The 11th Annual International Conference of the International Institute for Infrastructure Resilience and Reconstruction (I3R2), University of Seoul, August 27-29, 2015

The International Institute for Infrastructure Resilience and Reconstruction (IIIRR) is a multi-university international consortium which provides overall leadership in research, education, planning, design and implementation for natural disaster related mitigation, resilience enhancement, and reconstruction projects.The IIIRR group of interdisciplinary experts includes those who serve as the facilitators for social development, industrial and economic growth as well as environmental preservation through infrastructure development. Innovative and socially responsible projects inspired via internal synergies of the IIIRR will lead to rapid development and improved quality of life. By providing stewardship in infrastructural rebuilding efforts, the IIIRR also creates a common platform for discussion and collaboration among diverse entities such as government, the corporate sector, NGOs and universities, each having specific but diverse goals and priorities.

The 11th International Conference of The International Institute for Infrastructure Resilience and Reconstruction (I3R2) will be held in University of Seoul, from August 27 to 29. The theme of the conference is “Complex Disasters and Disaster Risk Management”. The main focus therefore is to identify, understand and respond complex disasters and recover the built environment. Speakers will provide a dynamic and topical platform and discuss a vast range of subject including emergency management, public safety, security, resilience and business continuity among others. In particular, the special sessions of Disaster Risk Management featuring high level speakers from Committee on Disaster Risk Management of the World Federation of Engineering Organizations (WFEO-CDRM) will give an insight in order to reduce the effects of disasters and recover the built environment rapidly and efficiently. In addition, World Bank Disaster Risk Management specialists have a special panel session. In this aspect, government official, professional, researchers and academics in emergency management, disaster response and recovery related fields are all invited. The program format consists of keynote addresses and concurrent sessions.

This conference will cover issues, policies, technologies and system implementations of Disaster related areas. Topics of interest include but are not limited to the following subject categories:

         Hazard mitigation, emergency response and recovery planning

         Database and data models development

         Physical infrastructure – transportation

         Physical infrastructure – construction, materials and methods

         Integrated project management

         Environmental design of social, physical and economic infrastructure

         Disaster Resilience

Abstract Submission

Abstracts must be received no later than 18 January 2015. Authors are requested to read carefully the “Paper SUBMISSION” which is available on the conference website.

Paper Submission

All abstracts and papers should be original works, and will be subject to grading reviews in the first stage by the scientific committee. In the second stage, some selected papers will be subject to peer review. They would be published in either Scopus index journals or on-line edited book in Elsevier. The confirmed journals for the selected papers are the International Journal of Disaster Resilience in the Built Environment(ISSN: 1759-5908) by Emerald Group Publishing Limited, indexed Scopus, and International Journal of Urban Sciences(ISSN: 1226-5934(Print), 2161-6779 (Online)) by Taylor & Francis Group, indexed Scopus.  In addition, some selected papers will be published in the Procedia – Social and Behavioral Sciences, Elsevier (

There will also be an Award for the Best Paper that will be presented at the conference and also there will be two further Awards for Commended papers. In addition, a selected number of papers (usually five) will be invited to be submitted to the journal. Award winners and the selected papers for the journal will be announced during the conference (for detail, see the paper submission section).

Important Dates

  • Abstracts due by January 18, 2015  March 18 2015 (Extended)
  • Abstracts accepted by February 18, 2015 April 18 2015 (Extended)
  • ŸFull Papers due by May 30, 2015 June14 2015 (Extended)
  • Full Papers accepted by June 18,  July 1 2015 (Extended)
  • Revised Full Papers due by July 18, 2015, July 24 2015 (Extended)

※ Hotel Information

We recommend you to stay Holiday Inn Seongbuk, which offers a good amount of discount (around 40 percentage: Double Room Rate With Breakfast is KRW 140,000 per night ) (see Location & Lodging of the webpage)

The format of Hotel Booking Form – Holiday Inn Seoul Seongbuk  _ File down : Reservation form


  • Early Registration : after July 8 and until July 31, 2015

-Standard Korean Won ₩450,000 (USD400.5), Student Korea Won ₩230,000 (USD204.7)

  • Standard Registration : after August 1, 2015 and on-site registration.

-Standard Korean Won ₩670,000 (USD596.3), Student Korea Won ₩450,000 (USD400.5)


The I3R2 Conference is hosted by: Conference Chair: Professor M. O. Yoon, University of Seoul Conference Co-Chairs: Professor Seungjae Lee, University of Seoul Professor Toshimitsu Komatsu, Chair of Committee on Disaster Risk Management of the World Federation of Engineering Organizations (WFEO-CDRM) Conference Manager : Research. Prof. Dr. Jooyoung. Kim. University of Seoul (

The I3R2 Conference is also made possible through collaboration with University of Seoul(College of Urban Sciences)




  • August 27 (Thursday) – 29 (Saturday), 2015  9:00 AM – 6:00 PM