Tuesday, 26 July 2011

Earthquake Resistant Engineering Structures (ERES) 2011

8th International Conference on Earthquake Resistant Engineering Structures

7 - 9 September 2011, Chianciano Terme, Italy


Wessex Institute of Technology, UK


ERES 2011 is the eighth international conference in the series on Earthquake Resistant Engineering Structures organised by the Wessex Institute of Technology. The meeting provides a unique forum for the discussion of basic and applied research in the various fields of earthquake engineering relevant to the design of structures. The importance and actuality of the work presented at these meetings is reflected by the increasing number of major earthquakes that are taking place all over the world.

The conference began in Thessaloniki, Greece in 1997; followed by Catania, Italy (1999); Malaga, Spain (2001); Ancona, Italy (2003); Skiathos, Greece (2005); Bologna, Italy (2007) and Cyprus (2009). The papers presented at those meetings are now available in the Wessex Institute eLibrary (http://library.witpress.com)

This conference aims to discuss the state of the art in structures subjected to earthquakes, including the geophysical aspects, the behaviour of historical buildings, seismic isolation, retrofitting, base isolation and energy absorption systems, as well as a wide range of applications and case studies, partially described in the conference topics.

The problem of protecting the built environment in earthquake-prone regions of the world involves not only the optimal design and construction of new facilities, but also the upgrading and rehabilitation of existing structures and infrastructures in heritage buildings. The inestimable loss of life and the colossal costs following a major earthquake in a metropolitan area provides sufficient reason for the scientific and technical communities to respond to the challenges. It also emphasises the importance of this conference.


  • Geographical and geotechnical engineering
  • Seismic hazard and vulnerability
  • Seismic isolation and energy dissipation
  • Structural dynamics
  • Building performance during earthquakes
  • Retrofitting
  • Lifelines
  • Material mechanics and characterisation
  • Nonlinear numerical analysis
  • Performance based design
  • Experimental studies
  • Forensic analysis
  • Safety and security
  • Innovative technologies

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12th International Conference on Structural Repairs and Maintenance of Heritage Architecture

5 - 7 September 2011, Chianciano Terme, Italy


Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Wessex Institute of Technology, UK


STREMAH 2011 is the 12th International Conference on Studies, Repairs and Maintenance of Heritage Architecture. The meeting, which has taken place on a regular basis since the first conference started in Florence (1989) and continued in Seville (1991); Bath (1993); Crete (1995); San Sebastian (1997); Dresden (1999); Bologna (2001); Halkidiki (2003); Malta (2005); Prague (2007) and Tallinn (2009). It has become an international event attracting specialists from all over the world.

The conference will aim to bring together scholars and professionals to discuss a variety of topics related to architectural and maritime heritage.

The significance of the architectural heritage for the historical identity of a region, town or nation is now widely recognised throughout the world. In order to take care of our heritage we need to look beyond borders and continents to benefit from the experience gained from others and to gain a better understanding of its cultural background.

The success of the conference is due both to the importance given today to architectural heritage and the high quality of the presentations at the meetings. Each volume has gathered the most recent advances in research and up to date studies of heritage buildings. This has resulted in STREMAH becoming the most important conference of its kind.

  • Heritage architecture and historical aspects
  • Learning from the past
  • Regional architecture
  • Structural restoration of metallic structures
  • Preservation of archaeological sites
  • Modern (19th/20th century) heritage
  • Maritime heritage
  • Heritage masonry buildings
  • Adobe restorations
  • Wooden structures
  • Structural issues
  • Seismic vulnerability and vibrations
  • Assessment, retrofitting and reuse of heritage buildings
  • Surveying and monitoring
  • Material characterisation and problems
  • Simulation and modelling
  • New techniques and materials
  • Non-destructive techniques
  • Experimental validation and verification
  • Performance and maintenance
  • Environmental damage
  • Social and economic aspect in heritage
  • Guidelines, codes and regulations for heritage

Web Page

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Ninth International Conference on Modelling in Medicine and Biology

26 - 28 July 2011, Riga, Latvia


University of Lativa, Latvia
Riga Technical University, Latvia
Riga Stradins University, Latvia
Wessex Institute of Technology, UK


The ninth International Conference on Modelling in Medicine and Biology is a well established and recognised forum for dissemination of the latest research and applications in this important field.

Advances in medical and biological technology are transforming medical care and treatment; in great part this is the result of the interaction and collaboration between medical sciences and engineering. This has resulted in substantial progress in health care and in the quality of life of the population.

Computer models in particular have been increasingly successful in simulating biological phenomena. These are lending support to many applications, including cardiovascular systems, the study of orthopaedics and biomechanics and electrical simulation amongst others.

Another important contribution, due to the wide availability of computational facilities and the development of better numerical algorithms, is the ability to acquire, analyse, manage and visualise massive amounts of data.

The conference topics cover a broad spectrum including the application of computers to simulate biomedical problems, ranging from cardiovascular modelling to virtual reality and simulation in surgery.

This important conference started in Southampton in 1991, followed by a meeting in Bath (1993) and others in Milano (1995), Aquasparta (1997), Ljubljana (2003), Bologna (2005), New Forest (2007) and Crete (2009). The papers presented at these meetings are archived in the WIT eLibrary (http://library.witpress.com) where they are immediately and easily accessible to the international scientific community.

  • Cardiovascular system
  • Biomechanics
  • Simulation of physiological processes
  • Computational fluid dynamics in biomedicine
  • Orthopaedics and bone mechanics
  • Data acquisition and analysis
  • Virtual reality in medicine
  • System biology
  • Diagnostic tools and therapy
  • Bioelectromagnetics

Web Page

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Environmental Health Risk 2011

6th International Conference on the Impact of Environmental Factors on Health

25 - 27 July 2011


Wessex Institute of Technology, UK


Environmental Health Risk 2011 is the sixth international conference in this successful series which started at the University of Cardiff, UK, in 2001 followed by the second at the University of Catania in 2003, the third in Bologna in 2005, Malta in 2007 and the Wessex Institute of Technology, New Forest Campus, in 2009.

Health problems related to the environment have become a major source of concern all over the world. The health of the population depends upon good quality environmental factors including air, water, soil, food and many others.

The aim of society is to establish measures that can eliminate or considerably reduce hazardous factors from the human environment to minimize the associated health risks. The ability to achieve these objectives is in great part dependent on the development of suitable experimental, modelling and interpretive techniques, which allow a balanced assessment of the risk involved as well as suggesting ways in which the situation can be improved.

The interaction between environmental risk and health is often complex and can involve a variety of social, occupational and lifestyle factors. This emphasises the importance of considering an interdisciplinary approach.

The conference aims to provide a forum for the dissemination and exchange of information on the diverse aspects of the impact of environmental factors on health across different disciplines.

The papers presented at these meetings are permanently archived in the eLibrary of the Wessex Institute (http://library.witpress.com) where they are easily and permanently accessible to the international scientific community.

  • Risk prevention and monitoring
  • Control of pollution risk
  • Mitigation problems
  • Disaster management and preparedness
  • Epidemiological studies and pandemics
  • Air pollution
  • Water quality issues
  • Food safety
  • Radiation fields
  • Toxicology analysis
  • Ecology and health
  • Waste disposal
  • Occupational health
  • Industrial safety and hygiene
  • Social and economic issues
  • Accidents and man-made risks
  • The built environment and health
  • Designing for health
  • Contamination in rural areas
  • Climate change and adaptation
  • Educational projects
  • Environmental education and risk abatement

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