Mini-Symposium 27:

Uncertainty in Design and Service Life of Civil Engineering Structures


Engineering structures are complex systems which have uncertain properties and are subject to uncertain loads and influences. The aim of this minisymposium is to discuss the application of probabilistic and non-probabilistic approaches in the design, management, health monitoring and service life estimation of civil engineering structures. This session contributes to the discussion on theoretical and practical issues concerning the application of different kinds of uncertainties to the problems of engineering structures with special focus on the reliability, risk, sensitivity and vulnerability-based analysis.

Papers dealing with the main topic of the mini-symposium are invited especially those concerning engineering structures:

  1. Uncertainty in the identification of structural parameters,
  2. Uncertainty in the structure safety and reliability analysis,
  3. Uncertainty in the prediction of structural failure.


Roza Sieniawska
Institute of Civil Engineering, Wroclaw University of Technology, Poland.
Wojciech Zielichowski-Haber
Institute of Civil Engineering, Wroclaw University of Technology, Poland.
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ICVRAM2014 Conference timeline:

30th November 2013:
ASCE Full paper submission
15th February 2014:
Deposit and/or early bird registration deadline
1st of May 2014:
Full paper submission (not included in the ASCE proceedings)
1st June 2014:
Scientific programme
13th-16th July 2014:
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