Friday, 20 May 2011

Urban Transport 2011

17th International Conference on Urban Transport and the Environment

6 - 8 June 2011, Pisa, Italy


University of Pisa, Italy
Wessex Institute of Technology, UK


This International Conference on Urban Transport and the Environment has successfully been reconvened annually for the last sixteen years since the first meeting started in Southampton in 1995; continuing in Barcelona (1996); Acquasparta, Italy (1997); Lisbon (1998); Rhodes (1999); Cambridge, UK (2000); Lemnos, Greece (2001); Seville (2002); Crete (2003); Dresden (2004); the Algarve (2005); WIT campus in the New Forest (2006); Coimbra (2007); Malta (2008); Bologna (2009) and Cyprus (2010).

The continuous success of this annual event reflects the importance of the topic which attracts international delegates from many different countries. The development of more efficient and environmentally friendly transportation systems is essential in the quest for city sustainability. The complexity of the problem, which involves a series of socio-economic as well as technical issues, requires a substantial amount of research. New ideas need to be thoroughly tested and critically evaluated before they can be implemented in practice, which highlights the importance of this conference series.

The papers presented at Urban Transport conferences since 1995 are permanently archived in the Wessex Institute eLibrary ( where they are easily accessible to the international community. The variety of topics covered by the conference are of primary importance for analysing the complex interaction of the urban transport environment and for establishing action strategies for transport and traffic problems.

  • Urban transport planning and management
  • Transportation demand analysis
  • Traffic integration and control
  • Intelligent transport systems
  • Transport modelling and simulation
  • Land use and transport integration
  • Public transport systems
  • Environmental and ecological aspects
  • Air and noise pollution
  • Safety and security
  • Energy and transport fuels
  • Economic and social impact
  • Advanced transport systems

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CMEM 2011

15th International Conference on Computational Methods and Experimental Measurements

31 May - 2 June 2011, New Forest, UK


Wessex Institute of Technology, UK
University of Naples “Federico II”, Italy


CMEM 2011 is the 15th International Conference in this well established series on Computational Methods and Experimental Measurements. These successful meetings provide a unique forum for the review of the latest work on the interaction between computational methods and experimental measurements.

This well known series of conferences started in Washington DC (1981) followed by a meeting on board the Queen Elizabeth II Ocean Liner (1984); Porto Carras, Greece (1986); Capri (1988); Montreal (1991); Siena (1993); Capri (1995); Rhodes (1997); Sorrento (1999); Alicante (2001) and Sani Beach, Greece (2003); Malta (2005); Prague (2007) and the Algarve (2009).

The main scope of the meeting is to provide the international technical and scientific community with a forum to discuss the interaction and the complementary aspects of computational methods and experimental measurements, the main consideration and importance being their advantageous integration.

It is well known that the stable progress in computer efficiency and numerical techniques are producing a steady growth of computational simulations which nowadays influence both an ever-widening range of engineering problems, as well as our everyday activities. As these simulations are continuously expanding and improving, there still exists the necessity of their validation, which can only be accomplished by performing dedicated experimental tests. Furthermore, because of their incessant development, experimental techniques are becoming more complex and sophisticated so that both their running and data collection can only be performed by means of computers. Finally, it must be stressed that, for the majority of the measurements, the obtained data must be processed by means of numerical methods.

Scientists working in laboratory and field experiments produce challenging results which require, in many cases, difficult interpretation, leading to the reformulation of the analytical tools used in established computer codes.

  • Computational and experimental methods
  • Computer interaction and control of experiments
  • Direct, indirect and in-situ measurements
  • Structural and stress analysis
  • Sound and vibration
  • Electrical and electromagnetic applications
  • Fluid flow
  • Industrial applications
  • Composite materials
  • Material characterisation
  • Heat transfer and thermal processes
  • Data acquisition and processing
  • Data management
  • Multiscale modelling
  • Advances in instrumentation
  • Nanoparticles

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River Basin Management 2011

6th International Conference on River Basin Management including all aspects of Hydrology, Ecology, Environmental Management, Flood Plains and Wetlands
25 - 27 May 2011, Riverside, California, USA


Wessex Institute of Technology, UK


River Basin Management 2011 is the sixth conference in this series which marks the growing international interest in the planning, design and management of river basin systems.

The first River Basin Management conference took place in Cardiff, UK in 2001, followed by a meeting in Las Palmas, Gran Canaria (2003) and another in Bologna, Italy (2005), the fourth in Kos, Greece (2007) and the fifth in Malta (2009).

The conference aims to communicate recent advances in the overall management of riverine systems, including advances in hydraulic and hydrologic modelling, ecology, environmental management and flood forecasting.

In recent years, significant advances have been made in the development and application of software tools for predicting flow, water quality, sediment transport and ecological processes in riverine systems. River Basin Management 2011 will provide the ideal forum for practitioners and academia to highlight the latest developments in this field and to discuss the experience of applying such tools to practical riverine problems.

  • Water resources management
  • Flood studies
  • Ecological and environmental impact
  • Erosion and sediment transport
  • Hydrological modelling
  • Eco-hydraulics
  • River restoration and rehabilitation
  • Hydropower production
  • River and watershed management
  • Water quality issues
  • Trans-boundary river issues
  • Estuaries and deltas
  • Changing climate
  • Droughts and desertifi cation
  • Water and health
  • Socio-economic and political issues

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