Risk Analysis of a Scientific Conference Organization: A Brazilian Case

  • Roberto Miguel Fuentes RiveraEmail author
  • Jakeline Tomé da Silva
  • Milton Vieira Júnior
  • Fernando Tobal Berssaneti
Conference paper
Part of the Springer Proceedings in Mathematics & Statistics book series (PROMS, volume 281)


Studies based on Failure Mode and Effect Analysis (FMEA) technique has been considered as an effective method for risk management analysis. As a simple useful tool for preventing failures before they occur, this paper aims to contribute in increasing the quality planning of scientific conferences, evaluating interconnected stages designed to provide an adequate structure for the execution of such events. For this study, FMEA was applied based on literature review and the information provided by the organizing committee of the largest Brazilian production engineering conference. Considering the Risk Priority Number (RPN) resulting from this research, this case study shows the activities that might be considered as higher risk during scientific conferences, and what preventive action should be taken to avoid them or mitigating their consequences.


Scientific conferences Events management Risk management FMEA 



Brazilian Conference of Production Engineering (ENEGEP); University Nove de Julho; and CAPES for the financial support for this research.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Roberto Miguel Fuentes Rivera
    • 1
    Email author
  • Jakeline Tomé da Silva
    • 2
  • Milton Vieira Júnior
    • 3
  • Fernando Tobal Berssaneti
    • 4
  1. 1.Post Graduation Program – University Nove de Julho (UNINOVE)São PauloBrazil
  2. 2.Federal University of Goiás (UFG – Catalão)CatalãoBrazil
  3. 3.Post Graduation Program, Methodist University of Piracicaba (UNIMEP)São PauloBrazil
  4. 4.Department of Production Engineering, University of São Paulo (USP), Polytechnic SchoolSão PauloBrazil

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