Important dates


16-06-2017 Submission deadline extended abstract
15-08-2017 Notification of acceptance/rejection
31-10-2017 Author registration deadline (deadline for early bird registration)
31-10-2017 Submission deadline revised extended abstract + full paper (optional)
16-01-2018 Tutorials
17-01-2018 Start of the symposium

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Keynote Speakers

Elise Miller-Hooks
Bill & Eleanor Hazel Chair in Infrastructure Engineering, 
George Mason University


Dr Elise Miller-Hooks holds the Bill and Eleanor Hazel Endowed Chair in Infrastructure Engineering in the Department of Civil, Environmental, and Infrastructure Engineering at George Mason University. Prior to this, she served as Program Director of the National Science Foundation (NSF) Civil Infrastructure Systems Program, lead Program Officer for the Critical Resilient Interdependent Infrastructure Systems and Processes (CRISP) Program, and a Program Officer on Smart Cities initiative. She has served on the faculties of the University of Maryland, Pennsylvania State University and Duke University. Elise received her PhD (1997) and MS (1994) degrees in Civil Engineering from the University of Texas – Austin and a BS in Civil Engineering from Lafayette College (1992). She has expertise in multi-hazard civil infrastructure resilience, disaster planning and response, mathematical modeling and optimization, and transportation systems engineering.


Clare Gardiner-Barnes
Deputy Secretary (Freight, Strategy and Planning)
Transport for NSW


Clare Gardiner-Barnes is Deputy Secretary for Freight, Strategy and Planning in Transport for NSW. She was previously the Chief Executive at the Northern Territory Department of Transport and has over 20 years’ experience in the public sector with leadership roles across a number of areas of government. Clare plays a critical role in the development of strategy and policy for public transport and roads networks and works closely with industry to ensure the safe and efficient movement of freight in the State of New South Wales.


Philip Davies 
Chief Executive Office
Infrastructure Australia


Philip Davies is an experienced infrastructure executive who has had over 25 years shaping policy, delivering nationally significant infrastructure projects, and leading reform within the infrastructure sector. Before joining Infrastructure Australia as CEO, Philip led AECOM’s Infrastructure Advisory business in the Asia Pacific region providing government and private sector clients with infrastructure policy, strategy, business, program, planning and operations advice. Prior to that, Philip was Director of Traffic Operations for Transport for London, where he developed a long term vision for proactive, long term integrated transport management in London, including the development of the London Transport Command and Control Centre. He is a Chartered Engineer and a Fellow of Engineers Australia.