On 22 and 23 May 2023 we are organizing the conference SMARTINCS’23 on Self-Healing, Multifunctional and Advanced Repair Technologies in Cementitious Systems. SMARTINCS trains a new generation of entrepreneurial early-stage researchers (ESRs) in prevention of deterioration of (1) new concrete infrastructure by innovative, multifunctional self-healing strategies; and (2) existing concrete infrastructure by advanced repair technologies. 15 ESRs are being trained by the consortium to implement new life-cycle thinking and durability-based approaches to the design of concrete structures, minimizing the use of resources and production of waste, in line with Europe’s Circular Economy strategy.
SMARTINCS’23 will not only be a forum for the dissemination of SMARTINCS results, but also an opportunity for all worldwide research groups in this field to come together and present their ongoing research.
This conference focusses on self-healing, multifunctional and advanced repair technologies in cementitious systems. Based on this global topic, the following sub-topics have been defined:
• Self-healing cementitious materials
• (Advanced) repair technologies of concrete structures
• Non-destructive testing of cementitious materials
• Self-sensing, monitoring and inspection of concrete structures and infrastructure
• Service life design and life cycle assessment of concrete structures and infrastructure
• Innovative solutions for service life extension of concrete structures and infrastructure
• Corrosion inhibition solutions of reinforcement steel
• Cementitious grouting technologies
• Computational modelling related to self-healing and repair of cementitious materials
• Commercialization of innovative cement-based construction materials and building technologies
• Automated techniques for repair of concrete structures and infrastructure
The conference will take place in Ghent, Belgium. As can be found on Tripadvisor “Ghent's city center is a pedestrian area that is like a museum to early Flemish architecture and a testament to the city's medieval might. Impressive Gothic sites, such as dramatic St. Bavo's Cathedral and the Castle of the Counts, inspire awe.”
The conference venue will be “Het Pand”, a former monastery of the Dominican Order. The building dates back to the 13th century when it served as a hospital.
In order to encourage networking and lively discussions, we aim only at in person presentations (i.e. no possibility to join online).
Dates and submission
Participants are requested to prepare an abstract (< 250 words). Authors of accepted abstract will be asked to prepare a short paper (4-6 pages).
More information on how to submit your abstract will be given shortly.
|Abstract submission||1 October 2022|
|Notification of abstract approval||30 October 2022|
|Paper Submission||7 January 2023|
|Notification of paper approval||11 February 2023|
|Final paper submission||11 March 2023|
Nele De Belie, Ghent University,Belgium
Tim Van Mullem, Ghent University, Belgium
Kim Van Tittelboom, Ghent University, Belgium
Brenda Debbaut, Ghent University, Belgium
Mirjam Knockaert, Ghent University, Belgium
Elke Gruyaert, KU Leuven, Belgium
Laís Bandeira Barros, Ghent University, Belgium
Davide di Summa, Ghent University, Belgium
Vanessa Giaretton Cappellesso, Ghent University, Belgium
Yasmina Shields, Ghent University, Belgium
Harry Hermawan, KU Leuven, Belgium
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|SMARTINCS'23 is organised by the SMARTINCS consortium. This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie grant agreement No 860006.|