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1983-2013: 30 Years of Civil-Comp Conferences

The Fourteenth International Conference
on Civil, Structural and Environmental
Engineering Computing
Cagliari, Sardinia, Italy
3-6 September 2013
Final Call-for-Papers
This is the fourteenth 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. This conference therefore celebrates 30 years of Civil-Comp Conferences. 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 Third 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.

Conference Flyer
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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.

For more information about the aims and scope of each session, please click the session title (where available) for a specific session call.

  • CC2013-S01: Designing collapse-resistant structures,
    organised by Prof. D.C. Charmpis, University of Cyprus (charmpis AT
  • CC2013-S02: Multi-Scale Modeling of RC Structures,
    organised by Dr R.R. Hussain, CoE-CRT, King Saud University, Saudi Arabia (raja386 AT
  • CC2013-S03: Analysis, Modelling and Design of Timber Structures,
    organised by Dr H. Zhang, Edinburgh Napier University, UK (j.zhang AT
  • CC2013-S04: Building Information Technology,
    organised by Prof. P.E.D. Love, Curtin University of Technology, Australia ( AT
  • CC2013-S05: Stochastic Structural Optimization: Stationary and Dynamic Problems,
    organised by Prof. K. Marti, Federal Armed Forces University, Germany (kurt.marti AT and Prof. M. Beer, University of Liverpool, UK ( AT
  • CC2013-S06: Analysis, Modelling and Design of Masonry Structures,
    organised by Prof. B.A. Izzuddin, Imperial College London, UK (b.izzuddin AT and Dr L. Macorini, Imperial College London, UK (l.macorini AT
  • CC2013-S07: Control of Vibrations in Civil Engineering,
    organised by Prof. R.C. Barros, FEUP, Porto, Portugal (rcb AT and Prof. A. Barratta, Universita di Napoli, Italy (alebarat AT
  • CC2013-S08: Geomatics and Computer vision applications in Civil Engineering,
    organised by Prof. M.T. Obaidat, Jordan University of Science and Technology (mobaidat AT
  • CC2013-S09: Topology optimization of structures, optimal elastic and plastic design,
    organised by V. Pomezanski, University of Pécs, Hungary (vpomezanski AT
  • CC2013-S10: Structural Analysis of Steel and Steel-Concrete Composite Structures,
    organised by Prof. J.G.S. da Silva, UERJ, Brazil (jgss AT and Prof. L.F. Costa Neves, Universidade de Coimbra,Portugal (luis AT
  • CC2013-S11: Green buildings: development, optimization and evaluation,
    organised by Dr N.S. Al-Kaabi, The United Arab Emirates University (nalkaabi AT
  • CC2013-S12: Earthquake Engineering,
    organised by Dr A.G. Sextos, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece (asextos AT
  • CC2013-S13: Masonry constructions: models and applications,
    organised by Dr M. Girardi, Istituto di Scienza e Tecnologie dell'Informazione "A. Faedo",Pisa, Italy (Maria.Girardi AT )
  • CC2013-S14: Structural and material instabilities: new achievements in theoretical and computational modelling,
    organised by Prof. N.L. Rizzi, Universita' degli Studi Roma 3, Italy (nlr AT
  • CC2013-S15: Modelling and Simulations of Vibrations Generated by Moving Loads,
    organised by Prof. P. Koziol, Koszalin University of Technology, Poland (piotr.koziol AT ; piotr.koziol AT
  • CC2013-S16: Linear and Non-linear Dynamics,
    organised by Dr J. Náprstek, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, Prague (naprstek AT and Prof J.R. Banerjee, City University London, UK (J.R.Banerjee AT
  • CC2013-S17: Railway Research: Vehicle Track Dynamic Analysis and Related Environmental Problems,
    organised by Dr J. Pombo, IDMEC-IST, Lisbon, Portugal (jpombo AT, Prof. R. Calçada, Faculty of Engineering University of Porto, Portugal (ruiabc AT and Dr. V. Markine, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands (v.l.markine AT
  • CC2013-S18: Probabilistic Approaches to Structural Mechanics,
    organised by Prof. A. Elhami, LOFIMS / INSA Rouen, France (abdelkhalak.elhami AT and Prof. B. Radi, Université Settat, Morocco (bouchaib.radi AT
  • CC2013-S19: Hydro-environmental Impacts of Wave and Tidal Power,
    organised by Dr S. Nash, National University of Ireland, Galway (stephen.nash AT and Dr M. Hartnett, National University of Ireland, Galway (michael.hartnett AT
  • CC2013-S20: Multi-scale modeling of materials with cellular microstructure,
    organised by Assoc. Prof. J. Nemecek, Czech Technical University in Prague, Czech Republic (jiri.nemecek AT and Dr. O. Jirousek, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic (jirousek AT
Conference Editorial Board
The Conference Editor is Professor Barry H.V. Topping (Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, UK and University of Pécs, Hungary).

The members of the editorial board for this conference are: Dr J.M. Adam Martinez, Spain; Prof. H. Adeli, USA; Assoc. Prof. S. Adriaenssens, USA; Dr N.S. Al-Kaabi, UAE; Dr N.A. Alexander, UK; Prof. F. Ali, UK; Prof. T. Arciszewski, USA; Dr I.M. Asi, Jordan; Prof. J. Banerjee, UK; Prof. A. Baratta, Italy; Dr M. Barkhordari, Iran; Dr R.G. Beale, UK; Prof. A.A. Becker, UK; Prof M. Beer, UK; Prof. J. Bencat, Slovakia; Prof. J. Blachut, UK; Prof. F. Bontempi, Italy; Prof. M.A. Bradford, Australia; Prof. J. Bridgeman, UK; Dr J. Brozovsky, Czech Republic; Prof. J.W. Bull, UK; Dr P. Cacciola, UK; Dr G. Calis, Turkey; Prof. D. Camotim, Portugal; Prof. R.M.M. Carneiro de Barros, Portugal; Prof. F. Casciati, Italy; Dr A.P. Chassiakos, Greece; Prof. S. Christodoulou, Cyprus; Prof. I. Colominas, Spain; Prof. O. Corbi, Italy; Prof. A. Csebfalvi, Hungary; Assoc. Prof. J.G. da Silva, Brazil; Prof. L. Damkilde, Denmark; Prof. Dr L.R.O. de Lima, Brazil; Prof. G. De Roeck, Belgium; Dr J. Dobias, Czech Republic; Dr M. Dolenc, Slovenia; Dr M. Domaneschi, Italy; Prof. M. Domaszewski, France; Prof. L. Dunai, Hungary; Prof. A. Ebrahimpour, USA; Prof. A. El Hami, France; Prof. D. Eyheramendy, France; Prof. I. Flood, USA; Dr A. Formisano, Italy; Assoc. Prof. D. Foti, Italy; Prof. D.M. Frangopol, USA; Prof. L. Fryba, Czech Republic; Dr E. Gal, Israel; Prof. C. Gantes, Greece; Prof. V. Gattulli, Italy; Prof. J. Gero, USA; Dr M. Girardi, Italy; Dr A. Gonzalez, Ireland; Prof. F. Gonzalez Vidosa, Spain; Prof. M. Hadi, Australia; Prof. P. Hajela, USA; Dr M. Hartnett, Ireland; Dr S.M. Hashemi, Canada; Dr M. Hirokane, Japan; Dr J.E. Hurtado Gomez, Colombia; Dr R.R. Hussain, Saudi Arabia; Prof. P. Iványi, Hungary; Prof. S. Ivorra, Spain; Prof. B. Izzuddin, UK; Dr L. Jendele, Czech Republic; Prof. O. Jirousek, Czech Republic; Dr E. Kameshki, Kingdom of Bahrain; Prof. A. Kaveh, Iran; Prof. N. Kirac, Turkey; Prof. P.H. Kirkegaard, Denmark; Prof. E. Kita, Japan; Prof. S. Kmet, Slovakia; Dr P. Komodromos, Cyprus; Prof. J. Kosmol, Poland; Dr T. Koudelka, Czech Republic; Dr P. Koziol, Poland; Prof. J. Kruis, Czech Republic; Prof. B. Kumar, UK; Prof. P. Ladevèze, France; Prof. F. Lebon, France; Dr M. Leps, Czech Republic; Prof. A. Leung, Hong Kong; Prof. J. Logo, Hungary; Prof. S.M.R. Lopes, Portugal; Prof. P.B. Lourenco, Portugal; Prof. P. Love, Australia; Prof. J. Máca, Czech Republic; Dr R.I. Mackie, UK; Dr L. Macorini, UK; Prof. C. Majorana, Italy; Prof. M. Malafaya-Baptista, Portugal; Prof. Dr K. Marti, Germany; Dr M.D. Martínez-Rodrigo, Spain; Prof. T.J. McCarthy, Australia; Assoc. Prof. K.J. McManus, Australia; Ass. Prof. G. Milani, Italy; Prof. R. Montenegro Armas, Spain; Prof. C.M. Mota Soares, Portugal; Prof. G. Muscolino, Italy; Dr J. Náprstek, Czech Republic; Dr S. Nash, Ireland; Prof. J. Nemecek, Czech Republic; Dr J. Novak, Czech Republic; Prof. M.T. Obaidat, Jordan; Prof. E. OBrien, Ireland; Prof. H.R. Ovesy, Iran; Prof. J.B. Paiva, Brazil; Dr L. Pallares, Spain; Dr F.J. Pallares Rubio, Spain; Dr A. Palmeri, UK; Assist. Prof. P.G. Papadopoulos, Greece; Prof. B. Patzak, Czech Republic; Dr M. Phiri, UK; Prof. Y.L. Pi, Australia; Dr B. Picoux, France; Prof. S. Pietruszczak, Canada; Prof. J. Pombo, UK; Dr V. Pomezanski, Hungary; Prof. B. Radi, Morocco; Prof. Y. Ribakov, Israel; Prof. N.L. Rizzi, Italy; Prof. M.L. Romero, Spain; Dr D. Rypl, Czech Republic; Prof. M.P. Saka, Kingdom of Bahrain; Prof. E. Salajegheh, Iran; Dr M. Salehi, Iran; Prof. L.M. Santos Castro, Portugal; Prof. E.J. Sapountzakis, Greece; Prof. M. Sejnoha, Czech Republic; Dr A.G. Sextos, UK; Prof. L.M.d.C. Simoes, Portugal; Prof. L. Simoes da Silva, Portugal; Dr V. Smilauer, Czech Republic; Prof. I. Takahashi, Japan; Dr T.T. Tanyimboh, UK; Prof. V.V. Toropov, UK; Prof. C.P. Tsai, Taiwan; Assoc. Prof. Y. Tsompanakis, Greece; Prof. S.H. Tung, Taiwan; Prof. G. Turk, Slovenia; Dr H.S. Turkmen, Turkey; Prof. J. Turmo-Coderque, Spain; Dr A. Vassiljev, Estonia; Prof. M.M. Vellasco, Brazil; Prof. P.C.d.S. Vellasco, Brazil; Dr M.C. Weng, Taiwan; Prof. T.P. Williams, USA; Prof. R.Y. Xiao, UK; Dr W.d. Yu, Taiwan; Dr J. Zeman, Czech Republic; Dr H. Zhang, UK;

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

Authors may submit extended and improved versions of their papers for review and possible publication in the conference special issues of Computers & Structures (CAS) (Elsevier), Advances in Engineering Software (ADES) (Elsevier) and the International Journal of Railway Technology (IJRT) (Saxe-Coburg Publications). Papers presented in special session CC2013-S17 "Railway Research: Vehicle Track Dynamic Analysis and Related Environmental Problems" are eligible for submission to IJRT only. All other papers may be submitted to the Elsevier journals listed above using the specified submission procedure. The review process will decide in which journal the accepted paper will be published. The details of the submission procedures and deadlines will be provided in the printed conference programme, as issued at the registration desk during the conference.

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

Abstract submission (final call)10th March 2013
Full paper deadlineas advised by the editor in your abstract acceptance email
Last day for author registrations15 June 2013
Programme is released15 August 2013
The conference3-6 September 2013

Conference Venue
The venue for the conference is T-Hotel Cagliari Sardinia, Via Dei Giudicati n.66, 09131 Cagliari, Italy. The T-Hotel is an ultra-modern hotel located right opposite the brand-new Music Plaza and the Lyric Theatre in the heart of Cagliari. The T-Hotel is 10km from the airport.

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 T-Hotel Cagliari Sardinia. 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 Sardinia. Many hotels are fully booked during this period, it is therefore vital that you book your hotel room as soon as possible in 2013.
Please check with your travel agent or the Italian embassy in your country whether you require a visa to enter Italy. Please remember that it is your responsibility to obtain the visa in good time. If you require a letter of invitation, you may contact the conference organisation. However, it is more usual for embassies to request proof that you have a firm booking for accommodation.