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. TRUSS has participated in conferences/workshops in the 5 continents including 23 countries: Albania, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, China, Denmark, France, Greece, Holland, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Norway, Portugal, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, United Kingdom, the United States and Vietnam. 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 participated 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 was featured on Tuesday and Wenesday 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.”
General details about ESREL 2017 can be found at European Safety and Reliability Conference website and presentations and other specifics of the first TRUSS symposium are available here.
- A second symposium titled “TRUSS ITN – Reducing Uncertainty in Structural Safety” marked the completion of the research by ESRs. It took place within the Sixth International Symposium on Life-Cycle Civil Engineering (IALCCE 2018), held in Ghent (Belgium) from 28th to 31st October 2018. TRUSS was featured on Monday (29th October) morning and afternoon. 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 presentations in workshops and conferences and the corresponding abstracts and papers can be accessed via the following buttons:
A description of the participation of TRUSS ITN researchers in some targeted conferences is given next.