A Special Session on Natural Computing in Infrastructure Engineering
and Management will be held during the 2nd
Indian International Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IICAI-05).
The session focuses on all areas related to Natural Computing in Infrastructure
Engineering and Management.
Natural computing is inspired by natural processes for the solution
of problems that are resistant to traditional methods. Natural Computing
includes Neural networks, Evolutionary algorithms, Molecular computing,
Quantum computing, Cellular Computing and other computing techniques.
Natural computing has become broad, with contributions from researchers
in mathematics, physics, computer science, linguistics, neuroscience,
biology, psychology, cognitive science and various engineering disciplines.
Natural Computing has been successfully applied in the various fields
of Infrastructure Engineering and Management. The proposed session invites
papers related to natural computing applications in Infrastructure engineering
and Management. Papers highlighting new, unusual and hybrid approaches
are particularly encouraged.
The topics covered by the session include but certainly not limited
Construction automation- Automated inspection,
Risk analysis and decision making, Supply chain management, Construction
process reengineering, Procurement management, Environment management,
and Safety management etc.
- Geo-technical engineering- Liquefaction potential assessment, Slope
stability, Piles design, etc.
Geographic Information Systems (GIS), Global Positioning
Systems, Remote Sensing etc.
Structural engineering - Structural analysis,
design, diagnostics and control problems, Structural health monitoring,
Structural material behavior modeling etc.
Transportation engineering - Bridge management
systems, Pavement management systems Pavement behavior models, Intelligent
transport systems, Railways maintenance etc.
Paper Submission and
Authors are encouraged to submit
the papers for the session. The papers can be
submitted as an email attachment to the Chair
of the Session (address is given below). The
papers should be in MSWORD, PDF, or PS format
and should be formatted according to the Springer
Lecture Notes instructions. The length of
a paper should not exceed 20 pages. Shorter
papers or papers on the work currently in progress
are also welcome. The first page of the paper
should contain the title, name(s) of the authors,
affiliations, the postal and email addresses,
and at least 3 keywords appropriate to the content
of the paper. Further information regarding
the paper submission can be obtained from the
session chair or access the conference website.
Each paper will be peer reviewed by at least
two experts in the topical area. All accepted
papers will be published in the conference proceedings,
under the title of the session.
You may contact the General
Chair of the conference for any additional
June 1st 2005 (Wednesday): Paper
July 15th 2005 (Friday): Notification of acceptance.
August 15th 2005 (Monday): Camera ready
papers & Pre-registration due.
December 20-22 2005: Special Session and the IICAI-05
Dr. Sudhirkumar Barai
Department of Civil Engineering
Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur
Kharagpur 721 302, India
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