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Special Session
GIS Technology in Coastal Natural Hazards - CoNatHaz 2017

27 - 28 April, 2017 - Porto, Portugal

Within the 4th International Conference on Geographical Information Systems Theory, Applications and Management - GISTAM 2017


Paraskevi Nomikou
National and Kapodistrian University of Athens
Varvara Antoniou
National and Kapodistrian University of Athens
Brief Bio
Varvara Antoniou is parto of the Educational Research Staff of Faculty of Geology and Geoenvironment of National and Kapodistrian University of Athens. She received a PhD in Geosciences from Agricultural University of Athens and a MSc in Prevention and Management of Natural Disasters from National and Kapodistrian University of Athens. She specializes in Geographical Information Systems (GIS) and has participated in many research projects and in one oceanographic cruise with Nautilus in the area of Santorini island.


The Mediterranean Sea coastal regions have suffered numerous catastrophic events from destructive earthquakes and tsunamis triggered by earthquakes or large landslides . Currently, geohazard studies are of great importance in the European research or inter-regional funded projects. Geographic Information Systems will improve security by mapping hazards that affect coastal areas, both of continental, characterized by a continued economic growth due to the presence of touristic activities on beaches and off-shore areas (in shallow waters where ecosystems and economic activities are established). Modelling and visualizing of the damage distribution (scenarios of damage) and inundation (tsunami waves), it is provided an effective simulation in order to produce a comprehensive hazard zoning of the surrounding regions. These elements will be of high values through the coastal territories planning and the designing of intervention plans on economic interest sites of high vulnerability.
The main topics include but are not limited to: GIS for mapping active fault zones-coastal landslides-Hazard Zoning Maps; GIS for tsunami inundation Maps-Tsuanami management plans 3D visualizations of Coastal Geohazards for public engagement, educational and training purposes.


Paper Submission: February 22, 2017 (expired)
Authors Notification: March 1, 2017 (expired)
Camera Ready and Registration: March 19, 2017 (expired)


Utku Kanoglu, Middle East Technical University, Turkey
Konstantinos Karantzalos, National Technical University of Athens, Greece
Nikolaos Melis, National Observatory of Athens, Greece
Raphaël Paris, Laboratoire Magmas et Volcans, France
Emmanuel Vassilakis, University of Athens, Greece
Ahmet Cevdet Yalciner, Ocean Engineering Research Center, Turkey

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Prospective authors are invited to submit papers in any of the topics listed above.
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After thorough reviewing by the special session program committee complemented by members of the main conference program committee, all accepted papers will be published in a special section of the conference proceedings book - under an ISBN reference and on CD-ROM support - and submitted for indexation by Thomson Reuters Conference Proceedings Citation Index (CPCI/ISI), INSPEC, DBLP, EI (Elsevier Engineering Village Index) and Scopus.
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All papers presented at the conference venue will be available at the SCITEPRESS Digital Library


GISTAM Special Sessions - CoNatHaz 2017