Conference Topics

Safety, reliability and risk are key issues in a world with continuously increasing complexity. Structural accidents, collapses, terrorist attacks, fires or natural hazards like hurricanes, floods or earthquakes show the vulnerability of our technical facilities and the influence of the natural and social environment. Therefore the consideration of safety and risk is without doubt a very important issue during the design of technical engineering facilities. Questions about the analysis and treatment of safety and risk arise,as well as questions about optimal safety levels or questions about acceptable values and codified design rules considering safety, risk and robustness issues.

Those interested in structural safety, durability and robustness as well as in broader views on the subject will find appropriate sessions during the workshop. Possible topics include various aspects of structural safety, probabilistic material description, risk assessment for technical and natural hazards and risk perception, structural robustness, durability, assessment of existing structures and facilities, applied Bayesian techniques, etc.

Therefore the conference deals with probabilistic aspects in

Assessment and Design
Maintenance and Rehabilitation
Damage Processes
Performance of Special Structures
Integrated Planning of Building

Applied Probability
Bayesian Methods
Bridges, Buildings and Industrial Facilities
Computational Methods
Damage Analysis and Assessment
Deterioration Modeling
Earthquake Engineering
Fatigue and Fracture
Flood Analysis
Geographical Information Systems Based Risk Analysis
Geotechnical Engineering
Hazards Analysis
Human Factors
Life Cycle Performance Analysis
Lifeline Risk Assessment
Loads and Load Combinations
Optimization under Uncertainty
Performance-Based Engineering
Probabilistic Materials Analysis
Probabilistic Risk Analysis
Probability and Statistics (theory and applications)
Reliability-Based Design and Regulations
Risk Analysis
Risk Perception
Simulation Methods
Social Science and Urban Planning
Stochastic Computational Mechanics
Stochastic Processes and Fields (theory and applications)
System Identification
System Reliability Transportation Systems
Uncertainty Quantification