Call for Abstracts

Authors are kindly invited to submit 300-word abstracts by May 1, 2019 June 1, 2019 through the online submission system. Authors will be notified the acceptance of their abstracts by August 1, 2019.

Deadline for Abstract Submission

May 1, 2019 June 1, 2019

Topics of Interest

All major aspects of bridge maintenance, safety, and management will be addressed at IABMAS 2020. The state of the art as well as emerging concepts and innovative applications will be considered. Papers on theories, methods, algorithms, and applications are all welcome. The Conference will focus on the following topics in general but not limited. Mini symposia or special sessions are organized for covering some specific topics; please check at “Program-Mini symposia” and “Program-Special sessions.”

1. BRIDGE MAINTENANCE

  • Maintenance strategies
  • Inspection and diagnostic
  • Health monitoring
  • Non-destructive testing
  • Field testing

2. BRIDGE SAFETY

  • Safety and serviceability
  • Assessment and evaluation
  • Damage identification
  • Deterioration modelling
  • Repair and retrofitting strategy
  • Bridge reliability
  • Fatigue and corrosion
  • Extreme loads (earthquake, fire, blast, floods, hurricanes, waves, tsunamis, etc.)
  • Advanced experimental simulation
  • Advanced computer simulation

3. BRIDGE MANAGEMENT

  • New design methods
  • Bridge codes
  • Heavy vehicle and load models
  • Bridge management systems
  • Prediction of the future traffic demands
  • Service life considerations and predictions
  • Life extension
  • Sustainability and life-cycle assessments

4. MAINTENANCE, SAFETY AND MANAGEMENT OF SIMILAR STRUCTURES TO BRIDGES

  • Life extension
  • Sustainability and life-cycle assessments

5. OTHERS

Publication

The official language of the Conference is English. The “Conference Proceedings” will be published by Taylor & Francis and will be distributed at the Conference to registered participants. Extended versions of selected papers presented at the Conference will be considered for publication in Structure and Infrastructure Engineering - Maintenance, Management, Life-Cycle Design & Performance, an international peer-reviewed scientific journal endorsed by IABMAS, and included in the ISI Science Citation Index (https://www.tandfonline.com/loi/nsie20).

KEY DATES

Mini-Symposia & Special Sessions' Proposal February 15, 2019
March 15, 2019
CLOSED
Abstract Submission May 1, 2019
June 1, 2019
Notification Regarding the Abstract August 1, 2019
Full Paper Submission November 15, 2019
Final Paper Acceptance December 15, 2019
Final Paper Submission January 15, 2020