1st International Conference on Infrastructure Failures and Consequences (ICIFC)
Wednesday, 16th - Sunday, 20th July 2014, Melbourne, Australia

This international conference will create the first forum for experts, researchers and industry practitioners working on infrastructure failures and their consequences with a view to learn from them. The conference will address an urgent need for accurately assessing and predicting the behaviour of infrastructure and forensic analysis of its failures. It will share new findings in the theories and methods for risk assessment of infrastructure and challenges in reporting infrastructure failures.


Conference Theme
Safety And Servicealibility Of Infrastructure
  • Analysis of infrastructure behaviour
  • Identification of failure mechanisms
  • Failures under extreme events
  • Failures due to process and procedure
  • Construction safety
  • Risk reduction and prevention
Aging and deterioration of infrastructure
  • Durability of infrastructure
  • Whole life assessment of infrastructure
  • Condition/health monitoring of infrastructure
  • Material/ structural behaviour under changing conditions
  • Maintenance strategies for infrastructure
  • Strengthening and repairs
Risk management and prevention
  • Measurements of infrastructure behaviour
  • Non-destructive testing techniques
  • Resilience and failure prevention
  • Techniques for risk mitigation
  • Robustness of infrastructure
  • Asset management
Structural Forensics & Retrofitting
  • Methods for forensic analysis
  • Forensics/EWR of structural failures
  • Forensics/EWR of construction failures
  • Forensics/EWR of foundation failures
  • Computational forensics
  • Post failure procedures and role of public perception
Important dates
  • Abstract submission deadline 15th Dec 2013
  • Notification of accepted abstracts 1st Jan 2014
  • Full paper submission 28th Feb 2014
  • Notification of accepted papers 5th May 2014
  • Camera-ready paper submission 20th May 2014
  • Registration Opens 1st May 2014
  • Conference 16th-20th Jul 2014

Registration Now Open

Keynote Speakers
  • Professor Taketo Uomoto Professor Emeritus, The University of Tokyo,
    Chief Executive, Public Works Research Institute.
  • Professor Makarand Hastak Professor of Civil Engineering and Head of Construction Engineering and Management,
    Purdue University.
  • Professor Dan M. Frangopol First holder of the Fazlur R. Khan,
    Chair of Structural Eng. & Architecture, Leigh University, USA
  • Professor John WilsonExecutive Dean, Swinburne University.