General Overview


The 6th International Conference on Bridge Maintenance, Safety and Management (IABMAS 2012) is organized on behalf of the International Association for Bridge Maintenance And Safety (IABMAS) under the auspices of Politecnico di Milano, Milan, Italy. Professors Fabio Biondini and Dan Frangopol will serve as Conference Chairs for IABMAS 2012, and Professor Pier Giorgio Malerba will serve as the Honorary Chair. The Conference will be held in Stresa, Lake Maggiore, Italy, on July 8-12, 2012 (


The Association encompasses all aspects of bridge maintenance, safety, and management. The objective of the Association is to promote international cooperation in the fields of bridge maintenance, safety, and management for the purpose of enhancing the welfare of society (

Aim of the Conference

The aim of IABMAS 2012 is to bring together all the very best work that has been done in the field of bridge maintenance, safety and management and related topics, to stimulate and promote research into this field, and to bridge the gap between theory and practice.


The Conference will be of interest to researchers, representatives from all sections of bridge engineering, bridge engineers working with transportation departments, consultants, contractors and local authorities interested in all aspects of bridge maintenance, safety, and management.

Papers, Special Sessions and Mini-Symposia

The interest of the international bridge engineering community in IABMAS 2012 has been confirmed by a significant response to the call for papers, with over 800 Abstracts submitted from 50 countries and 10 Keynote Lectures, 13 Mini-Symposia and 35 Special Sessions organized as part of the conference.


The Conference Proceedings will be published by Taylor & Francis and will be distributed at the Conference to the registered participants. Extended versions of selected papers presented at the Conference will be considered for publication in Structure and Infrastructure Engineering, an international peer-reviewed journal endorsed by IABMAS and included in the ISI Science Citation Index (


Participants are required to register through the Online Registration system available on this website. The registration fee for Delegates includes conference attendance, Proceedings (Book+CD-ROM), Conference Kit, Welcome Reception, Lunches, Coffee Breaks, Gala Dinner, and Boat Cruise (limited to first 500 registrants). The extended deadline for early bird registration is March 30th, 2012.


Exhibit booths will be made available at IABMAS 2012. The Exhibition area will be located in the Foyer of the Congress Centre and will provide the Exhibitors with the best exposure to the Conference Delegates. The list of Registered Exhibitors and information about Exhibition Opportunities are provided on the Conference website.


Sponsorship opportunities are offered at IABMAS 2012. Sponsorship packets with special benefits are available for three sponsorship levels (Platinum, Gold, Silver). Tailored forms of sponsorship opportunities and benefits are also possible to get the desired level of involvement and exposure. Detailed information about Sponsorship Opportunities are provided on the Conference website.

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