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QIP Short Term Course On


Soft Computing Tools in Civil Engineering

November 13-19, 2006


Department of Civil Engineering

Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur

Kharagpur 721 302 India





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Contents of Lecture Note Volume

Cover of Lecture Notes

Lecture Schedule

List of Speakers

Demo Speakers

Selected Participants



About the Course


Soft computing tools aim to exploit tolerance for imprecision, uncertainty and partial truth to achieve tractability, robustness and low solution cost. The soft computing tools include Fuzzy Computing, Neuro Computing, Evolutionary Computing, Probabilistic Computing, Hybrid Methods, Case-based Reasoning, Chaos Theory, etc.

The proposed One Week QIP short term course will cover- Introduction to soft computing and related techniques, interactions between different soft computing techniques, and application of soft computing tools in different branches of civil engineering such as Structural engineering, Water resources engineering, Transportation engineering, Environmental engineering, Geo-technical engineering, and Construction management and automation.


Each lecture session will be followed by an interactive session on the subject matter.


There will be demonstration of a few soft computing tools.


Resource Persons


The teaching faculty will constitute experts from different disciplines of IIT Kharagpur and guest speakers from other reputed organizations.


Venue for Lectures


Seminar Hall of the Civil Engineering Department, IIT, Kharagpur.


Lecture Notes

Printed volume of lecture notes will be made available to the participants.




Teachers from AICTE recognized engineering colleges and practicing engineers from private and government organizations, scientists/ engineers from R&D establishments are eligible to apply for participation.


Registration Fee


(a) Participants from AICTE recognized colleges


No registration fee will be charged from the teachers of AICTE recognized Engineering Colleges. However, a caution fee of Rs. 500/-(Rupees five hundred only) is to be paid along with the application form. The caution money is refundable only to (a) applicants who are not selected (b) selected applicants who attend the course.


The participants from AICTE colleges will be paid TA/DA as per the following rates.

TA: Sleeper class to and fro fare by the shortest route.

DA: Rs.125/- per day.


(b) Participants from other organizations


Participants from industry, Government Departments etc., have to pay Rs. 4000/- per candidate as registration fee, which is to be sent along with the application form.

Mode of Payment

All payments should be made by a crossed Demand Draft in favour of CEP-STC, IIT, Kharagpur payable at Kharagpur.


Important Dates


Submission of Application form with sponsorship certificate : September 15, 2006


Payment of Course Fee : September 15, 2006


Intimation to selected candidates : September 30, 2006




Arrangements will be made to accommodate all the participants in the CEP guest house on twin sharing basis at IIT, Kharagpur. The charges for accommodation per person (twin sharing basis) will be Rs. 60/- per day.


Sponsorship Certificate


(MS Word Version) | (PDF version) |


Application Form


(MS Word Version) | (PDF version) |

Contact Details


Sudhirkumar Barai PhD

Department of Civil Engineering

Indian Institute of Technology

Kharagpur 721 302


Email :


Phone : (03222) 283408 (O)

(03222) 283409 (R)


Fax Number : (03222) 282254/ 255303

K. Sudhakar Reddy PhD

Department of Civil Engineering

Indian Institute of Technology

Kharagpur 721 302


Email :


Phone : (03222) 283448 (O)

(03222) 283449 (R)


Fax Number : (03222) 282254/ 255303