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September 11 - 14, 2012
WOS2012 “Towards Safety Through Advanced Solutions”

The 6th Working on Safety Conference will take place in Sopot (Poland), on September 11-14th, 2012. 

Workingonsafety.net is an international network of decision-makers, researchers and professionals responsible for the prevention of accidents at work.

The network seeks to bring accident prevention experts together in order to facilitate the exchange of information and experience between different countries and sectors. The Working on Safety network attracts researchers, regulators, inspection bodies, safety professionals and other experts in this field of research and policy-making. It consists of an Internet platform (www.workingonsafety.net) and a biannual conference.

Important dates:
Deadline for the receipt of abstracts: 15 February 2012               

 

Notification of acceptance: 15 March 2012

 

Deadline for the receipt of full papers and early registration: 1 June 2012

Deadline for the receipt of ppt presentations: 15 August 2012

Further information about this event is avalaible here.  

September 7 - 9, 2010
‘Industrial Technologies’ conference

On September 7, 8 and 9,  2010, the first edition of the ‘Industrial Technologies’ conference is being organised by the European Commission in cooperation with the Belgian EU Presidency. The focus will be on nanotechnologies and nanosciences, materials and manufacturing technologies, which are the key areas of the FP7 NMP Theme.

The conference will give you the possibility to meet major actors in the field. It will be an international forum where industry, research organisations, universities as well as policy makers will meet and discuss possibilities for cooperation and proposals for improved integration in the near future.

Please bookmark the conference website www.industrial-technologies2010.eu and check regularly for information regarding the programme, speakers, networking activities,…

 

 

We are looking forward to welcoming you in Tour & Taxis in Brussels on September 7,8 and 9 2010.

www: click here

June 28, 2010
2nd “MUST” Workshop on Self-healing Coatings: Effectiveness and Implementation

2nd “MUST” WORKSHOP
Self-healing Coatings: Effectiveness and Implementation

28. June 2010, Noordwijk, The Netherlands


The FP7 project MUST is organizing the 2nd external workshop devoted to “Self-healing coatings – effectiveness and implementation” on 28 June 2010, at Hotel van Oranje in Noordwijk, the Netherlands. The workshop aims at providing an international discussion forum on the most recent advances in the topic of self-healing coatings. The attendance is free of charge.  Moreover, you have the opportunity to combine it with the 6th International Conference on Coatings Science (COSI) that takes place from 28 June – 2 July, at the same Hotel, and to enjoy a fruitful week devoted to recent developments in coatings science. The workshop is scheduled for 28 June 2010 from 8:30 to 18:30h. We invite you to submit an abstract for this workshop.

Please visit the MUST project website www.must-eu.com for registration and abstract submission and the COSI conference web site: www.coatings-science.com for further information.

For questions concerning the technical contents of the workshop and for submission of your abstract, please contact: 

Workshop organization – Fátima Montemor

Phone: (+351) 218 419 769

Fax: (+351) 218 419 771

E-mail: mfontemor@ist.utl.pt


June 18, 2010
III.4 Workshop: China-Europe partnership in the area of emerging risks

Workshop Committee

O. Salvi, European Virtual Institute for Integrated Risk Management, Germany
A. Jovanovic, European Virtual Institute for Integrated Risk Management, Germany
R. Bubbico, Univ. di Roma La Sapienza and Past-President of SRA-Europe, Italy
B. Affeltranger, Institut National de l’Environnement Industriel et des Risques, France
L. Bodsberg, SINTEF, Norway
C-F. Huang, Beijing Normal University and President of SRA-China, China
Z. Zhang, Beijing Municipal Institute for Labour Protection (BMILP), China
G. Zhai, Nanjing University, Vice-Secretary-General of SRA-China, China

Contact & Organization

M. Löscher, European Virtual Institute for Integrated Risk Management, Germany
R. Kokejl, University of Stuttgart, Germany
A. Veres, Steinbeis Advanced Risk Technologies GmbH, Germany
B. Caillard, European Virtual Institute for Integrated Risk Management, Germany

About the workshop

The objective of the workshop is to develop cooperation between Europe and China on emerging risks, as a follow up of the 1st China-Europe Risk Forum that took place in October 2009 in Beijing, hosted by BMILP and sponsored by SRA-Europe and EU-VRi.
(See: http://www.eu-vri.eu/home.aspx?lan=230&tab=770&pag=787)
The workshop will enable to review existing cooperations and initiate new ones on the following topics:
  1. Risks related to hazardous substances and processes in the industry: Roberto Bubbico
  2. Risks related to Transport Systems and Networks, including "life line" transporting utilities, products and information: Olivier Salvi
  3. Risk triggered by natural disasters: Bastien Affeltranger
  4. Methods and approaches for risk assessment and management: Aleksandar Jovanovic
  5. Risk Policies, Monitoring, Governance and Communication: Lars Bodsberg
In particular, in order to stimulate the cross participation in projects, prior to the workshop, the participants of the conference will be asked to fill in a form presenting project opportunities, with a specification of the profile of the partners expected.
The outcome of the workshop will be the creation of partnership to submit proposals for collaborative research or scientific activities in European or Chinese programmes.

June 17, 2010
III.3 Workshop: New Technologies and CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility)

Workshop Committee

A. Jovanovic, European Virtual Institute for Integrated Risk Management, Germany
R. X. Ruter, Ernst & Young, Germany
W. Scheunemann, DOKEO, Germany (ytbc)

Contact & Organization

N. Ghavami, Steinbeis Advanced Risk Technologies GmbH, Germany
M. Löscher, European Virtual Institute for Integrated Risk Management, Germany

About the workshop

FP7 project iNTeg-Risk (www.integrisk.eu-vri.eu) is dealing with early recognition, monitoring and integrated management of emerging, new technology related risks. Over 60 organisations and more than 350 persons have committed themselves to develop a harmonised EU-answer to these emerging risks, which are considered as one of the major problems for the competitiveness of the EU innovation industry. One of the important pillars in the interdisciplinary approach of iNTeg-Risk project is the involvement of social aspects and corporate responsibility throughout the whole life cycle of new technologies covered by the project.
In this workshop, we would like to bridge the gap between different CSR-relevant groups, who might already work according to CSR-related concepts, but are not in-line with other units; like differences in comprehension and application of CSR-concepts among engineers and businessmen.
As the target group for this workshop is, apart from invited externals, the project consortium itself with persons mostly having technical background, this event (and the iNTeg-Risk project itself) is a one of the kind opportunity to address an interested and dedicated group of persons (engineers), whose work within the project can be considered as a test bed for CSR concepts and approaches, which will find their application within the project and its results. Main expected benefits for the participants are:
  • Learning from application of sustainability concepts in other sectors (engineering vs. business/financial).
  • Get in touch with experienced global players in sustainability reporting in order to elaborate appropriate concepts for New Technologies and its related emerging risks.
Foreseen participants for this workshop are project members and CSR/Sustainability responsible persons of companies and public authorities.

June 17, 2010
III.1 Workshop: Concepts and Applications of Key Performance Indicators for New Technologies

Workshop organizers

Y. Dien & C. Duval, Electricité de France, France
M. Hailwood, Landesanstalt für Umwelt, Messungen und Naturschutz Baden-Württemberg, Germany, Chair of the OECD Working Group on Chemical Accidents
A. Jovanovic, European Virtual Institute for Integrated Risk Management, Germany
G. Kuhn, BASF, Germany
K.-J. Niemitz, Clariant Produkte GmbH, Germany / EPSC, UK
R. Schneider, Swiss Re, Switzerland
L.G.A. van Wijk, EC - JRC IPSC Major Accident Hazards

Contact & Organization

R. Kokejl, University of Stuttgart, Germany
M. Löscher, European Virtual Institute for Integrated Risk Management, Germany
A. Veres, Steinbeis Advanced Risk Technologies, Germany

About the workshop

The workshop will address the issue of Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) as used, or planned to be used in iNTeg-Risk Project (www.integrisk.eu-vri.eu). In the project KPIs are one of the four main cornerstones of the methodology for assessing and managing emerging risks linked to New Technologies (the other three being the IRGC Framework, UML and Basel-II-like procedure for assessing the risks). In particular, the application of KPIs for the 17 ERRAs of iNTeg-Risk (ERRAs – Emerging Risks Representative Applications) is supposed to be looked at in more detail. This should be the case both for the ERRA-specific KPIs and for the KPIs used to compare ERRAs and single risk issues within each of them.
Main concepts developed by organizations like OECD, HSE/HSL, CCPS or VCI will be discussed in the first part of the workshop. Application of these and other concepts is foreseen to be tackled in the second and third part of the workshop, where also the practical aspects of these applications, including tools and the practical view from the industry on the use of indicators will be presented and discussed.
Main expected benefits for the participants are:
  • Introduction to the KPI concepts, by their developers
  • Presentation of examples of application, both within iNTeg-Risk and outside iNTeg-Risk
  • Exchange of experiences in using KPIs both within iNTeg-Risk and in other projects/activities
Expected participants to this course are plant engineers, managers and risk experts.
June 17, 2010
III.2 Course: Nanosmile - Communicating risks related to nanotechnologies

Course Committee

Y. Sicard, Alternative & Atomic Energies Commissary, France
S. Jovanovic, European Virtual Institute for Integrated Risk Management, Germany

Contact & Organization

N. Ghavami, Steinbeis Advanced Risk Technologies GmbH, Germany
R. Kokejl, University of Stuttgart, Germany

About the course

The Nanosmile website www.nanosmile.org , developed in parallel of FP6 NanoSafe 2 has been available full web since June, 2008. Initially implemented as an e-learning support available internally at the Atomic Energy Commissary, Nanosmile has been gradually opened to the public at large. This website is now specifically dedicated to support:
  1. Professional training sessions in order to guarantee adoption of best practices,
  2. Institutional education program in order to make students aware to emerging risks,
  3. Public information dissemination in order to structure societal dialogue.
FP7 NanEX, NanoHouse and NanoCode projects will feed Nanosmile content and structure during 2010-13 periods. iNTeg-Risk T4.10.7 will closely connect the Nanosmile website to the iNTeg-Risk One-Stop-Shop in different possible implementations.
This course proposes a Nanosmile concept and feedback presentation. Three different modules  nanotraining, nanoeducation and nanodialogue will be structured as follows:
  1. Presentation: initial goals, implementation phase, feedback experience
  2. Generic methodological questions: discussion on the basis of IRGC, EMRF framework
  3. Specific content questions: answers will be supported by a detailed website visit     
June 15, 2010
Poster Sessions
II.2 Poster Session
June 15 - 16, 2010
2nd iNTeg-Risk Conference: New Technologies & Emerging Risk - Main Conference

2nd iNTeg-Risk Conference 2010:
New Technologies & Emerging Risk

Annual Topic: Dealing with multiple and
interconnected emerging risks

June 14-18, 2010, Stuttgart

Haus der Wirtschaft
Willi-Bleicher-Strasse 19
70174 Stuttgart, Germany
http://www.hausderwirtschaft.de


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Program

I.    Pre-conference Courses & Workshops
June 14, 2010
  • I.1 Course: Principles of IRGC Framework
  • I.2 Course: Life Cycle Assessment
  • I.3 Course: Life management, maintenance and aging (OSHA)
  • I.4 Course: Use of semantic technology (web text-mining) to generate early warning information for risk management
II.  Main Conference
June 15-16, 2010

The Main Conference will be organized as a “single track” event focusing onto major contribution from the main stakeholders (industry partners, SMEs, EU, government and regulatory bodies). A special poster session will take place on June 15, 2010.

III. Post-Conference Courses and Workshops
June 17-18, 2010
  • III.1 Workshop: Concept and Application of Key Performance Indicators for New Technologies
  • III.2 Course: Nanosmile - Communicating risks related to nanotechnologies
  • III.3 Workshop: Emerging risks and CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility)
  • III.4 Workshop: China-Europe partnership in the area of emerging risks
  • III.5 Workshop: ERRA-Integration Delphi-Workshop
NOTE: Courses are intended for groups of 12-20 people, with 1 or 2 main “teachers” leading discussions at the end. The workshops are intended for groups of 15-80 people with presentations from different authors and collegial discussions leading to better clarified and/or consolidated positions. The workshop coordinators may but need not necessarily be the chairpersons and moderators.

IV.  Accompanying events

June 14-18, 2010


  • Project meetings for single project activities (e.g. Workpackage and Task meetings)
    June 14-18, 2010
  • Conference Exhibition
    June 15, 2010
  • International Advisory Board (IAB) Meeting
    June 15, 2010
  • Project General Assembly (GA)
    June 16, 2010


Further details, e.g. fees you can find on the leaflet: http://www.integrisk.eu-vri.eu/filedown.aspx?file=2411


Registration: http://www.eu-vri.eu/fwlink/?LinkID=248



June 14, 2010
I.4 Course: Use of semantic technology (web text-mining) to generate early warning information for risk management

Course Committee

M. Embrechts, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, United States
L. Keller, Blue Ocean-SWS, Switzerland
R. Schneider, Swiss Reinsurance Company, Switzerland

Contact & Organization

R. Kokejl, University of Stuttgart, Germany
M. Löscher, European Virtual Institute for Integrated Risk Management, Germany

About the course

Emerging Risk Managements relies very much on early warning information.
The internet gives a real-time access to almost infinite sources of information – semantic web technology offers the framework to build efficient and effective solutions to generate automatically highly relevant information for dedicated knowledge needs.
This course will give an overview about the technologies (and the providers) that fit early warning needs in risk management.
We will give an introduction to the concepts of semantic web technologies and semantic intelligences, and we will show running solutions in the sectors of nano-technologies, alternative energy, pharma product risks, and others.
Main benefits for the participants of this course are:
  • Deep insight into the value of different web sources from a risk management perspective (scientific, stakeholder, government, databases, consumer generated contents).
  • An overview of the potentials of semantic web technologies and semantic intelligence solutions and the major providers in the market.
  • An introduction how to use these technologies and sources for emerging risk management purposes practically (2 professional examples used by re-insurances).
Target participants of this workshop are project managers, Innovation- and Knowledge- Managers, governmental experts and scientific representatives.