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Sensing Methodologies and Sensor Networks for Health Monitoring of Civil Infrastructures 2013

Call for Papers

Recent advances in sensing technologies have enabled the use of large numbers of sensors for health monitoring of civil infrastructures. The sensors utilized in a structural health monitoring system (SHMS) are required to monitor not only the structural status including stress, displacement, and acceleration but also those influential environmental parameters, such as wind speed, temperature, and the quality of its foundation. Since a large sensor network needs to be involved in an SHMS, how to deploy it in a complicated, spatially extended structure so that the data acquired from those locations will result in the best identification of structural characteristics will be a challenging task. On the other hand, high cost of data acquisition systems (sensors and their supporting instruments) and accessibility limitation constrain, in many cases, the wide distribution of a large sensor networks on a structure. Many civil structures especially have to be tested under operational conditions, in which the sensors are not easily amenable to be removed or changed. It is, therefore, of increasing interests to seek rational placement and design method of sensor networks that contain as much information as possible about the health state of a structure. We invite investigators to contribute original as well as review articles on researches and developments of this subject. These include identifying the optimal number and location of sensors, as well as the robustness, which aims at maintaining the stability of the sensor network when some sensors malfunction. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Intelligent and efficient algorithms in the design of sensor networks of SHMS
  • Evaluation criteria for different sensor network placement methods of SHMS
  • Inherent relationship between different sensor network placement methods
  • Uncertainty, sensitivity, reliability, and redundancy in sensor networks of SHMS
  • Application of large-scale sensor networks for civil infrastructures
  • Others related

Before submission authors should carefully read over the journal’s Author Guidelines, which are located at http://www.hindawi.com/journals/ijdsn/guidelines/. Prospective authors should submit an electronic copy of their complete manuscript through the journal Manuscript Tracking System at http://mts.hindawi.com/submit/journals/ijdsn/snhm13/ according to the following timetable:

Manuscript DueFriday, 5 July 2013
First Round of ReviewsFriday, 27 September 2013
Publication DateFriday, 22 November 2013

Lead Guest Editor

  • Hong-Nan Li, Faculty of Infrastructure Engineering, Dalian University of Technology, Dalian 116023, China

Guest Editors

  • Gang-Bing Song, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Houston, Houston, TX 77004, USA
  • Jeong-Tae Kim, Department of Ocean Engineering, Pukyong National University, Busan 608-737, Republic of Korea
  • Ting-Hua Yi, Faculty of Infrastructure Engineering, Dalian University of Technology, Dalian 116023, China