-ready manuscript with the exception of the title pages and the page numbers and accompanied by appropriate illustrative material and instructional aids before May 21st 2013.



Registration Fee


(before 15 May, 2013)


(after 15 May, 2013)

Full Registration

380 EURO

420 EURO

Postgraduate Student

340 EURO

370 EURO

The registration covers all session's attendances, proceedings, a banquet, a cocktail, 3-day lunches, and all coffee breaks.