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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
Registration Closed
This is the fifteenth 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 Fourth 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 and Cloud Computing
  • Parallel and Distributed Computing
  • Mathematical Software
  • OOP
  • Adaptive Methods
  • Case Based Design
  • Knowledge-Based Systems
Industry Poster Sessions
A limited number of conference participants from industry may present posters at the conference. For further details of the arrangements for posters see here.
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. If you wish to participate in a special session please indicate this when you submit your abstract. Over the coming months the list of special sessions will gradually grow. Please visit this page regularly to keep up to date. Please also notice the important dates.

The list of special sessions is being assembled. Proposals for the organisation of a special session on your specialist topic including six or more papers and an optional special lecture are welcome.

Proposals for special sessions may be sent to the conference editors via ccmm2 AT

The current list of special sessions includes:

  • CC2015-S01: Numerical and Non-Linear Dynamics,
    organised by Dr J. Náprstek, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, Prague (naprstek AT and Professor J.R. Banerjee, City University, London, UK (j.r.banerjee AT
  • CC2015-S02: Dynamics of Bridges,
    organised by Professor L. Fryba, Academy of Sciences of Czech Republic, Prague (fryba AT
  • CC2015-S03: Control of Vibrations in Civil Engineering using Passive Semi-Active and Active Dampers,
    organised by Professor R.M.M. Carneiro de Barros, University of Porto, Portugal, (rcb AT and Profressor A. Baratta, University of Naples, Italy, (alebarat AT
  • CC2015-S04: Innovative Approaches to Quantify and Mitigate the Risk to Structures Exposed to Natural and Human-Made Hazards,
    organised by Dr I. Hajirasouliha, University of Sheffield, England (I.Hajirasouliha AT, Dr T. Karavasilis, Warwick University, England (T.Karavasilis AT, and Dr A. Palmeri, Loughborough University, England, (A. Palmeri AT
  • CC2015-S05: New Advances in Intelligent Transportation Systems and Geomatics,
    organised by Professor M.T. Obaidat, Jorfan University of Science and Technology, Jordan, (mobaidat AT
  • CC2015-S06: Analysis, Modelling and Design of Timber Structures,
    organised by Dr H. Zhang, Edinburgh Napier University, Scotland, (j.zhang AT
  • CC2015-S07: Structural Analysis of Steel and Steel-Concrete Composite Structures,
    organised by Professor J.G. Santos da Silva, UERJ, Brazil (jgss AT and Professor L.F. Costa Neves, Universidade de Coimbra, Portugal (luis AT
  • CC2015-S08: Analysis Modelling and Design of Masonry Structures,
    organised by Professor B. Izzuddin and Dr L. Macorini, Imperial College, London, England, (b.izzuddin/l.macorini AT
  • CC2015-S09: Multi-Scale Modelling of Materials with Heterogeneous Microstructure,
    organised by Professor J. Nemecek, Czech Techical University in Prague, Czech Republic, (jiri.nemecek AT and Professor O. Jirousek, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, Prague, Czech Republic, (jirousek AT
  • CC2015-S10: Computational Methods for Railway Technology,
    organised by Dr J. Pombo, Heriot-Watt University, UK and LAETA/IDMEC/IST & ISEL, Portugal, (jpombo AT and Dr V. Markine, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands (v.l.markine AT
  • CC2015-S11: Differential Quadrature, Generalized Methods and related Discrete Element Methods,
    organised by Professor C.-N. Chen, National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan, (cchen AT
  • CC2015-S12: Building Information Modelling (BIM) Applications,
    organised by Dr M. Phiri, Sheffield University, England, (M.Phiri AT
  • CC2015-S13: Robust Optimization Modelling,
    organised by Professor A. Csebfalvi, University of Pécs, Hungary, (csebfalvi.witch AT
  • CC2015-S14: Topology Optimization with Constraints against Structural Failure,
    organised by Professor G.H. Yoon, Hanyang University, Seoul, Korea, (ghy AT and Dr M. Bruggi, Polytechnic of Milan, Italy, (matteo.bruggi AT
  • CC2015-S15: Computational Earthquake Engineering,
    organised by Professor A. Sextos, Aristotle University Thessaloniki, Greece (asextos AT
  • CC2015-S16: Railroads and Rail Infrastructure Dynamics: Modelling, Design and Technologies,
    organised by Dr P. Koziol, Cracow University of Technology, Poland, (Piotr.Koziol AT and Dr C. Mares, Brunel University, Uxbridge, London, United Kingdom, (Cristinel.Mares AT
  • CC2015-S17: Dynamic Stability of Structural Systems,
    organised by Professor C. Majorama, Università degli Studi di Padova, Italy, (carmelo.maiorana AT
  • CC2015-S18: Enhanced Continuum Theories for Multiscale Modelling of Materials and Structures,
    organised by Dr M. Lombardo, Loughborough University, England, (M.Lombardo AT and Professor H. Askes, University of Sheffield, England, (h.askes AT
  • CC2015-S19: Modeling, Analysis and Design of Structures Reinforced or Strengthened with FRP Composite Materials,
    organised by Dr R. Hawileh, American University of Sharjah, United Arab Emirates, (rhaweeleh AT
  • CC2015-S20: Probabilistic Approaches to Structural Mechanics,
    organised by Professor A. El Hami, Institut National des Sciences Appliquées de Rouen, France, (aelhami AT and Professor B. Radi, Universite Settat, Morocco, (bouchaib.radi AT
  • CC2015-S21: Optimization for Sustainable Development,
    organised by Professor C.A. Antonio and Professor C.F. Castro, Faculdade de Engenharia da Universidade do Porto, Portugal, (cantonio/castro AT
  • CC2015-S22: Structural Analysis of Historic Masonry Constructions: From Simplified Approaches to Advanced Numerical Simulations,
    organised by Professor J. Sejnoha, Czech Technical University in Prague, Czech Republic, (sejnoha AT, Professor M. Sejnoha, Czech Technical University in Prague, Czech Republic, (sejnom AT and Ass. Professor G. Milani, Technical University of Milan, Italy, (gabriele.milani AT
  • CC2015-S23: Multi-Scale Modeling of Wood and Timber Structures,
    organised by Dr J. Vorel Czech Technical University in Prague, Czech Republic, (jan.vorel AT, Dr K. de Proft, Universiteit Hasselt, Belgium, (kurt.deproft AT, Professor M. Sejnoha, Czech Technical University in Prague, Czech Republic, (sejnom AT and Professor J. Sejnoha, Czech Technical University in Prague, Czech Republic, (sejnoha AT
  • CC2015-S24: Monitoring for Damage Detection, Vulnerability Assessment, Forecast and Protection Of Structures and Continua,
    organised by Dr H. Varum, University of Porto, Portugal, (hvarum AT, Dr D. Foti, Polytechnic of Bari, Italy, (dora.foti AT and Professor O. Corbi, University of Naples Frederico II, Italy, (ottavia.corbi AT
  • CC2015-S25: Modelling Aeroelastic Instabilities of Structures,
    organised by Assoc Professor G. Piccardo, Universita Degli Studi Di Genova, Italy, (Giuseppe.Piccardo AT and Professor A. Luongo, Universita' di l'Aquila, Italy, (angelo.luongo AT
  • CC2015-S26: Hyperelasticity and Large Strain Constitutive Modelling,
    organised by Professor F. Montans, Universidad Politecnica de Madrid, Spain, (Fco.Montans AT
  • CC2015-S27: Modelling, Analysis and Design of Concrete Structures,
    organised by Professor A. Kohoutkova, Czech Technical University in Prague, Czech Republic, (akohout AT
  • CC2015-S28: Seismic Retrofitting and Rehabilitation of Existing Buildings using Sustainable Innovative Techniques,
    organised by Dr A Formisano and Dr G.P. Lignola, University of Naples Frederico II, Italy, (antoform/glignola AT
  • CC2015-S29: Seismic Design of Buildings including Soil-Structure Interaction Effects
    organised by Dr S. Mohasseb, SMTEAM GmbH, Switzerland, (Smteam AT
  • CC2015-S30: HPC in Engineering: From Workstations and Servers to the Cloud ,
    organised by Professor W. Gentzsch, The Ubercloud, Neutraubling, Germany, (wolfgang AT

Pre-Conference Tutorial Course:
Tuesday 1st September 2015, 13.00-16.00
"Taking an OpenFOAM Application to the Cloud"
Course leader: Professor W. Gentzsch, The Ubercloud Hands-on training leader: Lubos Pirkl, Co-Founder and Technical Director of CFD Support Ltd. CFD Support Ltd.
This pre-conference tutorial course is only available for conference participants. The course fee is 30 UK pounds and participants should indicate their particiaption by including the fee on their registration forms. Participants should bring a laptop PC with them to enable them to fully participate in the tutorial element of this course. Please note: Spaces on this course are limited please register early.

Cloud computing is strongly evolving from enterprise applications recently also into the area of CAE, for engineers and scientists. In this three-hour tutorial participants learn the benefits and challenges in using remote cloud resources for real engineering and scientific applications, prepare a simple OpenFOAM CFD application on their own laptop and perform hands-on all the necessary steps about moving the geometry and physics data into the cloud, performing the computation and the remote visualization, and getting the resulting simulation data back to their laptop and visualize the results.

Conference Editorial Board
The Conference Chairmen and Editors are Dr Jaroslav Kruis (Faculty of Civil Engineering, Czech Technical University, Prague) and 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; Prof. S. Adhikari, UK; Assoc. Prof. S. Adriaenssens, USA; Prof. J.F. Aguilar Madeira, Portugal; Prof. F. Ali, UK; Prof. M. Amabili, Canada; Prof L.V. Andersen, Denmark; Prof. C.A.C. Antonio, Portugal; Dr S. Arangio, Italy; Prof. J.V. Araujo dos Santos, Portugal; Prof. T. Arciszewski, USA; Prof. A.J. Aref, USA; Dr A.F. Ashour, UK; Prof. H. Askes, UK; Prof. S.K. Au, UK; Prof. J. Awrejcewicz, Poland; Prof. L. Baeza, UK; Prof. A. Bahreininejad, *** unknown ***; Prof. J. Banerjee, UK; Prof. C. Baniotopoulos, UK; Prof. A. Baratta, Italy; Prof. H.J. Barbosa, Brazil; Prof. E. Barkanov, Latvia; Dr M. Barkhordari, Iran; Prof. K. Bathe, USA; Prof. J.M. Battini, Sweden; Prof. F. Bay, France; Prof. Z.P. Bazant, USA; Dr R.G. Beale, UK; Prof. A.A. Becker, UK; Prof M. Beer, UK; Prof. J. Bencat, Slovakia; Prof. A.C. Benim, Germany; Dr M. Betti, Italy; Prof. S.K. Bhattacharyya, India; Prof. C. Birk, Germany; Prof. M.L. Bittencourt, Brazil; Prof. J. Blachut, UK; Prof. P. Boisse, France; Prof. F. Bontempi, Italy; Prof. B. Boroomand, Iran; Prof. H. Borouchaki, France; Prof. P. Bouillard, Belgium; Prof. M.A. Bradford, Australia; Prof. D. Briassoulis, Greece; Prof. J. Bridgeman, UK; Dr J. Brozovsky, Czech Republic; Dr M. Bruggi, Italy; Prof. Dr M. Brünig, Germany; Prof. J.W. Bull, UK; Dr P. Cacciola, UK; Prof. R. Calçada, Portugal; Prof. D. Camotim, Portugal; Dr P. Carlone, Italy; Prof. R.M.M. Carneiro de Barros, Portugal; Prof. F. Casciati, Italy; Dr C.F. Castro, Portugal; Dr G. Cederbaum, Israel; Prof. A.H. Chan, Australia; Dr S. Chandra, India; Dr A.P. Chassiakos, Greece; Prof. C.N. Chen, Taiwan; Prof. H.P. Chen, UK; Prof. G. Cheng, China; Dr J.R.C. Cheng, USA; Prof. J. Chenot, France; Prof. F. Chinesta, France; Prof. C.G. Chiorean, Romania; Prof. C. Cinquini, Italy; Dr P.G. Coelho, Portugal; Prof. I. Colominas, Spain; Prof. G. Constantinides , Cyprus; Prof. O. Corbi, Italy; Prof. A. Csebfalvi, Hungary; Assoc. Prof. J.G. da Silva, Brazil; Prof. L. Damkilde, Denmark; Prof. S. De, USA; Prof. R. de Borst, UK; Prof. Dr L.R.O. de Lima, Brazil; Dr K. de Proft, Belgium; Prof. G. De Roeck, Belgium; Prof. G. de Saxce, France; Prof. S.O. Degertekin, Turkey; Dr D. Dias-da-Costa, Australia; Dr I. Doltsinis, Germany; Dr M. Domaneschi, Italy; Prof. M. Domaszewski, France; Chair Prof. F. Dufour, France; Prof. L. Dunai, Hungary; Prof. A. Ebrahimpour, USA; Prof. A. El Hami, France; Prof. A. Eriksson, Sweden; Prof. R.E. Erkmen, Australia; Prof. D. Eyheramendy, France; Prof. A.J.M. Ferreira, Portugal; Prof. I. Flood, USA; Dr A. Formisano, Italy; Assoc. Prof. D. Foti, Italy; Prof. A. Frangi, Italy; Prof. D.M. Frangopol, USA; Prof. M. Friswell, UK; Prof. L. Fryba, Czech Republic; Prof. M. Fuchs, Israel; Dr E. Gal, Israel; Prof. G. Gambolati, Italy; Prof. C. Gantes, Greece; Prof. L. Gastaldi, Italy; Prof. V. Gattulli, Italy; Prof. Dr-Ing. N. Gebbeken, Germany; Prof. J. Gero, USA; Prof. M. Gilbert, UK; Dr M. Girardi, Italy; Prof. U.A. Girhammar, Sweden; Prof. D. Givoli, Israel; Prof. L. Godinho, Portugal; Dr A. Gonzalez, Ireland; Prof. F. Gonzalez Vidosa, Spain; Prof. R.V. Grandhi, USA; Dr P. Grassl, UK; Prof. T. Grätsch, Germany; Prof. G.A. Gravvanis, Greece; Prof. A. Groenwold, South Africa; Dr Z. Guan, UK; Prof. R. Guedes, Portugal; Prof. Z. Guo, China; Prof. M. Hadi, Australia; Dr I. Hajirasouliha, UK; Dr M. Hartnett, Ireland; Dr O. Hasancebi, Turkey; Dr S.M. Hashemi, Canada; Prof. R.A. Hawileh, UAE; Dr M. Hirokane, Japan; Prof. G. Hofstetter, Austria; Dr J.W. Hong, Korea; Prof. O. Hopperstad, Norway; Dr R.R. Hussain, Saudi Arabia; Prof. A. Ibrahimbegovic, France; Prof. C.A. Issa, Lebanon; Prof. P. Iványi, Hungary; Prof. B. Izzuddin, UK; Prof. M. Jirasek, Czech Republic; Prof. O. Jirousek, Czech Republic; Prof. M. Kaliske, Germany; Dr E. Kameshki, Kingdom of Bahrain; Prof. M. Kaminski, Poland; Prof. J. Kaplunov, UK; Prof. D.L. Karabalis, Greece; Prof. A. Kaveh, Iran; Professsor D. Kennedy, UK; Dr A.I. Khan, Australia; Dr H. Khatam, USA; Prof. J.T. Kim, Korea; Prof. N. Kirac, Turkey; Prof. P.H. Kirkegaard, Denmark; Prof. E. Kita, Japan; Prof. M. Kleiber, Poland; Prof. S. Kmet, Slovakia; Prof. L.T. Koczy, Hungary; Prof. A. Kohoutkova , Czech Republic; Dr P. Komodromos, Cyprus; Prof. L.Y. Kossovich, Russia; Dr T. Koudelka, Czech Republic; Prof G. Kouroussis, Belgium; Dr P. Koziol, Poland; Prof. W.B. Krätzig, Germany; Prof. S. Krenk, Denmark; Dr D. Kvasov, Italy; Prof. H.G. Kwak, Korea; Dr A.S. Kwan, UK; Prof. Y.W. Kwon, USA; Prof. R. Lackner, Austria; Prof. P. Ladevèze, France; Prof. N.D. Lagaros, Greece; Prof. L. Lamberti, Italy; Mr A. Landesmann, Brazil; Prof. R. Landolfo, Italy; Prof. K.L. Lawrence, USA; Prof. F. Lebon, France; Dr C.K. Lee, Singapore; Dr J.d.P.B. Leite, Brazil; Dr C. Leo, Australia; Dr M. Leps, Czech Republic; Prof. A. Leung, Hong Kong; Prof. R. Levy, Israel; Prof. R. Lewandowski, Poland; Prof. W.J. Lewis, UK; Prof. X. Li, China; Prof. K.M. Liew, Hong Kong; Dr G.P. Lignola, Italy; Prof. J. Logo, Hungary; Dr M. Lombardo, UK; Prof. S.M.R. Lopes, Portugal; Dr M. Losa, Italy; Prof. P.B. Lourenco, Portugal; Prof. P. Love, Australia; Prof. A. Luongo, Italy; Prof. J. Máca, Czech Republic; Dr R.I. Mackie, UK; Dr L. Macorini, UK; Prof. F. Magoulès, France; Prof. C. Majorana, Italy; Prof. M. Malafaya-Baptista, Portugal; Prof. H.A. Mang, Austria; Prof. S. Mariani, Italy; Dr V. Markine, Netherlands; Prof. Dr K. Marti, Germany; Dr M.D. Martínez-Rodrigo, Spain; Prof. F.M. Mazzolani, Italy; Prof. T.J. McCarthy, Australia; Assoc. Prof. K.J. McManus, Australia; Dr G. Mejak, Slovenia; Ass. Prof. G. Milani, Italy; Prof. E.S. Mistakidis, Greece; Dr C. Mittelsted, Germany; Prof. A. Miyamoto, Japan; Dr S. Mohasseb, Switzerland; Dr F. Mohri, France; Prof. F.J. Montans, Spain; Prof. R. Montenegro Armas, Spain; Dr P. Moreno Garcia, Spain; Prof. E.V. Morozov, Australia; Prof. C.A. Mota Soares, Portugal; Prof. J. Murin, Slovakia; Prof. G. Muscolino, Italy; Dr J. Náprstek, Czech Republic; Prof. C. Navarro, Spain; Prof. J. Nemecek, Czech Republic; Dr L.A.C. Neves, Portugal; Prof. L.F.C. Neves, Portugal; Prof. G.P. Nikishkov, Russia; Dr J. Novak, Czech Republic; Prof. M.T. Obaidat, Jordan; Prof. E. OBrien, Ireland; Dr D.V. Oliveira, Portugal; Prof. E. Oñate Ibanez de Navarra, Spain; 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 I. Paya-Zaforteza, Spain; Prof. C. Pearce, UK; Prof. C. Pellegrino, Italy; Prof. J. Petrolito, Australia; Dr M. Phiri, UK; Prof. Y.L. Pi, Australia; Assoc. Prof. G. Piccardo, Italy; Prof. S. Pietruszczak, Canada; Prof. H. Pina, Portugal; Assist. Prof. C. Plati, Greece; Dr J. Plesek, Czech Republic; Prof. O. Polit, France; Prof. J. Pombo, UK; Dr M. Quagliaroli, Italy; Prof. B. Radi, Morocco; Prof. S. Rahman, USA; Prof. F.G. Rammerstorfer, Austria; Prof. B. Rao, India; Prof. J. Reddy, USA; Prof. Y. Ribakov, Israel; Prof. N.L. Rizzi, Italy; Dr J.J. Ródenas García, Spain; Prof. H. Rodrigues, Portugal; Prof. E. Rohan, Czech Republic; Prof. Dr -Ing. habil R. Rolfes, Germany; Prof. M.L. Romero, Spain; Prof. G. Rozvany, Hungary; Dr D. Rypl, Czech Republic; Prof. M.P. Saka, Kingdom of Bahrain; Prof. E. Salajegheh, Iran; Dr M. Salehi, Iran; Prof. W. Salvatore, Italy; Prof. C. Sansour, UK; Prof. L.M. Santos Castro, Portugal; Prof. E.J. Sapountzakis, Greece; Prof. M. Sejnoha, Czech Republic; Dr A.G. Sextos, UK; Prof. A.A. Shabana, USA; Prof. O. Shai, Israel; Prof. S.K. Sharan, Canada; Dr M. Shariff, UAE; Prof. J. Sienz, UK; Prof. L. Simoes da Silva, Portugal; Prof. S.W. Sloan, Australia; Dr V. Smilauer, Czech Republic; Prof. J. Souza de Cursi, France; Prof. G.E. Stavroulakis, Greece; Dr G. Stefanou, Greece; Dr A. Strauss, Austria; Dr C.C. Swan, USA; Prof. K. Sze, Hong Kong; Dr K. Tai, Singapore; Prof. I. Takahashi, Japan; Prof. I. Takewaki, Japan; Prof. K.K. Tamma, USA; Dr T.T. Tanyimboh, UK; Prof. J.W. Tedesco, USA; Prof. R.A. Tenenbaum, Brazil; Prof. V.V. Toropov, UK; Prof. J.R. Torregrosa, Spain; 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 G.J. Turvey, UK; Prof. V. Tvergaard, Denmark; Prof. H. Varum, Portugal; Dr A. Vassiljev, Estonia; Prof. R. Veldman, USA; Prof. M.M. Vellasco, Brazil; Prof. P.C.d.S. Vellasco, Brazil; Prof. P. Venini, Italy; Prof. G. Venter, South Africa; Dr J. Vorel, Czech Republic; Prof. M. Walker, South Africa; Prof. X.S. Wang, USA; Dr M.C. Weng, Taiwan; Prof. T.P. Williams, USA; Dr Q. Xiao, UK; Dr J. Yang, UK; Prof. J. Yang, Australia; Prof. Y.B. Yang, Taiwan; Dr Y.S. Yang, Taiwan; Dr Z. Yang, UK; Dr W.d. Yu, Taiwan; Dr J. Zeman, Czech Republic; Dr H. Zhang, UK; Prof. A. Zingoni, South Africa; Prof. T. Zohdi, USA;

Conference Proceedings
The conference proceedings, which will be available on the first day of the conference, will be published by Civil-Comp Press. Authors should check the important dates concerning registration and hotel bookings.
Journal Special Issues
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). 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.
Conference Venue
The venue for the conference is the Faculty of Civil Engineering, Czech Technical University, Thákurova 7, 166 29 Praha 6, Czech Republic.

The Faculty of Civil Engineering is 11km (15 minutes in a taxi) from Václav Havel Airport Prague. The nearest underground station (5 minutes walk) is Dejvicka on the green-A line.

All presentations, lunches and coffees will be at the Faculty of Civil Engineering. For information on how to get to the venue, click here.

Details of accommodation and other special offers can be found here.
Please check with your travel agent or the Czech Republic embassy in your country whether you require a visa to enter the Czech Republic. 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.