ESRC 2023

The European Students Research Conference for Risk, Safety and Security took place online on 17 November 2023. Last year there was also a Call for Posters where we invited students and graduates to present their research on safety and security in the form of scientific posters.

We had a remarkable programme and were very delighted that Regional Deputy Chief for United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction in Europe and Central Asia, Sebastien Penzini, supported us at the conference with a video message.

You can watch the past conference in full here.

Thanks to the active support of the jury members, the good cooperation with the universities, the submitted posters and the great contributions of the finalists, we were able to successfully organise the second conference.

The last jury members

Jury Safety Jury Security
Anne Bergmans Yung-Fang Chen
Francesca Larese Filon Javier Dorado Ferrer (speaker)
Bruno Manuel dos Santos de Castro Martins Leah Fox
Jorge Rafael Nogueira Raposo Sanja Kalambura
Johnny Reis (speaker) Vincenz Leuchner
André Filipe Branco Rodrigues Claudia Morsut
Maria Sydnes Ana Paula Oliveira
Gert Van der Sypt Evelien Platje

Participating universities

Artesis Plantijn University College Antwerp Belgium
Berlin School of Economics and Law Germany
Coventry University England
FH Campus Wien University of Applied Sciences Austria
ISEC Lisboa - Higher Institute of Education and Sciences Portugal
Lusófona University Portugal
UiT - The Arctic University of Norway Norway
Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona Spain
University of Antwerp Belgium
University of Applied Sciences Velika Gorica Croatia
University of Genoa Italy
University of Portsmouth England
University of Stavanger Norway
University of Trieste Italy
University of Wuppertal Germany
Utrecht University Netherlands

Winners of the best-rated posters

Session Safety

  1. Hamed Izadgoshasb (University of Genoa, Italy). Machine Learning techniques for wildfire management
  2. Andrè Wibmer (FH Campus Wien University of Applied Sciences, Austria). The semiconductor crisis considering risk management. The application of the Process Analysis Method to the supply chain network of microchips
  3. Ivan Cristino Sanchez (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Spain). Psychosocial risk factors and their impact on reliability. Study of the psychosociological environment of a Train Dispatcher

Session Security

  1. Daniela Kirchmeir (FH Campus Wien University of Applied Sciences, Austria). Freedom of research & protection of knowledge. Scientific espionage using the example of China
  2. Mario Buchner (FH Campus Wien University of Applied Sciences, Austria). The Elaboration Likelihood Model as a persuasion tool for raising awareness of information security
  3. Marco Lazzati (University of Genoa, Italy). Definition of an indicator-based methodology for the multi-hazard vulnerability assessment of churches

Poster examples from last year's winners

Safety: PDF-Download

Security: PDF-Download