Preliminaries |

**I** | **ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE BASED ASSESSMENT AND DESIGN: TOOLS AND TECHNIQUES** |

1 |
Conceptual Design of Orthogonal Commercial Buildings
D.J. Shaw, J.C. Miles and W.A. Gray |

2 |
Tunnels in an Ontological Perspective
M. Cristani, C.E. Majorana and V. Salomoni |

3 |
A Prototype Hybrid Rule-Object System for Structural Design
F. Oudjehane and H. Mili |

4 |
Specifications and Design for a Multi-Agent Collaborative Structural Design System
I. Fahdah and W. Tizani |

5 |
Web-Based Tunnel Upgrading
M. Cristani, C.E. Majorana and V. Salomoni |

**II** | **RISK ANALYSIS AND SAFETY MANAGEMENT** |

6 |
Assessing Vulnerability of Buildings to Blast using Interval Probability Theory
W.P.S. Dias and S.R. Chandratilake |

7 |
Epiphenomenal Intelligence from Partial Models in Safety Management
M. Lazzari |

8 |
Radial Basis Function Network Approach to Model the Implicit Performance Function for Reliability Analysis
J. Deng and D.S. Gu |

**III** | **CASE BASED REASONING AND DESIGN** |

9 |
A Case-based Reasoning Approach for Identifying Risks in Construction Projects
Y. Tan, N.J. Smith and D.A. Bower |

10 |
AI Techniques for Preliminary Design Decisions on Column Spacing and Sizing
W.P.S. Dias and U.A. Padukka |

11 |
KnowPrice: Using Derivational Analogy to Estimate Project Costs
B. Raphael and S. Saitta |

12 |
A Hybrid Approach to Solve Space Planning Problems
G. Bi and B. Medjdoub |

**IV** | **IMAGE ACQUISITION AND PROCESSING** |

13 |
Shape Image Acquisition and Merging Methods using Digital Holograms for a Computer Aided Industrial Design System
K. Sakita |

14 |
A Knowledge Based Decision System for an Image Based Measurement System
A. Reiterer, U. Egly, T. Eiter and H. Kahmen |

**V** | **ENVIRONMENTAL DECISION SYSTEMS** |

15 |
Process Control using Artificial Intelligence Techniques: Innovative Activated Sludge Process
P.N. Ravindra and H. Rao |

16 |
Solid Waste Management using a Multicriteria Decision System
R. Galvez-Cloutier and R. Rodríguez-Méndez |

**VI** | **DATA MINING** |

17 |
Data Mining Techniques for Analysing Geotechnical Data
I.E.G. Davey-Wilson |

18 |
Application of Data Mining Techniques in Predicting the Behaviour of Composite Joints
S. Shirazi Kia, S. Noroozi, B. Carse and J. Vinney |

**VII** | **METAPHORS FROM NATURE FOR ENGINEERING ANALYSIS** |

19 |
Application of the Particle Swarm Optimization Algorithm and Artificial Neural Networks to the Prediction of Pile Displacement
B.L. Liang and X.L. Lu |

20 |
Simulating Ozone Level Time Series using an Innovative Hybrid Model based on a Multilayer Perceptron
D. Wang and W.Z. Lu |

21 |
Using Artificial Intelligence Techniques to Predict the Behaviour of Masonry Panels
M.Y. Rafiq, C. Sui, G.C. Zhou, D.J. Easterbrook and G. Bugmann |

**VIII** | **GENETIC AND EVOLUTIONARY ALGORITHMS IN STRUCTURAL ENGINEERING** |

22 |
A new Parallel Genetic Algorithm Scheme in Structural Design Optimisation
T. Talaslioglu |

23 |
Discrete and Continuous Structural Optimization using Evolution Strategies
O. Hasançebi and A.F. Ulusoy |

24 |
Genetic Algorithm Optimization of Semi-Rigid Steel Structures
A.A. Del Savio, S.A.L. de Andrade, P.C.G.S. Vellasco and L.F. Martha |

25 |
Coarse-Grain Parallel Meta-Genetic Algorithms in the Optimization of Truss-Structure Design
V. Esfahanian, A. Khajavi Rad and F. Torabi |

26 |
Parallel Computing for Design Optimization with Computationally Expensive Functions using Evolutionary Algorithms
M. Mrzyglod and A. Osyczka |

27 |
Optimal Fuzzy Control of Hybrid Base Isolation System using Genetic Algorithms
H.S. Kim, P.N. Roschke and D.G. Lee |

28 |
Conceptual Design of Geodesic Domes
D.J. Shaw, J.C. Miles and W.A. Gray |

29 |
Optimum Shape Design of Space Structures using Genetic Algorithms
E. Salajegheh, M. Mashayekhi, M. Kaykha and M. Khatibinia |

**IX** | **GENETIC AND EVOLUTIONARY ALGORITHMS IN CIVIL AND ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING** |

30 |
Emerging Security Patterns: Co-evolution of Terrorist and Security Scenarios
Z. Skolicki, T. Arciszewski, M.H. Houck and K. De Jong |

31 |
Application of a Genetic Algorithm to Optimize the Layout of Temporary Construction Facilities
B. Soltani, A.A. Ramezanianpour and H.R. Ashrafi |

32 |
Water Network Optimisation using Fuzzy Multiobjective Genetic Algorithms
L.S. Vamvakeridou-Lyroudia, G.A. Walters and D.A. Savic |

33 |
The Use of the Simple Genetic Algorithm in the Non-Circular Analysis of Slope Stability
P.F. McCombie, A.R. Zolfaghari and A.C. Heath |

34 |
A Genetic Algorithm Approach for Critical Non-Circular Slip Surface Analysis
S. Solati and G. Habibagahi |

35 |
Optimum Design of Pile Groups in Nonlinear Soil using Genetic Algorithms
J.T.M. Ng, C.M. Chan and L.M. Zhang |

**X** | **HYBRID SYSTEMS INCORPORATING GENETIC ALGORITHMS AND NEURAL NETWORKS** |

36 |
Black-Box Function Optimization using Radial Basis Function Networks
A. Kucerová, M. LepĀš and J. Skocek |

37 |
A Hybrid Computational Strategy for Identification of a Non Linear Composite Model
D.H. Bassir and S. Guessasma |

38 |
Design Optimization of Offshore Platforms using Genetic Algorithms and Wave-Net
M.J. Fadaee and M. Besharat |

**XI** | **NEURAL NETWORKS IN STRUCTURAL ENGINEERING** |

39 |
Life Cycle Cost-Oriented Optimization of Steel Frames: A Neural Network Approach
S.S. Abdelatif Hassanien and N. Shrive |

40 |
Joint Finite Element: Artificial Neural Network Numerical Analysis of Multilevel Composites
D.P. Boso, M. Lefik and B.A. Schrefler |

41 |
Efficient Neural Network Models for Structural Reliability Analysis and Identification Problems
Y. Tsompanakis, N.D. Lagaros and G.E. Stavroulaki |

42 |
Displacement Based Assessment of Existing Structures using Intelligent Systems
M. Safi and M. Tehranizadeh |

43 |
Fault Detection in Shear Buildings Subject to Earthquakes using a Neural Network
F.J. Rivero-Angeles, E. Gomez-Ramirez, B. Gomez-Gonzalez and R. Garrido |

44 |
Neural-Network Based Models of a Diagnosis System for Concrete Structures using Non-destructive Test Data
B. Cho, S.-C. Lee and Y.-S. Cho |

**XII** | **NEURAL NETWORKS IN CIVIL AND ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING** |

45 |
Back-Propagation Neural Networks for Prediction of Storm Surges
C.P. Tsai, T.L. Lee, T.J. Yang and Y.J. Hsu |

46 |
Evaluation of Building Performance using Artificial Neural Networks: A Study on Service Life Planning in Achieving Sustainability
J.M. Yatim, S.H. Tapir and F. Usman |

47 |
Alternative Neuro-Nets to Estimate Spillway Scour
H.M. Azmathullah, M.C. Deo and P.B. Deolalikar |

48 |
Traffic Pattern Recognition using an Active Learning Neural Network and Principal Components Analysis
L. Yan, M. Fraser, K. Oliver, A. Elgamal J.P. Conte and T. Fountain |

49 |
Towards a Generic Artificial Neural Network Model for Dynamic Predictions of Stream Flow in Ungauged Watersheds
M.H. Nour, D.W. Smith, M. Gamal El-Din and E.E. Prepas |

50 |
Mass Transfer Analysis in Ozone Bubble Columns using Artificial Neural Networks
M.S. Baawain, M. Gamal El-Din and D.W. Smith |

51 |
Automatic Component Identification using Artificial Neural Network Techniques
M. Schleinkofer, A. Bastian, C. van Treeck and E. Rank |

52 |
Stability Prediction of Asphaltic Concrete Mixes using Neural Networks
M.H. Alawi, M.A. Saif and M.S. El-Bisy |

53 |
Merging Neural Networks and Topological Models to Re-Engineer Construction Drawings
V. Berkhahn and S. Komorowski |

54 |
Seismic Micro-zoning in Tangshan City based on an ANN
Q.J. Zhu, Y.H. Chen and Y.P. Su |

55 |
Development of an Artificial Neural Network Model for Prediction of Ultimate Soil Bearing Capacity
J. Noorzaei, M.S. Jaafar, W.A.M. Thanoon and S.J.S. Hakim |

56 |
The Ranking of Factors Influencing the Behaviour of Light Structures on Expansive Soils in Victoria, Australia
N.Y. Osman and K.J. McManus |