61st ESReDA Seminar ( 22–23 Sep 2022, Politecnico di Torino, ITALY)
September 22, 2022 – September 23, 2022 all-day
Politecnico di Torino, Torino
300 €
Micaela Demichela

The 61st ESReDA Seminar on
Technological disruptions triggered by natural events:
identification, characterization, and management

Announcement and Call for papers

Scope of the seminar

Climate change and the delays in adopting the necessary measures to manage it is in-creasing the number of disrupting events triggered by natural events. Sudden failures or gradual deterioration of system components due to natural events can bring to malfunc-tions, loss of containment and disruptions, whole likelihood is going to increase in the next future.

In recent years several methodologies and techniques have been proposed, able to take into account explicitly and in realistic way NaTech events, able to support the decision making in terms of prevention, protection, adaptation and management.

NaTech events have also another dimension to be considered, that is the territorial one, again in terms of prevention, management, and resilience.

The aim of the seminar is thus to discuss the state of the art and on-going developments in the NaTech risk assessment techniques and methodologies and to discuss their strength, weakness, and uncertainties in the assessment of the safety and resilience of complex systems.

The 61st ESReDA seminar will be held on September 22‐23, 2021, hosted by Politecnico di Torino, Italy


  • Methodologies and techniques for NaTech risk assessment;
  • Risk assessment application and decision making;
  • PSA
  • NaTech risk management;
  • Uncertainties;
  • Prevention and protection from NaTech events;
  • Resilience of infrastructures and equipment;
  • Resilience of the territories;
  • Multi risk approaches;
  • Policies;
  • Case studies;
  • Analysis of occurred events;
  • Data, data sources and expertise
  • Emergency and crises management models & tools
  • Crisis management

Domains (among others):

  • Power generation & supply
  • Nuclear facilities (industrial and research)
  • Process industry
  • Gas & Oil production, storage & transport
  • ICT networks, data storage & servers
  • Medical & health care
  • Transport: rail, road, air and maritime
  • Supply chain process
  • Water supply and water works
  • Land use planning


  • Extreme weather conditions
  • Natural threats
  • Climatic changes
  • Earthquake
  • Flood
  • Forest fire
  • Landslide
  • Heavy rain
  • Tsunami
  • Industrial & technological accidents

Seminar organization

The Seminar is jointly organised by ESReDA and Politecnico di Torino.

Chairperson of the Seminar

  • Micaela Demichela, Politecnico di Torino, Italy

Technical Programme Committee (TPC)

John Andrews UK
Julien Baroth FR
Christophe Bérenguer FR
David Castro Rodriguez IT
Valerio Cozzani IT
Mohamed Eid FR
Luis Ferreira PT
Vytis Kopustinskas IT
Karol Kowal PL
Andre Lannoy FR
Sverre Roed Larsen NO
Eric Marsden FR
Tomasz Nowakowski PL
Eleonora Pilone IT
Rasa Remenyte-Prescott UK
Kathryn Sanderson UK
Inga Šarūnienė LT
Kaisa Simola FI
Jean-Marc Tacnet FR
John Stoop NL
Agnieszka Tubis PL
Cyp F. H. van Rijn NL
Sylwia Werbińska-Wojciechowska PL

Local Organization Committee

For practical local information relative to the venue, please, contact: Micaela Demichela ([email protected]), Eleonora Pilone ([email protected]), and David Castro Rodriguez ([email protected])  with Antonio Guillèn ([email protected]) and Mohamed Eid ([email protected]) in Cc.


To be defined.


Submission of abstracts: by July 15th, 2022.
Authors notification: by July 31st, 2022.
Full papers: by September, 10th, 2022.
Date of seminar: September 22nd – 23rd, 2022.
ESReDA project group’s meetings: September 21st, 2022.
ESReDA Board of Directors meetings: September 22st, 2022 (17.30).
ESReDA Gala dinner: September 22nd, 2022.

Procedure to submit an abstract, paper and to register

Authors wishing to present a paper are invited to submit a short abstract (max. 400 words) and author’ names before the 15th of July via the EasyChair system.

The full papers or extended abstracts should be submitted before the 31th of August and should address the following:

  • Objectives;
  • Relevance for the Seminar;
  • Novelty;
  • Data, Methods and findings.


Extended abstracts are an alternative to full papers. An extended abstract should be at least one page in length, and it should include a list of most relevant references (5 or 6). Both extended abstracts and full papers will be published in the EC JRC technical report.

Template of the abstract will be provided at ESReDA website.

Proposals should be sent to Micaela Demichela ([email protected]), Eleonora Pilone ([email protected]), and David Castro Rodriguez ([email protected]).



You can use the Google form that can be found at this link: http://shorturl.at/cqVY5
In case you better like the traditional registration format, please send your registration form to:

Micaela Demichela ([email protected]), and
David Castro Rodriguez ([email protected]), with
Antonio Guillèn ([email protected]) in Cc.


Registration and Seminar FEE

A registration form and the practical information package will be made available on the ESReDA website. Fees, according to ESReDA’s rules, are:

Speakers: one speaker per accepted paper is exempted.
ESReDA members: 3 participants/member are taken in charge by the Seminar.
Others: 300€/participant
Accompanied persons for Gala dinner: 40€/acc. person.

Fees are to be paid by bank transfer to ESReDA

*Holder: ESReDA
Bank: BNP Paribas Fortis Bank, Boulevard Jamar 1 D, 1060 Brussels, Belgium
IBAN: BE69 0012 3728 1678
Subject: Registration to the 61th ESReDA Seminar

Seminars Proceedings

The final proceedings of the 61st Seminar will edited in the form an EU Technical Report and e-published with public access.

BoD & Project Group Meetings ( 22 September, 2022, 17:00)

Politecnico di Torino


Politecnico di Torino, Torino, Italia

Aula Magna Torino Lingotto

Via Nizza, 230 – 10126 Torino (TO)

How to get to POLITO, Lingotto?


The Lingotto location is easily reachable through the Metro (Lingotto) from the city centre, thus any accommodation near railway stations (Porta Susa or Porta Nuova) or the main Politecnico site is acceptable.

The nearest hotel is the:

Hotel NH Torino Lingotto Congress: