Debris Flow Association

Селевая ассоциация

The Debris Flow Association, the National Academy of Sciences of Tajikistan, and the Aga Khan Agency for Habitat invite you and your colleagues to participate in the 6th International Conference on Debris Flows: Disasters, Risks, Forecast, Protection which will take place in autumn 2021 in Dushanbe and Khorog, Tajikistan.

Information from the Organizing Committee, July 2, 2020

Dear сolleagues,

Due to the unstable epidemiological situation in the world, temporary suspension of air flights between many countries, and restrictions on mass events, the Organizing Committee of the 6th Conference “Debris Flows: Disasters, Risk, Forecast, Protection” (Dushanbe, Tajikistan) decided to postpone the conference to autumn 2021. We will announce the exact dates after the confirmation by the authorities of Tajikistan.

Articles submitted by participants will be published in the first volume of the conference Proceedings in 2020. Also, we plan to publish (after reviewing) some articles selected by the Organizing Committee, in issues 2 and 3 of the Georisk World journal for 2020. In 2021, we plan to announce the submission of new articles for the second volume of the Proceedings.

In 2021, we will ask participants who have previously received personal invitations about their intention to participate in the conference. After confirmation, we plan to send the new invitations for new dates. Also, we will invite new participants.

We wish you all health and well-being, and hope to see you in Tajikistan in 2021.

Co-Chairs of the Organizing Committee

Sergey Сhernomorets
Ruslan Bobov

Information from the Organizing Committee, May 31, 2020

The Organizing Committee informs about the preparations for the conference. More than 150 participants from 20 countries registered to participate in the conference. We sent personal invitations to all participants. The acceptance of articles in the conference proceedings has been completed. We received 54 papers. At present, we are working on the editing of the manuscripts and on the preparation of the proceedings volume.

Currently, additional circumstances have arisen that may affect the date of the conference. The outbreak of a new coronavirus infection has spread all over the world and led to the postponement of many conferences. Therefore, we postponed the distribution of the second announcement until the situation was clarified. Also, we did not publish the mechanism for paying the registration fee and participation in the field seminar.

Now in many countries there is a gradual reduction in the limitations associated with the pandemic. The Organizing Committee is in frequent contact with government bodies of Tajikistan on issues related to the preparation of the conference.

According to the previously published schedule, the conference is scheduled for September 21-27, 2020. We hope that by then its holding in Tajikistan will be possible in the format in which it was planned. The option of the remote format of the conference is not considered by the Organizing Committee.

Until June 30, 2020, a decision will be made either that the conference will be held as scheduled, or to postpone the dates. We will notify the participants of the decision. The Organizing Committee wishes all participants good health and hopes to meet in Tajikistan in September.

Information from the Organizing Committee, March 21, 2020

The Organizing Committee hopes that the events taking place in the world will not lead to the correction of the previously outlined plans for holding the conference. The Organizing Committee continues to accept manuscripts of articles. Invitations to registered participants are expected to be sent out in early April 2020.

Information from the Organizing Committee, February 26, 2020

The Organizing Committee informs that conference sessions on February 21 and 22, 2020 will be organized in the National Library of Tajikistan (Address: 5 Tehran St., Dushanbe).

At the moment, more than 140 participants from 20 countries (Austria, Azerbaijan, Armenia, China, Colombia, Czech Republic, Georgia, Germany, Great Britain, India, Italy, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Morocco, Pakistan, Russia, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Switzerland, Vietnam) have registered. Representatives of Government of Tajikistan and international organizations are expected to participate.

Important Dates

Deadline of the applications for participation in the Conference and for the abstract submission – February 10, 2020
Deadline for article submission for conference proceedings – May 1, 2020
Deadline for the payment of participation in the field seminar – We will clarify the deadline later June 1, 2020
Arrival of participants to Dushanbe and registration – September 20, 2020
International Conference – September 21–22, 2020 (Dushanbe), September 25 (Khorog)
Field seminar – September 23-27, 2020
Departure of participants of the International Conference – September 28, 2020