The Joint workshop of COST Action TU 1402 “Quantifying the value of structural health monitoring”, COST Action TU 1406 “Quality specifications for roadway bridges, standardization at a European level” and IABSE Working Commission WC1 “Structural Performance, Safety and Analysis” of the International Association for Bridge and Structural Engineering, will be held in Zagreb, Croatia, at the Faculty of Civil Engineering on 2nd and 3rd of March 2017.
The faculty full address is as follows:University of Zagreb Faculty of Civil Engineering Fra Andrije Kačića-Miošića 26 10000 Zagreb
So far, within the COST Action TU1406, the focus was on screening process of existing European documents, establishing a database for Performance Indicators and on defining the technical and non-technical bridge performance goals, followed by the establishment of Quality Control Plans for Bridges. The focus of the COST Action TU1402 was development on Fact Sheets on theoretical framework of decision analysis and value of information theory, SHM categorisation and information modelling platform and associated methods and tools involved in the value of information process. IABSE WC1, as a commission dedicated to the problems related to structural performance, safety and life-cycle cost, has set up the Performance of existing structures as one of its focus areas within activity planning.
The long-term objective of this workshop is to contribute jointly to the improvement of the bridge management leading to satisfied users and bridge operators, and sustainable development of European road network. More specific objective is to reveal the value of using sophisticated methods of collecting, updating and processing data and subsequently their inclusion in the probabilistic-based reliability analysis.
The preliminary programme can be downloaded here.
COST organization provides a certain amount of financial means for organizing such meetings and to reimburse participants. This includes for example accommodation costs, meals, transport expenses, etc. For more information about travel reimbursement request please visit the following webpage.
Please book your flight and hotel as soon as possible in order to find cheap solutions.
We would like to invite authors with different backgrounds and targeted knowledge to submit short papers related to the following topics:
The proposed manuscripts should be developed with the Joint Workshop paper template available at the http://www.grad.unizg.hr/joint-zagreb-workshop and submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please indicate corresponding author and adequate topic for your paper.
Authors of selected excellent papers will be invited to do oral presentations of their work, being their travel expenditures reimbursed by COST, according to the rules which are explicit in VADEMECUM (reimbursement is only applied for authors from COST Countries).
The deadline for submission is November 20, 2016.