The International Conference on Smart Infrastructure and Construction (ICSIC) brings together world-leading academics and practitioners from the fields of infrastructure planning, asset management and infrastructure sensing and monitoring.
The conference will provide inter-disciplinary insights into how better quality information leads to rapid, evidence-based decision making, interrogate persistent barriers to industry integration of innovation and develop novel, proactive solutions to infrastructure and construction challenges.
Sensors and data analysis
Recent innovations in sensor systems and development of new data analysis methods allow us to better understand the engineering performance of our infrastructure. Papers in this theme cover new developments in fibre optic sensing, wireless sensor networks and miniature low-power sensors, case studies using innovative sensor systems, and progress in data analysis methods. The findings from the work presented in the papers will lead to improvements in performance-based design, more efficient construction and a better-informed maintenance strategy.
Smart sensing technologies offer immense potential to deliver a step-change in whole-life cost and value of infrastructure. Using the data generated by emerging technologies to make effective asset management decisions is critical for the long-term sustainability of infrastructure. Papers in this theme discuss the short and long-term challenges in managing infrastructure, innovative models and tools for supporting investment and maintenance decisions, and how BIM can be used as an effective tool for asset management. Through an excellent collection of case studies, this theme offers insights into how the long-term resilience of infrastructure can be improved.
Cities and urban infrastructure
New technology and business models are emerging in urban infrastructure and service provision. Papers in this theme reveal new insights into the changing roles of planning in enhancing resilience and adaptability of the urban environment. Highlights include how investment in infrastructure promotes economic development and how new forms of data are transforming our understanding and management of cities. Leading scholars and practitioners from economics, engineering, geography, planning, urban design and architecture provide a unique opportunity to engage with ideas for developing all-round and integrated solutions.
The 12th International Workshop on Advanced Smart Materials and Smart Structures Technology (ANCRiSST2016) is included in ICSIC 2016 and therefore the dates for ICSIC/ANCRiSST will be from the Monday 27 to Thursday 30 June 2016, in Cambridge. Participants attending the Workshop will need to register for ICSIC 2016.
Download a copy of the provisional programme here
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