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CIVIL-SOFT-COMP 2015
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
Registration Closed
Introduction
Soft computing technology includes aspects of computer science, artificial intelligence, machine learning, evolutionary based methods and tools. Most frequently, soft computing technology methods are employed on complex and computationally intensive problems that have traditionally proved intractable for conventional analysis methods.

The key areas of soft computing covered by this conference include, but are not limited to:

  • Neural networks
  • Fuzzy systems
  • Genetic algorithms
  • Ant colony optimization
  • Evolutionary methods
  • Simulated annealing
  • Harmony search
  • Cellular automata
  • Swarm intelligence
  • Bayesian networks
  • Chaos theory
  • Data mining
  • Expert systems
  • Support vector machines
  • Hybrid optimization algorithms
  • Predator-prey
  • Response surfaces
  • Polynomial chaos
  • Artificial immune systems and immune computing
  • Robust design
  • Inverse methodologies
  • Self-organizing maps (SOM)
  • Multi agent systems
  • Evolutionary polynomial regression (EPR)

Papers describing recent developments in the above techniques may be submitted to the conference.

Application Areas
Papers describing the application of the above techniques to all branches of civil, structural and environmental engineering may be presented at the conference. The areas of application include, but are not limited to:
  • advances in soft computing technology
  • artificial simulation applications
  • new trends in numerical methods and solution strategies
  • parallel and grid computing technologies
  • structural mechanics and design
  • mesh and grid generation
  • water engineering and hydraulics
  • structural computational mechanics
  • inverse structural engineering
  • multi-scale simulation and failure mechanics
  • stochastic mechanics, robustness and reliability
  • structural and multidisciplinary optimization
  • life-cycle cost analysis and performance-based design
  • structural dynamics and control
  • coupled and interaction problems
  • wave propagation and soil dynamics
  • structural earthquake and geotechnical engineering
  • computational geosciences, geostatistics and geoenvironmental engineering
  • damage analysis and vulnerability assessment
  • health monitoring and maintenance systems
  • repair and retrofit of structures and infrastructures
  • smart structures and materials
  • biomechanical mechanisms and structures
  • risk analysis and decision making
  • project management and operations research engineering

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

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 editor via ccmm2 AT civil-comp.com

The current list of special sessions includes:
  • CSC2015-S01: Surrogate Modelling in Structural Mechanics,
    organised by Dr S. Freitag, Ruhr University Bochum, Germany, (steffen.freitag AT sd.rub.de), Professor W. Graf, Technische Universität Dresden, Germany, (wolfgang.graf AT tu-dresden.de) Professor G. Meschke, Ruhr University Bochum, Germany, (Guenther.Meschke AT rub.de), and Professor R.L. Muhana, Georgia Insitute of Technology, United States of America, (rafi.muhanna AT gatech.edu)
  • CSC2015-S02: Infrastructure Engineering and Management,
    organised by Dr T. Zayed, Concordia University, Canada, (tarek.zayed AT concordia.ca) and Dr T. Hegazy, University of Waterloo, Canada, (tarek AT uwaterloo.ca)
  • CSC2015-S03: Soft Computing Approaches to Risk Management and Safety Problems,
    organised by Professor H. Furuta, Kansai University, Takatsuki, Japan, (furuta AT res.kutc.kansai-u.ac.jp), Dr M. Hirokane, Kansai University, Osaka, Japan, (hirokane AT res.kutc.kansai-u.ac.jp) and Dr Y. Nomura, Ritsumeikan University, Kusatsu, Japan, (y-nomura AT fc.ritsumei.ac.jp)
  • CSC2015-S04: Computing Methods for Uncertainty Quantification in Engineering Simulations,
    organised by Dr E.N. Chatzi, ETH Zurich, Switzerland, (chatzi AT ibk.baug.ethz.ch), Professor C. Papadimitriou, University of Thessaly, Greece, (costasp AT uth.gr) and Professor A.A. Taflanidis, University of Notre Dame, United States of America, (alexandros.a.taflanidis.1 AT nd.edu)
  • CSC2015-S05: Computational Intelligence in Environmental Engineering Applications,
    organised by Dr E. Scavino, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Selangor, Malaysia, (scavino AT eng.ukm.my) and Professor H.B. Basri, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Selangor, Malaysia, (drhb AT eng.ukm.my)
  • CSC2015-S06: Structural Health Monitoring for Decision Making,
    organised by Professor F.N. Catbas, University of Central Florida, United States of America, (catbus AT ucf.edu)
  • CSC2015-S07: Quantitative Risk and Reliability Assessment in Civil and Environmental Engineering,
    organised by Professor D.C. Charmpis and Professor L. Dimitriou, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Cyprus, Republic of Cyprus, (charmpis/ucdimit AT ucy.ac.cy)
  • CSC2015-S08: Soft Computing in Pavement Engineering,
    organised by Dr C. Plati, National Technical University of Athens, Greece (cplati AT central.ntua.gr) and Professor M. Losa, University of Pisa, Italy, (losa AT ing.unipi.it))
  • CSC2015-S09: Control Algorithms for Smart Structures,
    organised by Professor R.M.M. Carneiro de Barros, University of Porto, Portugal, (rcb AT fe.up.pt) and M.B. Cesar, Instituto Politecnico de Braganca, Portugal (brazcesar AT ipb.pt)
Conference Editorial Board
The Conference Chairman and Editor is Professor Yiannis Tsompanakis (Technical University of Crete, Greece).

The list of Editorial Board members is currently being prepared.

The members of the editorial board for this conference are: Prof. A.b. Adnan, Malaysia; Dr J.O. Almeida, Portugal; Prof. W. Annicchiarico, Venezuela; Dr S. Arangio, Italy; Prof. T. Arciszewski, USA; Prof. A. Bahreininejad, Malaysia; Dr J. Bai, Wales; Prof. H.J. Barbosa, Brazil; Prof. R.C. Barros, Portugal; Prof. H.B. Basri, Malaysia; Prof M. Beer, UK; Prof. F. Biondini, Italy; Prof. Z. Bittnar, Czech Republic; Prof. F.N. Catbas, USA; Prof. S. Chakraborty, India; Prof. Dr S. Chakraverty, India; Prof. D.C. Charmpis, Cyprus; Dr A.P. Chassiakos, Greece; Prof. A. Chateauneuf, France; Asst. Prof. E.N. Chatzi, Switzerland; Dr S. Chaudhary, India; Dr J. Cheng, China; Prof. D.K.H. Chua, Singapore; Prof. A. Csebfalvi, Hungary; Prof. J. de Brito, Portugal; Prof. L. Dimitriou, Cyprus; Dr M. Dolenc, Slovenia; Prof. M. Domaszewski, France; Prof. E. Elkassas, Egypt; Prof. I. Flood, USA; Dr M. Fragiadakis, Greece; Prof. D.M. Frangopol, USA; Dr S. Freitag, Germany; Prof. H. Furuta, Japan; Prof. J. Ghaboussi, USA; Assoc. Prof. S. Gholizadeh, Iran; Prof. A. Goh, Singapore; Prof. K. Gopalakrishnan, USA; Prof. W. Graf, Germany; Dr D. Greiner Sanchez, Spain; Prof. A. Groenwold, South Africa; Assoc. Prof. Dr H. Guler, Turkey; Dr O. Hasancebi, Turkey; Dr S.F. Hwang, Taiwan; Prof. P. Iványi, Hungary; Prof. A. Kaveh, Iran; Prof. G. Kharmanda, Syria; Prof. E. Kita, Japan; Prof. C.G. Koh, Singapore; Dr T. Krejci, Czech Republic; Prof. K. Kuzniar, Poland; Prof. N. Lagaros, Greece; Prof. L. Lamberti, Italy; Dr M. Leps, Czech Republic; Dr W. Liu, China; Dr M. Losa, Italy; Prof. G. Marano, Italy; Dr Y. Marinakis, Greece; Assoc. Prof. K.J. McManus, Australia; Prof. G. Meschke, Germany; Prof. R. Muhanna, USA; Assist Prof H. Naderpour, Iran; Prof. I.K. Nikolos, Greece; Dr N.Y. Osman-Schlegel, Australia; Assoc. Prof. J. Padgett, USA; Prof. C. Papadimitriou, Greece; Prof. M.P. Papadopoulou, Greece; Assist. Prof. C. Plati, Greece; Dr V. Plevris, Greece; Dr G. Quaranta, Italy; Dr V. Rankovic, Serbia; Prof. M.P. Saka, Kingdom of Bahrain; Prof. M. Sakellariou, Greece; Prof. E. Salajegheh, Iran; Prof. M. Sanchez-Silva, Colombia; Dr A.G. Sextos, Greece; Mr. M. Soliman, USA; Dr B. Soulier, France; Prof. G.E. Stavroulakis, Greece; Prof. A. Taflanidis, USA; Dr H. Tanyildizi, Turkey; Dr S. Tesfamariam, Canada; Prof. V.V. Toropov, UK; Assoc. Prof. Y. Tsompanakis, Greece; Dr M. Vafaei, Malaysia; Prof. G. Venter, South Africa; Dr M. Yadollahi, Malaysia; Dr W.d. Yu, Taiwan; Dr T. Zayed, Canada; Dr L. Ziemianski, Poland;

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.

Accommodation
Details of accommodation and other special offers can be found here.
Visas
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.