Conference program

The Centre for Disaster Mitigation and Management, Vellore Institute of Technology (VIT), Vellore 632014, Tamil Nadu, India and Geophysical Research Institute, Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS), Vladikavkaz, Russia, Institute of Precision Mechanics, RAS, Saratov, Russia, Saratov Scientific Centre, RAS, Russia will be jointly organizing a Virtual International Conference during July 8-9th, 2020, which includes Keynote presentations, Oral presentations etc., The Virtual Conference is organized with the theme on “Natural Disasters and its Early Warning Systems (NEWS) 2020”.  The Conference aims at spreading awareness on different natural disasters, how it affects the local community and how best the early warning systems are helpful to safeguard the human life in such disasters. The conference provides a forum for the exchange of information between academicians, scientists, scholars, practitioners, and a venue for presentation of the latest developments. We invite all the researchers, scholars, practitioners, decision makers from all over the world to attend and present their respective scientific research at this Conference.

Conference Themes


The followings are the conference Themes but not limited to:

  • Disaster Early Warning Systems
  • Geology Related Disasters
  • Water and Climate Related Disasters
  • Chemical, Industrial and Nuclear Related Disasters
  • Accident Related Disasters
  • Biological Disasters List of Key Note Speakers 
  1. Dr. Zaalishvili V B, Director, Geophysical Institute, the affiliate of Vladikavkaz Centre of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Vladikavkaz, RUSSIA
  2. Dr. Vinod Chandra Menon, Founder Member (Former), National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA), Government of India, New Delhi, INDIA
  3. Dr. Dmitry Yuryevich Petrov, Associate Professor and Head of the Department of System Engineering and Management in Technical Systems, Saratov State Technical University, Russian Academy of Sciences, Saratov, RUSSIA
  4. Dr. Vadim Alekseevich Kushnikov, Professor, Chairman of the Saratov Scientific Center of the Russian Academy of Sciences, RUSSIA
  5. Dr. Olga M . Nuneza, Professor, Centre for Disaster Resilience, Mindanao State University (MSU-IIT), Iligan City, PHILIPPINES
  6. Dr. Brian Tomaszewski, Associate Professor and Director, Center for Geographic Information Science & Technology, Rochester Institute of Technology, USA
  7. Dr.Marina Barulina, Senior Scientist and Chief, Synthesis Dynamical Systems Laboratory, Institute of Precision Mechanics and Control, Russian Academy of Sciences, Saratov, RUSSIA
  8. Dr. Balaji Sethuramasmy raja, Professor, Department of Industrial Technology, Fresno State, USA
  9. Dr. Jayaseelan Singaravelu, International Consultant (Traffic & Geo Spatial), National Traffic Safety Committee, QATAR
  10. Dr. Sudhagar Nagarajan, Associate Professor, Department of Civil, Environmental and Geomatics Engineering, Florida, USA
  11. Dr. Sivadass Thiruchelvam, Special Officer to the Vice-Chancellor and Associate Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, Universiti Tenaga Nasional, Putrajaya Campus, MALAYSIA
  12. Dr. Indrajit Pal, Professor and Chair, Disaster Preparedness, Mitigation and Management (DPMM), Asian Institute of Technology, Pathumthani, THAILAND
  13. Dr. Nandika Miguntanna, Head, School of Technology , Srilanka Technological Campus (SLTC), Padukka, SRI LANKA
  14. Dr. Seema Biswas, General Surgeon, Galilee Medical Centre, Ort Braude College, Karmiel, ISRAEL
  15. Dr. Juma Haydary, Associate Professor and Head, Department of Chemical Engineering, Slovak University of Technology, SLOVAK
  16. Dr. Alma Gujilde-Maranda, Professor, Psychology Department, Mindanao State University (MSU-IIT), Iligan City, PHILIPPINES
  17. Dr. Alias Abdul Rahman, Professor, Department of Geoinformation, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM), MALAYSIA
  18. Ms. Chandra Hada, Humphrey Fellow 2019-2020 MIT , Urban Planner and DRR Specialist, Cambridge, MA, USA
  19. Dr. Ganapathi Rao Konni, Technical Specialist, Petrofac International Limited Sharjah, UAE 

Important Dates


Due Date for Registration (Free) and Abstract Submission: June 30, 2020

Notification - Acceptance of Abstracts : July 1, 2020

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Presentations will be held online. Mode of presentation and other technical details will be conveyed in due course of time.



The selected papers will be published in Scopus indexed Journal with minimal processing fee after peer reviewing. Publication process will be communicated to the authors after conference date.


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