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Venue: Faculty of Civil Engineering, Czech Technical University
The Fourth International Conference on
Soft Computing Technology in
Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering
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: CSC2015-04
Computing Methods for Uncertainty Quantification in Engineering Simulations
Session Aims and Scope
Due to factors related to manufacturing or construction processes, ageing, loading & boundary conditions, measurement errors, modeling inefficiencies and numerous others, almost every engineering system is characterized by uncertainty. Consequently, only a limited degree of confidence can be attributed in the behavior, reliability and safety of structural systems in particular throughout their life cycle. For this purpose, it is imperative to develop models and processes able to encompass the aforementioned uncertainties. Soft computing methods offer a valuable tool for defining models of a flexible structure able to operate on the basis of uncertain inputs.

This mini-symposium deals with the implementation of soft computing approaches for uncertainty quantification and propagation in complex engineering systems. Topics relevant to the session include but are not limited to model reduction and decomposition techniques, surrogate modeling, soft computing in simulation-driven stochastic optimization, data driven methodologies for system identification and inverse problem solutions, methods for model updating based on recorded response data, structural health monitoring methods for damage and reliability prognosis. Papers dealing with experimental investigations and verification of theories are especially welcomed.

For specific questions regarding the scope of this session please contact the organisers:
  • Dr E.N. Chatzi, ETH Zurich, Switzerland, (chatzi AT,
  • Professor C. Papadimitriou, University of Thessaly, Greece, (costasp AT
  • Professor A.A. Taflanidis, University of Notre Dame, United States of America, (alexandros.a.taflanidis.1 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 "CSC2015-S04" when asked "Is this paper part of a special session?"
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