Introduction

This eighth Conference on Safety and Security Engineering follows the success of the first seven meetings held in Rome (2005), Malta (2007), Rome (2009), Antwerp (2011), Rome (2013), Opatija in Croatia (2015) and Rome (2017). The purpose of the Conference is to provide a forum for the presentation and discussion of the most recent research and industrial developments in the theoretical and practical aspects of safety and security engineering.

Safety and Security Engineering, due to its special nature, is an interdisciplinary area of research and application that brings together in a systematic way, many disciplines of engineering, from the traditional to the most technologically advanced. The conference covers areas such as crisis management, security engineering, natural disasters and emergencies, terrorism, IT security, man-made hazards, risk management, control, protection and mitigation issues, and many others.

The meeting aims to attract papers in all related fields, in addition to those listed under the Conference Topics, as well as case studies describing practical experiences. Due to the multitude and variety of topics included, the list is only indicative of the themes of the expected papers. Authors are encouraged to submit abstracts in all areas of Safety and Security, with particular attention to integrated and interdisciplinary aspects.

The conference is aimed at engineers, scientists, field researchers, managers and other specialists involved in one or more aspects of safety and security.

Conference Topics

The following list covers some of the topics to be presented at Safe 2019. Papers on other subjects related to the objectives of the conference are also welcome.

  • Risk analysis and assessment
  • System safety engineering
  • Incident monitoring and management
  • Information and communication security
  • Cybercrime and health care
  • Fire safety
  • Disaster management
  • Emergency response
  • Critical infrastructure protection
  • Counter terrorism issues
  • Human factors and behaviour
  • Occupational health and safety
  • Transportation safety and security
  • Earthquake safety
  • Modelling and experiments
  • Security surveillance systems
  • Safety standards and regulations
  • Cyber security / E security
  • Loss prevention
  • BIM in Safety and Security

Benefits of Attending

USB Drive

Delegates will receive a USB drive at the conference containing the presented papers.

Publication

Papers presented at SAFE 2019 are to be published in a Volume of WIT Transactions on The Built Environment (ISSN: 1743-3509). The publication will be available in both electronic and hard copy.

Indexing

The WIT Transactions are DOI registered with CrossRef and are currently listed in indexing services such as Scopus and Google Scholar, as well as being submitted to the Web of Science. All conference books are listed in the British Library and American Library of Congress.

Open Access and Digital Archive

All conference papers are archived permanently on our electronic library where they can be downloaded for free (www.witpress.com/elibrary).

Peer review

To ensure the quality of our publications, abstracts and papers are double peer-reviewed by members of the International Scientific Advisory Committee and other experts, with manuscripts processed through CrossRef Similarity Check to screen for plagiarism.

Reduced Fee for PhD Students

The Wessex Institute believes in the importance of encouraging PhD students to present and publish innovative research at its conferences. As a result, the Institute offers PhD students a much-reduced conference fee.

Networking

Participants can present their research and interact with experts from around the world, as part of a unique community.

Journal publication opportunity

After the conference, delegates will be invited to submit an enhanced version of the conference paper to the International Journal of Safety and Security Engineering (ISSN: 2041-9031; Digital ISSN: 2041-904X).

Publication of Papers

Peer review

To ensure the quality of our publications, abstracts and papers are double peer-reviewed by members of the International Scientific Advisory Committee and other experts, with manuscripts processed through CrossRef Similarity Check to screen for plagiarism.

Publication

Papers presented at SAFE 2019 are to be published in a Volume of WIT Transactions on The Built Environment (ISSN: 1743-3509). The publication will be available in both electronic and hard copy.

Indexing

The WIT Transactions are DOI registered with CrossRef and are currently listed in indexing services such as Scopus and Google Scholar, as well as being submitted to the Web of Science. All conference books are listed in the British Library and American Library of Congress.

Open Access and Digital Archive

All conference papers are archived permanently on our electronic library where they can be downloaded for free (www.witpress.com/elibrary).

Journal publication opportunity

After the conference, delegates will be invited to submit an enhanced version of the conference paper to the International Journal of Safety and Security Engineering (ISSN: 2041-9031; Digital ISSN: 2041-904X).

Location InformationAncona 1

Sheltered by the hills of Monte Conero, Astago and Guasco, the port city of Ancona lies midway along the eastern Mediterranean coast of Italy.

Founded by the Greeks more than two thousand years ago, Ancona’s vibrant past is reflected by a wide range of historic buildings and remains, from Roman amphitheatres to Venetian Gothic palaces. The Romanesque cathedral of San Ciriaco, with its white and rose marble façade, overlooks the city and port from its position atop Monte Guasco, offering spectacular coastal view, and the cathedral itself is built on the visible remains of a Roman Temple dedicated the goddess Venus. Guarded by two marble lions, the cathedral is an architectural blend of Byzantine, Romanesque and Gothic features.

The city port is home to Ancona’s most notable Roman landmark, the Arch of Trajan, erected in 115 BC by Apollodorus of Damascus in honour of the Roman Emperor Trajan. The Arch towers 18 meters above the entrance to the main harbour, and is flanked by the impressive 18th century Clementine Arch.

During the medieval period, the town was fortified with city walls, parts of which still remain. Many of the city’s most interesting historic buildings are concentrated within these old walls, including several palazzos and numerous elaborate Venetian Gothic and Renaissance facades. The Archaeological Museum of La Marche region describes in detail the city’s illustrious past since the pre-Roman period, whilst the nearby Renaissance Palazzo Bosdar now houses a substantial collection of Italian art work dating from the 14th to 19th centuries, as well as a gallery dedicated to modern art.

Elsewhere, the city centre is home to a number of notable historic churches, the 18th century Teatro delle Muse opera house and many restaurants and cafes, which line the city’s piazzas offering regional specialties.

Beyond, the city centre, the area surrounding Ancona is renowned for its natural beauty, with its many beaches popular with visitors and locals alike. Monte Conero National Park encompasses the surrounding lush green hills, and offers many walking and cycling trails. Parco del Cardeto, just behind the city, offers excellent views of the surrounding countryside.

Travel Information SeebayHotel Reception

Conference venue address:

Seebay Hotel (formerly the Hotel Excelsior La Fonte)
Baia di Portonovo Ancona
Via Poggio snc
Ancona
Italy

 


By Air

Ancona Falconara Airport is located 32km from the conference venue and offers flights from a number of European airports, including Rome-Fiumicino, London-Stansted and Munich which are useful for international connections. These larger airports are well-served by major airlines.

Airlines flying direct to Ancona include:

  • Lufthansa - Munich
  • Ryanair - Brussels, Dusseldorf, London
  • Volotea – Catania, Palermo, Cagliari
  • Albawings - Tirana
  • Easyjet – Berlin, London Gatwick

From the airport to the conference venue:

  • Bus: "Raffaello Aerobus" is a dedicated bus service from/to Marche airport at the same time of flight arrivals and departures from 7:00 am to 10:30 pm. You can buy your ticket on board at the cost of € 3,00 to go to Falconara and € 5,00 to go to Ancona. For more informations and Aerobus timetable http://www.conerobus.it
  • Train: Marche Airport is connected directly to Castelferretti railway station. This line will take you to Ancona rail station, where it's possible to reach various national and international destinations.You can see official train time schedule directly on Ferrovie dello Stato website http://www.trenitalia.com
  • Hire Car: Several hire car companies operate at the airport including Avis, Europcar, Hertz and Sixt. The hotel can easily be reached via the A14. Exit at Ancona Sud-Osimo and follow signs to Portonovo via Camerano.
  • Taxi: Taxis are readily available at the airport, and will cost approximately 60/65€ for the 45 minute journey.

By Ferry

The Port of Ancona is well-served by a number of international ferry companies. Ancona ferries connect with Croatia, Albania, Greece, Ionian Islands & Hvar Island with crossings available to Split & Zadar (in Croatia), Durres (in Albania), Patras & Igoumenitsa (in Greece), Corfu (in Ionian Islands), Venice (in Italy) & Stari Grad (in Hvar Island). Ancona Ferry crossings are operated by SNAV, Adria Ferries, Minoan Lines, Jadrolinija & Anek Superfast and depending on time of year you’ll find a choice of up to 12 ferry crossings daily.

Buses operate from the port to the Ancona Train Station. From Ancona Central station, bus 94 runs every hour to Portonovo. Alternatively you can take a taxi from the city centre to the hotel (35/40€).

By Rail

Ancona is well-connected to other Italian cities by rail to Ancona Centrale station see http://www.trenitalia.com for ticket information. From the railway station bus 94 runs to Portonovo, for the conference venue. Please see http://www.conerobus.it for timetables. Alternatively you can take a taxi from the city centre to the hotel (35/40€).

By Road

The conference venue at Portonovo is located only a few kilometres from the A14 Autostrada. Exit at Ancona Sud-Osimo and follow signs to Portonovo via Camerano.

Venue Information

Seebay Hotel

The conference will take place at the Seebay Hotel.

Located in the lush, green Conero National Park and only a short distance from the port city of Ancona, the Seebay Hotel offers a range of rooms and facilities close to the beaches of Portonovo. The hotel is set in landscaped gardens, complete with many terraces, an outdoor pool and two restaurants offering outdoor dining.

Conference Venue Address:

Seebay Hotel (formerly the Hotel Excelsior La Fonte)
Baia di Portonovo Ancona
Via Poggio snc
Ancona
Italy

Accommodation

Please see the PDF form below to book your accommodation at the Conference Venue.

Accomodation Booking Form (PDF)

Seebay Hotel PatioSeebay Hotel BedroomSeebay Hotel Dining

Additional Information

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The conference was very high level. The papers have been interesting since each country addresses various problems in the context of air pollution. The coordination was perfect, the communication with the organizers (Mr. Giorgio Passerini, Mr. Giovannilo Perillo, Mr. James Longhurst, Ms. Stephanie Everest and other people from UWE Bristol) and the lecturers were very pleasant. Overall, the conference was a very pleasant experience for me, not only for the conference program but also for the people who were there. I would love to visit this conference again.

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Excellent communication, high professional adviser, high level of the oral presentations, very good organization.

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Very interesting topics, invigorating discussions, and thought provoking papers. This well organized conference offers a good opportunity for publication.

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The conference was well organized. The topics were very interesting. The breaks provided the nice breathing room for discussions and networking with other participants. Merci beaucoup :)

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RH Zomerman, Netherlands (attended Sustainable Development and Planning 2018)


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