Call for papers


Int. J. of Modelling, Identification and Control


Special Issue on: "Modelling, Monitoring and Control of Durability of Concrete Structures"


Guest Editors:
Professor Wei-liang Jin, Zhejiang University, China
Professor Tamon Ueda, Hokkaido University, Japan
Dr Long-yuan Li, University of Birmingham, UK


Durability of concrete structures has been the subject of academic debate since the early 1970s. Over past decades, a number of durability related problems have emerged and now the topic has become a major concern of infrastructure owners and operators. The purpose of this special issue is to highlight the key research progress in this important field and to present the original research related to modelling, monitoring and control of durability of concrete structures.


Subject Coverage


Suitable topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Transport of ions in cement and/or concrete materials
  • Material degradation
  • Influence of environments on durability of concrete structures
  • Design, monitoring and prediction for durability
  • Technologies used for repairing and maintaining in concrete related structures


Papers in relation to developing models based on experimental observations and identification, validation and calibration are particularly welcomed.


Notes for Prospective Authors


Submitted papers should not have been previously published nor be currently under consideration for publication elsewhere. Authors who are going to present a paper in ICDCS-2008 ( are encouraged to submit an extended full length paper.


All papers are refereed through a peer review process. A guide for authors, sample copies and other relevant information for submitting papers are available on the Author Guidelines page


Important Dates


Submission of full paper before: 1 October 2008


Notification of acceptance before: 1 December 2008


Submission of final and revised manuscripts before: 5 January 2009


Editors and Notes


You may send one copy in the form of a MS Word file attached to an e-mail (details in Author Guidelines) to the following:


Professor Wei-Liang Jin
School of Civil Engineering
Zhejiang University
Hangzhou, Zhejiang 310027


Professor Tamon Ueda
Division of Built Environment
Hokkaido University
Laboratory of Engineering for Maintenance System
Sapporo, 060-8628


Dr Long-yuan Li
Department of Civil Engineering
University of Birmingham
Birmingham B15 2TT


with an email copy only to:


Editorial Office


Please include in your submission the title of the Special Issue, the title of the Journal and the name of the Guest Editors