Call for papers for the one-day Emergency Services Conference to be held at Nottingham Conference Centre on Tuesday November 11th 2014.

The emergency services and their related organisations provide vital services. Although our understanding of risk and crises is increasing, individuals and communities continue to be exposed to the threat and impacts of major emergencies and disasters.

This event, supported by the Emergency Services Research Unit (ESRU) at Nottingham Trent University and the International Journal of Emergency Services , seeks to increase our 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 practitioners and 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 service related research. 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:
• Issues for particular emergency services
• Inter-operability
• Major incident response and crisis management
• Emerging trends and issues in emergency response and disaster management
• Risk management, including risk communication, warning and informing
• Community resilience, including community engagement and recovery activities
• Business continuity planning and disaster recovery
• Emergency planning and civil protection
• 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 preference 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 is Friday May 18.