ICOSSAR2009 The 10 th International Conference on Structural Safety and Reliability (ICOSSAR'09) will begin on Sunday 13 September 2009 with a welcome reception in the Senriyama Campus of the Kansai University and continue from Monday 14 to Thursday 17 on the Senriyama Campus of the Kansai University. Background and Objective ICOSSAR2009 aims to bring together scientists, educators, researchers and practitioners for a better understanding and management of safety and reliability of structures and civil engineering systems, with special focus on advanced technologies, analytical and computational methods of risk analysis, probability based design and regulations, smart systems and materials, life cycle cost analysis, damage assessment, social aspects, urban planning, and commercial applications. Held every four years in different countries, ICOSSAR is the premier international forum for the exchange of information and discussion on recent developments, in structural safety/reliability and stochastic mechanics, and innovative applications. ICOSSAR2009 will follow this long tradition. http://www.sc.kutc.kansai-u.ac.jp/icossar2009
Conference Chair Hitoshi Furuta, Kansai University, Osaka, Japan International Scientific Committee Chair Dan M. Frangopol, Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA, USA Organizing Association International Association for Structural Safety and Reliability (IASSAR) President: Hitoshi Furuta, Japan Executive Vice President: Masanobu Shinozuka, USA Chair of Executive Board: Dan M. Frangopol, USA Executive Board: Alfredo H-S. Ang (USA), Giuliano Augusti (Italy), Dan M. Frangopol (USA), Robert E. Melchers (Australia), Gerhart I. Schueller (Austria), Heki Shibata (Japan), Naruhito Shiraishi (Japan), Wilson H. Tang (Hong Kong) http://www.sc.kutc.kansai-u.ac.jp/icossar2009
International Scientific Committee Chair D.M. Frangopol (USA) Chair H.Adeli (USA)G. Augusti (Italy)Z.P. Bažant (USA)J.L. Beck (USA)L.A. Bergman (USA) F. Biondini (Italy) C. Borri (Italy)E. Brühwiler (Switzerland)C. Bucher (Austria)J.R. Casas (Spain) F. Casciati (Italy)K.C. Chang (Taiwan)H.N. Cho (Korea)M.K. Chryssanthopoulos (UK) M. Ciampoli (Italy)J.P. Conte (USA)R.B. Corotis (USA)D. de Leon (Mexico)G.Deodatis (USA ) B.R. Ellingwood (USA)M.P. Enright (USA)A.C. Estes (USA)L. Esteva (Mexico) M.Faber (Switzerland)M. Feng (USA)Y. Fujino (Japan)H. Fukunaga (Japan)H. Furuta (Japan) R.G. Ghanem (USA )M. Ghosn (USA)R.B. Gilbert (USA)M. Gioffrè (Italy) L. Graham-Brady (USA)A. Haldar (USA)S. Hanayasu (Japan)M. Holicky (Czech Rep.)K. Imai (Japan) W.D. Iwan (USA)S. Jendo (Poland)H.A. Jensen (Chile)J. Kanda (Japan)A. Kareem (USA) L. Katafygiotis (China)M. Kawatani (Japan)S.H. Kim (Korea)A. Kiremidjian (USA)C.G. Koh (Singapore) M. Koike (Japan)J.S. Kong (Korea)S. Krenk (Denmark)J.M. Kulicki (USA)M. Lemaire (France) N. Lind (Canada)X.L. Liu (P.R. China)C.H. Loh (Taiwan)S. Mahadevan (USA)S.F. Masri (USA) K. Maute (USA)R.E. Melchers (Australia)A. Der Kiureghian (USA )M. di Paola (Italy)S.M.C. Diniz (Brazil) O. Ditlevsen (Denmark)D. Mertz (USA)C. Miki (Japan)T. Moan (Norway)Y. Mori (Japan) A. Naess (Norway)H. Nassif (USA)M. Noori (USA)D. Novak (Czech Rep.)A.S. Nowak (USA) M. Pandey (Canada)M. Papadrakakis (Greece)U. Peil (Germany)K.K. Phoon (Singapore)S.T. Quek (Singapore) R. Rackwitz (Germany)S. Rahman (USA)J.D. Riera (Brazil)D. Rosowsky (USA)T. Sakai (Japan) H. Sandi (Romania)T. Sato (Japan)M. Shinozuka (USA)N. Shiraishi (Japan)W. Shiraki (Japan) E. Simiu (USA)C.G. Soarez (Portugal)K. Sobczyk (Poland)C. Soize (France)T.T. Soong (USA) J.D. Sørensen (Denmark)B.F. Spencer (USA)M.G. Stewart (Australia)T. Takada (Japan)D. Val (Israel) J.M. van Noortwijk (The Netherlands)E. Vanmarcke (USA)E. Watanabe (Japan)Y.K. Wen (USA) M. Yamamoto (Japan)F. Yamazaki (Japan)J.N. Yang (USA)C.B. Yun (Korea)A. Zerva (USA) Y. Zhao (Japan) http://www.sc.kutc.kansai-u.ac.jp/icossar2009
Scope ICOSSAR2009 will encompass every aspect of safety and reliability of structures and civil engineering systems, with special focus on advanced technologies, analytical and computational methods of risk analysis, probability based design and regulations, smart systems and materials, life cycle cost analysis, damage assessment, social aspects, urban planning, and commercial applications. Emerging concepts as well as state of the art and novel applications of reliability principles in all types of structural systems and mechanical components will be included. Systems for civil, marine, mechanical, transportation, and aerospace applications will be discussed. Specific topics of interest include: Advanced Technologies Aeronautical and Aerospace Structures Basic Theory and Methods Bayesian Information Processing Bridges and Buildings Computational Methods Damage Analysis and Assessment Design Concepts Deterioration Modeling Earthquake Engineering Economic Analysis Fatigue Reliability Flood Analysis and Prevention Fuzzy Analysis Geotechnical Engineering Geostatistics Global Warming Effects Hazard Analysis Human Factors Industrial Plant Reliability Inspection, Quality Control and Assurance Insurance and Management of Risk Life Cycle Analysis Lifeline Risk Assessment Loads and Load Combinations Materials Monitoring and Maintenance Systems Nuclear Structures Offshore and Marine Structures Passive and Active Structural Control Probabilistic Materials Analysis Probabilistic Risk Analysis Random Vibration Reliability-Based Design and Regulations Reliability-Based Optimization and Control Reliability Theory Risk Analysis in Decision Making Simulation Methods Social Science / Urban Planning Smart Structures and Materials Statistical Design Analysis Stochastic Computational Mechanics Stochastic Finite Elements Stochastic Fracture Mechanics Stochastic Process and Fields Structural Health Monitoring Structural Systems Sustainability under Global Warming System Identification System Reliability Transportation Systems Uncertainty Analysis Wind Engineering http://www.sc.kutc.kansai-u.ac.jp/icossar2009
Important Dates http://www.sc.kutc.kansai-u.ac.jp/icossar2009 Important Dates for corresponding authors March 31, 2008Abstract submission June 30, 2008Notification of acceptance of submission of full-length manuscript October 30, 2008Submission of full-length, camera-ready manuscript and two-page abstract for review January 15, 2009Notification of review result March 31, 2009Final submission of accepted paper including modifications with two-page summary Important Dates for conference registration April 30, 2009Early registration and reduced rate for accommodation
Call for Papers Authors are kindly requested to submit 500-word abstracts to the conference Secretariat by March 31, 2008, together with the preliminary registration form. Abstracts should be submitted in electronic form through ICOSSAR2009 webpage. Decisions on Abstracts will be notified to Authors by June 30, 2008. Detailed information will be available at the conference webpage. Registration Fees http://www.sc.kutc.kansai-u.ac.jp/icossar2009 Delegate Before April 30, 2009JPY 55,000yen (tentative) After April 30,2009JPY 60,000yen(tentative) Accompanying persons Before April 30, 2009JPY 15,000yen (tentative) After April 30,2009JPY 20,000yen(tentative) Students Before April 30, 2009JPY 15,000yen (tentative) After April 30,2009JPY 20,000yen(tentative)
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