Our University Successfully Implemented the SMAR 2017 International Conference
Sep 22, 2017


In collaboration with Istanbul Technical University and the “Swiss Federal Materials Science and Technology Laboratories (EMPA)”, the "Smart Monitoring, Assessment and Rehabilitation of Civil Structures- SMAR) 2017 (Monitoring, Evaluation and Rehabilitation of Civil Engineering Structures)" was held in Zurich, Switzerland on September 13-15 with the participation of researchers from 45 countries.

SMAR-2017 (1)

The conference, co-chaired by Prof. Dr. Alper İlki from our Faculty of Civil Engineering and by Prof. Dr. Masoud Motavalli from EMPA, saw specialists in the sector addressing technological developments in the construction sector, building materials in use, models, and many other advances in the sector.

Researchers from 45 countries presented a total of 240 papers

Scientists once again showed great interest in the conference which was first held in Dubai in 2011, then in Istanbul in 2013 and in Antalya in 2015. At the conference held for the fourth time this year, a total of 240 research papers from 45 different countries were presented.

SMAR-2017 (2)

The SMAR 2017 International Conference has provided an international platform for scientists, engineers and independent entrepreneurs to present and discussing the latest developments in experimental and building monitoring technologies, building modeling, building assessment, improvement, retrofitting methods and practical applications with advanced technology materials used in strengthening structures.

A decision was made to organize the fifth conference on August 27-29, 2019 in Berlin-Postdam (Germany).