Message from the Scientific Committee

Prof. Ho-Kyung Kim

Chair SC, Seoul National University


The Scientific Committee (SC) has pursued a balance of keynote speakers and experts from engineering and academic societies to discuss and share practical ways forward in the area of risk intelligence of infrastructures. A Two-day program will be driven in single-track sessions for the sake of concentration. Around 60 papers collected with a balance between ”Risk analysis & multi-hazard assessment” and ”Data intelligence & field informatics”. The SC hopes to derive a Seoul 2020 Agenda for “Risk intelligence of infrastructures” through the final wrap-up session. This requires the active participation of all presenters, including keynote speakers, and attendees at this conference. As part of the technical program, the SC is also preparing an online technical tour of a concrete cable-stayed bridge in construction. The SC hopes you will experience a new online/offline hybrid conference platform for the discussion on the rising issue of risk intelligence of infrastructures.


About the Scientific Committee

The Scientific Committee (SC) is chaired by the Chair of the Korean Group of IABSE, Prof. Ho-Kyung Kim, from Seoul National University. The SC Team consists of 18 members coming from 12 countries. The SC is elected by the Technidal Committee of IABSE.

Call for Papers

The Submission of Abstracts is closed.


Conference Proceedings

The proceedings will be available in electronic format.


Themes and Topics

 Risk analysis & multi-hazard assessment

  • Design consideration for natural and man-made disasters
  • Assessment of reliability, risk, and resilience
  • In-operation performance evaluation of structures
  • Risk assessment and management of hazards
  • Risk-informed decision-making and management

Data intelligence & field informatics

  • Smart operation and effective maintenance 
  • Information modeling framework for infrastructure 
  • Data-driven evaluation of structural conditions and decision-making 
  • Monitoring techniques concerning structural conditions 
  • Identification of structural damage, properties and loads 
  • Advances in NDE/NDT of bridges using artificial intelligence techniques



Technical Programme


Final Programme now available (click here to download) 

Overview Technical Programme (click here to enlarge)


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a) (12 mins. x 4 presentations) +12 mins. for Q&A = total 60 mins.

b) (12 mins. x 5 presentations) +15 mins. for Q&A = total 75 mins.

c) (12 mins. x 6 presentations) +18 mins. for Q&A = total 90 mins


Online Technical Tour


An online technical tour a)  will demonstrate the latest technology in cable-stayed bridge design and construction. The tour will feature the Goduk Bridge, which is a high-strength concrete (80MPa) cable-stayed structure crossing the Han River in Seoul with a main-span length of 540 m. The superstructure is under construction.




a) Korea Expressway Corporation and Hyundai E&C have pre-recorded a video to explain the technical issues of the bridge.

Keynote Speakers & Wrap-up Session



Keynote Lecture 1:  “A Journey of Exploration through Infrastructure Systems: from value of information to information avoidance”
Dr. Matteo Pozzi

Associate Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering,
Carnegie Mellon University, USA


Matteo Pozzi is an associate professor in the dept. of Civ. and Env. Eng. at Carnegie Mellon University. His research focuses on probabilistic data processing, risk analysis and decision optimization for civil infrastructures, with application to natural and induced seismicity, structural deterioration, maintenance and inspection scheduling, climate change and extreme heat, and interconnected systems. His work is mainly funded by the National Science Foundation, and he won a CAREER award in 2017 for a project of adaptive exploration of infrastructure systems


Keynote Lecture 2:  “Towards a New Paradigm in the Governance and Management of the Built Environment”
Dr. Michael Havbro Faber

Professor, Department of the Built Environment, Aalborg University, Denmark


Michael Havbro Faber is Professor in Risk Informed Decision Support for Structures at the Department of the Built Environment at Aalborg University, Denmark and leader of structural risks and safety at the Danish Hydrocarbon Research and Technology Center (DHRTC). From 2011-2015 he was head of the Department of Civil Engineering at DTU, Denmark and from 2000-2011 he was tenured professor at ETH, Zurich, Switzerland. His research interests are directed on applied decision theory in engineering. Application areas include offshore, civil, naval and aeronautical engineering, global risks as well as management of natural hazards. His industrial experience mostly originates from COWI, Denmark, Det Norske Veritas, Norway, Matrisk GmbH, Switzerland and North Consulting, Denmark. 

He has taken leadership in several international committees, including the Joint Committee on Structural Safety (JCSS) and the WEF; Global Expert Network on Risk and Resilience. He is a Research Fellow of the Global Risk Forum in Davos, and is member of the Danish Academy of Technical Sciences (ATV). In 2019 he received the C. Allin Cornell Award for his academic contributions to the fields of safety, resilience and sustainability in pursuit of enhancing societal decision making. 



Keynote Lecture 3:  "Chirajara Bridge Collapse”
Dr. Christos T. Georgakis

Professor, Department of Engineering, Aarhus University, Denmark


Christos T. Georgakis is Professor of Structural Dynamics and Monitoring at Aarhus University, a position he formerly held at the Technical University of Denmark. Having worked briefly at the engineering consultancies Flint & Neill Partnership in London and later at Force Technology in Copenhagen, he went on to establish the specialist engineering consultancy Georgakis & Associates, where is currently director. His consultancy engagements have included Hong Kong’s Stonecutters Bridge, Scotland’s Queensferry Crossing, the Gordie Howe International Bridge and the Port Mann Bridge in Canada. His research focuses on structural dynamics, aerodynamics and vibration control, with several patented technologies in the fields of wind turbine vibration control and bridge cables ascribed to him. He is co-author of the well-known book Cable Supported Bridges, Concept and Design. On behalf of the bridge insurers, Professor Georgakis was tasked with assembling an international team of experts and leading the overall investigation of the cable-stayed Chirajara Bridge collapse in 2018.



Keynote Lecture 4: “Artificial Intelligence-based Heng and Maintenance Techniques for Long-span Bridges”
Dr. Hui Lialth Monitori

Cheung Kong Scholarship Professor, School of Civil Engineering, Harbin Institute of Technology, China


Hui Li, Cheung Kong Scholarship Professor at Harbin Institute of Technology, China. Her research interests include intelligent civil engineering. She is the authors and co-authors of more than 300 papers and keynote lectures, including one paper published in Science in 2019. She is the PI of more than 10 key projects supported by Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC) and Ministry of Science and Technology of China (MOST). She is the leader of innovation teams of NSFC, MOST, the Ministry of Education of China, and the Heilongjiang Province. She was awarded by the Personnel Year of Structural Health Monitoring (2015).




Keynote Lecture 5:  “Risk and Reliability Methods for Design and Operation of Major Infrastructure Projects”
Dr. Inger Kroon

Project Director, Major Bridges International at COWI, Denmark


Inger B. Kroon is project director in COWIs major bridge department and has the last 25 years worked with risk, reliability and decision support for a broad portfolio of COWI projects. She has extensive experience in probabilistic modelling and the application on bridge, marine, tunnel, offshore and railway infrastructure projects. Currently she is lead engineer on the 1915 Canakkale detailed design. The 1915 Canakkale bridge is to be the world’s longest suspension bridge currently under construction in Turkey. Inger is M.Sc. (1991) and Ph.D. (1994) from Aalborg University, Denmark and has been with COWI since 1994. She is vice president for Joint Committee on Structural Safety (JCSS), member of the Danish Academy of Technical Sciences (ATV), member of Advisory Council for International Forum for Engineering Decision-making (IFED) and member of the Danish Society of Engineers (IDA).





Wrap-up Session & Panel Discussion:  “Toward Risk Intelligence of Infrastructures”
Dr. Junho Song (Moderator)

Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Seoul National University, Korea


Junho Song has research interests in structural & system reliability analysis; reliability-based optimization and decision-making; risk, reliability and resilience analysis of urban communities and networks; earthquake engineering & random vibrations; and statistical/machine learning for urban infrastructure systems under uncertainties. His technological innovations in the area of System Reliability and Optimization were recognized by the IASSAR Research Prize (the 10th ICOSSAR conference, 2009), “100 Future Technologies and Leaders of Korea in 2025” (the National Academy of Engineering of Korea, 2017), and “Shinyang Engineering Academic Award” (SNU College of Engineering, 2018). Dr. Song is currently the President of CERRA (2019-present) and the Chairman of the IFIP Working Group 7.5 on Reliability and Optimization of Structural Systems (2016-present).


Scientific Committee

Ho-Kyung Kim, Korea Rep. of, Chair

Eftychia  Apostolidi, Austria

Elsa Caetano,Spain

Joan Ramon Casas, Spain

Stephanos Dritsos, Greece

Dan Frangopol, USA

Christos T. Georgakis, Denmark

Christos Giarlelis, Greece

Heungbae, Gil, Korea Rep. of

Rade Hajdin, Switzerland

Niels Peter Hoj, Switzerland

Se-Jin Kim, Korea Rep. of

Inger Birgitte Kroon, Denmark

Andreas Lampropoulos, UK

Young Joo Lee. Korea Rep of

Ana Mandic Ivankovic, Croatia

José Matos, Portugal

Shunichi Nakamura, Japan

Chan-Min Park, Korea Rep. of

Di Su, Japan

Limin Sun, China