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The Thirteenth International Conference
on Civil, Structural and Environmental
Engineering Computing
Chania, Crete, Greece
6-9 September 2011
Final Call-for-Papers
This is the thirteenth in the CIVIL-COMP series of conferences concerned with the application of computers to civil, structural and environmental engineering. The first Civil-Comp Conference was held in 1983. The conference will provide a forum for the presentation and dissemination of recent developments in the use of computers in civil, structural and environmental engineering. A major objective of the conference will be to link research and innovative ideas to engineering practice.

Short to medium length papers describing the application of computers to civil, structural and environmental engineering projects will be particularly welcome. In addition, it is hoped that significant research and review papers on civil, structural and environmental engineering computational research topics will be presented.

The conference runs concurrently with the The Second International Conference on Soft Computing Technology in Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering. Participants may attend sessions from either conference.

The range of topics considered by the Conference will include: Professional Issues for Engineering Computer Users - Misuse of Computers - Data Management and Retrieval Systems - Software Standards, Quality Assurance and Benchmarking - Model Verification and Validation - Uncertainty Models - Human Computer Interaction - Data Acquisition and Control Systems - Structural Engineering including Steel, Bridge, Composite, Reinforced Concrete and Masonry Structures - Structural Integrity - Formfinding, Topology and Structural Morphology - Space, Tension and Shell Structures - Soil-Structure Interaction (static and dynamic) - Buckling and Stability - Linear and Non-linear Dynamics - Analysis of Semi-rigid Connections - Environmental Engineering - CAD (including steel, concrete, masonry and composite) - Transport and Highways Engineering - Geotechnical Analysis and Design - Foundation Engineering - Dam Engineering - Slope Design - Ground Vibration - Construction Automation and Robotics - Construction Management - Project Management - Management Systems - Civil Engineering Surveying - Civil Engineering Management - Lifetime Costs - Productivity - Sustainable Urban Environments - Water Resources Enginering - Enviromental Modelling - Mobile Computing - GIS - Virtual Reality - Structural Control - Fracture Mechanics - Modelling of Concrete Durability - Rock Mechanics - Offshore Structures - Wind Engineering - Computer Controlled Site Instrumentation - Quality Assessment - Optimisation - Structural Optimisation and Sensitivity Analysis - Numerical Modeling in Geotechnics - Monitoring of Structures & Buildings - Real-Time 3D Simulation - Computer Supported Collaborative Design - New advances in Structural Health Monitoring Technologies - Fuzzy Methods - Seismic Response of Structures and the Environment due to Transport - Earthquake Engineering - Modelling of Seismic Action - Structural Identification - Strengthening of Structures - Assessment of Structures - Multi-Criteria Decision Making - Timber Structures - Structural Damage Detection and Identification - Stochastic Optimization - Nanotechnology - Modelling Mechanical Behaviour at the Nano- and Mesoscale - Railway Engineering - Stochastic Mechanics - Shape and Boundary Optimization - Reliability-based Design Optimization (RBDO) - Optimal Structural Control under Stochastic Uncertainty - Model Predictive Structural Control (MPSC) - Stochastic Mechanics and Reliability - Multi-Hazard Risk Assessment - Fire Structural Design - Multi Scale Modelling, Multi-Scale Analysis - Geostatistics.

A list of computing technology that may be described with respect to the above domains includes: Integrated Design Systems - Information Technology - Parallel and Distributed Processing - Supercomputing - Heterogenous Computing - Simulation - Computer Aided Design - Graphics and Design - Safety Analysis - Product Modelling - Optimization - Information Systems - Virtual Reality - World Wide Web Applications - Visualisation - Simulations and Modeling - Decision Support Systems - New Algorithms - Computational Technology - Genetic Algorithms - Neural Networks - Decision Support Systems - Product Modelling - Design Integration - Grid Computing - Mathematical Software - OOP - Adaptive Methods - Case Based Design - Knowledge-Based Systems.

Young Researcher Best Paper Competition
To encourage young researchers to attend the conference a 1000 Euro Young Researcher Best Paper Prize will be awarded to the best paper presented at the conference. To read the full terms and conditions of this competition, please click here.
Special Sessions
A number of special sessions will be organised at this Conference. Papers may be submitted directly to the Conference Editor or via the special session organisers if you wish to participate in their session. Over the coming months the list of special sessions will gradually grow. Please visit this page regularly to keep up to date. Please also note the important dates.
  • CC11-S01: Computational Modelling and Analysis on Structures under Extreme Loading,
    organised by Prof. R.Y. Xiao, London South Bank University, UK (xiaor2 AT
  • CC11-S02: Fuzzy Logic and Fuzzy Systems in Civil Engineering,
    organised by Prof. H.M. Al-Humaidi, Kuwait University (hanoufalhumaidi AT and Prof. F. Hadipriono Tan, The Ohio State University, USA (tan.184 AT
  • CC11-S03: Railway Research: Vehicle Track Dynamic Analysis and Related Environmental Problems,
    organised by Prof. Z. Dimitrovová, Universidade Nova, Caparica, Portugal (zdim AT, Dr J. Pombo, IDMEC - IST, Lisbon, Portugal (jpombo AT and Prof. P. Teixeira, IST, Lisbon, Portugal (pft AT
    More information about this special session.
  • CC11-S04: Optimal Structural Design and Control under Stochastic Uncertainty,
    organised by Prof. K. Marti, Federal Armed Forces Univ., Neubiberg/Munich, Germany (kurt.marti AT and Prof. Dr.-Ing. T. Vietor, Technical University of Braunschweig, Germany (vietor AT and Prof. G.I. Schuëller, Leopold-Franzens University, Innsbruck, Austria (mechanik AT
  • CC11-S05: Topology and Shape Optimization,
    organised by V. Pomezanski, University of Pécs, Hungary (vpomezanski AT
  • CC11-S06: Probabilistic Approaches to Structural Mechanics,
    organised by Prof. A. Elhami, LMR / INSA ROUEN, France (aelhami AT
  • CC11-S07: Optimisation of Reinforced Concrete Structures,
    organised by Dr A.F. Ashour, University of Bradford, UK (a.f.ashour AT
  • CC11-S08: Mesh Generation and Smoothing,
    organised by Dr P. Ivanyi, University of Pécs, Hungary (peteri AT
  • CC11-S09: Offshore Geotechnical Engineering,
    organised by Dr M. Rouainia, University of Newcastle, UK (M.Rouainia AT
  • CC11-S10: Nuclear power plant analysis,
    organised by Dr M. Domaneschi, Politecnico di Milano, Italy (domaneschi AT
    More information about this special session.
  • CC11-S11: Vibration problems and ELS compliance in steel and steel-concrete composite footbridges and buildings,
    organised by Prof. L.F. Costa Neves, Universidade de Coimbra, Portugal (luis AT and Prof. J.G.S. da Silva, State Univ of Rio de Janeiro - UERJ, Brazil, (jgss AT
  • CC11-S12: Finite element analysis of masonry,
    organised by Prof. J.W. Bull, Brunel University, UK (john.bull AT
  • CC11-S13: Design of buildings. Case studies: structural concept and modelling,
    organised by Prof. L.F. Costa Neves, Universidade de Coimbra, Portugal (luis AT and Prof. L. Lima, State Univ of Rio de Janeiro - UERJ, Brazil (lucianolima AT
  • CC11-S14: Limit State Analysis including optimization of Structural Layout,
    organised by Prof. Lars Damkilde, Aalborg University, Denmark (lda AT
  • CC11-S15: Shear transfer in steel and concrete composite structures,
    organised by Prof. L.F. Costa Neves, Universidade de Coimbra, Portugal (luis AT and Prof. P.C.G. da S. Vellasco, State Univ of Rio de Janeiro - UERJ, Brazil (vellasco AT
  • CC11-S16: Dynamic stability, stationary and quasi-periodic post-critical states,
    organised by Dr J. Naprstek, Institute of Theoretical & Applied Mechanics, Prague, Czech Republic (naprstek AT
    More information about this special session.
  • CC11-S17: Sustainable and healthy building technology,
    organised by Prof. J.T. Kim, Kyung Hee University, Korea (jtkim AT
  • CC11-S18: Base Isolation and Energy Dissipation,
    organised by Dr A. Dusi, Numeria Engineering, Milan, Italy (dusi AT
  • CC11-S19: Multiscale Modelling of Tidal Flows and Material Transport,
    organised by Dr M. Hartnett, National University of Ireland, Galway (michael.hartnett AT
  • CC11-S20: Application of Optimization Models in Civil Engineering,
    organised by Dr C. Vale, FEUP, Porto, Portugal (cvale AT
  • CC11-S21: Model Identification and Inverse Analysis,
    organised by Prof. T. Schanz, Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Germany (tom.schanz AT
  • CC11-S22: Offshore Wind Turbines,
    organised by Prof. L. Andersen, Aalborg University, Denmark (la AT
Proposals for the organisation of a special session on your specialist topic including ten to sixteen papers and an optional special lecture are welcome. Proposals for special sessions may be sent to the conference editors via conf2011 AT
Conference Editorial Board
The Conference Editors are Professor Barry H.V. Topping (Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, UK and University of Pécs, Hungary) and Professor Yiannis Tsompanakis (Technical University of Crete, Greece).

The members of the editorial board for this conference are: Dr J.M. Adam, Spain; Prof. H. Adeli, USA; Prof. Dr S.M.L. Adriaenssens, Belgium; Dr N.A. Alexander, UK; Prof. A.H. Al-Gadhib, Saudi Arabia; Dr S.A. Alghamdi, Saudi Arabia; Prof. H.M. Al-Humaidi, Kuwait; Dr N.S. Al-Kaabi, United Arab Emirates; Mr J.M. Alonso, Spain; Prof. D. Ambrosini, Argentina; Assoc Prof. R. Amor, New Zealand; Dr L. Andersen, Denmark; Prof. C.J. Anumba, USA; Dr Y. Arayici, England; Prof. A.J. Aref, USA; Dr A.F. Ashour, UK; Dr I.M. Asi, Jordan; Dr C.E. Augarde, UK; Prof. Y. Ayvaz, Turkey; Prof. J.R. Banerjee, UK; Prof. C.C. Baniotopoulos, Greece; Prof. A. Baratta, Italy; Dr M.A. Barkhordari, Iran; Dr B. Basu, Ireland; Prof. J.W. Baugh, USA; Dr R.G. Beale, UK; Prof. I. Becchi, Italy; Prof. A.A. Becker, UK; Prof. J. Bencat, Slovakia; Prof. A. Benjeddou, France; PD Dr V. Berkhahn, Germany; Dr A. Bjelanovic, Croatia; Prof. J. Blachut, UK; Prof. F. Bontempi, Italy; Dr D. Borza, France; Prof. M.A. Bradford, Australia; Prof. F.A. Branco, Portugal; Dr J. Bridgeman, UK; Dr J. Brozovsky, Czech Republic; Prof. J.W. Bull, UK; Prof. F. Buyle-Bodin, France; Dr P. Cacciola, UK; Prof. R. Cajka, Czech Republic; Prof. D. Camotim, Portugal; Prof. F. Casciati, Italy; Dr L.M.Santos Castro, Portugal; Dr S. Chandra, India; Dr A.P. Chassiakos, Greece; Dr H.-P. Cheng, USA; Prof. Y.K. Chow, Singapore; Prof. I. Colominas, Spain; Prof. A. Combescure, France; Assoc. Prof. L. Contrafatto, Italy; Prof. J.G.S. da Silva, Brazil; Prof. L. Damkilde, Denmark; Assoc. Prof. J. de Brito, Portugal; Prof. G. De Matteis, Italy; Prof. G. De Roeck, Belgium; Prof. P.R.B. Devloo, Brazil; Prof. J. Dias, Germany; Prof. Z. Dimitrovová, Portugal; Prof. L.M.J.S. Dinis, Portugal; Dr M. Dolenc, Slovenia; Dr M. Domaneschi, Italy; Prof. L. Dunai, Hungary; Dr A. Dusi, Italy; Prof. A. Ebrahimpour, USA; Dr D.J. Edwards, UK; Dr-Ing. A. Elenas, Greece; Prof. A. Elhami, France; Prof. J. Ermopoulos, Greece; Dr D. Eyheramendy, France; Dr I. Faraj, UK; Prof. F. Farinha, Portugal; Prof. I. Flood, USA; Prof. L. Fryba, Czech Republic; Prof. M.B. Fuchs, Israel; Dr E. Gal, Israel; Prof. Ch. Gantes, Greece; Dr P. Gardner, UK; Prof. V. Gattulli, Italy; Prof. R.I. Gilbert, Australia; Prof. F. Gonzalez Vidosa, Spain; Prof. D.E. Grierson, Canada; Prof. N. Grujovic, Serbia; Dr Z.W. Guan, UK; Prof. M.N.S. Hadi, Australia; Prof. F. Hadipriono, USA; Dr M. Hartnett, Ireland; Assoc. Prof. O. Hededal, Denmark; Dr M. Hirokane, Japan; Prof. G. Hofstetter, Austria; Prof. C.A. Issa, Lebanon; Dr P. Ivanyi, Hungary; Prof. B.A. Izzuddin, UK; Prof. P. Jayachandran, USA; Dr L. Jendele, Czech Republic; Prof. D.S. Jeng, UK; Dr T. Ji, UK; Prof. X. Jia, USA; Dr X. Jiang, USA; Dr O. Jirousek, Czech Republic; Dr E.S. Kameshki, Kingdom of Bahrain; Prof. M. Kaminski, Poland; Prof. A. Kaveh, Iran; Prof. T. Kerh, Taiwan; Dr A.I. Khan, Australia; Prof. J.T. Kim, Korea; Prof. N. Kirac, Turkey; Prof. S. Kmet, Slovakia; Dr P. Komodromos, Cyprus; Prof. J. Kosmol, Poland; Dr T. Koudelka, Czech Republic; Prof. V.K. Koumousis, Greece; Dr D. Kovacevic, Serbia; Dr K. Krabbenhoft, Australia; Dr T. Krejci, Czech Republic; Dr J. Kruis, Czech Republic; Prof. J.S. Kuang, Hong Kong; Prof. H.G. Kwak, Korea; Dr J.E. Laier, Brazil; Prof. R. Landolfo, Italy; Prof. F. Lebon, France; Dr C.K. Lee, Singapore; Prof. P. Leger, Canada; Dr V.M A. Leitão, Portugal; Dr C.J. Leo, Australia; Prof. A.Y.T. Leung, Hong Kong; Prof. R. Levy, Israel; Prof. L. Lima, Brazil; Prof. S.Y.Liong, Singapore; Prof. J. Logo, Hungary; Prof. P.B. Lourenco, Portugal; Prof. P.E.D. Love, Australia; Dr J. Wei-Zhen Lu, Hong Kong; Dr R.I. Mackie, UK; Prof. C.E. Majorana, Italy; Prof. M. Malafaya-Baptista, Portugal; Prof. Dr K. Marti, Germany; Dr M.D. Martinez-Rodrigo, Spain; Prof. I. May, UK; Prof. F.M. Mazzolani, Italy; Prof. T.J. McCarthy, Australia; Dr G. Milani, Italy; Prof. S.A. Mirza, Canada; Assoc. Prof. E.S. Mistakidis, Greece; Prof. A. Miyamoto, Japan; Prof. R. Montenegro Armas, Spain; Prof. G. Montero, Spain; Prof. C.A. Mota Soares, Portugal; Dr I. Mura, Italy; Prof. G. Muscolino, Italy; Prof. T. Nakai, Japan; Dr J. Naprstek, Czech Republic; Prof. L.F. Costa Neves, Portugal; Dr S.T. Ng, Hong Kong; Dr J. Novak, Czech Republic; Prof. E. OBrien, Ireland; Prof. H.R. Ovesy, Iran; Dr F.J. Pallares, Spain; Dr A. Palmeri, UK; Assist. Prof. P.G. Papadopoulos, Greece; Prof. M. Papadrakakis, Greece; Dr B. Patzak, Czech Republic; Prof. O. A. Pekau, Canada; Dr C. Pellegrino, Italy; Dr M. Phiri, UK; Dr Y.-L. Pi, Australia; Dr B. Picoux, France; Dr J. Pombo, Portugal; Ms V. Pomezanski, Hungary; Prof. C.P. Providakis, Greece; Dr P.N. Psarropoulos, Greece; Dr M.Y. Rafiq, UK; Prof. A.A. Ramezanianpour, Iran; Prof. M. Raoof, UK; Dr Y. Ribakov, Israel; Dr A. Riccio, Italy; Prof. N. Rizzi, Italy; Dr C. Romanel, Brazil; Prof. M.L. Romero, Spain; Dr M. Rouainia, UK; Dr D. Rypl, Czech Republic; Prof. R.L. Sack, USA; Assoc. Prof. F. Saje, Slovenia; Prof. M.P. Saka, Turkey; Dr M. Salehi, Iran; Prof. L.M. Santos Castro, Portugal; Assoc. Prof. E.J. Sapountzakis, Greece; Prof. T. Schanz, Germany; Prof. K. Schilling, Germany; Prof. G.I. Schuëller, Austria; Dr W. Sebastian, UK; Dr M. Sejnoha, Czech Republic; Dr A.G. Sextos, Greece; Prof. K.-J. Shou, Taiwan; Dr R.C. Silva, Brazil; Prof. L. Simoni, Italy; Prof. S. Singh, USA; Prof. M.J. Skibniewski, USA; Prof. R.M. Skitmore, Australia; Prof. J. Sladek, Slovakia; Prof. I.F.C. Smith, Switzerland; Prof. J.E. Souza de Cursi, France; Dr R. Spallino, Denmark; Dr M.C. Suarez Arriaga, Mexico; Prof. I. Takahashi, Japan; Dr T.T. Tanyimboh, UK; Prof. P.F. Teixeira, Portugal; Prof. R.A. Tenenbaum, Brazil; Prof. A. Tesar, Slovakia; Prof. D. Thambiratnam, Australia; Dr D. Theodossopoulos, UK; Prof. G. Thierauf, Germany; Prof. H.R. Thomas, UK; Dr W. Tizani, UK; Prof. B.H.V. Topping, UK; Prof. V.V. Toropov, UK; Prof. C.P. Tsai, Taiwan; Prof. T.-K. Tsay, Taiwan; Prof. G. Turk, Slovenia; Prof. Z. Turk, Slovenia; Dr H.S. Turkmen, Turkey; Prof. J. Turmo, Spain; Dr G.J. Turvey, UK; Prof. Y. Uematsu, Japan; Dr C. Vale, Portugal; Dr L.S. Vamvakeridou-Lyroudia, UK; Prof. M.M.B.R. Vellasco, Brazil; Prof. P.C.G. da S. Vellasco, Brazil; Prof. Dr-Ing. T. Vietor, Germany; Prof. W. Wagner, Germany; Prof. C.M. Wang, Singapore; Dr A.S. Watson, UK; Dr M.C. Weng, Taiwan; Prof. T.P. Williams, USA; Prof. R.Y. Xiao, UK; Prof. Y.-B. Yang, Taiwan; Dr J.Q. Ye, UK; Dr J. Zeman, Czech Republic; Prof. C. Zeris, Greece; Prof. Q.L. Zhang, China; Prof. A. Zingoni, South Africa; and Prof. P.P. Zouein, Lebanon.

Conference Proceedings
The conference proceedings which will be available on the first day of the conference will be published by Civil-Comp Press.

A selection of extended reviewed versions of the best papers will be published in special issues of Computers & Structures and Advances in Engineering Software. The procedure for submitting papers for these journal special issues will be available at the conference. (Only papers presented at the conference are eligible for special issue publication.)

Important Dates
Please take note of these important dates when planning your participation to this conference:

Abstract submission5 March 2011
Full paper deadlineas advised by the editor in your abstract acceptance email
Last day for author registrations15 June 2011
Programme is released15 August 2011
The conference6-9 September 2011

Conference Venue
The venue for the conference is Minoa Palace Resort & Spa *****, Platanias, GR-73014 Chania, Crete, Greece. The Minoa Palace Resort & Spa is a luxury five-star beachside hotel, built within 35.000sqm. of maintained gardens. It is situated in the cosmopolitan area of Platanias, 12km west of the picturesque town of Chania and only 30min drive from Chania International Airport (Taxi fare 25-30 Euros). Buses are available to Chania town centre (approximately every 20 minutes in the day time at a cost of 3-4 Euros).

The hotel offers wireless internet access free of charge to all conference participants in the conference area. Wired internet access is available free of charge in the guest bedrooms.

All presentations, lunches and coffees will be at this location. For information on how to get to the venue, click here.

Accommodation is available at Minoa Palace Resort & Spa. Bookings should be made directly with the hotel. Special conference rates have been negotiated with the hotel if you use the special rate booking form available from this page. September is high season in Crete. Many hotels are fully booked during this period, it is therefore vital that you book your hotel room as soon as possible in 2011.
Please check with your travel agent or the Greek embassy in your country whether you require a visa to enter Greece. Please remember that it is your responsibility to obtain the visa in good time.