AI-driven visions: Post-disaster retrofit and restructuring
The workshop is the second and final activity of the HI-QUAKE project of the Circular EELISA Community funded by the Second EELISA Joint Call.
The first topic to be adressed is challenge-based learning projects. It is an international and interdisciplinary collaboration of two universities under the EELISA European University Alliance: İstanbul Teknik Üniversitesi (ITU) from Türkiye, and Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM) from Spain. Graduate students from all universities and countries are welcome to attend!
HI-QUAKE also aims to help participating professors, researchers and graduate students gain insight into the aftermath of the Kahramanmaraş earthquakes of February 2023, affecting Türkiye and Syria in a collaborative setting. The scope of this project encompasses:
1 – Improving knowledge about the earthquakes’ effects and damages on buildings and infrastructure
2 – Collecting relevant information on the case at hand
3 – Analyzing the technical, societal and economic features derived from the said earthquake areas
4 – Elaborating a set of seismic retrofit and restructuring measures and recommendations for the future.
Building on the seminar series on the main causes and modes of infrastructure failure and building collapses with the aid of AI applications held in Madrid in July 2023, the aim of this international workshop is to collaborate in two main tasks
1 – Analyzing the physical, social, economic and environmental issues and impacts around the Kahramanmaraş earthquakes
2 – Generating ideas for seismic retrofit of existing buildings and the restructuring of the affected areas. Both tasks will utilize AI tools that will improve the efficiency of relevant scenarios and strategies.
The two-day workshop will comprise short seminars on the impacts of the Kahramanmaraş earthquakes, post-disaster restructuring of the affected areas physically and socio-economically, and the use of AI in scientific research, more specifically, in disaster.
From the 28th to the 29th of September, 2023
Istanbul Technical University Taşkışla campus & Istanbul Planning Agency Florya Campus, Istanbul