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Shatis 2013, 2nd International Conference on Structural Health Assessment of Timber Structures


Following the first edition held in Lisbon, the 2nd International Conference on Structural Health Assessment of Timber Structures (SHATIS’13) will be held from the 4th to the 6th of September 2013 in Trento, Italy.

SHATIS’13 will be held jointly by the Trento University Department of Civil, Environmental and Mechanical Engineering and the Trees and Timber Institute of the National Research Council, and co-organized by COST ACTION FP 1101 ”Assessment, Reinforcement and Monitoring of Timber Structures”.

The Conference will provide a forum for researchers and professionals to exchange experiences and discuss subjects related to the appraisal, control and conservation of timber structures. The aim will be to determine the current state of the art in the field and to foster ideas on future research and new developments.

Technical visits will be organized with the contribution of the "Soprintendenza per i beni architettonici" of the Provincia autonoma di Trento.

You are cordially invited!

Maurizio Piazza
Chair of the Scientific Committee

Mariapaola Riggio
Chair of the Organizing Committee

Scope and aims

Safety requirements and environmental, economic and cultural issues generate a growing need to maintain, upgrade and refurbish existing timber structures, as well as to promote the service life sustainability of timber structures at the construction stage.
The structural health assessment of timber structures uses diverse procedures and tools which can assist experts in the evaluation of the structural condition and safety of timber structures in situations where the viability of these structures is questionable because of visible deterioration, damaging events or change of use.  
The assessment of timber structures is based on a multidisciplinary approach aimed at providing information about the mechanical properties and actual condition of timber members and the mechanical behaviour of joints,
This information is essential for a reliable structural safety analysis which gives guidance to the conservation, replacement or strengthening work necessary to ensure an adequate safety level.
The theme of the conference covers a broad range of areas, including restoration and strengthening, seismic behaviour and retrofitting, inspection and monitoring, non-destructive testing, experimental results and laboratory testing, analytical and numerical approaches, historical aspects and general methodology, innovative and traditional materials technology, case-studies, codes and guidelines.


Key dates


6 November 2012: NEW deadline for abstract submission
15 December 2012: notification of abstract acceptance with review comments

8 March 2013: deadline for paper submission
15 May 2013: notification of papers acceptance with review comments
31 May 2013 MANDATORY: deadline for submission of final version of the papers
1 June 2013: deadline for early registration


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