السبت، 13 أبريل، 2013

International Symposium for Next Generation Infrastructure Sydney and Wollongong, Australia

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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?"

And

"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?
(Factor 8)"

 

30th September 2013, Sydney, Australia
We invite business leaders and policy makers to a business/policy dialogue that includes key note speakers and a discussion panel focused upon the planning and funding of infrastructure.
1st – 4th October 2013, Wollongong, Australia
We invite researchers, industry and policy makers to Wollongong, to join us for a diverse program that responds to the grand research challenge. 

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

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Objective

The symposium seeks to establish international and interdisciplinary research collaborations that are designed to enable exploration of the development of Next Generation Infrastructure (NGI) in the context of understanding the interactions between infrastructure, the population it serves, including likely demographic changes, the use of new technology and the need for long term sustainability. This symposium is designed to explore the Grand Challenge:
"What is required to design, develop and carry through the effective provision of Infrastructure to sustain the development of modern society?"
from the broad viewpoint captured in the following human behaviour oriented question:
"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?
(Factor 8)"
This grand challenge is concerned with infrastructure (such as transport, energy, water, waste, telecommunications, housing and social infrastructure) and the web of interdependencies and interconnections that collectively make up the physical, economic and social systems of cities and regions. New thinking about how to manage, organize and deliver infrastructure projects is required to improve performance, drive innovation, promote collaboration, capture lessons and deliver more successful outcomes than are currently being achieved. Other issues that will be explored at the symposium include resilience in the face of increased interdependencies and sustainability in relation to more constrained resources in future decades
 

Themes

Individuals and multi-disciplinary teams from academia, government and industry are invited to submit papers that address the grand challenge through the consideration and elaboration of four high level themes:
1. What do we understand about how individuals and communities perceive their sense of place in their community and environment and how can this better inform the planning and provision of infrastructure. This theme is open ended but might include presentations on the taxonomy of cities and density, human mobility, locational choice, social coupling, emergent behaviours and the role of new technologies or governance structures?
2. How can societies become more sustainable, resilient and adaptable to changing circumstances including increasing populations of more affluent people, increasingly restrained resources, and increased risks arising from system inter-dependencies?
3. What constitutes a smart society in relation to the development of NGI? The role of novel and improved approaches and methods of governance in the delivery and operation of infrastructure as well as the need for smart grids and smart networks to attain new levels of capability that lead to smart cities.
4. How can we model land use and infrastructure to understand the dynamic feedback effects between infrastructure, land use and changing demographics?

Interdisciplinary Requirements

This symposia series is championing interdisciplinary research. Papers containing substantial components that either transcends traditional disciplinary boundaries or that can be imported from or exported to another discipline are more likely to be successful.

Submission

Abstracts of no more than 150 words are due by 19 April 2013. The abstract, which should make clear that the topic responds to the Grand Challenge and one or more of the 4 high level themes will be double-blind peer reviewed for selection to the symposium and then invitations for full papers submission will be issued, which will also be peer reviewed. Final paper submission date is 26 July 2013. All accepted papers will be published on the ISNGI website after the symposium. The Academic Steering Group in consultation with the International Advisory Committee and editors will select the most innovative papers for publication in an international journal.
Registration and Submission Dates
Registration is required before submitting an abstract. Invoice/Receipt No's are needed to submit you details.
The Invoice/Receipt confirmation number will be sent to you via email once you have registered for the symposium. 
Submission Dates
  • 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

Selected doctoral candidates and early career researchers will have the opportunity to submit papers for a panel presentation where they will receive feedback and insights from senior researchers that will enhance their research.

Special Sessions

Multi-disciplinary teams from academia, government and industry are also encouraged to consider proposals for special sessions with between 4 to 6 papers around a common theme that respond to the Grand Research Challenge in other ways. Potential themes for these special sessions could include
  • 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.
Proposals for special sessions should be sent to info@isngi.org no later than 19 April 2013 and include abstracts (at least 4, 150 words each) and authors' details.


 
Dr. EMAD HANI ISMAEEL
 
                 Ph.D. in Technologies for the Exploitation
                 of the Cultural Heritage .
                 Senior Lecturer in the Dept. of Architecture

                 College of Engineering , University of Mosul 
                 Mosul - Iraq .
 

E-mail:        emadhanee@yahoo.com
                   emadhanee@gmail.com
                   http://emadhani.blogspot.com/
Tel :           +964 (0)770 164 93 74

 

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