SynerCrete18: Interdisciplinary Approaches for Cement-based Materials and Structural Concrete: Synergizing Expertise and Bridging Scales of Space and Time, Funchal (Madeira Island), Portugal

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The focus of the conference is set to communicating, discussing and arousing progresses in research, development and application of Cement-Based Materials and Structural Concrete, which have been attained through combination of expertise from distinct fields of knowledge. Exciting fields of research such as performance-based design, 3D modelling for analysis/design, Building Information Modelling and even robotics (e.g. digital fabrication or robotics design) are included, while keeping focus on multi-scale approaches at time and spatial levels. Specific attention should be also paid to the challenges that are inherent to the combination of different expertises, and the ways through which better management and research collaboration can be achieved in interdisciplinary research projects.
The conference corresponds to the final event of COST Action TU1404: "Towards the next generation of standards for service life of cement-based materials and structures" . Participation is open to all interested parties (both members and non-members of COST TU1404).


The conference is established as a final discussion around COST Action TU1404, which is centred in early age behaviour and its interaction with service life of cement-based materials and structures.

A strong focus is given to interdisciplinary approaches and towards new exciting fields of research that inherently require collaborative work among scientific disciplines. Therefore, in view of this global reasoning the following set of sub-topics is envisaged:

- Concrete technology and advanced material testing
- Multi-scale in time and space modelling and experiments
- Multi-physics simulation and structural design
- BIM and structural concrete
- Robotics and cement-based materials
- Digital fabrication
- On-site monitoring and structural condition assessment
- Scientific insights vs. standardization
- New materials : bio-based, geopolymers and alkali-activated materials
- Fibre-reinforced concrete and non-metallic reinforcement

Key dates:

Abstract due: 23rd March 2018
Acceptance of abstracts: 4th April 2018
Full manuscript due: 22nd May 2018
Acceptance of full manuscript: 29th June 2018
Final manuscript due: 12th July 2018

From Wednesday 24th October 2018
to Friday 26th October 2018
Funchal (Madeira Island), Portugal

Funchal (Madeira Island), Portugal

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From Wednesday 24th October 2018
to Friday 26th October 2018
Funchal (Madeira Island), Portugal
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