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Cagliari
Venue
CSC2013
The Third International Conference
on Soft Computing Technology in
Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering
Cagliari, Sardinia, Italy
3-6 September 2013
Final Call-for-Papers
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 Fourteenth International Conference on Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering Computing. Participants may attend sessions from either conference.

Conference Flyer
Download the conference flyer for distribution to colleagues.
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.

Conference Editorial Board
The Conference Editor is Professor Yiannis Tsompanakis (Technical University of Crete, Greece).

The members of the editorial board for this conference are: 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; Dr A.T. Beck, Brazil; Prof M. Beer, UK; Prof. Z. Bittnar, Czech Republic; Prof. T. Burczynski, Poland; Prof. Dr S. Chakraverty, India; Prof. D.C. Charmpis, Cyprus; Dr A.P. Chassiakos, Greece; Dr E.N. Chatzi, Switzerland; Dr S. Chaudhary, India; Prof. S. Christodoulou, Cyprus; Prof. D.K.H. Chua, Singapore; 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. S. Ganzerli, 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; Prof. N. Grujovic, Serbia; Assoc. Prof. Dr H. Guler, Turkey; Dr O. Hasancebi, Turkey; Dr J.E. Hurtado Gomez, Colombia; Dr S.F. Hwang, Taiwan; Prof. A. Kaveh, Iran; Prof. E. Kita, Japan; Prof. C.G. Koh, Singapore; Prof. V. Koumousis, Greece; Prof. K. Kuzniar, Poland; Prof. N. Lagaros, Greece; Prof. L. Lamberti, Italy; Dr M. Leps, Czech Republic; Prof. G. Marano, Italy; Dr Y. Marinakis, Greece; Assoc. Prof. K.J. McManus, Australia; Prof. G. Meschke, Germany; Prof. R. Muhanna, USA; Prof. I.K. Nikolos, Greece; Dr L.N.Y. Osman-Schlegel, Australia; Prof. C. Papadimitriou, Greece; Prof. M.P. Papadopoulou, Greece; Dr M. Phiri, UK; Dr V. Plevris, Greece; Dr G. Quaranta, Italy; Dr V. Rankovic, Serbia; Prof. M.P. Saka, Kingdom of Bahrain; Prof. E. Salajegheh, Iran; Prof. M. Sanchez-Silva, Colombia; Dr A.G. Sextos, Greece; Dr B. Soulier, France; Prof. G.E. Stavroulakis, Greece; Prof. A. Taflanidis, USA; Dr H. Tanyildizi, Turkey; Assoc. Prof. Y. Tsompanakis, Greece; Prof. G. Venter, South Africa; Dr W.d. Yu, Taiwan; Dr T. Zayed, Canada;

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) and Advances in Engineering Software (ADES) (Elsevier). 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 (first call)10 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
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.
Visas
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.