CSHM-5 Workshop

CSHM-5 Workshop

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Object & Scope


  Lifetime engineering of civil infrastructures such as bridges, highway networks, etc is becoming one of the most important issues in the sustainable development of societies in all over the world. Structural health monitoring (SHM) system has been concerned in many advanced countries for long-term management of civil infrastructures. In case of existing bridges, because there are huge amount of stock of short- and medium-span bridges, bridge condition assessment such as safety evaluation, remaining life prediction is becoming one of the most important research topics for evaluating bridge performance in not only bridge management system but also bridge health monitoring system. The bridge health monitoring using information technology and sensors is capable of providing more accurate knowledge of bridge performance than traditional strategies. The civil structural health monitoring (CSHM) workshop was established to discuss about how to develop an IT-based bridge health monitoring system incorporate with the latest information technologies for lifetime management of existing bridges, and how to manage a data collecting system designed for bridge health monitoring.

 The 1st to 4th CSHM Workshops were held in ???, ???, 2009, ???, ???, 2010, ???, ???, 2011 and Berlin, Nov. 6-8, 2012, respectively. The major concerns in these workshops focused on the different aspects related to structural health monitoring and provide a forum for efficient exchange of ideas about the extension of the civil infrastructure’s service life. Among many topics, the latest information processing technologies and intelligent structural health monitoring techniques applied to civil infrastructure management were presented. The workshops have given us an excellent opportunity to establish fruitful international collaboration between the participants and their organizations, and to discuss the challenges we are facing with the ageing civil infrastructures.

 The 5th International Workshop on Civil Structural Monitoring (CSHM-5) will be held at International Hotel Ube (Kokusai Hotel Ube), Ube, Yamaguchi, Japan, October 24-26, 2013. The major concerns in the Workshop will focus on the structural health monitoring and maintenance of short- & medium-span bridges. That is, it will be discussed about the rational health monitoring system for short- & medium-span bridges, for example using a moving vehicle such as truck, bus, train, etc, and also the related topics on maintenance strategies for them from various points of view.
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Ayaho MIYAMOTO (Yamaguchi University, Japan)

Ilkka Hakola (VTT Technical Research Centre, Finland)

Akito Yabe(KOZO KEIKAKU Engineering Inc., Japan)

Hisao Emoto(Yamaguchi University, Japan)

November, 2012

Language & Proceeding


 The official language of the workshop is in English. All papers should be written and presented in English. The workshop proceedings will be published on a CD-ROM and distributed at the workshop to registered participants. The abstract of all papers will be published by a printed book.

 Selected papers from all presenting papers can be accepted for publishing in a Special Issue of the ISMII Journal of Civil Structural Health Monitoring (JCSHM) published by Springer. All these contributions will be peer-reviewed.

The editors of this issue are:
 F. Ansari, UIC Chicago, USA
 W. Habel, BAM, Berlin, Germany
 I. Hakola, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, Finland
 T. Oshima, Kitami Institute of Technology, Hokkaido, Japan
 A. Miyamoto, Yamaguchi Univ., Japan

April, 2013

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