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The 7th International Conference on Bridge Maintenance, Safety and Management


The 7th International Conference on Bridge Maintenance, Safety and Management (IABMAS 2014) is organized on behalf of the International Association for Bridge Maintenance and Safety (IABMAS) under the auspices of Tongji University. The Conference will be held in Shanghai, China on July 7-11, 2014 (http://www.iabmas2014.org). Professors Airong Chen and Dan M. Frangopol will serve as Conference Chairs. Professors Haifan Xiang and Lichu Fan will serve as Honorary Chairs. Over 100 worldwide esteemed scholars and engineers will be invited to serve as the International Scientific Committee members.

The aim of IABMAS 2014 is to integrate all the outstanding work concerning bridge maintenance, safety, management and related topics, to promote the related research, to bridge the gap between theory and practice and to strengthen international cooperation among bridge engineers, managers and researchers. Conference topics encompass, but are not restricted to:

·       Advanced Materials
·       Aging of Bridges
·       Assessment and Evaluation
·       Bridge Codes
·       Bridge Diagnostics
·       Bridge Management Systems
·       Damage Identification
·       Design for Durability
·       Deterioration Modeling
·       Earthquake and Accidental Loadings
·       Fatigue
·       Field Testing
·       Health Monitoring
·       Load Models
·       Life-Cycle Assessment
·       Maintenance Strategies
·       Non-destructive Testing
·       Prediction of Future Traffic Demands
·       Repair and Replacement
·       Residual Service Life
·       Safety and Serviceability
·       Service Life Prediction
·       Sustainable Bridges

The Conference will be of interest to researchers, representatives from all sections of bridge engineering, bridge engineers serving in transportation departments, designing institutions and construction corporations, consultants, contractors and local authorities in all aspects of bridge maintenance, safety and management. The official language of the Conference will be English.

Authors are kindly invited to submit 300-word abstracts by January 15th, 2013 (has been extended to March 15th, 2013), through the online submission system available on the Conference website (http://www.iabmas2014.org). Authors will be notified regarding the acceptance of their abstracts after reviewing. Conference Proceedings will be published and distributed to registered participants at the Conference. Extended versions of the selected papers presented at the Conference will be considered for publication in Structure and Infrastructure Engineering, an international peer-reviewed journal endorsed by IABMAS and include in ISI Science Citation Index (http://www.tandf.co.uk/journals/nsie).

Participants interested in organizing Mini-Symposia or Special Sessions as part of IABMAS 2014 are requested to submit a proposal by email to the Scientific Secretariat (papers@iabmas2012.org). Attached please find Call for Papers, Mini-Symposia and Special Sessions. For more detailed and update information, please visit the Conference website.

The Conference has attracted more than 15 universities, academic research institutions and corporations to serve as sponsors. For any agencies interested promote credibility and reputation, please feel free to contact us. Different sponsorship levels are provided for your convenience and needs. For detailed sponsorship information, please visit the Sponsorship page on the Conference website (http://www.iabmas2014.org/page.asp?id=36).
Important dates

Abstract submission (extended deadline) March 15th, 2013
Notification of acceptance April 5th, 2013
Full paper submission September 18th, 2013
Full papers final acceptance October 29th, 2013
Deadline Early Bird Registration February 28th, 2014

Edited by Nessy

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