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Engineering seismology in the risk evaluation of built environment (Joint ESC-EAEE session)
Conveners: Angelo Masi , Maria Rosaria Gallipoli , Stefano Grimaz , Fabio Romanelli 
Oral program
 / Tue, 06 Sep, 14:30–17:30  / Room Oceania AB
 / Wed, 07 Sep, 11:30–17:30  / Room Oceania AB
Poster program
 / Attendance Wed, 07 Sep, 10:30–11:30  / Poster area
Description of the session (minimum 1000, maximum 2000 characters)
Lessons learnt from recent earthquakes confirm that there is a pressing need to carry out effective actions aimed at evaluating and reducing the seismic risk of built environment. With respect to seismic hazard and vulnerability evaluation, reliable as well as not very expensive methods are to be developed especially to determine: (i) the performance of buildings and infrastructures, and (ii) the seismic actions for their design and assessment. This goal calls for a multidisciplinary effort encompassing different skills and expertise, especially through a greater cooperation between the communities of earthquake engineers and seismologists. Under these premises, this special session will address the following main topics:
• Vulnerability and damage estimates based on the dynamic characterization of buildings and infrastructures;
• Building monitoring, from ambient vibration to strong motion;
• Characterization of earthquake actions for seismic design and assessment of buildings;
• Near-field ground motion and effects on built environment;
• Building back-radiation and city-soil effects;
• Interferometric techniques.
Researchers, professionals, risk experts or practitioners and emergency managers are encouraged to submit contributions to the proposed topics, possibly able to promote multidisciplinary discussions and developments.