SMAR 2013


The International Conference on Smart Monitoring, Assessment and Rehabilitation of Civil Structures, SMAR 2013, will provide a forum for international scientists, engineers, enterprisers and infrastructure managers to present and discuss the state-of-the-practice and recent advances in testing and monitoring technology, in structural modelling and assessment methods, and in the application of advanced materials for structural rehabilitation. The conference will provide a platform for exploring the potential of international cooperation.


Structural health monitoring
Smart sensors
Wireless sensor networks
Implementation of structural monitoring
Monitoring of off-shore structures and oil pipelines
Monitoring of high rise buildings and bridges
Advanced inspection and testing
System identification and model updating
Performance and damage assessment
Safety evaluation and reliability forecast
Damage control, repair and strengthening
External strengthening using FRP composites
Strengthening of concrete, timber and steel structures
Strengthening of masonry and historic structures
Confinement of concrete columns
Near surface mounting reinforcement
Seismic Retrofitting
Durability issues as related to harsh environments
Fire protection systems
Practical applications and case studies
Visionary Concepts

The official language of the conference is English.

Early Bird Registration until 30 April 2013 € 500.00, and € 250.00 for students*

Standard Registration after 30 April 2013 € 600.00, and € 350.00 for students*

*Registrants may register up to two papers per registration.

Special Sessions

Special Session 1
“Intersections Between Technology, Contract Financing and Delivery, Revenue and Asset Management of Bridges”
to be chaired by Prof. Aktan from Drexel University

Special Session 2
“Concrete Durability in Harsh Environment”
to be co-chaired by Prof. Shekarchizadeh from the University of Tehran and Prof. Lura from Empa, as well as ETH Zurich.

Special Session 3
“Application of Smart and Advanced Materials in Bridge Engineering”
to be chaired by Prof. Saiidi from University of Nevada.

Special Session 4
“Testing techniques for the identification and assessment of complex civil structures”
to be co-chaired by Prof. Bursi and Prof. Paolacci from University of Trento.

Registration fee includes:
Conference proceedings hard cover including extended abstracts and CD with full papers,
conference reception and conference dinner, 3-days catering, coffee breaks and lunches
Accompanying persons and visitors to exhibition € 200.00*
*Including: Conference reception, conference dinner, 3-days catering coffee breaks and lunches


Ms. Caglar Goksu
Istanbul Technical University, Faculty of Civil Engineering
Structural and Earthquake Engineering Laboratory
Maslak 34469 Istanbul, Turkey
E-mail: [email protected]
Phone: +90-212-285 3795-9
Fax: +90-212-285 6106


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