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The 8th International Symposium on Earthquake Engineering for Lifeline and Critical Infrastructure Systems

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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

Steering Committees

Honor Chairman


Dr. Yuxian Hu, Member of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Institute of Geophysics, China Earthquake Administration, China

Dr. Lili Xie, Member of Chinese Academy of EngineeringInstitute 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.

Technical Committee


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


Organizing Committee


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

Symposium Contents


Opening and Keynote Speeches

Technical Presentations

Resolution and Workshops


Post-symposium Tour

Topics of Interests

Resilience Characteristics of Lifeline Systems

Post-earthquake Response, Performance of and Impacts from Lifeline Systems

Multi-hazard Impacts (i.e., earthquake, landslides, tsunami) on Lifelines

Lifeline Systems Dependency and Interdependency Relationships

Damage Mechanism and Analysis of Lifeline and Disaster Simulation

Dynamic Behavior of Buried Pipelines under Near Field Ground Motions and Fault Movement

Application of GIS and GPS to Lifeline Disaster Prevention

Monitoring and Sensing Systems of Lifeline Network Performance and Strong Ground Motions Including Permanent Displacement

Emergency Response for Lifeline Network and Disaster Information System

Restoration, Reconstruction and Function Rehabilitation Strategy

Socio-Economical Impact and Consequence Control of Lifeline Damage

Optimum Budget for Counter-measures on Lifeline Systems and Consensus on

Acceptable Risk

Business Continuity Management Related to Lifeline Network System

The Damage during the 2008 Wenchuan Earthquake, 2010 Chile, the 2011 Tohoku, the 2013 Christchurch, the 2017 Mexico Earthquakes


Official Language

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.


Important Dates

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


Registration Fee

Regular: US$ 320.00

Student: US$ 200.00


Symposium Location

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.


Further Details

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

TEL/ +86-13940305973

E-mail/ tsun@sjzu.edu.cn


Japan:  Prof. Masakatsu Miyajima,

Kanazawa University, Kakuma-machi, Kanazawa 920-1192, Japan

TEL/ +81-76-234-4656

FAX/ +81-76-234-4656

E-mail/ miyajima@se.kanazawa-u.ac.jp


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