EUROSTRUCT 2021 – 1st Conference of the European Association on Quality Control of Bridges and Structures - EUROSTRUCT

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The 1st Conference of the European Association on Quality Control of Bridges and Structures – EUROSTRUCT2021 – will take place on from August 29 to September 1, 2021 at University of Padova, Italy. The conference aims at providing an international forum for promoting world wide exchange of knowledge and experience in quality control and improvement of bridges and structures. The Conference is thus targeted to attendees from academia and industry, who will have the opportunity to increase their network through a set of social events.

The conference proceedings will be indexed.


About Padova

Padova claims to be the oldest city in northern Italy, since it was founded according to Virgil’s Aeneid in 1183 BC by the Trojan prince Antenor. The city is picturesque, with a dense network of arcades streets opening into large squares, and many ancient bridges and walls close to the Bacchiglione river. Attendees will have the opportunity to increase their network through a set of social events.


On behalf of EUROSTRUCT2021, we look forward to welcome you to Padova for this promising event.


Objectives

  • Increase knowledge of existing bridges and structures;
  • Discuss the topics of structural reliability, robustness, risk and resilience for existing bridges and structures;
  • Propose new methodologies and technologies for improving quality and sustainability of existing bridges and structures;
  • Support different stakeholders through the use of advanced tools on their decision process.

Themes

  • Testing and advanced diagnostic techniques for damage detection in existing bridges and structures;
  • Structural Health Monitoring and AI, IoT and Machine Learning for data analysis of existing bridges and structures;
  • Fiberoptics and smart sensors for long-term SHM of existing bridges and structures;
  • Structural reliability, risk, robustness, redundancy and resilience for existing bridges and structures;
  • Corrosion models, fatigue analysis and impact of natural and man-made hazards on infrastructure components of existing bridges and structures;
  • Bridge and Asset Management Systems, and decision-making models of existing bridges and structures;
  • Life-Cycle Analysis, retrofit and service-life extension, Risk Management Protocols of existing bridges and structures;
  • Quality Control Plans, sustainability, green materials of existing bridges and structures.

Committees

  • Organizing Committee:
    • Chair:
    • Co-Chairs:
      • Mariano Angelo Zanini, University of Padova, Italy
      • Flora Faleschini, University of Padova, Italy
    • Members:
      • José C. Matos, University of Minho, Portugal
      • Alfred Strauss, University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences (BOKU), Austria
  • Scientific Committee:
    • Chair:
      • Carlo Pellegrino, University of Padova, Italy
    • Members:
      • Flora Faleschini, University of Padova, Italy
      • Mariano Angelo Zanini, University of Padova, Italy
      • José C. Matos, University of Minho, Portugal
      • Joan R. Casas, Technical University of Catalonia – BARCELONATECH, Spain
      • Eleni Chatzi, ETH Zürich, Switzerland
      • Alfred Strauss, University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences (BOKU), Austria
      • Irina Stipanović, University of Twente, The Netherlands
      • Rade Hajdin, Faculty of Civil Engineering, Serbia
      • Amir Kedar, Kedmor Engineers Ltd., Israel
      • Vikram Pakrashi, University College Dublin, Ireland
      • Gudmundur Valur Gudmundsson, Icelandic Road and Coastal Administration, Iceland
      • Jan Bień, Faculty of Civil Engineering, Poland
      • Sérgio Fernandes, ANSER Lda., Portugal
      • Yiannis Xenidis, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
      • Walter Salvatore, University of Pisa, Italy
      • Maria Pina Limongelli, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
      • Carmelo Gentile, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
      • Filippo Ubertini, University of Perugia, Italy
      • Carmelo Majorana, University of Padova, Italy
      • Fabio Biondini, Politecnico di Milano, Italy

    To be updated…


Key Dates

  • Abstract submission: November 30, 2020
  • Abstract notification of acceptance: December 15, 2020
  • Full papers submission: January 31, 2021
  • Full paper notification of acceptance: February 28, 2021
  • Early bird & authors registration deadline: May 31, 2021
  • Conference: August 29 – September 1, 2021

Registration Fees

Registration typeEarly Bird Fee
until 31/05/2021
Regular Fee
after 31/05/2021
On site
EUROSTRUCT Member *500 €550 €650 €
Non-Member *625 €675 €775 €
Non-Member PLUS (Includes a One Year EUROSTRUCT membership) *675 €725 €825 €
Young Engineer (Born after 01/01/1991) **300 €350 €450 €
Accompanying Person (family members only)100 €100 €200 €
Gala Dinner70 €70 €70 €
Social Tour (Venice lagoon)To be definedTo be definedTo be defined
Social Tour (Padova)To be definedTo be definedTo be defined
Other Social ToursTo be definedTo be definedTo be defined
Technical Tour (MOSE hydraulic defense system)To be definedTo be definedTo be defined
Remote attendant ***250 €300 €-
Student remote attendant ***150 €200 €-

* Participation and attendance with a maximum number of 2 papers/posters.
** Participation and attendance with a maximum number of 1 paper/poster.
*** Remote attendance with NO presentation.

  • Registration fees (*) and (**) include:
    • Congress bag and USB stick with abstracts
    • Certificate of attendance
    • Access to all scientific sessions & Opening and Closing Ceremony
    • Access to exhibition
    • Lunch and Coffee Breaks
    • Welcome Reception
    • Paper Indexing
    • Some technical and social tours
  • Accompanying person fee includes:
    • Opening and Closing Ceremony
    • Access to Exhibition
    • Welcome Reception
    • Some Social Tours

Terms and Conditions
In order for their papers to be included in the Conference Proceedings and the Technical Programme, the authors must register until April 30, 2021.
Young Engineers attendees must send via e-mail to the Conference Secretariat, a copy of their ID card.
Payment Confirmation Notifications will be sent to your email address, once your payment is processed successfully. For online payment, please print the confirmation of the bank. No other confirmation will be sent.

Refund Policy
Paid registrants (non-authors) who cannot attend, and do not send a substitute will be refunded if a request is received in writing one month before the conference, but there will be a cancellation fee of 100€. Registrants are liable for their full fees after that date (i.e., NO refund will be made). There will be no refunds to authors of papers.


Abstract Submission

All authors are invited to submit an abstract related to the conference themes.
Abstracts should be less than 500 words and will be evaluated through an online peer review system.
In order for papers to be included in the Conference Proceedings and the Technical Programme, authors must register until May 31, 2021.
All questions about submissions should be emailed to administrative@eurostruct.org.