Through participation in conferences, the ESR gains the experience of presenting in front of an international audience, and has an opportunity for networking and discussing current research focuses and design/construction practice, while including worldwide experts from all areas of infrastructure. In addition to conferences attended by TRUSS researchers at an individual level, two dedicated Symposia about TRUSS ITN are held at well-established international conference series whereby all ESRs showcase their research. The target audience for these symposia are their research and industry peers.
- The ESRs participate in a first symposium titled “TRUSS, A Marie Skłodowska-Curie Innovative Training Network in Structural Safety”, held as part of ESREL (European Safety and Reliability) conference series in Portoroz (Slovenia) from 18th to 22nd June 2017. TRUSS is featured on Tuesday and Wednesday afternoon. Download programme on paralell sessions at ESREL 2017
Quoting ESREL 2017 conference website: “The annual European Safety and Reliability Conference ESREL is an international conference under the auspices of the European Safety and Reliability Association (ESRA). The 27th edition of the international conference, ESREL 2017, provides a forum for presentation and discussion of scientific works covering theories and methods in the field of risk, safety and reliability, and their application to a wide range of industrial, civil and social sectors and problem areas. ESREL 2017 is also an opportunity for researchers and practitioners, academics and engineers to meet, exchange ideas and gain insights from each other.”
- A second symposium is planned for Autumn 2018 marking the completion of the research by ESRs. It is titled “TRUSS ITN – Reducing Uncertainty in Structural Safety” and it will take place within the Sixth International Symposium on Life-Cycle Civil Engineering (IALCCE 2018), held in Ghent (Belgium) from 28th to 31st October. Download flyer on TRUSS Special Session at IALCCE 2018
Quoting IALCCE 2018 website: “In our contemporary high-level society, civil engineering structures are expected to be designed to meet long-term requirements related to structural safety, robustness, serviceability, durability and sustainability. Life-cycle civil engineering provides the knowledge and tools to accommodate for these requirements and relates to the design, inspection, monitoring, assessment, maintenance and rehabilitation of structures and infrastructures taking into account their lifetime perspective. The last decades there is a growing awareness of the importance of a life-cycle perspective in civil engineering and challenges exist to tackle the contemporary needs, for example related to the long-term prediction of material behaviour and structural response, the assessment of existing structures, inspection and maintenance strategies, life-cycle optimization, etc.”
TRUSS publications in conference proceedings can be found here.