Seventh European Workshop on the Seismic Behaviour of Irregular and Complex Structures
17-18 October 2014, Opole, Poland
Held under the auspices of EAEE Working Group (WG) 8: Seismic Behaviour of Irregular and Complex Structures and
Polish Group of Seismic and Paraseismic Engineering affiliated at Polish Academy of Sciences
Organized by the Faculty of Civil Engineering, Opole University of Technology



[ Final program of the 7th European Workshop on the Seismic Behaviour of Irregular and Complex Structures ]


[ Selection of photographs from 7EWICS ]

Introduction

Since 1996, the European Workshop on the seismic behaviour of Irregular and Complex Structures (EWICS) has been taking place every three years under the auspices of Working Group (WG) 8 (Seismic Behaviour of Irregular and Complex Structures) of EAEE. The last Workshop, held in 2011 in Haifa, has about 40 papers included in the proceedings published by Springer. Its success confirms the interest of scientific community in the covered topics.

We are pleased to announce that the Seventh Workshop (7EWICS). It will be held in Opole (Poland) on October 17-18, 2014 and will be hosted by the Faculty of Civil Engineering at Opole University of Technology. 7EWICS, as the previous workshops, will provide a stimulating forum for discussions and a convivial atmosphere in which to make new contacts and renew old friendships. Additionally, 7EWICS will be a forum to include so called “paraseismic” effects on irregular structures (traffic induced vibrations, mine tremors, blast effects etc.).

The Polish Group of Seismic and Paraseismic Engineering chaired by prof. Tadeusz Tatara from Cracow University of Technology was initiated in 1994 by late prof. Roman Ciesielski, an outstanding Polish specialist in structural dynamics and civil engineering. The Group brings together Polish engineers and scientists specializing in seismic engineering as well as seismic-like effects on structures.

Workshop Themes:

  • Asymmetric single storey buildings;
  • Asymmetric multistorey buildings (frames, walls, wall-frames);
  • Vertically irregular structures;
  • Setback multistorey buildings;
  • Control of irregular structures;
  • Particular cases of irregularity in structures;
  • Architectural and design issues
  • Rotational and spatial effects in seismology and engineering
  • Response of irregular structures to “paraseis-mic” excitations

Polish Organizing Committee

  • Prof. Zbigniew Zembaty (chairman),
  • Prof. Tadeusz Tatara (co-chairman),
  • Prof. Robert Jankowski,
  • Dr Seweryn Kokot (scientific secretary),
  • Dr Juliusz Kuś,

Conference Secretariat

  • M. Kropelnicka (secretary),
  • P. Nowacki (web-site),
  • P. Bobra.

Scientific Committee

  • Prof. M. De Stefano (chairman), Italy
  • Prof. Z. Zembaty (co-chairman), Poland
  • Prof. S. Anagnostopoulos, Greece
  • Prof. R. Bento, Portugal
  • Prof. J. Dulińska, Poland
  • Prof. P. Fajfar, Slovenia
  • Prof. A. Ghersi, Italy
  • Prof. R. Jankowski, Poland
  • Prof. A.J. Kappos, Greece
  • Prof. F. Karadogan, Turkey
  • Prof. O. Lavan, Israel
  • Prof. A.M. Reinhorn, USA
  • Prof. A. Rutenberg, Israel
  • Prof. T. Tatara, Poland
  • Prof. R.B. Testa, USA

Abstract submission

One page abstracts should be submitted to 7EWICS secretariat (e-mail: ewics7@po.opole.pl) until February 23rd, 2014. The submission should include the title of the paper, a 250-500 word abstract of the paper in English and name/s of author/s as appropriate. Please be certain to include the following: objective, methodology, results and conclusions. Please also identify the expected presenter. For each author, please include affiliation, mailing address, e-mail and phone number. The contact authors will receive the notification of acceptance/rejection of the submitted abstracts by March 15, 2014.

Abstract submission extended until February 23rd, 2014.

Paper submission

Authors of the accepted abstracts are expected to submit full-text papers in English not later than July 31, 2014. Authors will be given instructions re full paper with acceptance notice. Please note that only contributions actually presented in the Workshop will be published in the post conference printed proceedings. The full paper, not exceeding 8 pages, should be writen using a template which can be downloaded here: [ Template for 7EWICS.doc ]

Registration fee

  • 120 Euro until September 1st, 2014 (150 Euro including official dinner).
  • 140 Euro after September 1st, 2014 (170 Euro including official dinner).


    The registration fee should be paid by bank transfer to the following bank account:

    Bank Account Owner:
    POLITECHNIKA OPOLSKA
    UL. PROSZKOWSKA 76
    45-758 OPOLE

    Bank name: BANK POLSKA KASA OPIEKI SA (Pekao SA) I ODDZIAL W OPOLU
    Bank address: 45-027 OPOLE, UL. OSMANCZYKA 15
    Country: POLSKA
    Account number: 80 1240 1633 1111 0000 2651 2646
    IBAN: PL80124016331111000026512646
    SWIFT/BIC: PKOPPLPW
    Title of payment: 7EWICS (+NAME and SURNAME of the participant).

    Polish participants should pay their registration fee to the same account, but in Polish currency. This is 500PLN or 625PLN (including the official dinner) until September 1st or 585PLN (700PLN with official dinner) from September 2nd 2014 .

Accomodation

The participants should reserve themselves hotels in Opole. Following hotels in the vicinity of the Faculty of Civil Engineering, Opole University of Technology are advised (walking distance from the conference venue is given in the parentheses):
  • hotel Weneda (5min),
  • hotel Kamienica (15min),
  • hotel Szara Willa (15min),
  • hotel Mercure (15min),
  • hotel Best Western (17min),
  • hotel Piano (20min).

Opole, downtown

Group tour

A group tour to Cracow is planned on October 19th, 2014. Further details will be posted on the website.


Cracow, the Old City Market with the famous “Cloth Hall/ Sukiennice”

Contact us

7EWICS Organizing Committee,
Faculty of Civil Engineering,
Opole University of Technology,
ul. Proszkowska 76,
45-758 Opole, Poland,
E-mail: ewics7@po.opole.pl.