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The Steering and the Scientific Committee welcomes the submission of manuscripts at the 3rd International Conference on Natural Hazards and Infrastructure


Full Manuscript Submission Deadline: 28 February 2021

We would like to inform you that the Full Manuscript submission platform will open shortly. ICONHIC2021 authors are requested to submit their manuscripts by Sunday 28 February 2021, in order to allow adequate time for a thorough review process. Full manuscripts may be either in the form of a full paper or an extended abstract (if the work presented has been published elsewhere and provided that appropriate reference is made). Please refer to the ‘GUIDELINES TO AUTHORS’ below for further instructions.
Full manuscripts by authors who have submitted their abstract to the conference, and have received a ‘Notification of Abstract Acceptance’ email will be considered for review.
Authors are kindly reminded that there is no longer a Publication Fee in effect, in light of the uncertainty that the COVID-19 pandemic has brought to international traveling and event hosting. Authors will not be charged at the time of Full Manuscript submission. In case of acceptance, the corresponding author will have to fully register to the conference for the paper to be presented at the conference and included in the proceedings.
For Special Sessions, that are still open for abstract submission, prospective authors are called to submit their abstracts first here.

Our Contigency Plan

In case covid-related restrictions force us to move the NEXT ICONHIC event to June 2022,
authors will be given the following two options:

  • Transfer their submitted contribution to the rescheduled ICONHIC event, or
  • Withdraw their submissions from the conference.

View registration policy


Abstract Submission

Abstract submissions are now open. The Deadline for abstract submission is 18 December 2020. Abstracts received after the deadline will not be considered.
Content – All abstracts must be written in English and should be relevant to the Conference Scientific Topics. Abstracts should contain the specific goals of the study, the methods used and a summary of the results. The Abstract title should clearly define the work discussed. Authors should refrain from using abbreviations in the title.

Length of Abstracts – Abstracts should be no more than 250 words and must be submitted through the authors’ portal in the required format. (The 250 word limit does not include the title, author or affiliation information).

Acceptance – The Scientific Committee will review all abstracts submitted and notice for acceptance will be sent to the corresponding author within 3 weeks (from the time of submission). Authors of accepted Abstracts will receive an ID by email which will be referenced in all future correspondence of the Authors with the Conference. Only the authors of accepted abstracts will be allowed to submit manuscripts to the Conference Proceedings.

Manuscript Submission

Manuscripts may be either in the form of a full paper or an extended abstract (if the work presented has been published elsewhere and provided that appropriate reference is made).

Full papers are expected to meet the scientific criteria of novelty and academic excellence. Accepted full-papers will be submitted for indexing to SCOPUS. There is no restriction on the length of manuscripts, provided that the text is concise and comprehensive.

Extended Abstracts should summarize the key points of a research. They should include a brief introduction on the objectives of the work presented, description of the methodology and major research outcomes. Extended abstracts may also include diagrams, graphs, charts and photos. They will be eligible for oral presentation and will be included in the proceedings marked as extended abstracts. Recommended length for extended abstracts is 2 – 3 pages in A4 format including figures, photographs, tables, references etc.

Review Process – All manuscripts will be subjected to peer-review. The acceptance decisions will take into account paper novelty, technical depth, practical or theoretic impact, and clarity. Review occurs during a fixed window of time of 2 months. All authors will be notified of the decision on their paper within the specified timeframe. Authors may receive one of three possible decisions:

  • Accept: Your paper will be published without edits. Authors will be asked to upload their final files in MS word and pdf format
  • Accept with revision: The paper will be accepted after implementing the edits suggested by the reviewers. Authors will be asked to provide a revised version.
  • Reject: The paper will not be presented at the conference or published in the conference proceedings.


1. Accepted manuscripts will be published in the conference proceedings provided that the corresponding author has been registered to the conference by May 20 2021. The corresponding (registered) author is not necessarily the first author.

2. There is a limit of 2 (two) papers per registered corresponding author.

3. Accepted papers will be presented either orally or in poster format. Oral presentations will be allocated to the highest-ranking manuscripts.

4. New: The publication fee of 100 € has now been waived. The publication fee was supposed to be charged at the time of full manuscript (full paper or extended abstract) submission, and deduced from the registration fee, in case of acceptance. Corresponding authors of accepted abstracts will not pay any fees at the time of full manuscript submission. In case of acceptance, the corresponding author will have to fully register to the conference for the paper to be presented in the conference and included in the proceedings (see also point 1).


To submit to ICONHIC2021 please use the online form provided. Acknowledgment of submission will be sent to the e-mail address provided by the submitting author. In case you don’t receive the confirmation email, feel free to contact us at

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Publication Ethics

Authors’ Responsibilities

Authorship of the paper: Authorship should be limited to those who have made a significant contribution to the conception, design, execution, interpretation and presentation of the reported study. All authors should be acknowledged accurately and clearly.

Originality of the paper: The submitted material should be original, prepared to a high scholarly standard and fully referenced using the prescribed referencing system.

Data Quality and access: All data presented should be acquired in accordance with recognised ethical research practices. Authors should be ready to provide access to their raw data if requested by the Editor.

Fundamental errors in published works: When an author discovers a significant error or inaccuracy in the published work, it is the author’s obligation to promptly notify the Conference editor and cooperate with the editor to retract or correct the paper.

Communication: Author(s) should remain in good communication with the editor if the need arises. All authors should recognise that the Editorial Board of ICONHIC has the final decision to publish.

Reviewers’ Responsibilities

Reviewers should :

  • Only review papers that are relevant to their own expertise.
  • Read the papers with appropriate care and attention and use their best efforts to be constructively critical.
  • Regard the work being reviewed as confidential and will not discuss it with others and will keep their own identity from authors.
  • Review submitted work timely.
  • Report any suspected ethical misconduct which appears in the work.
  • Avoid any offensive language in their appraisals of the papers.
  • Treat all papers reviewed fairly without any favour of prejudice.

Editors’ Responsibilities

Editors will:

  • Only authorise for publication content of the highest quality.
  • Ensure that a thorough and objective peer review is conducted for full-paper submissions.
  • Clearly identify articles which will not be peer reviewed (i.e. extended abstracts).
  • Be transparent with regards to the review and publication process.
  • Treat all submissions fairly without any favour of prejudice.
  • Provide advice to the authors during the submission process when necessary.

Editorial Board

National Technical University of Athens [ ISSN: 2623-4513 ]

Editors in Chief
Professor George Gazetas, National Technical University of Athens (Conference Chair)
Professor Ioannis Anastasopoulos, ETH Zurich (Conference Co-Chair)

Associate Editors
Dr. Rallis Kourkoulis, ICONHIC, Athens (Conference Organizer)
Dr. Fani Gelagoti, ICONHIC, Athens (Conference Organizer)

Editorial Board
Tarek Abdoun, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, USA
Eduardo Alonso, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, SPAIN
Günter Blöschl, TU Wien, AUSTRIA
Michalis Fardis, University of Patras, GREECE
Guillermo Franco, Marsh and McLennan, IRELAND
Roger Frank, Ecole Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées, FRANCE
Nicos Makris, University of Central Florida, USA
Maria Mimikou, National Technical University of Athens, GREECE
Sissy Nikolaou, WSP, USA
Ton Peters, Deltares, NETHERLANDS
Kyriazis Pitilakis, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, GREECE
Alexander Puzrin, ETH Zurich, SWITZERLAND
Mark Randolph, University of Western Australia, AUSTRALIA
Tizianna Rosetto, University College London, UK
David Wald, USGS, USA
Nigel Wright, De Montfort University, Leicester, UK