CALL FOR PAPERS
Aging Infrastructures Workshop
July, 2009 in New York City, NY
Sponsored by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS)
Science and Technology Directorate, Infrastructure and Geophysical Division
Present your research and technology applications at the 2009 Aging Infrastructure Workshop.
Since science and technology plays a critical role in response to the threat of terrorism, DHS S& T established a goal to accelerate the delivery of enhanced technological capabilities and fill the gaps of DHS agencies. The Infrastructure and Geophysical Division supports this goal by proposing the preparation of a research agenda based on enhancing performance of aging infrastructures response to abnormal man-made and natural hazards. This workshop will address mainly transportation, and energy related infrastructures.
Questions to be explored during this workshop include:
- What are the metrics for aging (performance, functional, etc.)? What are the current practices that involve reducing aging rate? How does aging affect security and performance? What are the consequences of aging (cost, social, economical, etc.)?
- What are the common intersecting issues between different infrastructures? How can these intersections be utilized for better efficiency in improving safety and reducing costs?
- What are current decision-making procedures in managing, retrofitting / rehabilitating, and prioritizing infrastructures (both on local, state, and federal levels). What are the limitations / advantages of such procedures?
- What are the specific hazards that afflict aging infrastructures (deterioration, sustainability, energy, obsolescence, wear and tear, etc.)? How do these hazards intersect with abnormal hazards, especially man-made hazards?
- What is the role of emerging engineering paradigms in addressing aging infrastructures (Performance-Based considerations, Resiliency, Multihazards, etc.)
- What is the role of advanced technologies in addressing aging infrastructures (advanced materials, advances systems, higher redundancies, etc.)
- What is the role of IT technologies in improving performance of aging infrastructures?
- What are efficient, cost-effective and proven techniques that might be used now for monitoring performance of infrastructures? What are their theoretical and technological underpinning (sensors, wireless, testing, etc.), their proven efficiency, and their user’s base? How can monitoring improve and enhance performance and decision-making procedures
- What is the state of the art of above issues? What are the knowledge gaps?
- What baseline can be established to expand the Federal Government’s knowledge and research in improving performance of aging infrastructures?
Call For Papers Submittal
DHS invites you to submit a paper for the 2009 Aging infrastructures Workshop in New York City, NY by April 30th, 2009
. Emphasis will be placed on research and technologies that address methods and alternatives to improve the performance of aging infrastructures, as well as decision making capabilities that takes advantage of such a performance.
Please send your paper or questions regarding the workshop to email@example.com
by April 30th
, 2009. Criteria for selection include: 1) uniqueness or innovation relevant to the theme; 2) priority to new, unpublished papers; 3) significance of the contribution and reproducibility; 4) organizations and individuals involved; and 5) company and/or sponsoring agency approval. Please submit your paper, 20 pages maximum please, in one of the following formats: Word, WordPerfect, Text, RTF, or PDF.