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EVAN 2019
Advances in Extreme Value Analysis and application to Natural Hazard


17-19 september 2019

(Paris - EDF Lab CHATOU)



Following the success of the first international conference on Advances in Extreme Value Analysis and application to Natural Hazard (EVAN) in Siegen Germany in 2013, then the second conference in Santander Spain in 2015, and in Southampton UK in 2017, we are pleased to announce the dates of the fourth conference to take place in EDF R&D CAMPUS site (also called EDF Lab Chatou near Paris, France).

The conference will take place from Tuesday 17th to Thursday 19th September 2019 in Paris. The overall aim of the conference is to bring together and promote interchange between a diverse community of research scientists, students, practitioners and stakeholders concerned with this complex and inter-disciplinary topic.

The conference will provide a forum for the exchange of experiences and ideas on the extreme value analysis of Natural Hazards. Studies of extremes of geophysical variables (e.g temperature, rainfall, flows, sea level, winds, surface ocean waves, snow) and works related to natural hazards (e.g. floods, marine submersion, windstorms, heat waves, droughts, landslides, thunderstorm, erosion, earthquake and tsunami) are welcome. Please note although the focus is on extreme value analysis, contributions that do not include this, but involve other aspects of natural hazards analysis are still welcome.

We are pleased to inform you that the following Special Issue in the journal Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences (NHESS)  (ISSN 1561-8633, IF 5-year: 2.693) is organized as part of EVAN 2019 and it is opened from the 1st June 2019 for submissions ( We invite you to contribute a full research paper or review article for peer-review and publication. We believe that you would make an excellent contribution, based on your recently submitted abstract.


Special Issue: Advances in Extreme Value Analysis and Application to Natural Hazards


NHESS is an interdisciplinary and international journal dedicated to the public discussion and open-access publication of high-quality studies and original research on natural hazards and their consequences. Embracing a holistic Earth system science approach, NHESS serves a wide and diverse community of research scientists, practitioners, and decision makers concerned with detection of natural hazards, monitoring and modelling, vulnerability and risk assessment, and the design and implementation of mitigation and adaptation strategies, including economical, societal, and educational aspects.


Benefits of publishing with NHESS:

  • Open access. Open access (unlimited and free access to readers) increases publicity and promotes more frequent citations, as indicated by several studies.
  • High visibility and impact. NHESS is indexed by the leading indexing services, and has an impact factor increasing year-on-year.
  • Rapid publication times combined with thorough peer review. Acceptance to publication is typically undertaken in one week and a first decision is provided to authors approximately one month after submission;
  • Papers that pass a preliminary editorial screening are immediately published in Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences Discussions (NHESSD). The submissions are then subject to an interactive public discussion. In this discussion phase, the referees' comments (anonymous or identified), additional short comments by members of the scientific community (identified), as well as the authors' replies to the editor, the referees, and peers are also published in NHESSD. In a second stage, the peer-review process is completed;

The guest editors are:


The Special Issue will give you the opportunity to submit your contribution by using the online registration form on the NHESS website: The deadline for submission is 20 Dec 2019.

During the registration process, it will be important to select correctly the special issue.


For further details on the submission process, please see the Instructions for Authors in the NHESS website.

Organizing committee of EVAN 2019

Marc Andreevsky (EDF R&D, National Hydraulics and Environment Laboratory, France)

Roberto Frau (EDF, National Hydraulics and Environment Laboratory, France)

Michel Lang (IRSTEA, Riverly research unit, France)

Neda Sheibani (SHF, France) &
Carole Paplorey (SHF, France)

Presentations including but not limited to the following topics are kindly invited:

·          Univariates and multivariate extreme value analyses

·          Extreme analysis based on historical or paleological data

·          Extreme data collection and data quality

·          Non-stationary extreme value analyses

·          Spatial/regional analysis of extreme values

·          Probabilistic and possibilistic approaches for hazards assessment

·          Uncertainties in extreme value analyses

·          Extreme value analysis in a variable climate

·          Risk analysis and adaptation.


-         Taha OUARDA, Professor of statistical hydrometeorology at the INRS (Canada)

-         Dario CAMUFFO, Professor of physics, and member of the National Research Council (Italy)




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