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12 Feb 2024

Session 1

SHM supported seismic resilient design of infrastructure

Opening ceremony Guests of honor

9:30 AM - 10:15 AM

National Anthem

Quran Kareem

Welcome Speech of Chairman KSE

Welcome Speech of Minister

Welcome Speech by Local Committee Chair

Welcome Speech President SCSHM

MOU signing

Award ceremony

Int. Keynote

10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

ISHMII president, Prof. W. Leinhart, Professor and Head of the Institute of Engineering Geodesy and Measurement Systems (IGMS) at Graz University of Technology, Austria

Title: Dynamic Measurements of Seismic Events and Vibration Monitoring of Structures with Distributed Fiber Optic Sensing

Chair: Dr. H. Kamal

Co-Chair: Eng. A. Mehseni

Local experience presentation/papers

11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

KISR experience in SHM

Dr.  Shaikha AlSanad, Dr. Hasan Kamal, Eng. Jamal AlQazweeni, Dr. Jafarali Parol, Dr. Abdullah AlEnezy


Title: Ensuring Structural Integrity: Case Studies in Kuwait’s Tall Buildings and Bridges – Insights from the Experts

Chair: Dr. M. AlKhamees

Co-Chair: Prof. S. Nagarajaiah

12 Feb 2024

Session 2

AI applications in SMH

Int. keynote

2:00 PM -2:45 PM

Prof. Satish Nagarajaiah

Professor of Civil Eng., Professor of Mechanical Eng. (&MSNE)

Dept. of Civil & Env. Eng.

Dept. of Mech. Eng. & Dept. Mat. Sc. Nano Eng.

Rice University

Title: AI, Machine Learning and Computer Vision Algorithms for Structural System Identification and Integrity Assessment: Physics-Guided Models and Data-Driven Discovery

Chair: Dr. M. Chaudhary

Co-Chair: Dr. Jafer Ali

Local experience

3:00 PM -4:30 PM

Embedded Systems & Sensors Workshop

Presented by: KARS

Dr. Abbas Fairouz and DR. Abdullah AlShibany, Computer Engineering Department, Kuwait University

Chair: Dr. M. AlFailikawi

Co-Chair: Dr. Waleed Eid

13 Feb 2024

Session 3

Seismic code applications in low seismicity regions

Int. keynote

9:30 AM -10:15 AM

Dionysius M. Siringoringo

Associate Professor

Safety and Resilience of Infrastructure and Infrastructure System, Institute of Advanced Sciences (IAS), Yokohama National University.



 Monitoring and Structural Assessment of Instrumented Cable-Stayed Bridges Using Recorded Seismic Responses

Chair: Prof. Lienhart

Co-Chair: Dr. Shaikha AlSanad

Int. Keynote

10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

Dr. Piotr Omenzetter

Civil Engineering Department

University, of Aberdeen, UK


Title: Quantification of SHM benefits and costs using the theory of value of information

Chair: Dr. M. Zaki

Co-Chair: Eng. Abdullah AlAzmi

Local experience presentation/papers

11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Panel discussion: Seismic design code

Union of Local Engineering offices, Kuwait Municipality, Gulf Consultants, Pace, Civil Engineering Department KU.

Moderator: Dr. Chaudhary

13 Feb 2024

Session 4

State of the art in SHM

Paper presentation

Session 1

2:00 PM -3:30 PM

Parallel sessions

Chair: Dr. Dionysius M. Siringoringo

Co-Chair: Abdullah AlMutairi

Paper presentation

Session 2

2:00 PM -3:30 PM

Parallel sessions

Chair: Dr. Piotr Omenzetter

Co-Chair: Dr. Thamer AAllYaqoub

14Feb 2024

Session 5

Case studies in SHM application

Int. keynote

9:30 AM -10:15 AM

Prof. M. Zaki

Head of Bridge & Structures Assessments Unit – Dar Al-handasah, MENA IAS/ICC Lead & Technical Assessor of Testing Facilities, USA V. Head Elect of Arab Disaster Risk Reduction Center, League of Arab States, LAS

Title: Bridge & infrastructure assessments, testing & monitoring theme efforts in Mena region

Chair: Prof. S. Nagarajaiah

Co-Chair: Jafarali Parol

Local experience

10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

Dr. Waleed Abdullah

Dr. Waleed Eid

Civil En9:30-10:15gineering Department,

College of Engineering and Petroleum

Kuwait University

Title: Experience with SHM in Pavement Management Systems

Chair: Dr. M. AlKhaldi

Co-Chair: Eng. Abdullah AlAzmi

ISHMII meeting

12:30 AM - 1:30 PM

Panel meeting ISHMII-KSE

ISHMII local office inauguration

Close out meeting

At ISHMII new offices

KSE headquarters

Moderators: Dr. Waleed Abdullah

Dr. H. Kamal

Official Luncheon at KSE

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