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S.M.ART BUIL.T International Conference - First Official Announcement


In order to circulate and diffuse the information produced through the project progress as much as possible, a number of seminars and workshops have been already organized both in Italy and in Corfu. These actions were dedicated to the dissemination of the knowledge and the results produced, in order to enhance the diffusion of knowledge and information, as well as to advertise the results achieved step-by step by the project consortium. The target audience was mainly experts, such as professional architects and engineers, building officials, educators, researchers, students, masonry construction professionals, and everyone else who might be interested in the art and science of masonry historical buildings.

The International Conference on “DYNAMIC IDENTIFICATION AND MODEL UPDATING OF HISTORICAL BUILDINGS” will be the final part of the diffusion activities of the S.M.ART.BUIL.T. project, in an attempt to extend the above scientific activity to the worldwide active research community that is focusing on the project topics of interest. Thus, the international conference target audience includes all experts in seismic and structural monitoring, as well as in historical and artistic heritage fields, in order to exchange experience of correlated research areas. The ultimate purpose is to make the conference a forum for dissemination of the latest scientific and technical developments and for exchange of new ideas in emerging topics of the S.M.ART. BUIL.T. project.

The international conference is planned to be held at the beginning of April 2014 in the city of Bari, Italy. Invited lectures on specific topics strictly related with the major research issues will alternate with presentations of high-quality papers on several fields of general interest.

The main topics of the conference are divided (but not limited to) into three areas:

• Typological and morphological characters of historical centres
• Historical aspects and general methodology of historical centres
• Conservation and restoration of historical buildings

• Sensor-based monitoring infrastructures on historical buildings
• Ambient vibration testing for structural monitoring
• Mathematical modeling for early vulnerability assessment

• Dynamic identification & structural monitoring of historical buildings
• Analytical and numerical approaches
• Seismic analysis and vulnerability assessment
• Case studies

Full details about the conference will be available soon through the S.M.ART. BUIL.T. web site, as well as the call for papers that will be issued.