- Meeting or Conference
- University of A Coruña, the (UDC); Wessex Institute of Technology
- 08-10 Jul 2013
- Spain (A Coruña)
- Meliá Maria
The Earthquake Resistant Engineering Structures 2013 is the ninth international conference in the series on Earthquake Resistant Engineering Structures organised by the Wessex Institute of Technology. The meeting provides a unique forum for the discussion of basic and applied research in the various fields of earthquake engineering relevant to the design of structures.
Major earthquakes and associated effects such as tsunamis continue to stress the need to carry out more research on these topics. The problems will intensify as population pressure results in buildings in regions of high seismic vulnerability. A better understanding of these phenomena is required to design earthquake resistant structures and to carry out risk assessment and vulnerability studies.
The problem of protecting the built environment in earthquake-prone regions involves not only the optimal design and construction of new facilities, but also the upgrading and rehabilitation of existing structures, including heritage buildings. The type of highly specialised retrofitting employed to protect the built heritage is an important area of research and appropriate to the conference objective of designing better earthquake resistant buildings.
This conference will address these problems and continues to expand on the development of previous meetings in the series. Papers presented at ERES are an invaluable record of the state of the art in this field. Most of those published since 1993 are now freely available in the Wessex Institute eLibrary (http://library.witpress.com) where they are a permanent record demonstrating the quality of the research presented at the ERES conference series.
The conference began in Thessaloniki, Greece in 1997, followed by Catania, Italy in 1999; Malaga, Spain in 2001; Ancona, Italy (2003); Skiathos, Greece (2005); Bologna, Italy (2007), Cyprus (2009) and Tuscany, Italy (2011).
Event feeStudents (confirmation of status will be required. Proceedings on USB Flash Drive only)- €500, Conference Chairmen, WIT fellows & members of the Scientific Advisory Committee- €930, Reduced fee for authors- €980, Registration for non-authors- €1380
What is included in the event feeIncludes Conference Proceedings other documentation and refreshments
How to register
- Risk Identification & Assessment
- Earthquake, Tsunami