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CALL FOR PAPERS

Seventh International
Conference on

Earthquake Resistant
Engineering Structures
11 – 13 May 2009
Cyprus
Organised by:
Wessex Institute of Technology,
UK, and University of Cyprus

Sponsored by:
WIT Transactions on the Built
Environment

A recognised established
forum generating books of
substantial value to the
engineering community. All ERES 2009 participants ERES
will receive a complimentary
CD of all the papers presented 1996-2007
WESSEX INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY at past ERES conferences
Advancing International Knowledge Transfer [1996 – 2007].
www.wessex.ac.uk

USA and case studies. Yatsushiro College of Technology. Komodromos. the behaviour of historical buildings. Athens. Electric Power Development Co. including the ADVISORY COMMITTEE geophysical aspects. which can be accomplished only gradually. base isolation and energy Y. Saiidi. Italy in 1999. including books and journals. Greece (2005). University of Cyprus series on Earthquake Resistant Engineering Structures C. M. Programme held in different parts of the world continues to grow. Benavent-Climent. Phocas. Sircovich-Labaton. provide sufficient A. E-Publishing comprising the Transactions and other technical disciplines. Beskos. INTRODUCTION CONFERENCE CHAIRMEN ERES 2009 is the seventh international conference in the M. However G. research organisations and government. INTERNATIONAL SCIENTIFIC This Conference aims to discuss the state of the art in structures subjected to earthquakes. Lithuanian Energy Institute. Manolis. Dritsos. Martelli. A. Italy (2007). Brebbia. Wessex Institute of Technology. Skiathos. seismic isolation. Fuchida. National Technical University of in 2001. Ariga. We strongly Advanced research ERES 2009 will create an atmosphere that is conducive believe that removing barriers to research published Publications.uk . USA International Centre for Knowledge Transfer that and technical community M. Malaga. Kawakami. University of Nevada. Italy reason to make it an important challenge for the scientific The Wessex Institute of Technology (WIT) is an J. University of Cyprus Meeting provides a unique forum for the discussion of basic and applied research in the various fields of earthquake engineering relevant to the design of structures. This is just one of the initiatives offered by the Institute. UK organised by the Wessex Institute of Technology. to fruitful interaction and exchange of ideas as well as the online will greatly aid progress in many scientific and transfer of state-of-the-art information between engineers. The latter is a laborious and expensive H. as well as a wide range of applications T. but G. Saitama University. universities. Sapountzakis. Spain D. Greece in O.wessex. FRESNO. University of Granada. Japan WESSEX INSTITUTE task. Dundulis. Nichols. USA fosters a number of key programmes within the The conference series began in Thessaloniki. University of Patras. Services to industry. Greece The excellent reputation of the WIT Conference and Bologna. Japan absorption systems. 1997. followed by Catania. the inestimable loss of life and the colossal costs following a Greece OF TECHNOLOGY major earthquake in a metropolitan area. Spain E. Attard. Ancona. Please pass these details on to FOR FURTHER INFORMATION VISIT other interested colleagues www. Other activities include: WHO SHOULD ATTEND OPEN-ACCESS Graduate Programmes at Master and PhD level WIT Press is committed to Open-Access. University of Patras. Israel research community. D. Japan and infrastructures. California State University. E. Greece The problem of protecting the built environment in S. The P. scientists and managers working in industry. Greece earthquake-prone regions of the world involves not only the optimal design and construction of new facilities. Sircovich Saar. Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. A.ac. ENEA.. Texas A&M University. Lithuania also the upgrading and rehabilitation of existing structures K. Italy (2003). journals of Wessex Institute. retrofitting.

The conference books published by WIT Press continue to sell for a long time after the meeting has taken place. Prof. BENEFITS OF ATTENDING ERES 2009 ERES 2009 participants will receive the following complimentary published materials DISTRIBUTION OF PUBLISHED PAPERS at registration: All papers presented at ERES 2009 and published in 1 A hard copy of the ERES 2009 Conference Proceedings. containing the international book trade. E-Library. Prof. Amadeo Benavent-Climent.com) [ISSN: 1743-3509]. “Shake table tests for earthquake protection of damaged Coverage of WIT proceedings appears regularly bridge columns using carbon wrapping”. EXCLUSIVE WIT PRESS OFFER Kunihiko Fuchida.witpress. Universidad to their colleagues through the Transactions of the de Granada. Stephanos Dritsos. available at the time of members of the International Scientific Committee conference registration. WIT Press is committed to Open–Access and offers “Seismic retrofit of existing structures with hysteretic authors the option to make their work freely accessible dampers”. ERES 2009 conference. Prof. Papers presented at ERES the papers presented 2009 will be published by WIT Press in a volume of at previous ERES 1996-2007 WIT Transactions on the Built Environment (ISBN: 1-84564-078-1). Mehdi Saiidi. Conferences (1996 – 2007). Prof. Scitech Book News. Thomson – “Dynamic Analysis of shear deformable plates stiffened Index to Scientific and Technical Proceedings. Fresno. Wessex Institute of Technology. and by parallel beams”. ProQuest. Yatsushiro College of Technology. . University of Patras. Institute Collection in a volume of WIT Transactions on the Built Environment (library. University of Nevada. The Collection provides the international INVITED PRESENTATIONS scientific community with immediate access to individual papers presented at WIT conferences. California State University. Prof. Thomas in notable publications and databases. Scopus and Compendex. 3 Papers presented at ERES 2009 will also be permanently Information about relevant publishing archived online in the Transactions of the Wessex services and activities. including: Attard. the A specially prepared CD book will be publicised directly to researchers and ERES institutional libraries and distributed worldwide through 2 exclusively for ERES 2009 participants. National Technical University of Athens. This is another demonstation of the prestige the scientific A 30% discount will apply to all WIT “Seismic Studies of RC precast colums with low damage community attribute to the meetings organised by the Press book orders at the time of the joints”. “Seismic performance of lifeline network system considering response characteristics of grounds”. Evangelos Sapountzakis. published the associated proceedings which are reviewed by by WIT Press. Prof. “Fuzzy logic to prevent seismic hazards”. In addition to being available to delegates at the time of registration. and other colleagues in the field.

528 pp (ISBN: 1-84564-078-1) are history and has become established as the foremost “Towards a European code for seismic assessment available in hard back from WIT Press priced at £175/ meeting of its type. He went on to describe recent study of earthquake damage in All delegates will receive a Catania. Sircovich Saar Ltd. In spite of the tremendous work on analytical and experimental studies to reduce seismic risk. Power Development Company. by Y Ariga. USA “Dynamics in the practice of structural design: the problems of implementation”. Saimata University. “Aspects of testing a large-scale two-span bridge model on multiple shake tables”. University of Patras.witpress. mainly due to the high quality of the and strengthening of existing buildings”. . Greece Papers from the conference are also hosted online at the The Sixth International Conference on Earthquake “3-D reproduction analyses for actual earthquake WIT eLibrary as volume 93 of WIT Transactions on the Resistant Engineering Structures (ERES 2007) took behaviours of existing dams”. Proceedings of the previous ERES 2007 was a great success and follows on from ERES meetings held previous conferences held in the Series in different [1996 – 2007]. Electric Built Environment (ISSN: 1743-3509). Japan “Dynamic analysis of plates stiffened by parallel beams”. locations around the world. full professor and director of the Department of Civil and Geotechnical Engineering at the University of Catania. Texas A&M University. explained that seismic protection of damage is a challenge for the third millennium. presentations.com. concluding that seismic structural improvement complimentary copy of the is needed for the sustainable development of many cities ERES 2009 Proceedings on a CD. has a long and distinguished Structures VI. ERES CONFERENCE SERIES INVITED PRESENTATIONS ERES 2007 PROCEEDINGS The ERES Conference Series. National Technical University of Athens. by S Dritsos. by E J Sapountzakis. US$345/€262.50. Italy. by O Sircovich Saar. by K Kawakami. by M Saiidi. Greece “The 2006 Yogyakarta earthquake – a preliminary study of deaths” by J M Nichols. many cities in the world are AVAILABLE TO ALL ERES 2009 prone to seismic risk and the deaths and losses have PARTICIPANTS ERES increased exponentially in the last century. For more details place in Bologna. Professor Michele Maugeri. USA “Three-dimensional seismic damage simulation of wooden houses using a rigid body-spring method”. Professor Michele Maugeri with O. organised by the Wessex AT ERES 2007 The proceedings of Eartquake Resistant Engineering Institute of Technology [UK]. University of Nevada. Italy. Israel Professor Carlos Brebbia of WIT In his keynote address. which will also contain the 1996-2007 prone to seismic risk. Japan visit the WIT eLibrary at www.

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