International Journal of Risk Assessment and Management

Call for Papers for Special Issue on: “Risks to Critical Infrastructure from Climate Change”

Guest Editors:

Dr. George Boustras and Dr. Jan Gutteling, European University Cyprus, Cyprus
Dr. Athanasios Sfetsos, National Centre for Scientific Research ‘DEMOKRITOS’, Greece

Critical infrastructure is a relatively new term used to characterise installations and organisations of high importance to the political and socio-economic status of modern societies. Unfortunate events of the last two decades, including the increase of fundamentalism, have led to the adoption of policies at national (Homeland Security) and European levels (Directive 2008/114/EC on the identification and designation of European critical infrastructures).

This special issue aims to examine the impact climate change has had and will have on these infrastructures. We welcome high-quality submissions focusing on new risk assessments, theoretical and applied models, risk management strategies and communication of risks at local, national and international levels.

Subject Coverage

Suitable topics include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Extreme dryness and forest fire effects on electricity and transport networks
  • Storms and sea
  • Coastal flooding (surface water, highway, sewer and watercourse flooding
  • Rapid winter flooding (melting ice, narrow mountain streams, flooding)
  • Emerging risks (radicalisation, CBRNE, cyber)
  • Risks in transportation critical infrastructure

Notes for Prospective Authors

Submitted papers should not have been previously published nor be currently under consideration for publication elsewhere. (N.B. Conference papers may only be submitted if the paper has been completely re-written and if appropriate written permissions have been obtained from any copyright holders of the original paper).

All papers are refereed through a peer review process.

All papers must be submitted online. Please read our Submitting articles page.

Important Dates

Submission of manuscripts: 1 July, 2016

Notification to authors: 1 November, 2016

Final versions due: 1 February, 2017