Urban Public Safety and Disaster Prevention Track

With climate change, the frequency and intensity of natural hazards such as tropical cyclones, extreme precipitation and geological disasters keep increasing. Urbanization brings about more exposure to these natural hazards, leading to rising risk. Besides the threats from natural hazards, infrastructure safety becomes an emerging problem with the aging of existing structures and new construction in high-density urban region and harsh environments due to expansion of human activity. To cope with the above challenges in protecting urban public safety, advances in both basic hazard mechanics and multi-disciplinary research have been achieved in recent years. New “smart” technologies such as IoT, big data and artificial intelligence gradually play an important role to shape new strategies for disaster mitigation. Therefore, this track aims at promoting the discussions on the latest developments in the fundamental mechanics, new technologies, and promising practices in fields of structural health monitoring, geotechnical engineering safety, and ocean disaster mitigation with the objective of building a safer living environment in future smart city.

Invited Speakers (in alphabetical order)

Sheng CHEN
Professor, Sun Yat-sen University
Talk Title: A Deep Learning Weather Model for Six-hour
Precipitation Nowcasting over China

Fulei CHU
Professor, Tsinghua University
Talk Title: Life Cycle Health Management and Operation Maintenance of Machinery Equipments

Zhiguo HE
Professor, Zhejiang University
Talk Title: Modeling of Storm Surge and Flood Inundation in Hangzhou Bay and Zhoushan Island Region

Chengyu HONG
Associate Professor, Shenzhen University
Talk Title: Safety Monitoring and Digital Twin Study of A Metro Station Foundation Pit

Jinhui LI
Professor, Harbin Institute of Technology (Shenzhen)
Talk Title: Role of Machine Learning Method in Geotechnical Engineering

Zhiqiang LIU
Assistant Professor, Southern University of Science and Technology
Talk Title: The Climatic Controls on Interannual Variability of Shelf Circulation in the Northern South China Sea

Heqing MU
Associate Professor, South China University of Technology
Talk Title: Traffic Camera-based and Engineering Knowledge-aided Weigh-In-Motion (TRACK-WIM) for Bridge Vehicle Load Identification

Liuqian YU
Assistant Professor, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (Guangzhou)
Talk Title: Advancing Marine Ecosystem Understanding, Prediction and Management Using Numerical Modelling and Data Assimilation

Fengliang ZHANG
Professor, Harbin Institute of Technology (ShenZhen)
Talk Title: Fast Bayesian Modal Identification, Model Updating, Damage Detection and Their Applications in Field Structures

Wanhuan ZHOU
Professor, University of Macau
Talk Title: Deformation Prediction of Immersed Tunnel