Programme & call for contributions
The pandemic & other events around the world are shocks that stress human systems at scale. These events produce disruptions that spread over time and space inhibiting usual responses. Critically, there is uncertainty about when and how the event may be resolved, and, especially, uncertainty about what a resolution may look like. Whether we are scientists, engineers, or managers, how does our work help stakeholders look ahead to reconfigure systems and relationships? How do we guide adaptations, changes, and opportunities for renewal, while reducing natural tendencies for retreat and retrenchment?
Part 1: What do you want the program to address?
Send in your ideas to build a forward-looking program so we can explore opportunities for global reconfiguration and renewal together.
REA and NDM study how people and organizations prepare and build capabilities to handle crises and disasters small and large, especially as complexity grows. We study how people act adaptively to steer through multiple threats despite uncertainty, novelty and noise. We study how people and organizations learn, revise and change or retreat into old practices in the aftermath of incidents.
Yet we are just participants like everyone else struggling to cope with the sustained effects that extend across usual boundaries. We also confront profound uncertainties about an ambiguous future.
> Send in your ideas, questions, priorities, solutions, issues (link with guidance to submit will come soon)
You may want to address questions like:
- What previous results about acting in the face of uncertainty, risk, novelty and noise can help us move forward?
- Do these findings need to change given the prospects for more sustained shock events such as when multiple extreme weather events strike a region, or larger, longer, and more intense fire seasons?
- How do current shocks challenge past work acting in the face of uncertainty, risk, novelty and noise?
- What concepts can be put into practice as organizations reconfigure?
- Shock events produce, exacerbate, or expose (pre-existing) widespread inequities. How can society demonstrate reciprocity for those groups who bear much higher burdens and risks?
For example, stakeholder engagement indicates need for sessions on reconfiguring safety management in the post pandemic landscape.
This is critical input to build the program around your ideas, burning issues, new challenges.
Part 2 : What new results do you want to share?
From December 1st, send in your work that you want to share and why this matters.
This might be your latest findings, new concepts, project progress, collaborations, transfers into practice and other potential papers.
For papers, please adhere to the “Formats for the International Conference on Naturalistic Decision Making and Resilience Engineering” (style guide in Word will be available on this website).
What key questions or challenges does your work address, such as:
- How do/should we act in sustained shock under uncertainty, novelty, noise to mitigate negative consequences and still seize opportunities moving forward?
- How does your latest work provide guidance for adaptation?
- How do you study adaptation at scale?
- How do we study networks of people adapting across multiple roles, organizations, and jurisdictions?
- How do we build the readiness to respond in advance of crises?
For example, some are evolving session(s) on the intersection of RE and NDM using findings about bet hedging strategies and how organizations can use these findings as a launching pad.
Your work, studies, and partnerships are critical input to build the program around new results and accomplishments to stimulate discussions on new projects and applications.
Building the Program: organically evolving from your interests, ideas and work
The program committee will use your input to orchestrate a series of interactive sessions, panels, discussions, presentations, and other formats as if we were planning a summertime series of concerts or theatrical productions.
The organizations coming together for this joint symposium, like everyone else, are struggling to cope with the sustained, uncertain effects of the pandemic. We can adapt to turn these constraints on typical past meetings into opportunities to re-energize and expand the impact of our symposium. Whether the meeting proceeds in a hybrid or fully virtual format, we have an opportunity to rethink how we advance knowledge and practice in partnership and engagement with all the participant stakeholders.
Soliciting multiple perspectives on pressing needs and compelling interests.
With iteration and feedback,this step is orchestrating people’s inputs, ideas, and latest work into a series of engaging dialogues for moving forward in a time of challenge and change.
Your participation is based on your ideas and how your work engages the larger questions and challenges. Given the uncertainty, contributing your ideas will allow the “producers” to incrementally build a plan for a flexible and agile series of diverse sessions. Being at least partially virtual provides new capabilities (and new risks) for building engagement and expanding participation.
Please see the guidance links for submitting ideas/issues and for submitting your relevant latest work.
We look forward to reading your ideas, work and potential contributions to build a forward-looking program in the context of opportunities for global reconfiguration and renewal.