The ICOMOS Advisory Committee, including the Scientific Council, will meet this year from 27 October to 1 November in Beijing, China.

 On this occasion, the Scientific Council is organizing a Symposium on the theme: Reducing Risks to Cultural Heritage from Natural and Human-Caused Disasters on 31 October 2012 in Beijing, which will also welcome the general public during its first session.

Attached please find the Call for Abstracts and an explanation on the theme and subthemes of the symposium.

Deadline for abstracts: 30 April 2012 (email:

The proceedings of the previous Scientific Symposium organised by the Scientific Council in Dublin (Ireland) in October 2010 are available on line: Changing world, changing views of heritage: heritage and social change