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Call for Papers DSSHM '07

1st International Workshop on
Decision Support in Structural Health Monitoring - DSSHM '07

in conjunction with DEXA 2007

Regensburg, Germany

3-7 September 2007

The increasing age of our infrastructure, climate change and impacts caused by accidents or storms influence stability and safety. Especially for critical structures like big buildings, bridges, industrial plants and so on assuring safeness is essential. Therefore risk assessment and lifetime management are gaining in importance. This field of research is called “Structural Health Monitoring”. Especially for permanently monitored structures there is a strong effort to integrate an alert system (Decision Support System) which should help humans to decide if the state of a building became critical and to react to the situation immediately. Taking this decision is a non-trivial process because numerous aspects influence a structure’s state. Today computer systems are frequently used for solving "real-world problems". These systems collect, store and retrieve data, display and present information and above all to help humans in understanding complex situations.

The aim of this workshop is to discuss and exchange the ideas related to decision support in Structural Health Monitoring. We invite papers from researchers and practitioners working in the field of decision support or structural health monitoring and related areas to submit their original papers to this workshop. The main topics, but not limited to, include:

* Sensor Data Analysis
* Structural Health Monitoring Systems
* Knowledge Management in Structural Health Monitoring
* Real-World Decision Support Systems
* Artificial Intelligence and Decision Support Systems
* Human-Computer Interaction in Decision Support

Important Dates

Submission of papers: 30 March 2007 ===> extended to 10 April 2007
Notification of acceptance: 30 April 2007
Camera-ready copies: 20 May 2007

Submission Details

Authors are invited to submit research contributions or practical experience reports in English. Papers should be single-spaced, no longer than 4000 words or 5 pages, and should follow IEEE instructions: Only electronic submissions will be accepted. Authors are required to submit papers via email to

The accepted papers for DSSHM 2007 will be published with IEEE CS Press in the workshop proceedings of DEXA 2007. Inclusion of a paper in the proceedings is contingent on one of the authors registering and presenting at the conference.

Organisational Committee

Workshop Chairs

Josef Kueng, University of Linz, Austria
Helmut Wenzel, Vienna Consulting Engineers, Austria

For more information on the workshop and the DEXA conference clusters see DEXA main page.