ntuThis biennial conference event convened by the Emergency Services Research Unit (ESRU) at Nottingham Trent University seeks to increase theoretical and empirical understanding of emergencies and their management.

The conference aims to achieve this through the presentation and discussion of contemporary research projects focussing on this field. It also aims to highlight the implications of study findings for future policy and practice. Further, it intends to provide a supportive environment for discussing research processes and findings, (including work in progress) and publishing opportunities for those who may be new researchers in the field (including postgraduates on masters and doctoral programmes).

The call for papers is deliberately wide and aims to appeal to researchers and practitioners engaged across the broad spectrum of emergency management activities. This includes academics, members of the emergency services, emergency planners and disaster managers, risk managers, those working in community safety and recovery, and members of those organisations which conduct research, supply and work with these professionals.

Proposals are now invited for 20 minute presentations using the form below. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
• Emergency service issues (both general or service specific)
• Major incident response and crisis management
• Emergency planning and civil protection
• Risk management, including risk communication, warning and informing
• Business continuity planning and disaster recovery
• Community resilience, including community engagement and recovery activities
• Emerging trends and issues in emergency response and disaster management
• Case studies, particular incidents and lesson identified

As many submissions as possible will be included in the conference programme. Poster presentations are also welcome and your reference should be indicated on the application. If there is considerable interest in submitting papers, it may be necessary to make a selection of speakers and to offer space in the poster session to anyone not offered a speaking slot.

Closing date for submissions: Friday 4 July 2014 

Please see the conference website for further details: 

Best Presentation Awards-EM12
The International Journal of Emergency Services is sponsoring a Best Presentation Award. Selected presenters (papers and posters) may also be offered the opportunity to submit a paper for publication in the journal. Representatives from the journal’s editorial team will be available during the conference to offer guidance for new researchers on getting published.

The Emergency Services Research Unit, Nottingham Trent University, is sponsoring a Best Student Poster Award. Students (at all levels) are therefore particularly encouraged to submit suggestions for posters to the conference committee (but are not precluded from submitting oral presentations if this is their preference).

To download the Presentation Proposal form click here