Please find the programme for ISNGI 2017 below:

Full details of the programme, including abstracts and biographies can be found in the PDF below.

ISNGI 2017 Programme, Abstracts and Biographies (PDF 2MB)


GH = Great Hall;   TT = Thomas Telford Lecture Theatre;  GM = Godfrey Mitchell Theatre;   PR = Palmer Room;  RR = Rennie Room;   SR = Smeaton Roon;  BR = Brunel Room

Monday 11th September

08.00 Registration GH
09.00 Introduction and welcome TT
Professor Nick Tyler CBE FREng, UCL
09.10 Opening address: UKCRIC: a transformational global opportunity for collaboration on infrastructure research TT
  Professor Brian Collins CB, FREng, Convenor of UK Collaboratorium for Research on Infrastructure and Cities (UKCRIC), UCL, UK
09.30 ICE’s role in engineering a digital future TT
  Professor Tim Broyd FREng, Professor of Built Environment Foresight and President of the Institution of Civil Engineers , UK
10.10 Measuring the value added of infrastructure for society TT
  Dr Aernout van der Bend, Managing Director, Next Generation Infrastructures, The Netherlands
10.50 Coffee Break GH
11.10 Parallel Sessions
  TT GM PR  
  Panel session:

Delivery of infrastructure systems and services

Professor Jim Hall FRENg, University of Oxford and UKCRIC (Chair), UK

Professor Chris Barrett, Virginia Tech, USA

Professor Pascal Perez, University of Wollongong, Australia

Professor Wijnand Veeneman, Next Generation Infrastructures, TU Delft, Netherlands

Dr David Warburton, Auckland Transport, New Zealand



Contributed talks:

Learning frameworks for infrastructure provision
Professor Colin Taylor CEng FICE

Next generation doctoral training at the University of Cambridge for future infrastructure and built environment
Dr Niamh Gibbons

Prosperity in a Rocking Boat
Dr Peter Dudley

Contributed talks:

Next Generation Infrastructure Interdependencies: An economic deterministic model of transport interdependencies in the United Kingdom
Nikolaos Kalyviotis

Infrastructure System of Systems Integrity
Dr Ricardo Peculis

Navigating complexity for next generation infrastructure decision-making: integrating governance and modelling analysis
Dr Katherine Lovell

12.10 Lunch GH
13.10 The role of smart infrastructure and construction for next generation cities TT
  Professor Lord Robert Mair CBE FREng FICE FRS, Sir Kirby Laing Professor of Civil Engineering, University of Cambridge, UK 
13.50 10 minutes to move to parallel sessions
14.00 Parallel Sessions
  Panel Session:

Systems thinking to transform infrastructure services

Professor Colin Taylor CEng FICE, University of Bristol and UKCRIC (Chair), UK

Professor John Beckford, UCL and UKCRIC, UK

Professor Cynthia Mitchell, UTS, Sydney, Australia

Anne O’Neil, Systems Engineering Strategist and Catalyst, USA

Dr Ajith Parlikad, University of Cambridge, USA


Contributed talks:

The individual as the key-stakeholder of Next Generation Infrastructure projects: Defining the social value of transport infrastructure in the United Kingdom
Nikolaos Kalyviotis

Coping with Social Complexity of Infrastructure Projects
Dr Ricardo Peculis

Engineering Comes Home: co-designing nexus infrastructure from the bottom-up
Dr Sarah Bell

Contributed talks:

Moving Towards a Resilient Multi-Modal Transport Network: Great Britain’s Case Study
Joe Urwin

Real-time multi-hazard risk of interurban highway networks
Professor Anastasios Sextos

Stick or twist ? The transformative opportunities offered by infrastructure degradation
Professor Paul Jeffrey


Contributed talks:

Measuring Infrastructure Performance – a new Approach based on United Nations Sustainable Development Goals
Professor Gordon Masterton FREng OBE and Thomas Findlay MEng

System-Of-Systems Infrastructure Modelling To Support National Sustainable Development Outcomes 
Tom Russell

NISMOD-DB++: A next generation spatiotemporal database framework for infrastructure systems analytics and modelling
Professor Stuart Barr

15.00 Coffee Break GH
15.20 The Next Generation must be Net-Positive TT
   Professor Cynthia Mitchell, Deputy Director, Institute for Sustainable Futures, UTS, Sydney, Australia
16.00 Smart City: the Good, the Bad and the Ugly TT
  Professor Pascal Perez, Director, SMART Infrastructure Facility, University of Wollongong, Australia
16.40 Active Mobility and Smart Infrastructure: Can they Co-Exist? TT
  Professor Robert Cervero, Director of the University of California Transportation Center (UCTC), USA
17.20 UKCRIC research facilities: an overview and update TT
Professor David Richards, University of Southampton and UKCRIC, UK
17.40 Poster Session and Wine Reception GH
19.30 Day Close

Tuesday 12th September

08.00 Registration GH
09.00 The role of the NIC and how it is affecting the infrastructure policy landscape, in the UK and globally TT
  Sir John Armitt CBE FREng FICE, Deputy Chairman National Infrastructure Commission, UK
09.40 10 minutes to move to parallel sessions
09.50 Parallel Sessions
Panel session:

Governance of infrastructure systems and services

Professor Brian Collins, UCL and UKCRIC (Chair), UK

Sir John Armitt CBE FREng FICE, National Infrastructure Commission, UK

Cees Brandsen, Rijkswaterstaat, The Netherlands

Hon. Wayne Swan MP,
Former Treasurer and Deputy Prime Minister of Australia; Member of the Australian House of Representatives, Australia


Co-creating ‘responsive’ infrastructure: a case for systems capacity building

Anne O’Neil PE CSEP, Systems Engineering Strategist and Catalyst, USA (Chair)

Dr Corina Kwami, UCL, UK

Professor Nick Tyler CBE FREng, UCL, UK

Contributed talks:

A decision support system for proactively managing subsurface utilities
Professor Barry Clarke

Assessing the Underworld – Understanding the Context for Engineering the Next Generation Infrastructure
Professor Chris Rogers

Designing urban deep basements in South East England for future ground movement: Progress and opportunities for experimental simulation of long-term heave
Deryck Chan


Contributed talks:

Next generation offshore infrastructure
Professor Susan Gourvenec

Vulnerability of Maritime Infrastructure: A Network Science Approach
Dr Jitendra Agarwal

Smart biomimetic Construction Materials for Next Generation Infrastructure
Professor Abir Al-Tabbaa

10.50 Coffee Break GH
11.10 Moving from BIM to a Digital Economy in infrastructure and city programmes TT
  Dr Mark Bew MBE, Chairman at PCSG, Chairman at BIM Task Group
11.50 Lessons from the shop floor: Delivering better and more infrastructure TT
  Isabel Dedring, Global Transport Leader, Arup
12.30 Lunch GH
13.30 The challenge of responsive infrastructure provision TT
  Cees Brandsen, Managing Director, Rijkswaterstaat, The Netherlands
14.10 Experience of transport strategy and programme execution in a rapidly growing city TT
  Dr David Warburton, Chief Executive, Auckland Transport, New Zealand
14.50 Smarter Towns, Better Living – Developing Smart Urban Habitats   TT
  Er. Dr. Johnny Wong, Group Director, Building & Research Institute, Housing & Development Board, Singapore
15.30 Coffee Break GH
15.50 Parallel Sessions
Panel session:

Cities and Urban Systems

Professor Chris Rogers, University of Birmingham and UKCRIC (Chair), UK

Julie Alexander, Siemens, UK

Professor Robert Cervero, University of California Transportation Center (UCTC), USA

Keith Clark CBE, Tidal Lagoon Power, UK

Terry Hill CBE FREng, Arup, UK

Jeremy Skinner, Greater London Authority, UK

Panel session

The impact of IoT on infrastructure asset management

Professor Mark de Bruijne, TU Delft, The Netherlands

Esther Hardi, Alliander, The Netherlands

Giel Jürgens, Port of Rotterdam, The Netherlands

Annemarie Verbeek-Kalshoven, Vitens, The Netherlands

Wim Verheul, ProRail, The Netherlands




16.50 UK Research and Innovation and Next Generation Infrastructure TT
  Sir Mark Walport FRS FMedSci, Government Chief Scientific Advisor, UK
17.30 Day Close
18.30 Pre-dinner drinks SR & BR
19.30 Conference Dinner

After dinner speech: Planning infrastructure in big cities: London’s example

Jules Pipe, Deputy Mayor for Planning, Regeneration and Skills, Greater London Authority


Wednesday 13th September

08.30 Registration GH
09.30 Land use, worker heterogeneity and welfare benefits of public goods TT
  Professor Coen Teulings, Montague-Burton Professor of Labour Economics, University of Cambridge, UK
10.10 Coffee Break GH
10.30 Infrastructure research and the UK funding landscape TT
  Professor Philip Nelson, Chief Executive, EPSRC and Chair, Research Councils UK Strategic Executive, UK
11.10 10 minutes to move to parallel sessions
11.20 Parallel Sessions
  Panel session:

Funding and Finance for Infrastructure

Professor Phil Purnell, University of Leeds and UKCRIC, UK (Chair)

Tom Bousfield, National Infrastructure Commission, UK

Professor Philip Nelson, EPSRC, UK

Ann Pettifor, PRIME


Contributed talks:

Governance tools for adaptive infrastructure: lessons from Medellin, Colombia
Dr Corina Kwami

A Conceptual City Systems Model Framework for Stakeholders to Assess their Energy Needs and their Future Management of the Next Generation Infrastructure
Dr Susan Lee

Realising the circular economy in wastewater infrastructure – the role of governance
Dr Heather Smith

Contributed talks:

Solid Waste Infrastructure Modelling Software (SWIMS); determining future waste arisings and waste treatment infrastructure needs within a system of systems model to act as a decision support tool
Dr Keiron Roberts 

A Systemic, Purposeful, Performance-led and outcome oriented approach to Infrastructure Need Assessment
Dr Tom Dolan

A Systems Thinking Approach to the Development of Alternative Infrastructure Business Models
Christopher Bouch

Contributed talks:

Planning pathways to climate-ready mobility infrastructure
Dr Andrew Quinn

A Storm Cometh: Can we better protect infrastructure from the impacts of approaching storms using rational assessment frameworks?
Dr Sarah Dunn

Designing a road traffic model for the cross-sectoral analysis of future national infrastructure
Dr Milan Lovric

12.20 Lunch GH
13.20 Digital underpinnings for smart cities: challenges and opportunities TT
  Professor Nick Jennings, Vice Provost (Research), Imperial College London, UK 
14.00 10 minutes to move to parallel sessions
14.10 Parallel Sessions
Panel session :

Digital Transformation

Dr. Jennifer Schooling, University of Cambridge and UKCRIC, UK (Chair)

Dr Mark Bew MBE, UK BIM Task Group

Mark Enzer, Mott MacDonald, UK

Dr Rick Robinson, Amey, UK

Dr Stephen Lorimer, Greater London Authority, UK


Contributed talks:

Intelligent Brokerage in the UK Water Sector: A collaborative approach to supply chain innovation
Andrew Hale

Financing supply chain resilient infrastructures via resilience bond 
Yang Song 

Impact of NGI on the productivity of Australian cities
Dr Fariba Ramezani

Contributed talks:

Mapping out the landscape of long-term national infrastructure demands for the U.K.’s National Infrastructure Assessment
Dr Matt Ives

Next Generation Infrastructure Modelling for Next Generation Infrastructure Decision Support
Dr Will Usher

Many objective cost benefit analysis through stakeholder co-production
Professor Julien Harou

Contributed talks:

A Hybrid Framework For Evaluation Of Long-Term Energy Infrastructure Systems: An Empirical Study In Downstream Critical Oil And Gas Infrastructures
Dianabasi Akpan

Ecological interdependencies of infrastructure projects 
Dr Darren Grafius

Not if, but when? Simulating the impact of timing the nuclear phase-out in Switzerland
Paul van Baal

15.10 Coffee Break GH
15.30 Parallel Sessions
  Panel session

Future Research and Innovation Agendas for Next Generation Infrastructure Systems

Professor Gordon Masterton FREng OBE, University of Edinburgh (Chair)

Roger Bailey, Thames Tideway, UK

Clare Wildfire, Mott MacDonald, UK

Professor William Powrie, University of Southampton and UKCRIC, UK



Contributed talks:

A Distributed Ledger Model for City Services
David Traub-Werner

Quiet streets clean air
Dr Hugh Forehead

The role of infrastructure in Smart cities
Marianna Cavada

Contributed talks:

How Entrepreneurial Economic Theory Will Shape Infrastructure Investment
Michael Goodfellow-Smith

Slow Spots and Not Spots:  Alternative Business Models and Access to Broadband in Rural Areas
Professor John Bryson

Energy Infrastructure in Cities
Professor ‘Bakr Bahaj


Contributed talks:

Analysis of Electricity Network Risks from Daily Maxima Wind Gusts using a high-resolution Climate Model
Francesco Castellani

A Next Generation of CAT (NG-CAT) models
Maria Pregnolato

Challenges in SpaceTime – Coupling Models of Next Generation Infrastructure
Tom Russell

16.30 10 minutes to move to plenary session
16.40 Delivering the ‘modelled world’ of infrastructure TT
  Professor Jim Hall FREng, Director, Environmental Change Institute, University of Oxford and UKCRIC, UK
17.10 UKCRIC: joining the dots in infrastructure and cities research TT
  Professor William Powrie, Dean of the Faculty and Engineering and the Environment, University of Southampton and UKCRIC, UK
17.40 Event Close