1st International Conference in Safety and Crisis Management, Nicosia, Cyprus, June 2011

The 1st International Conference on Safety and Crisis Management in the Construction, Tourism and SMEs Sectors (1st CoSaCM)
June 24th – 28th 2011
EUC Cultural Center, Engomi, Nicosia, Cyprus
Under the auspices of the Mayor of Nicosia
Conference Aim
The 1st CoSaCM aims to bring together the academia and industry in the crucial sector of safety and crisis management. The conference will deal with the whole safety process, from the occurrence of the accident, and the management of its consequences to the management of the crisis. The conference will be based upon three founding pillars of the local and regional economy: Construction, Tourism and Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs). It is a unique opportunity to create an event where engineers will exchange opinions with managers, and safety and risk assessment will be coupled with safety management and consequently crisis management. The conference will examine the whole life cycle of a catastrophe/disaster/crisis: from policy making to the safe design of the structure, the management and training of the resources and the employees, and the successful (or unsuccessful) dealing of the consequences of the event.
The conference will provide a forum for presentation and discussion of scientific papers covering theory, methods and applications in the fields of safety and crisis management to a wide range of sectors and problem areas for the three disciplines: Construction, Tourism and Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs). Manuscripts will be reviewed by the Scientific Committee in accordance with standard practice. Final acceptance of the papers is based on review of the full papers. The conference official language will be English.
Who Should Attend?
Practitioners, Researchers and Policy Makers from the safety and crisis management of Construction, Tourism and SMEs sectors are invited to join an international audience at the 1st CoSaCM.
Keynote Speakers
Assoc Prof Brent Ritchie
Deputy Head of School of Tourism, Chair, Discovery Committee, RHD Coordinator, The University of Queensland, Australia
John Ludlow
Senior Vice President, Global Risk Management, InterContinental Hotels Group
Prof Jose Luis Torero
BRE/RAE Chair in Fire Safety Engineering, Head of the Institute for Infrastructure and Environment, Director of the BRE Centre for Fire Safety Engineering, BRE Centre for Fire Safety Engineering, University of Edinburgh, UK


Scientific Committee


Dr Konstantinos Andriotis, Cyprus University of Technology, Cyprus
Dr David Beirman, University of Technology Sydney, Australia
Prof Ian Burgess, University of Sheffield, UK
Professor Anasse Bouhlal, Tampere University of Applied Sciences, Finland
Dr Nikolaos Boukas, European University Cyprus
Dr Georgios Boustras, European University Cyprus
Prof Tim Coles, University of Exeter, UK
Prof Michael Delichatsios – Director of FireSERT, Ulster University, UK
Dr Andreas Efstathiades, European University Cyprus
Dr Marios Fyrilas, Associate Professor, Frederick University, Cyprus
Prof Ed Galea, CAA Professor of Mathematical Modelling, Director Fire Safety Engineering Group, University of Greenwich, UK
Dr Athanasios Hadjimanolis, European University Cyprus
Prof George Hadjisophocleous, Industrial Research Chair in Fire Safety Engineering, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Carleton University, Canada
Mr Glenn Horton – Technical Director, Scott Wilson
Prof David Jacobson – Professor of Economics, DCU Business School, Dublin City University, Ireland
Dr Vaggelis Katsaros, Systems Optimization Laboratory, University of Thessaly, Greece
Prof Eric Laws, James Cook University, Australia
Dr Tassoula Kyprianidou – Leontidou, Scientific and Technical Chamber of Cyprus, Department of Labour Inspection, Ministry of Labour, Cyprus
Dr Tim Liu – Principal Consultant, Scott Wilson
Prof Bart Merci – Coordinator of the new ERASMUS Mundus Programme in Safety, Ghent University, Belgium
Prof Toula Onoufriou, Coordinator of the Department of Civil Engineering and Geomatics, Cyprus University of Technology
Dr Alexandros Paraskevas, Senior Lecturer, Department of Hospitality, Leisure and Tourism Management Faculty of Business, Oxford Brookes University, UK
Prof Ioannis Papazoglou, Director, Institute of Nuclear Technology – Radiation Protection, National Center for Scientific Research “Demokritos”, Greece
Dr Lori Pennington-Gray, University of Florida, USA
Dr Panagiotis Polychroniou, Business School, University of Patras
Dr Guillermo Rein, Senior Lecturer, Royal Academy of Engineering/Leverhulme Trust Senior Research Fellow, University of Edinburgh
Dr Brent W. Ritchie, The University of Queensland, Australia
Dr Noel Scott, The University of Queensland, Australia
Dr Spyros Spyrou, Director, International Fire Consultants, Cyprus
Dr Fantina Tedim - Assistant Professor, Department of Geography, University of Porto, Portugal
Dr Antonis Theocharous, Cyprus University of Technology, Cyprus
Prof Jose Luis Torero – BRE/RAE Professor of Fire Engineering at the University of Edinburgh
Mr Vasileios Tokakis, Business School, University of Patras
Dr Paris Tsartas, University of the Aegean, Greece
Dr Craig Webster, University of Nicosia, Cyprus
Dr Jeff Wilks, Director, Tourism Safety, Australia
Prof Jennifer Wen – Director of Research, Kingston University London
Dr Smaragda Zagotsi, Technological Institute of Thessaloniki, Greece
Dr Vassilios Ziakas, European University Cyprus
Prof Thanassis Ziliaskopoulos, Director Systems Optimization Laboratory, University of Thessaly, Greece


Local Organizing Committee
Dr Nikolaos Boukas
Dr Georgios Boustras
Ms Maria Christodoulou
Prof Andreas Efstathiades
Prof Athanasios Hadjimanolis
Dr Stelios Marneros
Call for Papers and Sessions
Practitioners, Researchers and Policy Makers are invited to submit papers that focus (but not limited) on the following themes:
  • Safety Policy
  • Safety Training
  • Safety Management Systems
  • Safety Culture
  • Organizational Learning
  • Human Factors
  • Occupational Safety
  • Risk Assessment and Management
  • Catastrophe Modeling
  • Emergency Management
  • Crisis Management
             o       Terrorism
             o       Environmental crises
             o       Health crises
             o       Conflicts in social and cultural context

             o       Other types of crises


  • Barriers to Safety and Crisis Planning
  • Communicating Safety and Risk Issues with Customers
  • Role of Industry Organizations
  • Safety Planning
  • Crisis Recovery Marketing
  • Decision Support Systems and Software Tools for Safety and Crisis Management
  • Fire Safety Engineering
  • Evacuation Modeling
  • Crowd Engineering and Management
  • Future Safety and Crisis Risks
Special Sessions
The Scientific Committee is in the process of putting together a number of Special Sessions during the Conference, the following list is not exhaustive and will be updated as soon as more Sessions are arranged:
  1. Special Session on Cultural Protection Management
Dr Fantina Tedim, University of Porto
Dr  Vangelis Katsaros, University of Thessaly
  1. Special Session on Fire Engineering in South Europe
Dr Guillermo Rein, University of Edinburgh
  1. Special Session on Global Destination Management Organizations-Best Practices
Dr Lori Pennington-Gray, University of Florida
  1. Special Session on Migrant Workers and Safety
Dr Frank Guldenmund, Delft University of Technology, Netherlands
  1. Special Session on Risk Perception
Dr. Areti Chouchourelou, European University Cyprus
  1. Special Session on Risk Management in SMEs and Corporations
Dr. Simona Mihai Yiannaki, European University Cyprus
Dr. Loukia Evripidou, European University Cyprus
  1. Special Session on Crisis and Business Continuity Management
Dr Caroline McMullan, Dublin City University
Important Dates

Abstracts due:
March 31st 2011
Notification of acceptance:
April 15th 2011
Paper submission due to:
May 31st 2011
1st CoSaCM conference:
June 24th to 28th 2011






Cost of Participation

The cost of participation to the 1st CoSaCM is 250 Euro and this includes Conference Proceedings, buffet lunches and coffee breaks, the Conference Gala Dinner, and transportation to and from the airport. PhD students only pay 100 Euro.


Online Payment


Secure online payment can be made through the following link (please note that there will be a surcharge of 2.5%):

Alternatively you can pay by bank transfer. For information regarding our IBAN please contact us on 1stCoSaCM@euc.ac.cy



Abstract Submission

Please submit your abstract electronically in MS Word or PDF format at: 1stCoSaCM@euc.ac.cy
If you submit an abstract for a Special Session please mention also the name of the Session.
Receipt of abstracts will be acknowledged and decisions on acceptance will be provided no later than April 15th 2010. Full papers should follow the format indicated by the template attached to this webpage.


Publication Details

The accepted papers will be published in the 1st CoSaCM Procceedings (the Proceedings will have an ISBN). Also, selected papers will be considered for publication in the following three academic Journals:


  • Safety Science
  • International Journal of Tourism Policy


Opening Ceremony

The Opening Ceremony will take place at Famagusta Gate (Pyli Ammochostou) in the evening of Friday 24th June 2011. 
Famagusta Gate, is the most significant of the gates of Venetian Lefkosia (Nicosia), opened onto the road that led to the most important harbour town of the island, hence its name. It was originally known as ‘Porta Giuliana’ in honour of Giulio Savorgnano, the engineer who designed and erected the Venetian walls.

The gate has an impressive façade and consists of a large vaulted passage with a large domed room in the middle, 10.97 metres in diameter. On either side of the passage are oblong rooms for the guards. 
More information on Famagusta Gate can be found at: http://www.visitcyprus.com 
Travel Information
For detailed information regarding traveling regulations to Cyprus from abroad please visit the relevant section of the Cyprus Ministry of Foreign Affairs at: http://www.mfa.gov.cy/mfa/mfa2006.nsf/All/BCD9E71A8FBBA8DCC225720B001D9AFE?OpenDocument
Cyprus Airports
Cyprus has two International Airports. More information can be found at the official website of the Larnaca and Paphos airports: http://www.cyprusairports.com.cy/
Delegates are responsible for booking and paying for their own accommodation. Special conference rates for hotel rooms have been arranged for 1st CoSaCM participants with the following Hotels:
1.      Europa Hotel, Nicosia ***
Single Room    78,00 EUR (Breakfast Included)
Double Room    98,00 EUR (Breakfast Included)
For bookings please visit: http://www.europahotel.com.cy/ or contact Mrs. Lucy Iacovidou at reception@europahotel.com.cy
Tel: +357-22 692 692 | Fax: +357-22 664 417
2.      Hilton Park, Nicosia *****
Single Room    100,00 EUR (Breakfast Included)
Double Room    120,00 EUR (Breakfast Included)
For bookings please visit: http://www1.hilton.com or contact Mrs. Elena Demosthenous at Tel: +357-22 695 210 | Fax: +357-22 695 013
Please mention the name 1stCoSaCM in your communication with the hotels.


Social Program


28 June 2011 - Day trip to Kykkos Monastery and surrounding villages

Departure from Nicosia early in the morning.


  • Visit Peristerona Village – visit the Byzantine monastery and have coffee at the local coffee shop of the village.
  • Visit Ayios Ioannis Lambadistis monastery at the mountain village of Kalopanayiotis.
  • Visit Kykkos Monastery and Throni tis Panayias.
  • Lunch at Markos Tavern in Orkontas village – rich Cypriot buffet and drinks.
  • Return to Nicosia late in the afternoon.


Gala Dinner
The 1st CoSaCM Gala Dinner will take place on the evening of Sunday 26th May 2011.  The gala dinner is partly sponsored by the Cyprus Tourism Organization, the help of which is highly appreciated.


Price per person: 40,00EUR


28 June 2011 – Day trip to Protaras and Ayia Napa


  • Departure from Nicosia early in the morning
  • Visit the Dherynia observatory and the Famagusta Cultural Center.
  • Lunch at a Cypriot Tavern by the seaside and bathing
  • Visit the Historic Ayia Napa castle and visit to the traditional harbor for Cypriot coffee. 
  • Return to Nicosia late in the afternoon
Price per person: 40,00EUR
International Code Council – http://www.iccsafe.org
International Association of Wildland Fire – http://www.iawfonline.org
International Association for Fire Safety Science – http://www.iafss.org
Nicosia Municipality – http://www.nicosia.org.cy
Scientific and Technical Chamber of Cyprus – http://www.etek.org.cy
Cyprus Safety and Health Association – http://www.cysha.org.cy

Department of Labour Inspection, Ministry of Labour and Social Insurance –  http://www.mlsi.gov.cy/dli
Cyprus Tourism Organization –  http://www.visitcyprus.com


Contact Details
E-mail: 1stCoSaCM@euc.ac.cy
WEB: http://1stCoSaCM.euc.ac.cy
For academic and other inquiries please contact:
Dr Nikolaos Boukas, E-mail: N.Boukas@euc.ac.cy, Tel: +357 22 713 203
Dr George Boustras, E-mail: G.Boustras@euc.ac.cy, Tel: +357 22 713 157

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