|International Symposium for Next Generation Infrastructure|
Sydney and Wollongong, Australia
We invite you to respond to the 'Grand Research Challenge'
"What is required to design, develop and carry through the effective provision of Infrastructure to sustain the development of modern society?"
"Given that infrastructure is not an 'engineering artefact' but an 'agent of change', is it possible to imagine infrastructure systems that can meet the needs of twice today's population with half today's resources while providing twice the liveability?
30th September 2013, Sydney, Australia
1st – 4th October 2013, Wollongong, Australia
The program in Wollongong will include:
- three days of key note speakers, paper presentation applicant speakers, sessions for young emerging researchers and workshops targeted at building future and ongoing interdisciplinary research,
- three evenings of social activities, and
- a day of study tours
- 19 AprilAbstract Submission Close
- 31 May 2013Abstract Review Complete
- 26 July 2013Paper Submission Close
- 31 August 2013Abstracts Extracted & Program Prepared
- 15 August 2013Paper Review Complete
- 15 September 2013Paper Revisions Due
Early Career Researchers
- Advanced techniques of analysis: knowledge management and capture and "Big Data methods and applications"
- Governance New concepts, methods and experience appropriate for infrastructure build and operation. It is considered that traditional management approaches for infrastructure projects are simply not working. How can new thinking about how to manage, organize and deliver infrastructure projects lead to improved performance, drive innovation, promote collaboration, capture lessons and deliver successful outcomes?
- Harnessing Technology: Using Community Feedback for better infrastructure design, procurement and operation. The use of large scale pervasive sensor networks to provide real time performance and monitoring data. Participatory modelling, social networks and other platforms that can be deployed to better understand how infrastructure systems impact people and institutions, and how those systems might be shaped differently.
- Human Behaviour and Infrastructure Modelling Heuristics: The effectiveness of modern infrastructure is dependent on the complex interaction between physical and socio-economic systems. What are the challenges of reflecting human behaviour heuristics within infrastructure models, and what represents best practice?
- Modelling and Simulation for Improved Infrastructure Delivery: Applications of complex systems modelling and Model Based Systems Engineering to support infrastructure planning and design and acquisition.
- Infrastructure Economic Assessment and Prioritisation: Review and critique of the analytical tools for selecting infrastructure projects such as cost benefit analysis, discounted cash flow, value based assessment, options and so forth.
- Infrastructure Financing: Review of the role of Government and the benefits of collaboration and the evolution of the Public Private Partnership model, Alliance Contracts, Abatement modelling, Insurance assessments and other possible permutations for the development of infrastructure.
- Interdisciplinary Lessons for Infrastructure Modelling: Identify research in other disciplines that could inform and provide new perspectives for infrastructure modelling.
- Service Benchmarking of Infrastructure Systems: Operations management, service benchmarking, measuring service requirements, analytics, and consistency of service and infrastructure performance.
- Sustainability and Resilience: Multi sectoral modelling, demographic change, industry and household demand and supply impact on infrastructure systems with respect to a low carbon future.
- Synthetic Population Modelling: Future planning and the role of synthetic population data to inform infrastructure system design, procurement and operation.