Welcome to IALCCE 2016
The Fifth International Symposium on Life -Cycle Civil Engineering, IALCCE2016, brings world experts together, to share recent progress and formulate future directions to life-cycle civil engineering. READ MORE
Life-cycle civil engineering is of great significance to society. After a period of industrialization in the past century, with huge developments of all sorts of infrastructure networks and large scale construction projects, society now faces new challenges. Economies have become largely dependent on these civil assets. But society is constantly changing and the existing built environment is getting obsolete. Technically and functionally ageing assets create risks to society. Also the environmental impact of our built environment becomes a major concern. At the same time cultural heritage needs to be preserved. Action is needed to preserve the environment for the next generations. Life-cycle thinking is important for all partners in both construction and maintenance processes. Life-cycle civil engineering is a topic where academics and practitioners need to take steps forward.
We are challenged to develop new services and technologies that help us to deal with today’s and tomorrow’s challenges.
- Final paper acceptance slightly delayed; extended early bird registration
There has been slight delay on the paper review process due to the many papers submitted. Most authors have been informed about the acceptance of their paper. Because of this delay the early bird registration has been extended until the first of August.
Up to now we have received more than 400 abstracts, 17 Special Sessions and 13 Mini Symposia.
- Registration page open:
Go directly to the registration and conference fee page, click here
- March 14, 2016
Extended deadline Full paper Submission
- June 23, 2016
Meet and greet partners & sponsors
- Photo/Calendar Exhibition “Infrastructre-Moves“
You are invited to send us your photo, made from Infrastructure objects or parts of objects, with your story behind the picture. click here
- Keynote speakers
We’re thrilled to announce that most keynote speakers for IALCCE2016 have been selected and confirmed. Learn more about the keynotes, click here.
The objective of the International Association for Life-Cycle Civil Engineering, founded in 2006, is to promote international cooperation in the field of life-cycle civil engineering for the purpose of enhancing the welfare of society. Its mission is to become the premier international organization for the advancement of the state-of-the-art in the field of life-cycle civil engineering.READ MORE
- The First International Symposium on Life-Cycle Civil Engineering (IALCCE2008) was held in Varenna, Lake Como, Italy (June 10-14, 2008),
- the Second International Symposium on Life-Cycle Civil Engineering (IALCCE2010) was held in Taipei, Taiwan (October 27-30, 2010),
- the Third International Symposium on Life-Cycle Civil Engineering (IALCCE2012) was held in Vienna, Austria (October 3-6, 2012)
- the Fourth International Symposium on Life-Cycle Civil Engineering (IALCCE2014) was held in Tokyo, Japan (November 16-19, 2014)
About the organizers
The Fifth International Symposium on Life-Cycle Civil Engineering (IALCCE2016) has been organized on behalf of the IALCCE under the auspices of InfraQuest.READ MORE
General IALCCE themes
The activities of the Association will cover all aspects of life-cycle assessment, design, maintenance, rehabilitation and monitoring of civil engineering systems.READ MORE
Typical themes at IALCCE symposia are:
Aging of Structures, Deterioration Modeling, Durable Materials, Earthquake and Accidental Loads, Fatigue and Damage, Marine and Severe Environments, Lifetime Structural Optimization, Long–term Performance Analysis, Performance Based Design, Service Life Prediction, Time–variant Reliability, Uncertainty Modeling, Damage Identification, Field Testing, Health Monitoring, Inspection and Evaluation, Maintenance Strategies, Rehabilitation Techniques, Strengthening and Repair, Life–Cycle Cost Models, Project Management, Risk Analysis and Optimization, Artificial Intelligence Methods, Evolutionary Procedures.
IALCCE2016 theme: Civil engineering from a life-cycle perspective
The recent economic crisis led to new perspectives on society. It has shown the world that short-term thinking does not serve society in a proper way. Meanwhile, society is facing the effects of short-term thinking in the past, ranging from climate change, pollution to social impacts. Life-cycle thinking and the strive towards a circular economy, are the new ways to go and will necessarily lead to a paradigm-shift in view of creating a sustainable society.READ MORE
Civil engineering is traditionally focused on construction. New societal needs force us to look in a different way at civil engineering. Civil engineers are now faced with new challenges, like ageing infrastructure and buildings and a strong demand to reduce the impact of activities related to structures and infrastructures on the environment.
Creating a sustainable society is a challenge relevant to the whole civil engineering sector. This is why the theme of the conference is: Civil engineering from a life-cycle perspective. All delegates are challenged to bring in their solutions to create a sustainable future. The symposium will devote special attention to meet the following four objectives: (a) better control on asset performance over the life-cycle; (b) better value over the life-cycle; (c) in control of asset-related risks; and (d) reducing the environmental impact to society. These four objectives do not replace the general IALCCE themes. Nevertheless, we would like the participants to pay attention to the relevance of these objectives. Contributions focusing on at least one of these objectives are particularly welcome.
The proceedings of the symposium will consist of a book of extended abstracts and a DVD with full length papers published by CRC Press/Balkema (Taylor & Francis Group).
We look forward to welcome you to Delft, The Netherlands,
Jaap Bakker, Dan M. Frangopol, and Klaas van Breugel,
Chairs of IALCCE2016