SIAM 2019 is a symposium that allows a small group of researchers, who are focused on the development of methods and processes to be used in the management of infrastructure, to present and discuss their most advanced ideas. There is no focus on a particular type of infrastructure.


All topics related to methods and processes that can be used in the management of infrastructure, including those to determine optimal monitoring and intervention strategies and programs. Some examples are 1) methods to improve the modelling of deterioration or changes in what is expected of infrastructure, 2) improved ways to conduct parts of the infrastructure management process, such as risk assessment or the development of intervention programs, and 3) the role of contractual agreements in the effectiveness of the management of infrastructure.

3rd International Symposium on Infrastructure Asset Management (SIAM3)
3rd International Symposium on Infrastructure Asset Management (SIAM3)


  • March 31, 2019

    Time Description
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    9:00 - 9:45am Breakfast and Registration
    9:45 - 10:00am Introduction and Welcome Remarks
    Samer Madanat, New York University Abu Dhabi
    Theme A: Infrastructure Performance Modeling
    10:00 - 10:35am
    Modeling the Accuracy of Airfield Pavement Deterioration Forecasts
    Rabi Mishalani, The Ohio State University
    10:35 - 11:10am
    Imperfect Data and their Impact on Deterioration Modelling in Infrastructure Asset Management
    Xianxun Yuan (Arnold), Ryerson University
    11:10 - 11:30 am Break and Refreshments
    11:30am - 12:05pm Relevance of the Discount Rate to the Optimal Structure Design Service Life of Asphalt Concrete Pavement
    Adrián Ricardo Archilla, the University of Hawai'i at Manoa
    12:05 - 12:40pm Effect of Preventive Maintenance for Bridge Expansion Joints Against Corrosion at Steel Girder Ends
    Daijiro Mizutani, Tohoku University
    12:40 - 2:30pm Lunch
    2:30 - 3:05pm Decision Making on Renewal Priority for RC Slab Bridges based on Prediction Result of Individual Damages
    Yohei Ninomiya, Osaka University
    3:05 - 3:40pm Improving Highway Safety by Objective Aggregate Classification
    Jorge A. Prozzi, The University of Texas at Austin
    3:40 - 4:00pm Break and Refreshments
    Theme B: Decision Making and Optimization
    4:00 - 4:35pm Optimal Inspection, Maintenance, and Reconstruction Planning for Pavement Systems Accounting for Model Uncertainty and Heterogeneity
    Jinwoo Lee, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology
    4:35 - 5:10pm A Theorem to Eliminate the Mathematical Complexity of Discounting in a Class of Infrastructure Management Problems
    Craig Richmond, ETH Zürich
    5:10 - 5:45pm Location Optimization of Battery Swapping Stations for Electric Scooters
    James C. Chu, National Taiwan University

Sponsored by
  • NYU Abu Dhabi Institute
Organizing Committee
  • Samer Madanat, Dean of Engineering, New York University Abu Dhabi
  • Borja García de Soto, Assistant Professor of Civil and Urban Engineering, Division of Engineering NYUAD
  • Nada Hariz, Logistics  
Steering Committee
  • Bryan Tyrone Adey, Chair of Infrastructure Management, Institute of Construction and Infrastructure Management (IBI), ETH Zürich, Switzerland
  • Pablo Luis Durango-Cohen, Associate Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Northwestern University, USA
  • Kiyoyuki Kaito, Researcher, Division of Global Architecture, Graduate School of Engineering, Osaka University, Japan
  • Kiyoshi Kobayashi, Director of the Management Research Center of the Graduate School of Management and Professor of Engineering, Infrastructure Economics and Management at the Department of Urban Management of Kyoto University, Japan
  • Samer Madanat, Dean of Engineering, New York University Abu Dhabi
  • Sue McNeil, Professor, and Chair, Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Delaware, USA

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