The 8th International Symposium on Earthquake Engineering for Lifeline and Critical Infrastructure Systems
The first China-Japan Symposium on Lifeline Earthquake Engineering was held in 1990 at Beijing, China on the cooperative research between CRIBC (Central Research Institute of Building and Construction) and Kobe University in Japan containing wider researchers and engineers in China and Japan who were interested in Lifeline Earthquake Engineering. The second Symposium as a tri-lateral symposium of China-Japan and US joint programs was held in 1994 at Xi’an, China under the official US-China protocol program on cooperative earthquake engineering studies. The third, the fourth, the fifth, the sixth, and the seventh Symposiums were held in 1998 at Kunming, in 2002 at Qingdao, in 2007 at Haikou, in 2013 at Chengdu, and in 2016 at Shanghai China, respectively. The eighth Symposium will take place in 2018 at Shenyang. As the foundation of the International Society of Lifeline and Infrastructure Earthquake Engineering (ISLIEE) in 2013, the name of the 8th is there for changed accordingly.
The mission of the International Symposium is to provide a platform for international professional lifeline and Infrastructure industry, engineers and researchers, to exchange recent technology advancements and scientific methods of investigations on Lifeline and infrastructure Earthquake Engineering, including buried pipelines, the bridges, roads, railway systems, water and wastewater systems, power and telecommunication systems etc. Recent severe earthquakes caused not only the direct community losses of damaged lifeline facilities, but also the indirect loss caused by the interruption of lifeline function. Seismic resilience is thus a very important issue to reduce community impacts and the physical and functional damages related to lifelines and infrastructures.
National Natural Science Foundation of China
Lifeline Network, Kansai (LiNK), Japan
Japan Ductile Iron Pipe Association
International Consortium on Geo-Disaster Reduction
Research Institute of Lifeline Engineering,
American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Infrastructure Resilience Division (IRD);
International Association of Chinese Geotechnical Engineers
Dr. Yuxian Hu, Member of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Institute of Geophysics, China Earthquake Administration, China
Dr. Lili Xie, Member of Chinese Academy of Engineering，Institute of Engineering Mechanics, China Earthquake Administration
Dr. Shiro Takada, Emeritus Professor, Kobe University, Japan
Dr. Thomas D. O’Rourke, Member of US National Academy of Engineering, Professor, Cornell University, USA.
Prof. Xiuli Du, Beijing University of Technology, China
Prof. Masakatsu Miyajima, Kanazawa University, Japan
Dr. Craig Davis, Resilience Program Manager, Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP), USA
Dr. Hongnan Li, Professor, Shenyang Jianzhu University, China
Dr. Endi Zhai, Chief-Engineer, Goldwind Science and Technology, China
Dr. Sun Li, Professor, Shenyang Jianzhu University, China
Dr. Masaho Yoshida, Professor, Fukui National College of Technology, Japan
Dr. Liping Yan, Technical Specialist, LADWP
Dr. Haizhong Wang, Assistant Professor, Oregon State University, USA
Li Sun, Hao Zhang, Tong Sun. Shenyang Jianzhu University, China
Akira Murata, Kanazawa University, Japan
Liping Yan, LADWP and Haizhong Wang, Oregon State University, USA
l Opening and Keynote Speeches
l Technical Presentations
l Resolution and Workshops
l Post-symposium Tour
Topics of Interests
l Resilience Characteristics of Lifeline Systems
l Post-earthquake Response, Performance of and Impacts from Lifeline Systems
l Multi-hazard Impacts (i.e., earthquake, landslides, tsunami) on Lifelines
l Lifeline Systems Dependency and Interdependency Relationships
l Damage Mechanism and Analysis of Lifeline and Disaster Simulation
l Dynamic Behavior of Buried Pipelines under Near Field Ground Motions and Fault Movement
l Application of GIS and GPS to Lifeline Disaster Prevention
l Monitoring and Sensing Systems of Lifeline Network Performance and Strong Ground Motions Including Permanent Displacement
l Emergency Response for Lifeline Network and Disaster Information System
l Restoration, Reconstruction and Function Rehabilitation Strategy
l Socio-Economical Impact and Consequence Control of Lifeline Damage
l Optimum Budget for Counter-measures on Lifeline Systems and Consensus on
l Business Continuity Management Related to Lifeline Network System
l The Damage during the 2008 Wenchuan Earthquake, 2010 Chile, the 2011 Tohoku, the 2013 Christchurch, the 2017 Mexico Earthquakes
The official language of the symposium will be English. For better communication, the presentations must be done in English, the papers must be written in English in ASCE paper template. Some smaller group discussions can be done in language the group prefers (Chinese, English, and Japanese).
Call for Papers
Please send us a one-page abstract (<500 words) of your presentation written in English including Author’s name, address, telephone, fax and E-mail to the corresponding persons given below. The abstract is due Jan. 31st, 2018. The general guidelines for preparation of the papers will be provided in the second circular. Papers should be sending to one of the following email addresses:
China: Dr. Sun Tong, Shenyang Jianzhu Univ.
Japan: Prof. Masakatsu Miyajima, Kanazawa Univ.
USA : Dr. Haizhong Wang, Oregon State Univ.
Call for abstracts: December 15th, 2017
Deadline to submit abstracts: Feb. 15th, 2018
Abstract acceptation notification: Mar. 15th, 2018
Deadline to receive the papers: June 15th, 2018
Notification of Paper acceptation: August 15th, 2018
Regular: US$ 320.00
Student: US$ 200.00
Shenyang is a well-known city in Northeast China, and accessible by Liaoning Int. Airport. The venue for symposium at Shenyang will be given in a later circular.
If you would like to receive more information, please contact:
China: Prof. Li Sun, Shenyang Jianzhu University, Hunnan east Blvd 9, Hunnan District, Shenyang 110168, China
Japan: Prof. Masakatsu Miyajima,
Kanazawa University, Kakuma-machi, Kanazawa 920-1192, Japan
USA: Dr. Craig Davis, Los Angeles Department of Water and Power, Room 1345, Los Angeles, CA 90012, USA
TEL/ (213) 367-2319
FAX/ (213) 367-3775