The 5th International Conference on Reliable Engineering Computing is hosted by the Brno University of Technology in Brno, Czech Republic. Industry and academia are invited to contribute and to join in the discussions on developments and needs in the field.
Reliable Engineering Computing has emerged as a multi-disciplinary quality brand with this conference series, which has been hosted at Georgia Tech Savannah in 2004, 2006, and 2008 and at the National University of Singapore in 2010 www.gtsav.gatech.edu. The REC-meetings provide a unique symbiosis of various engineering and associated disciplines with the kernel areas of Civil/Mechanical Engineering, Computer Science, and Mathematics. Central issue of the discussions is the reliability of engineering computations. Cross-disciplinary advisements generate synergy and impulses of a new quality for research and development, as well as for innovative applications. The organization of REC2012 in Brno will help to cater to the growing global interest in Reliable Engineering Computing, in particular, in Europe.
REC2012 is focusing on providing solutions for Practical Applications and dealing with Practical Challenges in incorporating Reliable Computing in engineering practice. While there is an underlying theoretical framework for Reliable Computing, translation from theory to practice in engineering is still needed. As, in the previous conferences, we will address different fields of engineering, sciences, and mathematics within the context of risk and uncertainty. While providing solutions for real life problems represents the ultimate goal of the engineering profession, we will endeavor to retain the rigor of mathematical formulations and their computational implementations to ensure safety, reliability, and more accurate predictions. The keystone in this aspect is the development of appropriate models of the practical applications and the use of realistic information in parameters’ evaluation.
The potential for applications ranges over all scientific and societal issues. For example, the following questions of current interest may be addressed. How to design infrastructure under the demands of climate change? How to analyze and design infrastructure that will be reliable and robust with unforeseen scenarios? How to ensure that commercial projects successfully perform despite fluctuations in material and production quality? How to minimize material degradation under uncertain environmental conditions?
REC2012, with its unique multi-disciplinary character, provides an ideal platform to bring the various aspects together and to achieve advancements in the field of Reliable Engineering Computing and solution strategies will be discussed and examined within the framework of realistic engineering problems. The results of this Conference should provide support for translation of Reliable Engineering Computing into general engineering practice.