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The organizing committee of the IWSHM 2021 workshop has closely monitored the recent COVID-19 conditions as they apply to the travel situation around the world. Due to the recent worldwide upsurge of the Omicron variant, the organizing committee regretfully decided to cancel IWSHM 2021 due to safety concerns and travel uncertainty.

The IWSHM 2021 will fully refund the participants who already registered for the in-person attendance in IWSHM 2021.

The organizing committees of IWSHM 2021 and EWSHM 2022 have decided to publish jointly the papers that have been accepted by IWSHM 2021.  The authors would have a choice to either publish their papers in IWSHM 2021 proceedings or transfer the paper to EWSHM2022 proceedings.  The authors who would like to publish their papers in the IWSHM 2021 proceedings, please click here and fill in the form.   A publication cost for the proceedings will be announced soon.

However, for those who would like to transfer your paper to the EWSHM 2022, which will take place on July 4-7, 2022, at Palermo, Italy, please go to for the instruction of the EWSHM 2022 proceeding.



• Novel smart sensors
• Sensors for extreme environments
• MEMS/NEMS sensors
• Fiber optics
• Piezoelectric/magneto-electric sensors
• CNT sensors

Remote Sensing/Aerial Sensing

• Remote sensing with edge computing
• Real-time data communication and cloud-based computing
• Robotic and UAV platforms for SHM and maintenance intervention

Sensor Networks/System Integration

• Bio-inspired sensor networks
• Remote & wireless communication
• Self-diagnostic networks
• Self-configurable & fault-tolerance networks
• Advanced manufacturing techniques
• Hardware-software integration
• Sensor network reliability

Multifunctional Materials and Structures

• Multifunctional materials
• Self-sensing materials
• Novel energy storage systems
• Energy harvesting and self-diagnostic structures
• Novel composite materials

Diagnostics/Signal Processing/State Awareness

• Advanced and/or statistical signal processing
• Data mining/fusion and machine learning
• Real-time diagnostics and System identification
• Environmental compensation
• Inverse methods
• Big data analysis

Prognostics/Health Management/Safety Assurance

• Remaining life estimation
• Quality control
• Life-cycle monitoring
• Integrated structural health management
• System-wide safety assurance
• Condition assessment

Cyber-Physical Systems for Aerospace/Civil SHM

• Data-driven simulations and diagnostics
• Digital twins
• Integration of data-driven and physics-based methods
• Multi-physics, multi-scale modeling approaches
• Manufacturing with sensor data
• Multi-objective design optimization
• SHM-based design.


• Quantification techniques
• Probability of detection (POD)
• Reliability methods
• Validation/certification processes, etc.

Applications/Industry Internet of Things (IIOT)

• Asset Health Management of critical infrastructure such as Manufacturing plants or Oil/gas infrastructure
• Life-cycle health management of OEM products
• Application to Civil infrastructure: Bridges, highway systems, buildings, power plants, underground structures
• Application to Transportation Systems: Aircraft and space vehicles, rotorcraft, satellites, space, stations trains, ships, submarines, automobiles
• Autonomous Systems: Drones, UAVs, self-driving cars, robotics, energy management systems
• Medical Devices: Wearable devices, implants with sensing capabilities, health monitoring devices