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PROGRAM

A 3-day event : 10 keynote speakers, stimulating theme and cross-cutting sessions and 5-in-5 oral presentations in a lively event promoting mingling of research and fertilization of ideas.
 

TECHNICAL PROGRAM

DAY 1

REGISTRATIONS & WELCOME RECEPTION

09:00 – 09:30

On the evening of June 27th , even prior to the conference commencement, delegates will have the chance to visit the venue to clear their registration procedure and join us for an ice-breaker drink in a relaxed atmosphere. Accompanying persons are of course welcome! *No reservation is necessary for registered delegates and their guests.

DAY 2

OPENING CEREMONY

09:30-09:45
 
Chair: G. Gazetas, K. Synolakis, P. Marinos

ADDRESS BY PROF. R. FRANK

09:30-09:45
President, ISSMGE

KEYNOTE LECTURE – FROM HAZARDS TO DISASTERS: A NEED FOR A CULTURE OF RESILIENCE

9:45 – 10:30

Most hazards become disasters due to the vulnerability of communities, Hurricane Katrina is a good example.
 
COFFEE BREAK
10:30 – 11:00

EARTHQUAKES: STRUCTURAL RESPONSE & RETROFITTING

11:00 – 12:30

Room 1

General Session

EARTHQUAKE GEOTECHNICAL ENGINEERING

11:00 – 12:30

Room 2

General Session

CASE STUDIES & LESSONS LEARNED

11:00 – 12:30

Room 3

General Session

 

LUNCH BREAK

12:30 – 13:30

PERFORMANCE-BASED SOIL-STRUCTURE INTERACTION OF LIFELINES AND INFRASTRUCTURE

13:30 – 15:00
Room 2
Special Session, Organisers: A. Sextos, N. Gerolymos
 

FLOODS AND TSUNAMIS: DESIGN ISSUES & MITIGATION

13:30 – 15:00
Room 1
General Session
 
 

SEISMIC PROTECTION OF HISTORICAL STRUCTURES

13:30 – 15:00
Room 3
Special Session, Organisers: I. Bal, L. Smyrou
 
 

THE BIG PICTURE OF INFRASTRUCTURE RESILIENCE

13:30 – 15:00
Room 4
Mini Symposium, Organiser : S. Nikolaou
 
 

COFFEE BREAK

15:00 – 15:30
 
 

RISK ASSESSMENT OF CRITICAL FACILITIES TO MODERATE AND EXTREME SEISMIC EVENTS INCLUDING TSUNAMI: THE CASE OF THE HARBOR OF THESSALONIKI

Invited Lecture by Prof. K. Pitilakis
15:30 – 15:50
 

MULTIHAZARD DESIGN OF CONCRETE BUILDINGS

Invited Lecture by Prof. M. Fardis
 
15:50 – 16:10
 

KEYNOTE LECTURE – SEISMIC RESILIENCE AND ENERGY EFFICIENCY: AN INTEGRATED LOSS ESTIMATION FRAMEWORK

16:15 – 17:00
 
To present date, building enhancement interventions tend to focus on either energy efficiency or seismic resilience, highlighting the lack of consistent language and understanding across both fields. 

CONFERENCE THEMES

CROSS-CUTTING TOPICS
Physical Modeling in Lab and Field: from miniature to large scale Testing
Resilient Infrastructure Design: from structural Robustness to adaptive Systems
Community Preparedness and Resilience to Natural Disasters
Cascading Hazards and Multiple Risk Assessment
Sensing and Monitoring: from local Instrumentation to Satellite technologies
Case studies and lessons learned
Eco-friendly mitigation techniques
Engineering in harsh Environments (Offshore Challenges, Arctic Areas, Deep-Water Systems)
Infrastructure subjected to extreme wind
Man-made Hazards: Blast and Security

 

EARTHQUAKES
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
Landslides Prevention and Mitigation: Design Practice and New Concepts
Hazard Assessment and Sensing
Offshore Landslides and effects on submarine Structures and Pipelines
Earthquake/Flood induced Landslides : Analysis and Modeling

 

FLOODS & TSUNAMIS
Flood-resistant Design: Applications on Dams and Levees
Tsunami-resistant Design
Tsunami Generation – Propagation
Flood & Tsunami Disasters: Prevention – Mitigation

TECHNICAL SESSIONS

Keynote Lectures (KS)
They will be delivered to all participants together by 2 internationally renowned experts moderated by a panel consisting of Steering Committee members. In order to cross-fertilize experience and methodologies, these sessions will have a slightly longer duration allowing for some discussion- which of course could then be continued at the end of the session.
 
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

KEYNOTE LECTURES

MINI SYMPOSIA

Two exciting mini symposia are organized during the conference. To participate, simply register for the conference. To submit a paper, please select the appropriate mini symposium in the Author’s Area tab.
 
Mini symposium on man-made hazards: Blasts and Security
Natural Hazards are not the only threats imposed on our critical infrastructure. Protection against Man-made hazards such as blasts is today more than ever a pre-requisite for the safety of our infrastructure and of the society relying on it.
ICONHIC2016 proudly hosts a dedicated mini-symposium on blasts and security, bringing together individuals, contractors and consultants active in the field, presenting the latest advances in engineering analysis.
Attendees and supporters include major engineering firms and prestigious experts sharing their experiences and designing the future of engineering-for-security.

 

Mini Symposium: The big picture of Infrastructure Resilience
Recognition of our inherent inability to control nature (especially when resources are limited) has led the engineering community –driven by the earthquake engineering discipline– to pursue resilience as the most viable strategy to minimize the cost of the inevitable disaster.
In view of this, ICONHIC2016 is bringing together multi-disciplinary experts in a dedicated mini-symposium on Resilience spanning from preparedness and prevention to fast recovery and preservation of operability.
Attendees and supporters include major firms and individuals active not only in technical consulting but also urban resilience, civil protection, early warning and risk management.

SPECIAL SESSIONS

Special Sessions, organized by field experts, will include theme talks by distinguished Lecturers, round-table discussions and paper presentations on hot topics. A list of the Special Sessions Confirmed to date follows below (session organizer(s) in brackets). Please click on the links to view/download the flyer of each session and feel free to contact the organizers in order to submit a paper or presentation.

 

  • Assessment, Analysis and Retrofitting of Structures 
  • Engineering Seismology & Ground Motion Simulation
  • Flood-resistant Design: Applications on Dams and Levees
  • Ground Failure & Liquefaction: Analysis and effects on Structures and Lifelines
  • Modern trends in landslide Mechanics
  • Performance-based soil-structure interaction of lifelines and infrastructure 
  • Physical Modeling in Lab and Field
  • Protection of Historical Structures against Seismic Hazards 
  • Resilient Infrastructure Design: from structural Robustness to adaptive Systems
  • Sensing and Monitoring: from local Instrumentation to Satellite technologies

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