We are pleased to announce that the First International Conference of the Global Partnership for Smart Informatics and Multi-hazard Reduction (SIMR 2024) will be held at Loughborough University, the United Kingdom, September 15 – 19, 2024.

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SIMR 2024 will create a multi-disciplinary forum for researchers and professionals to share research and practical experiences in developing and implementing multi-faceted approaches to address the global challenges created by increasing multi-hazard risk and climate change in a fast-changing world. It aims to foster international and interdisciplinary collaboration to advance scientific research and practice in harnessing data and informatics technologies to understand, assess and manage hazard risk for disaster risk reduction to achieve long-term resilience. This First SIMR conference will not only provide a platform for networking, skills development and information exchange, but more importantly, act as a catalyst for shaping the further development of smart informatics and multi-hazard risk reduction. Contributions from all relevant science, engineering, social and humanity disciplines are welcome.

In addition to scientific sessions, SIMR 2024 will offer training courses where participants can learn the latest high-performance hazard modelling and risk assessment skills. The conference will also include a field trip to the Peak District and enjoy the English countryside scenery.

Conference schedule

  • 15 September: Registration and training courses
  • 16 September: Opening ceremony and sessions
  • 17 September: Sessions and conference dinner
  • 18 September: Sessions
  • 19 September: Field trip

Key dates

  • Abstract and session proposal submission deadline: 20 May now 31 May 2024
  • Abstract acceptance notification deadline: 15 June 2024
  • Early bird registration deadline: 15 July 2024
  • Registration deadline: 15 August 2024


Loughborough is a thriving market town with a rich history in central England and is the home of Loughborough University. It is 11.2km away from East Midlands Airport, 18.9km from Nottingham Airport and 50.8km from Birmingham Airport. Regular trains from Loughborough to central London take only about 1.5 hours.

Contact information

For any enquiries, please email the SIMR Secretariat at unesco.imrr@mailbox.lboro.ac.uk