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The parent subject of ICCRRR 2015 is dedicated to repair, rehabilitation and retrofitting of infrastructure constructions.
The conference will be organized and co-chaired by the Leipzig Institute for Materials Research and Testing and Leipzig University (Germany) together with the University of Cape Town and the University of the Witwatersrand (South Africa). ICCRRR 2015 will takes place in conjunction with the 4th “International Workshop on Concrete Spalling due to Fire Exposure”, 08 - 09 October 2015 in Leipzig, Germany.
AIMS OF CONFERENCE
ICCRRR 2015 will focus on the increasingly important aspect in modern infrastructure provision and retention: that of appropriately repairing, maintaining, rehabilitating, and if necessary retrofitting existing infrastructure with a view to extending its life and maximising its economic return. The fields of concrete repair, rehabilitation and retrofitting, as well as concrete durability and structural performance remain some of the most important for today's infrastructure. To master the challenges arising from this it is important to remain updated on recent developments in material technology, construction methods, performance assessment and non-destructive testing, as well as design, specifications and guidelines, and service life prediction models for both new and repaired/rehabilitated structures. ICCRRR 2015 is intended to bring together practising engineers, scientists, specifiers, researchers and others from around the world to share knowledge and experience on current developments in concrete repair, rehabilitation and retrofitting, as well as structural performance and material durability.
CALL FOR ABSTRACTS
DEADLINE FOR ABSTRACTS SUBMISSION EXTENDED: Prospective authors are invited to submit abstracts via email by 31. October 2014
Abstracts should have a length between 200 - 300 words, must relate to the scope of the conference as outlined below and need to be written in clear English. Authors of accepted abstracts will receive instructions on the preparation of full-length papers. All submitted abstracts and papers will be fully peer-reviewed by the International Scientific Committee. Accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings and authors will be required to give an oral presentation at the event.
SCOPE OF CONFERENCE AND THEMES
Concrete durability aspects
Causes and mechanisms of deterioration; Concrete transport mechanisms; Life-cycle assessments; Management and maintenance of concrete structures; Durability modeling and prediction; Optimizing materials for improved durability; Case studies
Condition assessment of concrete structures
Damage modeling and damage mechanisms; Condition assessment and damage diagnosis; Non-destructive testing; Analytical modeling; Case studies
Modern materials technology
Multifunctional materials and systems for durable construction and repair; New or novel materials for repair (ECC, SCC, SHCC, UHPC); Self-repairing materials and structures
Concrete repair, rehabilitation and retrofitting
Repair philosophies; Repair modeling; Repair methods, materials and systems; Concrete surface protection and coatings; Service life extension; Contribution of repair to sustainability; Repair of repair; Structural repairs and strengthening; Structural retrofitting for altered service conditions; Contractor experience; Case studies
Performance and health monitoring
Damage prognosis and service life predictions; Performance of repaired/retrofitted structures; Health monitoring of repaired/retrofitted structures; Structural management systems; Smart structures and sensing technologies; Case studies
Education, research and specifications
Educational materials for concrete repair courses; Specifications and standards for concrete repair; Current and future research needs
IMPORTANT DEADLINES (tentative)
Submission of abstracts: 31. October 2014
Notification of acceptance: 15. November 2014 (!NEW!)
Submission of full papers: 31. January 2015
Notification of paper acceptance: 31. March 2015
Early-bird registration: 31. May 2015
Final registration: 31. July 2015
Monday 5 October 2015
Wednesday 7 October 2015
Westin Hotel Leipzig, Leipzig, Germany
Westin Hotel Leipzig, Leipzig, Germany
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