4th Workshop/Symposium

Boat travelling in harsh winter conditions

Safety and Integrity Management of Operations in Harsh Environments: Risk, Reliability and Resilience

Operations in Arctic and sub-Arctic regions face challenges from harsh environments. Such harsh conditions can be attributed to low temperatures, high winds, extreme freezing in remote locations, icing and permafrost. Due to these conditions, offshore operations face many safety and integrity management challenges such as seasonal variations, data scarcity, and logistics. To deal with these challenges, it is crucial to perform risk assessment and develop reliable and resilient operational models to achieve safe working conditions.

The 4th workshop and symposium will offer the following to its participants:

  • Workshops for industry experts on the topics of Alarm Management, Human Factors, Digitization, and Logistics in Harsh Environments
  • Symposium sessions to share the latest research advancements in the areas of safety and risk of offshore operations

Journal for Safety in Extreme Environments: People, Risk and Security

Selected papers will be invited for publication in a special issue of the Springer Journal “Safety in Extreme Environments: People, Risk and Security” (Editor-in-chief, Dr. Faisal Khan). The aim of this international peer-reviewed journal is to provide an interdisciplinary platform for safety related aspects of human activity in extreme environments. Journal details are available online.

For more information: 

Download the Call for Papers (1 page).

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Registration Fees:
Symposium and Workshops: CAD 600
Student Symposium Registration: CAD 300
Workshop only: CAD 300 (per training session)
Details on how to register will be provided soon.

Abstract Submission:
The deadline to submit abstracts is NOVEMBER 18, 2018. You may submit your abstract (max. 200 words) through the Ex Ordo abstract submission system (you will be required to set up an account first): http://crise4.exordo.com/

Dates & Deadlines:
Nov 18, 2018 (Abstract Submission) *Note the revised date
Dec 15, 2018 (Notification of Accepted Abstracts) *Note the revised date
Feb 28, 2019 (Paper Draft Submission)
Mar 15, 2019 (Peer Review Feedback)
Apr 15, 2019 (Final Paper Submission)
May 15, 2019 (Notification of Accepted Papers)

Contact Us:
For more information on the program please contact:
Dr. Faisal Khan
Professor and Canada Research Chair (Tier I)
Director, Centre for Risk, Integrity and Safety Engineering (C-RISE)
Email: fikhan@mun.ca


Centre for Risk, Integrity and Safety Engineering (C-RISE)

230 Elizabeth Ave, St. John's, NL, CANADA, A1B 3X9

Postal Address: P.O. Box 4200, St. John's, NL, CANADA, A1C 5S7

Tel: (709) 864-8000