Call for Papers for Special Issue in JCSHM – “Distributed and Quasi-Distributed Monitoring of Civil Infrastructure”

Dear Colleagues,

We are pleased to announce the launch of a Special Issue in Journal of Civil Structural Health Monitoring (JCSHM) which is an SCI-indexed journal. This Special Issue focuses on “Distributed and Quasi-Distributed Monitoring of Civil Infrastructure”. With the rapid development in the infrastructure systems, the long-term performance of civil structures for the life-cycle service becomes a major concern. Structural health monitoring (SHM) is able to facilitate understanding of real structural behavior and provide important information for assessment of structural safety. In the past two decades, a series of distributed sensing and monitoring technologies, such as Brillouin, Rayleigh or Raman backscatter-based fiber optic sensors, as well as Fiber Bragg Grating (FBG) sensors, have been implemented in the SHM for bridges, tunnels, dams, dykes, port structures, pipelines, etc. The aim of this Special Issue is to collect the latest advances and trends in the field of distributed monitoring of civil infrastructure. The topics of interest include but are not limited to:

  • Recent development in distributed and quasi-distributed monitoring techniques;
  • Integration of distributed and quasi-distributed SHM systems;
  • Advanced signal processing and big data analysis related to distributed and quasi-distributed monitoring;
  • Structural condition assessment and damage detection based on distributed and quasi distributed monitoring;
  • Case study of distributed and quasi-distributed monitoring techniques in civil infrastructure systems.

The deadline for full paper submission is October 1st, 2020. Authors will be required to explain the novelty contained in the paper in their cover letter during submission. Purely theoretical or numerical investigations without verification using field or experimental data are not accepted for publication in JCSHM.

Guest Editors:

Dr. Xin Feng Professor Faculty of Infrastructure Engineering Dalian University of Technology Dalian, China E-mail:

Dr. Branko Glisic Associate Professor Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering Princeton University, United states of America

Dr. Daniele Inaudi Chief Technical Officer SMARTEC SA Switzerland E-mail:

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