Conf/CfP - Local Social Services in Times of Disasters and Crisis, 10-14 July 2016, Vienna, Austria

Publish Date: Jun 29, 2015

Deadline: Sep 30, 2015

Event Dates: from Jul 10, 2016 12:00 to Jul 14, 2016 12:00

The literature reveals the importance of local social services both during the aftermath of disaster and in relation to preparedness and enhancing the resilience of communities and individuals. Local social services refers to the services that the municipalities are responsible for, usually it includes social assistance and various services, often including care services. Despite the importance of such services before, during and after disasters there has been limited research on how social services relate to the system of disaster preparedness/civil defence systems and to what extend special Disaster Social Services Response Plans are implemented within social services. Thus the session welcomes papers that address how local social services are organized and implemented during times of disasters, how social services enhance resilience, planning and preparedness as well as long term recovery both among individuals and the community.

The session is a paper session, with 15 minutes scheduled for each paper, that welcomes papers addressing how local social services are organized and implemented during times of disasters, and how local social services enhance resilience and preparedness as well as long time recovery, both among individuals and the community.

*Submission deadline: 30 September 2015*. Abstracts of max 300 words should be submitted online through this link:

Forum registration fees in Euro

April 5, 2016
April 5, 2016
Regular fees
Category A [Table of economies]
Member ISA
 250 €
 280 €
Non-member  410 €  440 €
Category B [Table of economies]
Member ISA
 140 €
 170 €
 206 €
 236 €
Category C [Table of economies]
Member ISA
 120 €
 150 €
 142 €
 172 €
Student fees
Category A [Table of economies]
Student member ISA
 80 €
 110 €
Student non-member
 156 €
 186 €
Category B [Table of economies]
Student member ISA
 60 €
 90 €
Student non-member
92 €
 122 €
Category C [Table of economies]
Student member ISA
35 €
 65 €
Student non-member
 51 €
 81 €

Congress registration fees are divided into regular and student fees. Each student must provide a copy of the valid student card or equivalent.

ISA Members are scholars who paid their individual membership fees for the current year to the ISA Secretariat in Madrid.

Registration fees have been divided into three categories: A, B, and C. Each participant must identify the economy category in which her/his country of residence is classified and pay the registration fee corresponding to this category. See the table of economies.
All program participants (paper givers, session organizers, chairs, discussants, etc.) must pay a full registration feebefore April 5, 2016.

Daily registration of Euro 120 will be available for purchase at the Registration Desk. A daily registration fee is not available for program participants (paper givers, session organizers, chairs, discussants, etc.) who must register before an early registration deadline.

On-line conference registration will open in mid-2015.

Guidelines for grant application submission

  1. Type of grant
    Registration grants have been established for active participants in the Research Committee (RC), Working Group (WG) or Thematic Group (TG) programs.   
  1. Eligibility
    Individual ISA members in good standing (i.e. who have paid the individual membership fee at least two years before the month of the ISA conference) are eligible for registration grants.
  1. How to apply
    One can apply for a grant to only one RC/WG/TG. Multiple applications will not be considered. A letter of application should be sent before January 31, 2016 to the Program Coordinator of the RC/WG/TG where a paper will be presented.

    E-mail addresses of the Program Coordinators of the RC/WG/TGs are available in the relevant RC/WG/TG section.
  1. Decisions
    The Board of each RC/WG/TG will review all applications and recommend the allocation of available funds by March 1, 2016. A list of the selected individuals will be posted on the ISA website in mid-March 2016.
  1. Grant allocation
    Registration grant code will be provided to the selected individuals by the ISA Secretariat so that all successful applicants can register with this code to the conference before the early registration deadline April 5, 2016.

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