Conference History

SLD4 is the 4th International Conference on Service Life Design for Infrastructures. The SLD4 conference is jointly organised by Delft University of Technology and Tongji University. The conference builds on the success of the previous three events on this topic held in Shanghai (2006), Delft (2010) and  Zhuhai (2014). Service Life Design for Infrastructure is a very broad topic involving aspects starting from the material properties and behaviour, via structural performance,  serviceability and durability to integral design and asset management. All related topics from experimental research to modelling and from codes and standards to applications are welcomed to the conference.



  • Asset Management
  • Service Life Design
  • Service Life Modelling
  • Infrastructure design
  • Materials behaviour and optimisation
  • Repair and Maintenance
  • Special RILEM-TC sessions


Organizing Committee


Delft University of Technology, Delft , The Netherlands

Erik Schlangen, Guang Ye, Henk Jonkers, Dessi Koleva, Oguzhan Copuroglu, Iris Batterham

Tongji University, Shanghai, China

Yong Yuan, Xianglin Gu, Zhengweu Jiang, Xian Liu


Scientific Committee

Mark Alexander University of Cape Town South Africa
Carmen Andrade IETCC, CSIC Spain
Veronique Baroghel Bouny IFSTTAR France
Christoph Gehlen Technilcal University Munich Germany
Konstantin Kovler Technion Israel
Christopher Leung HKUST Hong Kong, China
Eddy Koenders Technical University Darmstadt Germany
Viktor Mechtcherine Dresden University of Technology Germany
Geert de Schutter Ghent University Belgium
Ying Li Royal Haskoning Consulting (Shanghai) Co. Ltd China
Pietro Lura EMPA / ETH Switzerland
Guenther Meschke Ruhr University Bochum Germany
Feng Xing Shenzhen University China
Ningxu Han Shenzhen University China
Kefei Li Tsinghua University China
Zongjin Li Macau University China
Qijun Yu South China University of Technology China
Shengnian Wang Key laboratory of Harbor and Marine Structure Durability China
Koichi Maekawa Tokyo University  Japan
Harald Justnes SINTEF Norway
Changwen Miao Jiangsu research institute China
Tingyu Hao MCC China
Mette Geiker Norwegian University of Science and Technology Norway
Yamei Zhang Southeast University China
Nemkumar Banthia  The University of British Columbia Canada
Nele de Belie Ghent University Belgium
Miguel Azenha University of Minho Portugal
Stefan Jacobsen Norwegian University of Science and Technology Norway
Fernando Pacheco Torgal University of Minho Portugal
Guillaume Habert ETH Switzerland
John Provis The University of Sheffield UK
Luping Tang Chalmers University Sweden
Muhammed Basheer University of Leeds UK
Robert D. Hooton University of Toronto Canada
Harald Budelmann Technical Unversity Braunschweig Germany
David Lange UIUC USA
Jason Weiss Oregon State University USA
Hans Beushausen University of Cape Town South Africa
Paulo Monteiro Berkeley University USA
Nicolas Rousel IFSTTAR France
Klaas van Breugel Delft University of Technology The Netherlands
Jinxin Gong Dalian University of Technology China
Weiliang Jin Zhenjiang University China
Johan Vyncke BBRI  Belgium
Ravindra Gettu IITM India