Submission Themes


The conference aims to update the knowledge base of disaster management professionals by communicating the latest practices and developments evolved in various parts of the globe. Anything and everything that qualifies as a disaster gets discussed in the DRVC. Natural and man-made disasters, DM and public administration, disaster response and emergency management, various technological applications, community participation in risk reduction, capacity development initiatives etc some of the themes, but all sorts of themes can be accommodated.


Abstracts not exceeding 300 words along with title, name(s) of author(s) and complete address including e-mail and telephone contact numbers should be emailed to the Convener at on or before March 20, 2017.

The abstract should have a title (Times New Roman, Capital, bold, font size 12), authors name- please don’t prefix with Dr,Mr/Ms etc – (Times New Roman, upper lower, bold font size 12) with affiliation mentioning name of the institution and place (Times new roman, upper lower, font size 11). The corresponding author name should be indicated with an astrix symbol (Superscript). Each abstract should have five key words (Times New Roman, italics, font size 11). Paper title, author(s) name and their affiliation should be center aligned, body text of abstract should be justified on both sides with1.5 line spacing and font size of the text should be in Times New Roman (font size 12).


After submitting the abstract, authors are encouraged to prepare full-length papers not exceeding 5000 words including Graphs, Tables and Figures in .doc format. The deadline for submitting the full-length paper is March 20, 2017. The selected papers after peer-reviewing and copy-editing would be published in an ISBN volume. Email intimation of full paper acceptance would be given. The references should adopt the APA style (APA Referencing Styles)

The full text paper (e-version preferably in a CD and one hard copy) formatted to A4 (210 mm x 297 mm) size, after having been scrutinized and accepted, will be printed as received, by offset process. Therefore, the text of the paper in English must confirm strictly to the following requirements and be free from errors.

Top/Bottom Margin : 25mm (on first page 35mm)
Left/Right Margin : 25mm
Typing Area : 160 mm x 247 mm (including folio), single space single column
Total Pages : 10-12 pages including figures, tables, photographs, etc., if any
Font Type : Times Roman
Title : 14 Point BOLD CAPITALS
Author’s Name : 12 Point Bold Upper-Lower (Do not prefix name with/Ms./Dr./Prof.)
Affiliation : (designation, organisation and place) 11 point italics
Main Headings : 11 Point BOLD CAPITALS
Subheadings : 11 Point Bold Upper-Lower
Text : 11 Point Normal


The Poster size should be 90cm x 90cm.

  • The letter size should be 20 mm for headings, 15 mm for author and affiliation and 10 mm for body text.
  • Should be organized into sections such as Introduction, Objectives, Materials and Methods, Results and Conclusion.
  • The matter should be brief with liberal illustrations – graphs, pictures and photographs.

The posters should be printed in Cloth/photo paper /glossy paper etc (Printing on Flex is not allowed).