Tuesday, October 30 - Nanjing

14:00 Attendees Arrival & Registration
18:00 Welcome Reception

Wednesday, October 31 - Nanjing

8:10 - 8:20 Professor Wu’s Welcoming Remarks
8:20 - 8:30 Professor Gian Paolo Cimellaro’s Remarks about the Workshop

Keynote Talks-1, Chairs: Professors Wu and Noori
8:30 - 8:55 Prf Lili Xie: TBD
8:55 - 9:20 Prof Aftab Mufti: Resilient Concrete Bridge Decks using civionics
9:20 - 9:45 Prf Teruhiku Yoda: Damage reduction countermeasures for Bridges in Japan
9:45 - 10:10 Prof Zhishen Wu: Resilience and Recoverability Enhancement of concrete Structures
10:10 - 10:35 Prf Noori: A Strategic Framework for Creating Resilient, Ecological and Sustainable Infrastructure Systems – An Overview
10:35 - 11:00 Group Pictures and COFFEE BREAK

Invited Talks-1, Chairs: Professors Cimellaro and Zhou
11:00 - 11:15 Prf Ying Lei: Integrated identification and vibration control of building structures under unknown seismic excitation
11:15 - 11:30 Prf Alessio Caverzan: Restoration curves for RC buildings damaged by earthquakes
11:30 - 11:45 Prf Xinzheng Lu: Real-Time Regional Time-history Analysis and Its Application in Resilience-Oriented Earthquake Emergency Response
11:45 - 12:00 Prf Songye Zhu: Towards Earthquake Resilience: Using Superelastic SMA for High-performance Seismic-resistant Structures
12:00 - 13:30 Lunch

Keynote Talks-2, Chairs: Professors Xie and Mufti
13:30 - 13:55 Prof Ertugrul Taciroglu: Seismic Resiliency Assessment and Performance Monitoring of Urban Regions and Lifelines
13:55 - 14:20 Prf Gian Paolo Cimeallaro: Disaster resilience of communities during emergencies
14:20 - 14:45 Dr. Ivo Häring: Technical approach to resilience for sustainable infrastructure systems
14:45 - 15:15 COFFEE BREAK
Invited Talks-2, Chair: Professors Taciroglu and Lei
15:15 - 15:30 Prf. Jian Zhang: Structural Health Monitoring toward resilience
15:30 - 15:45 Dr. Max Didier: Quantification of the Resilience of a Community and its Interdependent Civil Infrastructure Systems
15:45 - 16:00 Prf Tao Wang: Functionality analyses of engineering systems: one step toward seismic resilience
16:00 - 16:15 Prf. Ying Zhou: TBD
16:15 - 16:30 Prf. Marco Domaneschi: Resilience of bridges in infrastructural networks
16:30 - 16:45 Prf Anastasios Sextos: TBD
16:45 - 17:00 Dr. Lu Liu: An Innovative Direct Displacement-Based Design Procedure for Self-Centering Metalic Energy-Dissipating Steel Frame (*)
16:45 - 17:30 A Brief Meeting of Working Groups to Select Chairs & Reporters


18:00 - 20:30 Banquet/Social Event/Gala

Thursday, November 1 - Nanjing

09:00 - 12:00 Tour of Nanjing Yangzi River Bridge
12:00 - 13:30 Lunch
14:00 ----- Departing for Shanghai

Friday, November 2 - Shanghai

08:15 - 08:30 Prof Xilin Lu’s Welcoming Remarks
08:30 - 08:35 Professor Noori- A few remarks about the program and expected outcomes

Keynote Talks, Chair: Prfs Lu and Wu
08:40 - 09:05 Prof Jinping Ou: Resilient Isolated-Structure Systems with Super-Large Displacement Friction Pendulum Bearings
09:05 - 09:30 Prf Michel Bruneau: Christchurch: Rebuilding a Resilient City?
09:30 - 09:55 Prf Xilin Lu: Test And Analysis Of A Self-Centering Concrete Frame Under Seismic Action
09:55 - 10:30 General Discussions & Providing Suggestions for the Working Sessions
10:30 - 10:45 COFFEE BREAK
10:45 - 12:15 Working Groups Meet to Discuss Plans and Recommendations
12:15 - 13:30 LUNCH

WORKING SESSION - Chairs/Facilitators: Prfs. Wu and Noori
13:30 - 15:00 General Discussion –CHAIRS: Prfs Zhishen Wu and Xilin Lu. Moderator and Reporter; Prf. Taciroglu
15:00 - 15:15 COFFEE BREAK

WORKING SESSION - Chairs/Facilitators: Prfs. Lu and Noori
15:15 - 15:25 Working Group 1 Report This list is TENTATIVE AND MAY CHANGE
15:25 - 15:35 Working Group 2 Report This list is TENTATIVE AND MAY CHANGE
15:35 - 15:45 Working Group 3 Report This list is TENTATIVE AND MAY CHANGE
15:45 - 16:30 General Discussions & Feedback to Groups
16:30 - 18:00 Groups Convene to Prepare Their Final Reports/Recommendations***
18:30 - 20:30 Banquet


The role of the working Groups, their discussions and recommendations are important and a key component of the Workshop. Recommendations of these Working Sessions along with the submitted papers will be published in a bound volume with ISBN Indexing.

US National Science Foundation has identified the following themes worthy of discussion and deliberations by the resilience research community. Thus, the following themes can provide a set of guidelines for the brainstorming sessions of the three working groups.

Please Note- Each Working Group should identify two Co-Chairs and a reporter. I have made the following TENTATIVE suggestions for Co-Chair and Reporters. At the meeting these may change, except for Dr. Haring, who has volunteered to Co-Chair Group 2.

1 - How to enhance understanding of the fundamental processes underlying natural hazards and extreme events on various spatial and temporal scales, as well as the variability inherent in such hazards and events-Suggested Co-Chairs and Reporter: Co-Chairs: Professors Cimellaro, Bruneau, Reporter: Dr. Didier

2 - How to improve our capability to model and forecast (including uncertainty quantifications of) such hazards and events by better understanding of infrastructure, combined with advances in modeling and smart technologies that promise an opportunity for groundbreaking discoveries to improve resilience---Suggested Co-Chairs and Reporter:- Co-Chairs: Dr. Haring and Professor Mufti, Reporter: Prf. Sextos

3 - How to enhance societal preparedness and societal resilience against the impacts of natural and man-made hazards by making sound research investments to better understand the technology that supports critical infrastructure and human-technology interactions. -Suggested Co-Chairs and Reporter: Co-Chairs: Professors: Taciroglu and Yoda, Reporter: Prf. Caverzan

In order to help you to prepare for these brainstorming sessions, Several Samples from a previous successful workshop held in Nanjing are attached as a guideline.

In addition, Dr. Ivo Harding has generously agreed to Co-Chair Working Session 2 and has provided suggestions and key Questions for leading these discussions. His proposed set of Questions and guidance for Working Session 2 are also attached for your information.