Guest Editors

Dr. Nader Naderpajouh, RMIT University (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

Dr. Juyeong Choi, FAMU-FSU College of Engineering  (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

Dr. David J. Yu, Purdue University (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

Dr. Young Hoon Kwak, The George Washington University (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

 

Aim & Scope

Resilience management is an approach that focuses primarily on management of the expected performance of a system in a range of conditions. Its aim is to manage and organize a system so as to enhance the system’s ability to cope with external/internal shocks and stresses in the face of change and uncertainty. Therefore, this approach requires an understanding of how to measure resilience and how resilience can be eroded or gained. In this call for papers, we focus on the resilience management of civil infrastructure systems—integrated systems composed of built environment (or technological systems) and social and ecological systems across different spatial and organizational scales. Resilience management of civil infrastructure systems aims to foster the resilience of this integrated system of people, ecological context and engineered system; and therefore, not just robustness of purely technological part. Because of the integrative nature, diverse perspectives are needed to understand and operationalize resilience management of civil infrastructure systems. These perspectives include, for example, ecology, engineering, psychology, and policy, economics, and organizational sciences.

The objective of this special issue is to document scholarly interdisciplinary contributions in the field of resilience, with a specific focus on the engineering managerial issues at the interface of the built environment with social and ecological systems. In particular, we look for interdisciplinary contributions to management of resilience in civil infrastructure systems from other engineering disciplines as well as disciplines such as management, sociology, ecology, political science, psychology, urban sciences, geography, and economics. Examples of the topical areas include but are not limited to:

-     Interdependencies of infrastructure systems and interplays with social and ecological systems

-     Systemic performance of the infrastructure systems in view of stressors and shocks

-     Metrics to gauge resilience of the built environment

-     The disaster management cycle (preparedness, mitigation, response, recovery)

-     Community building and the role of infrastructure systems

-     Organizational resilience in the built environment

-     Psychological resilience in the built environment

-     Cyber resilience in the built environment

-     Operationalizing resilience for infrastructure systems in urban and rural settings

-     Resilience in the context of autonomous, smart and connected infrastructure systems

 

Submission Information

Authors wishing to submit papers should contact the Guest Editors [Nader Naderpajouh (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.), Juyeong Choi (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.), and David Yu (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)] to submit an extended abstract (maximum 800 words) summarizing a proposed submission. The guest editorial team are from the fields of civil and environmental engineering and social sciences, and are encouraging submissions from a range of disciplinary perspectives and using a wide range of quantitative and qualitative methodologies. The authors are specifically required to highlight the interdisciplinary links and contributions from other fields to the scholarly field of civil engineering. In order to be considered for the special issue, authors should submit extended abstracts by January 31, 2019. The Guest Editors will review submitted proposals and contact authors with invitations to submit full-length articles soon thereafter. Note that in case the paper is submitted earlier, the process will start immediately.

Link to the special collection call for papers

 

 

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