The IPW 2024 is dedicated to the dissemination and debate of current challenges on fundamentals and application of probabilities. Thus, contributions should address at least one of the following five key topics:

Topic 1: Resilience, robustness and redundancy of infrastructure system
Topic 2: Risk assessment and management
Topic 3: Climate change and loading uncertainties
Topic 4: Novel decision-making frameworks
Topic 5: Fundamentals and application of probability theories

Keynote Lectures

Lehigh University, USA

Life-Cycle Probabilistic Multi-Objective Optimum SHM Planning

Dan M. Frangopol is the inaugural holder of the Fazlur R. Khan Endowed Chair of Structural Engineering and Architecture at Lehigh University. He is recognized as a pioneer in the field of life-cycle engineering of civil and marine structures and life-cycle cost optimization.

He is the Founding President of the International Association for Bridge Maintenance and Safety (IABMAS) and the International Association for Life-Cycle Civil Engineering (IALCCE). He is the Founding Editor of Structure and Infrastructure Engineering. He is the recipient of several honors and awards from ASCE, IABSE, IASSAR, ISHMII, SAE and other professional organizations, such as the Newmark, Freudenthal, Housner, Croes (twice), TY Lin, and Khan Medals, the Ang Award, and the Lifetime Achievement Award in Education (OPAL). He holds 4 honorary doctorates and 14 honorary professorships from major universities. In 2023 ASCE established the Dan M, Frangopol Medal for Life-Cycle Engineering of Civil Structures.

Dr. Frangopol is an Elected Member of the US National Academy of Construction, and a foreign member of the Canadian, Japan and Mexican Academy of Engineering, Academia Europaea (London), Royal Academy of Belgium, Romanian Academy, Romanian Academy of Technical Sciences, and a Distinguished Member of ASCE.

Infrastructure Management Consultants, Switzerland

Toward a more Resilient Road Infrastructure

Prof. Dr. Rade Hajdin, born in 1961, holds a Ph. D. degree from ETH Zurich. In 2001, after more than 7 years in the private industry mostly as managing partner, Dr. Rade Hajdin was appointed as Visiting Associate Professor at the University of Pennsylvania and was responsible for teaching and research in Infrastructure Management.

From 2003 he is president of Infrastructure Management Consultants, a leading consultancy in field of conceptualizing, developing, and implementing Management Systems. Dr. Hajdin is also Professor at the University of Belgrade, responsible for PhD mentoring and teaching in structural reliability and infrastructure management.

Dr. Hajdin is active in professional societies, chairing a Technical Committee 4 “Civil and Geotechnical Engineering” of Swiss Association of Transport Professionals (VSS) and Commission 5 “Existing Structures” of International Association of Bridge and Structural Engineering (IABSE).

Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway

Calibration of structural design standards for sustainable development

Jochen Köhler is a Professor at the Department of Structural Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Norway. He obtained his PhD degree in Engineering Sciences in 2006 from ETH Zurich, Switzerland.

His research areas and interests focus on structural reliability, risk-based decision making, code calibration, probabilistic material, and load modeling with special topics in traffic and offshore engineering. He participates in various national and international research networks: fib (the International Federation for Structural Concrete), EERA (European Energy Research Alliance), COST Action TU 1406, IABSE (The International Association for Bridge and Structural Engineering), etc. Since 2023 he has been the president of the Joint Committee on Structural Safety (JCSS).

Euro-Mediterranean Center on Climate Change Foundation, Italy

Designing Climate-Resilient Structures: Challenges, Gaps, and Opportunities

Guido Rianna graduated with honors in Civil Engineering from the University of Naples “Federico II” in 2007. He completed his PhD in Geotechnical Engineering in 2011. Since 2012, he has been employed at the Euro-Mediterranean Center on Climate Change Foundation, where he holds the position of Leader in the “Adaptation Engineering” Unit within the Regional Models and Geo-Hydrological Impacts Division. Presently, he serves as the co-leader for the “Built Environment” Factsheet in the European Climate Risk Assessment, currently under preparation.

Engaged in numerous national and international projects, he serves as the Deputy Coordinator for The HuT (Human Tech Nexus) Horizon Europe Project, and as a Work Package Leader for the ACQUAOUNT PRIMA Project and Integrated Life CLIMAX-PO.

He is the scientific coordinator for the development of the European Extreme Events Climate Index and has authored approximately 50 papers in peer-reviewed journals. Moreover, he serves as an editor for the “Landslides” Journal.

General Program

The detailed program will be announced in April 2024.


Currently in the process of definition.