Abstracts and papers are solicited to report the research and development of new and emerging technologies, the new guideline and innovative approach to facilitate technology transfer, the unique field demonstrations of existing and new technologies, and the development of special programs of general interest. Preference will be given to abstracts and papers focused on transferring research into practice.

Research and Development

  • Data fusion and analytics
  • Innovations in sensor technologies (self-powered, energy harvesting, wireless transmission, etc.)
  • Integrated systems and laboratory implementations of SHM
  • Monitoring for safety evaluation of existing conditions
  • Multifunctional sensing materials
  • Nondestructive evaluation (NDE)
  • Remote sensing
  • Robotic/UAV platform for structural inspection and preservation
  • Evaluation of bridges using sensors, civionics and SHM
  • Sensing in harsh environments
  • SHM-aided life-cycle performance assessment
  • SHM-aided reliability analysis and evaluation of structures
  • SHM and NDE integration
  • Structural health diagnosis and prognosis
  • System identification using SHM/NDE
  • Visualization

Technology Transfer

  • Benefit-cost analyses
  • Design guidelines and codes of SHM
  • Performance requirements on SHM design
  • Procurement of SHM systems
  • Repair and maintenance of SHM systems
  • SHM educational modules
  • SHM for QC/QA applications
  • SHM for resiliency/sustainability enhancement
  • Standardization of SHM systems
  • Use of SHM with accelerated construction

Technology Demonstration

  • Case studies in earth and underground structures (dams, levees, tunnels, pipelines)
  • Case studies in industrial facilities (nuclear power plants, chemical processing plants)
  • Case studies in lifeline infrastructure (water distribution systems, power distribution systems)
  • Case studies in structures (buildings, bridges, culverts, sign structures, stadiums, pavements)

Special Topics

May be proposed by those who are willing to chair their proposed sessions. The abstracts and papers submitted to each special session will be reviewed individually according to the general procedure set for this conference.