CESARE 2024 The 4th International Conference on Coordinating Engineering for Sustainability and Resilience

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The 4th International Conference on the COORDINATING ENGINEERING FOR SUSTAINABILITY AND RESILIENCE & Midterm Conference of CircularB IMPLEMENTATION OF CIRCULAR ECONOMY IN THE BUILT ENVIRONMENT Timișoara, Romania, 29-31 May 2024

The Organizing Committee is pleased to announce the 4th International Conference "Coordinating Engineering for Sustainability and Resilience" CESARE 2024 co-organized by the Steel Structures and Structural Mechanics Department of the Politehnica University Timișoara, in co-operation with the Romanian Academy, the School of Engineering of the University of Birmingham, the Faculty of Engineering of the Jordan University of Science and Technology and the COST ACTION CA21103 “Implementation of Circular Economy in the Built Environment”.

The CESARE 2024 Conference is devoted to the presentation of the most recent results and to the discussion of key issues concerning the contribution of Coordinating Engineering to Sustainability and Resilience in modern and future built environment, constructions, and infrastructure.

One of the main goals of CESARE 2024 is to promote an exchange of ideas that inspires innovative research paths and fosters new collaborative endeavors. We expect CESARE 2024 to have an impact on the future research and development activity in all topics included in the program. You are warmly invited to actively participate in the Conference.

Keynote Speakers

TOPICS

In particular, the CESARE 2024 topics will cover the following topics, but not limited:

  • Structural materials
  • Structural engineering
  • Structural robustness
  • Earthquake engineering
  • Fire engineering
  • Risk assessment
  • Impact of climate change on the built environment
  • Sustainable resilience of systems in the built environment
  • Building physics
  • Environmental engineering
  • Smart cities
  • Circular economy
  • Sustainable product design
  • Design strategies for product design and engineering
  • Innovation in materials, products and systems
  • Integration of renewable energy at building and small urban area scales
  • Restoration and rehabilitation of monuments and historical buildings
  • Sustainable infrastructures
  • Wind energy structures
  • Facade engineering
  • Green technology for civil engineering
  • Green buildings
  • Waste management
COMMITTEES

CHAIRMEN

C. BANIOTOPOULOS

C. BANIOTOPOULOS
University of Birmingham, UK

V. UNGUREANU

V. UNGUREANU
Politehnica University Timișoara, Romania

K.M. ABDALLA

K.M. ABDALLA
Jordan University of Science and Technology, Jordan

L. BRAGANÇA

L. BRAGANÇA
CircularB COST Action

STEERING COMMITTEE

BIKAS Dimitrios (GREECE)

BORRI Claudio (ITALY)

DUBINA Dan (ROMANIA)

MALKAWI A.I.H. (S. Arabia)

NUSEIRAT Ahmad (JORDAN)

RAJAI Al Rousam (JORDAN)

SCHAUMANN Peter (GERMANY)

SILVA Luis (PORTUGAL)

STATHOPOULOS Ted (CANADA)

STAVROULAKIS Georgios (GREECE)

STERLING Mark (UK)

VELJKOVIC Milan (NETHERLANDS)

YANG Qingshan (CHINA)

SCIENTIFIC COMMITTEE

AL-ARAIDAH O.M. (JORDAN)

ALHASSAN M. (UAE)

ALMASRI A. (S ARABIA)

ALOMARI A. (JORDAN)

ASKAR R. (PORTUGAL)

BAJARE D. (LATVIA)

BARAKAT S. (UAE)

BENAZOUZ C. (ALGERIA)

BOMPA D. (UK)

BORG R.P. (MALTA)

BRAGANCA L. (PORTUGAL)

CIUTINA A. (ROMANIA)

CVETKOVSKA M. (NORTH MACEDONIA)

DE MATTEIS G. (ITALY)

DINU F. (ROMANIA)

FLORUT C. (ROMANIA)

GADHI N. (MOROCCO)

GERVASIO H. (PORTUGAL)

GKANTOU M. (UK)

GRECEA D. (ROMANIA)

GRIFFITHS P. (UK)

HEMIDA H. (UK)

HOEFFER R. (GERMANY)

KAEWUNRUEN S. (UK)

KOZMAR H. (CROATIA)

KUHNHENNE M. (GERMANY)

LAMPERTI TORNAGHI M. (JRC)

LENCI S. (ITALY)

MALKAWI, D.A.H. (JORDAN)

MATEUS R. (PORTUGAL)

NINOUH T. (ALGERIA)

NISIFOROU O. (CYPRUS)

NUSIER O.K. (JORDAN)

PACE G. (ITALY)

PARNAS V.E. (CUBA)

REBELO C. (PORTUGAL)

SALLES A. (PORTUGAL)

SNAEBJOERNSON J.T. (ICELAND)

SANTOS P. (PORTUGAL)

STASISKIENE Z. (LITHUANIA)

STRATAN A. (ROMANIA)

TARANU G. (ROMANIA)

THEODOSIOU T. (GREECE)

TSOKA S. (Greece)

TSAVDARIDIS K. (UK)

TSIKALOUDAKI A. (GREECE)

VACAREANU R. (ROMANIA)

VIDAL U. (CHILE)

WALD F. (CZECH REPUBLIC)

YANG J. (CHINA)

ZSEMBINSZKI G. (SPAIN)

LOCAL ORGANIZING COMMITTEE

Politehnica University Timișoara, Romania Romanian Academy, Timișoara Branch/ COST Action CA21103

BOTH I. – Scientific Secretary, UPT

BOTICI A., UPT

BUZATU R., UPT

CERVANTES C., Circular B

CHESOAN A., UPT

CRISAN A., UPT

DOGARIU A., UPT

DUMA D., UPT

HERNEA S., UPT

JAKAB D., UPT

MARGINEAN I., UPT

MUNTEAN D., UPT

NEAGU C., UPT

PETZEK E., UPT

PINTEA D., UPT

SZALAI V., UPT

ZAHARIA R., UPT

INFORMATION

ANNOUNCEMENTS

CESARE 24 FIRST ANNOUNCEMENT

CESARE 24 SECOND ANNOUNCEMENT

LANGUAGE

English is the official language of the conference. Abstracts, full papers and presentations at the conference should be in English.

VENUE

The conference will be held at the Central Library of the Politehnica University Timișoara, Bd. Vasile Pârvan nr. 2b, 300223 Timișoara, Romania.

Central Library of the Politehnica University Timișoara

PAPERS

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS

Authors are invited to submit 200-300 words abstracts of papers on the topics listed above between now and the deadline given below. The abstracts should clearly highlight the aims and conclusions of the respective studies. Both abstracts and full papers will be reviewed by outstanding experts in the field and the procedure will conform to the standards required for peer-reviewed conference papers. All accepted papers will be presented during working sessions. Oral presentation is the unavoidable condition for the publication of a paper in the Proceedings.

Please submit your abstract using the cesare24 conference management website. To submit an abstract, you will have to create an account. To do so click on the [Login] in the top-right corner of the page or [Submit a new abstract] and enter your email. You will receive a verification email containing a link that must be used to activate the account. After activation of the account, you will be asked to fill out a form with your contact details. This is a one-time process.

Once you have created the account, please log in to cesare24 and submit the abstract directly online (there is no need to attach a file). In case you need help, please see a short video tutorial here.

Abstracts should indicate the scope of the paper and highlight its original contributions. The length of the abstract should be between 200 and 300 words. Please provide up to 6 keywords and select one of the topics (tracks) to which your paper suits best. Abstracts will be reviewed by the Scientific Committee, and you will be notified of the decision as soon as possible.

IMPORTANT DATES

Abstract submission: 27 August 2023  
Abstract acceptance: 3 September 2023  
Full paper submission: 15 December 2023  
Peer review: 15 January 2024  
Full paper acceptance: 31 January 2024  
Conference: 29 - 31 May 2024  

PROCEEDINGS

The papers accepted by the Scientific Committee and presented at the conference will be published by Springer and indexed in Scopus, Ei-Compendex and Web of Science. Final papers will be checked by the publisher for plagiarism issues. Each registered participant can present maximum two papers. The publication of an international journal special issue is also being considered – it would include full-length versions of selected papers presented at the Colloquium.

Please click on the link below to download the paper template:

PAPER TEMPLATE

REGISTRATION

Conference participants, accompanying persons or company representatives must register to the conference. For the paper to be included in the proceedings, at least one of the authors must register and make the payment for the conference until 28 February 2022. The other authors do not have a deadline to register. Each registered participant can present maximum two papers.

REGISTRATION FEES

  Early bird
before 15.02.2024
Regular
but before conference start
Standard 500 EUR 600 EUR
Student * 350 EUR 400 EUR
Accompanying person 150 EUR 200 EUR

* If you register as a student, please upload a proof of your student status during registration. This proof can be a student card including the academic year or a registration certificate. You are eligible for the student fee if you are a bachelor, master or PhD student in the academic year 2023-2024.

Standard and student registration fees include:

  • Access to conference sessions
  • Conference proceedings and bag
  • Welcome reception
  • Banquet dinner
  • Coffee breaks and light lunches

Accompanying person registration fee includes:

  • Welcome reception
  • Banquet dinner
  • Guided sightseeing and light lunches

ONLINE PAYMENT USING A CREDIT/DEBIT CARD

Visa/Mastercard credit and debit cards are accepted. Fill out the Registrant's name, select the amount from the dropdown list below and click the button Pay Now.

You will be redirected to the Unicredit Bank's payment page. Fill out the fields and proceed with the checkout. Upon successful completion of the transaction you will receive a confirmation email from the bank and you will be redirected to this page.

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Payment using bank wire transfer

If you prefer payment by bank transfer, use the following account:

Beneficiary: UNIVERSITATEA POLITEHNICA TIMISOARA
Beneficiary address: Piata Victoriei, Nr.2, Timisoara, 300006, Romania
Account number: RO24 BACX 0000 0030 1782 5085
Bank: UniCredit Bank
Bank branch address: Piata Consiliul Europei, Nr.2E, Cladirea U3 "United Business Center 3", Timisoara, Romania
SWIFT: BACXROBU
CUI 4269282
VAT NUMBER: RO23690201

Please specify the following information in the transfer details: CESARE24 / Registrant name

Conference programme
28 MAY 29 MAY 30 MAY 31 MAY

Tuesday, 28.05.2024

Arrival of participants
1700 – 1900Registration

Wednesday, 29.05.2024

0800 – 0900Registration
0900 – 093o Opening Session
093o – 1000 Keynote Lecture 1
1000 – 1300 Technical Session
1300 – 143o Lunch
143o – 1500 Keynote Lecture 2
1500 – 1800 Technical Session
 
2000 – 2300 Welcome Reception

Thursday, 30.05.2024

0900 – 093o Keynote Lecture 3
093o – 1300 Technical Session
1300 – 143o Lunch
143o – 1500Keynote Lecture 4
1500 – 1800 Technical Session
 
2000 – 2300 Conference Banquet

Friday, 31.05.2024

0900 – 133o Technical Session
133o – 1400Closing Session
1400 – 1500 Lunch
TRAVEL AND ACCOMMODATION

CITY OF TIMIŞOARA

The oldest settlements in Timișoara area are more than 7500 years old. The first documentary evidence of Timișoara dates from 1212, under the name of Castrum of Tymes (Timis fortress). The first stone fortress was built between 1307 and 1315 on the orders of Hungarian king, Carol Robert, Prince of Anjou. In 1552 Timișoara fortress was conquered by the Ottoman army and the whole surrounding area was transformed into an Ottoman province. On 1716, the Austrian Habsburg troops led by Prince Eugene of Savoya have liberated the city which later became a free imperial city in December 1781. In 1918, in accordance with the Versailles peace treaty, the Timișoara City and Banat Province became part of Romania. In the 20th century Timișoara became a metropolis with more than 400000 inhabitants that concentrate the economical, commercial, demographic and cultural interest of a large area, in this part of Romania. On December 16th 1989 Timișoara was the place where the anti-Communist revolution started.

In 2023 three cities were awarded the title of European Capital of Culture for 2023 in Europe – Elefsina (Greece), Timisoara (Romania) and Veszprém (Hungary). Click on the yellow bar, on top of this page and check the upcoming events for this year.

Union Square

TRAVEL INFORMATION

Timișoara is served by Romania's third-largest airport, Traian Vuia International Airport, located 10 km away from the city center. Flights to and from international or domestic destinations can be made by airlines like Lufthansa, WizzAir, RyanAir, BlueAir, TAROM.

The most convenient way to get from the airport into the city is by taxi (or UBER), at a cost of 50 –75 RON (about 10-15 EUR). There is always the option to take a bus or to rent a car. You can find various car rental companies (Avis, Hertz, Europecar, Ascar, TOP Rent a Car, Maya Rent a Car) at the Timișoara Airport.

Romania's currency is Leu (plural "Lei"), commonly abbreviated as RON. Foreign currencies may be exchanged at banks, authorized exchange offices, airport, ATMs and larger hotels. Major credit cards (Mastercard and Visa) are widely accepted.

The exchange rate is 1 EUR = 4.95 RON

Alternatively, there is the option to fly to/from Budapest (Hungary). Pay attention, this airport is located 286 km away from Timișoara, which will add around 3 - 4 hours to your trip (by car, bus or train).

VISA INFORMATION

EU/EEA/Swiss citizens do not need a visa when crossing the border to Romania, but they are required to present a valid national passport, or any document recognized by the Romanian state that certifies their identity. Citizens of non-EU/EEA countries are required at border crossing points to present a passport and a valid entry visa and an invitation (if required). Please check the list of countries whose nationals do / do not need entry visas for Romania here www.mae.ro.

ACCOMMODATION

Please note that May is a good month to visit Timișoara, therefore early hotel booking is highly recommended.

To help the attendees find a hotel near the conference venue, we have lined up the hotels below, within walking distance from the meeting venue, or in the downtown area:

Hotel Timișoara (4*)

Timișoara, Str. Marasesti no. 1-3

Savoy (4*)

Timișoara, Spl. Tudor Vladimirescu no. 2

Pensiunea Park (4*)

Timișoara, Str. Remus no. 17

Casa del Sole (4*)

Timișoara, Strada Romulus no. 12

Hotel Perla corp A (4*)

Timișoara, Str. Protopop George Dragomir no. 9

Hotel Perla D'Oro (3*)

Timișoara, str. Evlia Celebi nr 14

Hotel Ibis (3*)

Timișoara, Calea Circumvalațiunii 8 - 10

Hotel Silva

Timișoara, Str. Victor Babes no. 25

Casa Politehnicii 2 (UPT guesthouse)

Timișoara, Bd. Mihai Eminescu nr.11

*Please note that the reservation is made via email: casapoli2@yahoo.com

More options are available on www.booking.com or www.trivago.com.

Maria Theresia Bastion

Sponsors
Contact

Prof. Viorel UNGUREANU
Tel./Fax. +40 (0)256 403 932;
E-mail: cesare24@upt.ro; viorel.ungureanu@upt.ro

Department of Steel Structures and Structural Mechanics
Faculty of Civil Engineering; Politehnica University Timișoara
1 Ioan Curea, 300224, Timișoara, Romania

Central Administration Building of the Politehnica University Timișoara

Professor Dan M. Frangopol

The Fazlur R. Khan Endowed Chair of Structural Engineering and Architecture
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Engineering Research Center for Advanced Technology for Large Structural Systems (ATLSS Center)
Lehigh University, Bethlehem, USA

Professor Dan Dubina

Member of Romanian Academy
Director of Research Center for Mechanics of Materials and Structural Safetz- CEMSIG
Department of Steel Structures and Structural Mechanics
Politehnica University Timisoara, Timisoara, Romania

Dra. Mayara Regina Munaro

Centro de Inovação em Construção Sustentável (CICS)
Dep. de Engenharia de Construção Civil
Escola Politécnica da USP
São Paulo SP, Brasil

Life-Cycle Risk, Resilience, and Sustainability of Individual and Spatially Distributed Structures

Dan M. Frangopol 1 and Mitsuyoshi Akiyama 2

1 Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, ATLSS Engineering Research Center, Lehigh University, Pennsylvania, USA
2 Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Waseda University, Tokyo, Japan

Field investigations after recent large earthquakes confirmed that several structures were severely damaged and collapsed not only due to the earthquake, but also due to the subsequent tsunami, landslide or fault displacement. In addition, several lessons have been learned about the importance of investigating individual structures from the perspective of ensuring network functionality. For example, the collapse of as-built bridges over highways prevented the passage of traffic. Even if the bridge is not damaged during the seismic event, damage to the embankment can significantly reduce the functionality of the road network after the disaster. A probabilistic life-cycle framework for quantifying the loss of functionality of road networks, including bridges and other road structures, is needed for the occurrence of a main shock and subsequent cascading hazard events. A risk-based decision-making approach at the network level is necessary for identifying the dominant hazard and the vulnerable structures that require strengthening and retrofitting.

After a catastrophic event, the functionality of transportation networks can be significantly degraded, resulting in disastrous economic impact. To quantify the promptness of the restoration, it has become customary to use the concept of resilience. In addition, the economic, environmental and social impacts of disaster waste management systems need to be investigated in terms of sustainability. Consequences associated with the resilience and sustainability must be studied and implemented into the risk estimation of road networks under multiple hazards. Life-cycle design and assessment methodologies can incorporate risk, resilience, sustainability, and multiple hazards, learning from the lessons of past disasters

Finally, the concepts and methods presented are illustrated using individual and spatially distributed structures

Reliability and Durability of Built Environment under impact of Climate Natural Hazards

Dan Dubina 1 and Florea Dinu 2

1 Romanian Academy
2 University Politehnica of Timisoara, Romania

Climate change may significantly affect the health and safety of built environment. Constructions should be able to remain stable for their designed lifetime, from 50 to 100 years, even more.

As climate change intensifies, extreme weather events such as temperature, humidity, heavy rainfall, floods, and storms become more frequent and severe. These events pose a significant threat to conventional building designs and infrastructure. Consequently, there is a growing demand for climate-resilient construction that can withstand extreme weather conditions. Protecting infrastructure and buildings to cope with these threats is a complex challenge.

Building materials, design, and construction techniques need to be adapted to ensure the durability and safety of structures in the face of changing climatic conditions. The safety margins and robustness of constructions for undesired events in technical regulations and standards should therefore be continuously re-evaluated so that the designed level of reliability is maintained. To control by design, alternatively to traditional prescriptive design codes, where the building must conform to a set of given requirements that results in a hard-to-quantify performance, a Performance-Based Design (PBD) method might apply to explicitly define and achieve the desired structural performance.

Based on the review and analysis of dedicated literature and research reports related to this complex problem, potential technical solutions are discussed. Also, two real study cases, caused by extreme wind and snow, are presented.

Circular economy: technologies, business models, and challenges for a sustainable built environment

Present circularity as a systemic and multidisciplinary approach highlighting its potential and limits for the decarbonization of the construction sector. The lecture will emphasize the different scales of application, tools, and circular business models that guide the circular transition of the built environment toward buildings as a material bank.

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