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Deadline Dates
Submission of Full Paper:
August 31, 2011
Notification of Paper Acceptance:
September 30, 2011
Submission of Final Manuscripts: October 15, 2011

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.The Organizing Committee of SHMII-5 is delighted to announce the great response we have had from the SHM international community. One hundred and thirty papers from around the world are scheduled for presentation in the conference. Please find a link to the General Program for the conference on the left column of this webpage.

. We kindly remind you to register online for the conference. Registration is mandatory for any author who wishes his or her paper to be included in the Conference Proceedings. In order to register for the conference online, please go the Registration section. You will need to login by entering the username and password provided when you first created your account.

. For accommodation at The Ritz-Carlton, Cancún please contact Odette Yam, Group Reservation Coordinator at The Ritz-Carlton, Cancún


One key aspect for the development of a country, and moreover, for the wellbeing of its society, is the quality and size of its infrastructure. In this regard, many countries are doing their best efforts to build new infrastructure, not only adequate in size but also technologically advanced and efficient. Also, several countries devote significant resources and efforts to maintain and rehabilitate out-of-date or damaged infrastructure. All these efforts are conducted under the leadership of engineers and scientists who are continuously looking for more robust methodologies and processes, and for advanced technologies to secure the safety of the public, as well as to reduce costs and impact on the environment. In many cases, such efforts are particularly significant because of the countries location and exposition to different kinds of natural phenomena capable of producing disasters, as well as to the expansion and diversification of cities and economic regions.

The concept of structural health monitoring of intelligent infrastructure (SHMII) is being embraced by the academic, public and private sectors. Universities and research institutions like the Institute of Engineering at UNAM are working on the development of curricula for graduate students and expanding their research facilities to accommodate this concept. Public entities, such as the Mexican Institute of Transportation of the Department of Communication and Transportation, are already applying the SHMII concept and have instrumented and monitored some bridges. Also, large engineering and construction firms are starting to look more seriously at the concept of SHMII by including it as part of their bid proposals.