The First European Conference on Structural Control took place in Barcelona in 1996. It has been decided to organize a European Conference on Structural Control every four years. The Second European Conference on Structural Control was held in 2000 in France at the Ecole Nationale des Ponts and Chaussees in Champs-sur-Marne, close to Paris. The Third European Conference of Structural Control took place at the Vienna University of Technology, Austria in 2004. The present Call refers to the Fourth European Conference of Structural Control which will be held at the Institute of Problems in Mechanical Engineering, Russian Academy of Sciences, St.Petersburg, September 8-12, 2008.
Aims and Scope
This conference aims at fostering scientific interactions among the vast community of researchers contributing to structural control in a broad sense, and at strengthening the European research and professional community of structural control. Cross-fertilization between the different scientific disciplines and interactions with professional engineers will be encouraged. Active, passive, semi-active or hybrid control in both, linear and non-linear structural problems will be considered. As important branches of structural control, non-destructive testing, health monitoring, damage detection and life-line assessment will be addressed as well. Smart civil, mechanical and space structures interacting with their environment and undergoing various loads such as wind, earthquakes or traffic are main targets of this conference.