Scope & Keynote speaker

12th International Probabilistic Workshop


Safety, reliability and risk are key issues in a world with continuously increasing complexity.  Road and railway accidents, tunnel fires or natural hazards like hurricanes, floods or earthquakes show the vulnerability of our technical facilities and the natural and social environment. Therefore the consideration of safety and risk is without doubt a very important issue during the design of technical facilities, such as civil engineering structures and infrastructure works. Questions about the analysis and treatment of safety and risk arise, as well as questions about optimal safety levels or questions about acceptable values. Those interested in structural safety as well as in broader views on the subject will find appropriate sessions during the symposium.

Potential participants can be consultants, contractors, suppliers, owners, operators, insurance experts, authorities and those involved in research and teaching.


Conference topics

The conference contributions range from geotechnical engineering & hazards, theory in stochastic modelling & reliability based design in civil engineering and applications of probabilistic framework in the context of engineering design.
Four internationally renowned keynote speakers have been invited to promote the development of new approaches and ideas .

Prof. em. Dr. Dr. Dr. h.c. Bernd-Olaf Küppers
Friedrich Schiller Universität Jena | Institute of Philosophy
Safety through certainty?

Prof. Dr. Bruno Sudret
ETH Zürich | Institute of Structural Engineering
Chair of Risk, Safety & Uncertainty Quantification
Advanced computational methods for structural reliability analysis - Applications in civil engineering.

Prof. Dr. Darius Uciński
University of Zielona Góra | Institute of Control and Computation Engineering
Robustness of optimal sensor location for parameter estimation of spatiotemporal systems

Prof. Dr. Geert Lombaert
KU Leuven | Structural Dynamics Division
A probabilistic framework for robust topology optimization of structures sensitive to geometric imperfections

The keynote speeches and the contribution shall help researchers, engineers and PhD students to familiarise themselves with the probabilistic concepts and to deepen their knowledge in this field.