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SIAM4

4th International Symposium on Infrastructure Asset Management

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The International Symposium on Infrastructure Asset Management is annual event organized for a small group of researchers, focused on the development of methods and processes to be used in the management of infrastructure, to present and discuss their most advanced ideas. There is no focus on a particular type of infrastructure.

SIAM4 or SIAM 2020 - the 4th International Symposium on Infrastructure Asset Management - will be hosted on August 20 & 21 by the Northwestern University Transportation Center at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois, USA.



AUGUST 20 & 21, 2020

Northwestern University, Evanston

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By invitation only - contact Pablo L. Durango-Cohen for more information.


For additional information about registration, abstracts and paper submissions, location and hotel accommodations, organizing committees, the host organization and more, please click on the tabs below. 

SIAM4 - 4th International Symposium on Infrastructure Asset Management

Please register for SIAM4 by March 31, 2020.

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The $200 registration fee covers the cost of meals and materials for the two-day conference, as well as a formal dinner for registered attendees on the evening of August 20th. Guests of registered conference attendees are welcome to attend the formal dinner at $80 per person. Additional information and purchasing options are provided on the Eventbrite registration page linked above.

Travel Schedules permitting, on Wednesday afternoon, August 19, SIAM4 participants and their guests are invited to take part of a social outing to Chicago’s central business district known as, “The Loop.” For $50 per person, the outing will include The Chicago River Architecture Tour, as well as an opportunity to visit landmark buildings in Chicago or shop along the world-famous Magnificent Mile on Michigan Avenue. The fee includes transportation to and from the downtown area. While advance registration for the social outing is not required at the time of general SIAM4 registration, we request that interested SIAM4 participants and guests register for the social excursion early for planning purposes.

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Cancellation Policy

Registration cancellations prior to May 31, 2020 are refundable minus Eventbrite processing fees. Please contact Pablo Durango-Cohen for more details.

By invitation only - contact Pablo L. Durango-Cohen for more information.

Abstracts

Please email the title of your talk, along with a brief abstract (300 words max.) and speaker bio (300 words max) to pdc@northwestern.edu by April 15, 2020.

Papers & Presentations

As in past symposia, we want to collect the papers and slide decks being presented for distribution among participants.  Please email your papers (in .pdf format) and presentations (in .pptx, .pdf, or other similar format) to pdc@northwestern.edu by June 30, 2020.

Topics

All topics related to methods and processes that can be used in the management of infrastructure, including those to determine optimal monitoring and intervention strategies and programs. Some examples are 1) methods to improve the modelling of deterioration or changes in what is expected of infrastructure, 2) improved ways to conduct parts of the infrastructure management process, such as risk assessment or the development of intervention programs, and 3) the role of contractual agreements in the effectiveness of the management of infrastructure.

SIAM4's two-day agenda will be posted in Spring 2020!

Event Location

SIAM4 will be hosted by the Northwestern University Transportation Center, located on the Northwestern University campus in Evanston, Illinois. Sessions will be held in the lower level of NUTC's Chambers Hall (address below).

Northwestern University Transportation Center
600 Foster Street, Evanston, Illinois 60208

 

Travel & Transport

Chicago O'Hare International Airport (ORD), typically referred to as O'Hare Airport, Chicago O'Hare, or simply O'Hare, is an international airport located on the Northwest Side of Chicago, Illinois, 16 miles southwest of Evanston.

  • Address: 10000 W O'Hare Ave, Chicago, IL 60666
  • Code: ORD
  • Public Transit: CTA Blue Line - O'Hare
  • Taxis (at arrivals gate), Uber & Lyft

Chicago Midway International Airport (MDW), typically referred to as Midway Airport, Chicago Midway, or simply Midway, is a major commercial airport on the south side of Chicago, Illinois, located 25 miles south of Evanston.

  • Address: 5700 S Cicero Ave, Chicago, IL 60638
  • Code: MDW
  • Public Transit: CTA Orange Line - Midway
  • Taxis (at arrivals gate), Uber & Lyft

 

Hotel Accommodations

A block of rooms has been for registered attendees of SIAM4 at the Hilton Orrington Hotel in Evanston. To reserve your room at the special group discounted rate, please contact the Hilton Orrington directly before May 15th and mention that you will be attending Northwestern University Transportation Center's "SIAM4" at booking. For additional information, please contact Andrea Cehaic of NUTC.

Hilton Orrington/Evanston Hotel
1710 Orrington Avenue, Evanston, Illinois 60201

 


 

Organizing Committee

• Pablo L. Durango-Cohen - Associate Professor of Civil & Environmental Engineering, Northwestern University.
• Andrea Cehaic - Program Assistant, Northwestern University Transportation Center

 

Steering Committee

• Bryan Tyrone Adey - Chair of Infrastructure Management, Institute of Construction and Infrastructure Management (IBI), ETH Zürich, Switzerland
• Pablo L. Durango-Cohen - Associate Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Northwestern University, USA
• Kiyoyuki Kaito - Researcher, Division of Global Architecture, Graduate School of Engineering, Osaka University, Japan
• Kiyoshi Kobayashi - Director of the Management Research Center of the Graduate School of Management and Professor of Engineering, Infrastructure Economics & Management, Department of Urban Management of Kyoto University, Japan
• Samer Madanat - Dean of Engineering, New York University Abu Dhabi
• Sue McNeil - Professor, and Chair, Civil & Environmental Engineering, University of Delaware, USA

SIAM

The International Symposium on Infrastructure Asset Management is annual event organized for a small group of researchers, focused on the development of methods and processes to be used in the management of infrastructure, to present and discuss their most advanced ideas. There is no focus on a particular type of infrastructure.

All topics related to methods and processes that can be used in the management of infrastructure, including those to determine optimal monitoring and intervention strategies and programs. Some examples are 1) methods to improve the modelling of deterioration or changes in what is expected of infrastructure, 2) improved ways to conduct parts of the infrastructure management process, such as risk assessment or the development of intervention programs, and 3) the role of contractual agreements in the effectiveness of the management of infrastructure.

 

NUTC

SIAM4 is hosted by Northwestern University Transportation Center, a leading interdisciplinary education and research institution serving industry, government, and the public.

NUTC was founded in 1954 to make substantive and enduring contributions to the movement of materials, people, energy, and information. In so doing, NUTC aims to influence national and international transportation policy, management, operations, and technological developments.

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