Civil structure and infrastructure systems are the backbone of modern society and among the major drivers of the economic growth and sustainable development of countries. It is hence a strategic priority to consolidate and enhance criteria, methods, and procedures to protect, maintain, and improve the safety, robustness, durability, functionality, and resilience of critical structure and infrastructure systems under uncertainty.
In this context, civil engineering is undergoing a profound change toward a life-cycle-oriented design philosophy to fulfill the continuously increasing demand from economic, environmental, social, and political needs, and to incorporate emerging environmental issues, such as the effects of global warming and climate change. Efforts are also needed to fill the gap between theory and practice and foster the incorporation of life-cycle concepts in structural design codes, standards, and specifications. To this purpose, research and applications are promoted within the International Association for Life-Cycle Civil Engineering (IALCCE).
On behalf of IALCCE, we are pleased to announce the Eighth International Symposium on Life-Cycle Civil Engineering (IALCCE 2023) which will be held in Milan, Italy, June 11-15, 2023, under the auspices of Politecnico di Milano.
The first seven symposia of the series have been organized in Varenna (IALCCE 2008), Taipei (IALCCE 2010), Vienna (IALCCE 2012), Tokyo (IALCCE 2014), Delft (IALCCE 2016), Ghent (IALCCE 2018), and Shanghai (IALCCE 2020). These events have been very successful, both technically and academically, and IALCCE Symposia have become established events in the field of Life-Cycle Civil Engineering and related topics.