The scope for research papers is deliberately broad, and submissions are encouraged in any discipline or subject area relevant to the Conference themes. Key themes are below.
Cities - The role of planning in resilience and adaptability of the urban environment; how investment in infrastructure creates societal value and promotes economic development.
- How urban activity sensing adds value
- Interpretation and modelling with smarter data
- City-scale infrastructure transformation – case studies
Assets - Whole life approaches to asset management; futureproofing considerations for infrastructure asset management.
- Whole-life cost and value optimization
- Value-based infrastructure asset management
- Investment in infrastructure
- Infrastructure maintenance and renewal
- Futureproofing of infrastructure assets and systems
- Case studies
Sensors - How better information can inform flexible design, improved resilience and life extension; the role of sensing in performance-based design and condition-based maintenance.
- Novel sensor and monitoring systems
- New data interpretation methods for design and maintenance
- Case studies demonstrating the value of sensing for engineering decision making