The 2nd international Conference on Vulnerability and Risk Analysis and Management (ICVRAM2014) and the sixth international Symposium on Uncertainty Modeling and Analysis (ISUMA2014) was recently held at the University of Liverpool from July 12 to 16, 2014. This joint conference was organized by the Institute for Risk and Uncertainty and Uncertainty (University of Liverpool) in collaboration with the ASCE Council on Disaster Risk Management, the Environmental Change Institute (University of Oxford) and the Virtual Engineering Centre (University of Liverpool).
Dr. Lessandro Estelito O. Garciano, a full-time faculty member of the civil engineering department presented his paper entitled “Risk analysis of power supply in San Juan, Surigao City, Philippines due to extreme floods“ . The co-authors of this paper are Dr. Renan Ma. T. Tanhueco (DLSU), Prof. Takeshi Koike (Kyoto University) and Prof. Ikumasa Yoshida (Tokyo City University). This paper is a result of an AUN/SEED-Net externally funded research that was awarded to the above researchers sometime in December 2011 where Dr. Garciano served as the principal investigator with Professor Koike as the co-investigator.
The conference attracted 5 keynote lectures and 289 full papers in 24 invited Mini-Symposia and 6 general sessions. The aim of the conference was to provide a multi-disciplinary forum for the exchange of knowledge and expertise in the Quantification, Mitigation and Management of Risk and Uncertainty, and in Decision Making.