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Venue: Faculty of Civil Engineering, Czech Technical University
The Fifteenth International Conference on
Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering Computing
Prague, Czech Republic
1-4 September 2015
organised in cooperation with
The Faculty of Civil Engineering
Czech Technical University, Prague

Special Session Call for Papers:
Special Session: CC2015-04
Innovative Approaches to Quantify and Mitigate the Risk to Structures Exposed to Natural and Human-Made Hazards
Session Aims and Scope
The overall level of risk for buildings, bridges and other engineering structures depends on the intensity of the hazards and the susceptibility to damage, which can result in economic losses for the stakeholders (including repair, reconstruction and loss of use) as well as injuries and casualties to the occupants.

Non-engineering solutions of risk mitigation consist of reducing the hazard (e.g. limiting the access to facilities which can be targeted by terroristic attacks) or the social vulnerability (e.g. developing awareness and preparedness programmes against natural disasters). While such approaches can be effective in may situations, at least to alleviate the impact that natural and man-made threats can have on communities and economies, structural engineers always strive to develop new and improved technical solutions to accurately estimate the risk and to achieve better performance for structural and non-structural components.

The aim of this special session is to provide a forum for researchers and practitioners working on risk quantification and risk mitigation in various sub-fields of structural engineering, including (but not limited to) earthquake engineering, wind engineering, fire engineering and blast engineering. The focus will be on the use of advanced computational models and methods to tackle the above challenges. Contributions addressing both theoretical developments and practical applications of performance-based design, reliability-based design and risk-based design are particularly welcome. Papers devoted to non-conventional strategies of structural design under dynamic loads, using deterministic or stochastic approaches, would also fit within the scope of the special session.

For specific questions regarding the scope of this session please contact the organisers:
  • Dr. I. Hajirasouliha, University of Sheffield, UK (I.Hajirasouliha AT,
  • Dr. T. Karavasilis, Warwick University, UK (T.Karavasilis AT
  • Dr A. Palmeri, Loughborough University, UK (A.Palmeri AT

Please note that papers that are found to fall outside the scope of this session may be considered for other sessions.

Abstract Submission
To submit abstracts for this special session, please follow the normal abstract submission procedure but please select "CC2015-S04" when asked "Is this paper part of a special session?"
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