Welcome to the 7WCSCM

The World Conference on Structural Control and Monitoring (WCSCM) is a premier leading conference, under the auspices of the International Association for Structural Control and Monitoring (IACSM). The WCSCM, held every four years, is aiming at promoting advanced structural control and monitoring technology for a variety of civil, mechanical, aerospace and energy systems. The precedent conferences have been held in Pasadena - USA (1994), Kyoto - Japan (1998), Como - Italy (2002), La Jolla - USA (2006), Tokyo - Japan (2010) and Barcelona - Spain (2014). 

The new edition of the WCSCM, 7WCSCM, will be hosted by Harbin Institute of Technology in July 2018. The conference will provide international research community a platform to contribute to the state of the art in such multidisciplinary scientific and engineering environment with new results, fresh ideas and future perspectives. 

Qingdao, the hosting city of 7WCSCM, is one of most charming cities along the east coast of China. The mild climate, the beautiful sea beach, and Mount Laoshan make Qingdao City a popular health and holiday resort, particularly in summer, for visitors to sightsee and escape the summer heat. 

On behalf of the IASCM and the conference organizing committee, I warmly invite you to join the 7WCSCM. 

We look forward to meeting with you in Qingdao in July 2018.

Hui Li

Chair of 7WCSCM, 2018
Changjiang Scholarship Professor
Professor of School of Civil Engineering
Harbin Institute of Technology, China

The Second Announcement of 7WCSCM: Second announcement of 7WCSCM.pdf

Conference themes

Structural Control

  • Feedback active, semi-active vibration control

  • Passive vibration control

  • Theoretical and algorithmic developments in feedback control

  • Fault tolerant control

  • Wireless control schemes

  • Large scale systems and feedback architectures

  • Control, models and numerical strategies for hybrid testing.

  • Models and system identification

  • Damping and base isolation systems

Structural Health Monitoring

  • Monitoring principles: mechanical, acoustic, electrical, and others

  • Wireless sensor and sensor networks

  • Sensors systems: piezoelectric, fiber optics, electromagnetic, MEMS, and others

  • Structural damage identification

  • Signal processing, data mining and fusion, sensor fault detection and recovery

  • Computer vision-based monitoring and signal processing

  • Machine learning and deep learning

  • Artificial intelligence

  • Condition assessment, safety evaluation, reliability and life-cycle performance-based design

  • Implementations of SHM, design guidelines and codes of SHM

Smart Structure and Systems

  • New sensors, actuators and devices

  • Smart materials

  • Physical and semi-physical models

  • Energy harvesting

  • Self-healing materials and structures

  • Self-adaptive structures

  • Bio-inspired systems

Nondestructive Examination (NDE)

  • Phased Array, Time of Flight Diffraction

  • Ultrasonic Testing

  • Guided Wave Inspection

  • Laser-based NDE

  • Optical Testing

  • Visual and image

  • Acoustic Emission

  • Robots and pilotless

  • Virtual reality

  • Novel and Non-traditional NDE Techniques and Applications


  • Benchmark problems of structural control and SHM

  • Bridges

  • Buildings

  • Marine structures

  • Aerospace and aeronautic structures

  • Civil infrastructure systems and historical structures

  • Robotic and mechanical structures

  • Wind energy systems

  • Applications of NDE

Special Session

  • A number of special sessions will be organized in the conference with the aim of gathering contributions covering a particular theme from different perspectives.

  • Special session organizers may decide the title of his/her special session to reflect the contents of the organized special session. However, the title should be as concise as possible.

  • A special session may have 6-8 accepted papers. It is recommended that every special session have two organizers, preferably from two different institutions.

  • Prospective organizers are invited to submit proposals including a title and a short summary stating the objectives and a prospection of the contents. The submission is made by sending an email directly to wcscm2018@yahoo.com  as soon as possible, being July 31, 2017 the latest date. 

  • Organizers are expected to invite potential contributors to the session. In the case of a successful special session, one or two of the presentations can be qualified as invited lectures.

  • Authors are asked to submit their abstracts/papers to the conference by email: wcscm2018@yahoo.com. After being recorded the basic information, the papers will be immediately transferred to the special session organizers. 

  • The special session organizers have the authority and responsibility to solicit, review, and decide the final acceptance of papers that he invites.