Special Session on
Natural Computing in Infrastructure Engineering and Management
The 2nd Indian International Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IICAI-05)
December 20-22 2005, Pune, India


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 to:

  • 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 Publication:
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 information.

June 1st 2005 (Wednesday): Paper manuscripts due.
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 Conference.

Session Chair:
Dr. Sudhirkumar Barai
Associate Professor
Department of Civil Engineering
Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur
Kharagpur 721 302, India
Email: skbarai@civil.iitkgp.ernet.in
URL: http://barai.sudhir.tripod.com/

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