Program

A 3-day event : distinguished speakers, stimulating panel discussions, theme and cross-cutting sessions in a lively event promoting mingling of experience and fertilization of ideas.

CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS

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Conference Proceedings

Conference Themes

CROSS-CUTTING TOPICS

Hazard Prediction, Warning and Risk Management
Strengthening Tools & Mitigation Strategies
Vulnerability Assessment, Risk Planning & Uncertainties
Multi-Risk Decision Support Methodologies
Assessment and Prediction of Natural Hazards from Satellite Imagery
Remote sensing for natural disasters: Challenges and Opportunities
Moving Towards Climate-Resilient and adaptive Infrastructure Systems
Integrating Disaster Risk into Life-Cycle Management of Infrastructure Systems
Resilience of Transportation Infrastructure under multiple Hazards

EARTHQUAKES & LANDSLIDES

Engineering Seismology & Ground Motion Simulation
Assessment, Analysis and Retrofitting of Structures
Aging Infrastructure and future Earthquakes: Concrete, Steel and Masonry Structures
Seismic Design of Foundations and Underground Structures
Soil-Structure Interaction
Ground Failure & Liquefaction: Analysis and effects on Structures and Lifelines
Isolation and Energy Dissipation Devices
Protection of Historical Structures against Seismic Hazards
Landslides Prevention and Mitigation: Design Practice and New Concepts
Instrumentation and Remote Sensing
Offshore Landslides and effects on submarine Structures and Pipelines
Earthquake/Flood induced Landslides: Analysis and Modeling

CLIMATE CHANGE & FLOODING

Flood Risk Management and Risk Reduction Strategies
Flood Forecasting, Modelling and Flood Control
Natural & Engineered Defenses and Vulnerabilities
Urban Drainage Infrastructure and Performance
Dikes, Levees and Dams: studying Failures and proposing Strategic Solutions
Storm Surges, Tsunamis and Sea Level Rise
Strong Winds, Storms, Hurricanes and Tropical Cyclones
Impact of Extreme Weather on Critical Infrastructure
Drought impacts on Infrastructure Service Delivery

Technical Sessions

Panel Discussions (PS)
They will comprise short introductory talks by leaders in different fields (e.g. engineering, financing, insurance) followed by a discussion featuring questions from the audience or from our pre-conference forum. Their scope is to accelerate the bridging of the gap between academia, practice and application.
 
Keynote Lectures (KS)
They will be delivered to all participants together by  internationally renowned experts moderated by a panel consisting of Steering Committee members.
 
General Sessions (GS)
These sessions will focus on specific research fields. They will be organized and moderated by 2 chairpersons and will be running in parallel sessions. Each GS will include oral presentations of papers submitted to the conference.
 

Special Sessions (SS)
Special Sessions will include a panel of invited speakers on cross-cutting topics and will be even organized by companies. SS could include presentation of suitable papers submitted to the conference.

5-in-5 oral presentations
During this lively session, authors will be allocated a five minutes slot to underline their research results through a five slides presentation. Presentations will run in parallel in thematic kiosks within the same hall, allowing delegates to seamlessly move from one kiosk to another during the 1-minute break between consecutive presentations.
The unique format of this session will encourage interaction between delegates and authors, and give the participants the opportunity to get a flavor of subjects other than their own specialty.

Posters
Physical Poster Boards will bear poster presentations during the coffee and lunch breaks

Plenary Lecture

Robin A. Kemper, ASCE President

America’s Infrastructure Report Card: Causes, Costs, and Solutions

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OPENING ADDRESSES

Yannis Emiris

ALPHA BANK, GREECE

Panayiotis Papanikolas

VINCI CONCESSIONS, GREECE

Henry Moatsos

AXA, GREECE

KEYNOTE LECTURES

Confirmed until today

Dr. Judith Mitrani- Reiser

Nat. Institute of Standards & Technology, USA

Prof. GEORGE D. BOUCKOVALAS

National Technical University of Athens, GREECE

Prof. Michael Constantinou

University at Buffalo, USA

Prof. Ikuo Towhata

Kanto Gakuin University, JAPAN

Prof. Misko Cubrinovski

University of Canterbury, NEW ZEALAND

Prof. THOMAS D. O’Rourke

Cornell University, USA

Prof. Alexander M. Puzrin

ETH Zurich, SWITZERLAND

Prof. Vladimir Smakhtin

United Nations University, CANADA

Prof. Eduardo Alonso

Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, SPAIN

PANEL DISCUSSIONS

Confirmed until today
Reflecting the essence of our conference, plenary panel discussions will feature debates among academics, consultants and insurers encouraging audience participation.

Innovative Financial Mechanisms to Transfer Catastrophe Risk

4 experts come together to offer an insider’s view on…..Learn more

The Panelists

Dr. Jaesung Park

Nephila Advisors LLC, Head of Research

Dr. Charlotte Acton

RMS, Director

Dr. Guillermo Franco

Guy Carpenter, Director

Dr. David Wald

Seismologist, U.S. Geological Survey

Risk Assessment and Mitigation of Geotechnical Eco-Hazards

Geo-Eco-Hazards (GEHs) are ecological hazards resulting from …..Learn more

 

The Panelists

Rodrigo Davila

Swiss Re Corporate Solutions

Dr. Mark Lee

Ebor Geoscience Limited, UK

Prof. Alexander M. Puzrin

ETH Zurich, SWITZERLAND

Theme Lectures

Confirmed until today

Prof. Nicos Makris

Southern Methodist University, USA

Prof. Sergio Lagomarsino

University of Genoa , ITALY

Ton Peters

Deltares, NETHERLANDS

Prof. Ross B. Corotis

University of Colorado Boulder, USA

Prof. Kyriazis Pitilakis

Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, GREECE

Prof. Tarek H. Abdoun

Rensselaer Polytechnic Instit., USA

Dr. Michael Brown

University of Dundee, UK

Prof. Anne S. Kiremidjian

Stanford University, USA

Dr. Stavroula Kontoe

Imperial College London, UK

Dr. Amir M. Kaynia

NGI and NTNU, NORWAY

Prof. Elissavet Vintzileou

National Technical Univ. of Athens, GREECE

Prof. Spyros Karamanos

Univ. Edinburgh, UK | UTH, GREECE

Eleni Delimpaltadaki Janis

National Community Reinvestment Coalition, USA

Prof. Eun Chul Shin

Incheon National University, S. KOREA

Prof. Ezio Faccioli

Studio Geotechnico Italiano, ITALY

Prof. Tiziana Rossetto

University College London, UK

Prof. Jonathan Knappet

University of Dundee, UK

Prof. Ioannis A. Antoniadis

National Technical Univ. of Athens, GREECE

Prof. Nicholas Sitar

UC Berkeley, USA

Prof. Dan M. Frangopol

Lehigh University, USA

Dr. Shideh Dashti

University of Colorado Boulder, USA

Prof. Raul Fuentes

University of Leeds, UK

SPECIAL SESSIONS & WORKSHOPS

Special Sessions and Workshops organized by field experts, will include theme talks by distinguished Lecturers, round-table discussions and paper presentations on hot topics.

 

Special Session: Understanding, Modelling, and Design of Offshore Wind Turbine Foundation

This special session aims to bring together researchers, practitioners and stakeholders to share recent advances in theoretical, experimental and computational modelling of soil-structure interaction problems and behaviour of soils under cyclic loading, with special emphasis on foundations for offshore wind turbines. Learn more

Special Session on Loss and resilience assessment tools for infrastructure exposed to natural hazards

Urban areas and critical infrastructure are exposed to natural and manmade hazards, which are becoming more frequent and have severe consequences on world economies and societies. Therefore, cities and infrastructure resilience to extreme events and diverse hazards such as tsunami, hurricanes, fires, landslides, floods, climate change, man-made and technological risks, is of paramount importance for maintaining functionality and operability during and after the hazard event. Learn more

Special Session on Recent Advances in Rocking Structures

This session will focus on recent advances in the dynamics of rocking structures. When subjected to earthquake shaking, freestanding or weakly restrained structures may uplift and set into rocking, which can significantly reduce the seismic shears and moments that develop at the base of the structure. Learn more

Workshop on Urban Flooding, Nature-Based Solutions and Socio-environmental Services

Floods result in both life and economic losses in cities of different scales across the developed and developing world. In the UK alone, economic losses from the 2014 floods amounted to more than £1bn. It is not only rare catastrophic events that matter: being more frequent (return periods 1 in 5 years and above), events of smaller intensity can have a detrimental cumulative impact on the economy as they cause extensive disruption and damage to properties and infrastructure. Flooding is becoming more frequent as climate change has led to the intensification of extreme weather Learn more

Workshop on Natural Hazards & Pipeline Infrastructure

The Workshop invites researchers and practicing engineers, with special interest on pipeline analysis, design and integrity to present their papers and discuss their experiences on the effects of geo-hazards on pipelines. Learn More

Workshop on Energy Resources, Human Induced Earthquakes and Community Resilience

Exploitation of hydrocarbon energy resources has accelerated in the recent years, often resulting in seismic activity in populated regions. Such induced earthquakes did not only affect the built environment as expected but also introduced a significant impact on society, as the cases of Groningen (Netherlands) and Oklahoma (USA) confirm. Learn More

Building in northern Netherlands reinforced with wood beams to protect from earthquake damage.

Special Session on Bridge Risk Assessment from Natural Hazards 

Modern societies are very reliant on infrastructure, especially for transportation. Transport networks allow for the movement of people and goods, ensuring communication and accessibility. Bridges are crunch points in such networks, since they connect links that would not be otherwise connected. They have high capital construction cost, and this results in fewer structures and therefore less redundancy in the system. Learn more.

Post-Conference Workshops

The Ergo Consortium 5th annual workshop

The ERGO is a Multi-Hazard Assessment, Response and Planning Platform based on Consequence-based Risk Management principle. The Ergo consortium members will be holding their 5th annual workshop on the 27th June to present updates on how the ERGO system has been deployed throughout the world. Learn More