Special Issue "Emerging Technologies for Effective and Intelligent Transport Infrastructure Monitoring"

A special issue of Infrastructures (ISSN 2412-3811).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 January 2024 | Viewed by 100

Special Issue Editors

DICEA, Department of Civil, Constructional and Environmental Engineering, Sapienza University of Rome, Via Eudossiana, 18, 00184 Rome, Italy
Interests: design and construction of road, railways and airport infrastructure; active and passive road safety; road pavements; sustainable mobility; context sensitive design
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Department of Civil, Constructional and Environmental Engineering, University of Rome La Sapienza, Via Eudossiana 18, 00184 Rome, Italy
Interests: road alignment; big data analysis and management; civil and environmental engineering; road infrastructure design; probe vehicles; road safety

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Infrastructure monitoring is an essential factor in order to ensure the safety and efficiency of road and railway networks. It is necessary to know the features and control the performances of all the components, especially with regard to crucial ones like bridges, viaducts, tunnels, pavements, rails, walls, roadsides, drainage systems, and so on. Inspection activities are needed to determine the state of health of the asset and to guide decision-making processes, aligning them with increasingly binding regulatory developments. Nowadays, in order to contribute to surveys and make them more effective, various kinds of smart infrastructure monitoring systems are available; these are generally based on innovative sensors, systems and integrated technologies, and allow us to gather and collect all the data useful for monitoring and analyzing the real state of each infrastructure component. The use of these systems is quickly developing among managers, technicians, researchers, and road authorities, especially with the aim of continuously controlling the decay of infrastructure elements and identifying the most suitable time to activate preventive or curative maintenance actions. In addition, new technologies may also make it possible to significantly reduce traffic disruptions and risks to the public, optimizing the use of resources, minimizing operating costs and enabling the life cycle of assets to be extended.

The topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Online and real-time traffic and infrastructure state data collection;
  • Emerging technologies for monitoring civil structures and infrastructures;
  • Structure inspection (bridges, viaducts, and tunnels);
  • Pavement monitoring sensors (for loads and thermal state monitoring);
  • Railway track analysis;
  • Roadside and road restraint systems inspection;
  • Non-intrusive, high-performance, low-power survey systems;
  • Geo Information Systems (GIS—ordered inventory and monitoring data collection);
  • Methodologies for data processing and analysis;
  • Use of Artificial Intelligence, neural networks, and machine learning;
  • Innovative technologies for sustainable transport infrastructure maintenance;
  • Automated pavement condition evaluations;
  • Bridge management system (BMS);
  • Building information management (BIM).

Dr. Giuseppe Cantisani
Dr. Giulia Del Serrone
Guest Editors

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  • traffic and infrastructure data collection
  • emerging technologies
  • monitoring civil structures and infrastructures
  • inspection (bridges, viaducts, and tunnels)
  • road pavements
  • railway track
  • roadside and road restraint systems
  • survey systems
  • geo information systems (GIS)
  • bridge management system (BMS)
  • building information management (BIM)

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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