IC-SHM 2021

The 2nd International Competition for Structural Health Monitoring

Updates 7/19/2021: The datasets have been sent to all IC-SHM 2021 participants. If you registered but haven’t received it, kindly email us at ic.shm@yahoo.com

The 1st International Project Competition for Structural Health Monitoring (IPC-SHM2020) was organized in 2020 to tackle the challenge by fostering and encouraging innovations in the structural health monitoring (SHM) community. In IPC-SHM2020, 75 teams worked on three projects related to bridges in the field. The projects served as benchmarks to develop and evaluate different structural health monitoring methodologies, leading to the proposals of innovative solutions.

This year, a new competition, is launched to further extend the frontiers of computer vision-based civil infrastructure inspection and monitoring. The competition is organized by the Asia-Pacific Network of Centers for Research in Smart Structures Technology (ANCRiSST), University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Harbin Institute of Technology, Zhejiang University/University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Institute (ZJU-UIUC Institute), and the University of Houston. All interested students and young scholars are invited to participate in the competition.

As part of the competition, we’re releasing three new benchmark datasets on highly-researched computer vision tasks, including post-earthquake inspections of bridges, buildings, and vibration-based damage assessment.

Sponsored by:

  • Smart Structures Technology Laboratory, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA
  • Lab of Intelligent Civil Infrastructure, Harbin Institute of Technology, China
  • Zhejiang University/University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Institute, China
  • Structures and Artificial Intelligence Lab, University of Houston, USA

Problem Statement (Click here)

Important Dates:

July 10, 2021
July 17, 2021
Deadline for registration. Participants may register online at https://forms.office.com/r/EuEjUVPTZH by this date. The datasets for competition will be released to the participants after the registration deadline.
October 31, 2021Deadline for submission. A link to a cloud folder with all items should be sent to the competition email. For projects with a Kaggle submission, results should also be submitted via Kaggle. More detail can be found in the submission requirements section of this document.
December 31, 2021Announcement of competition winners.


This year, we are providing tutorials for the competition projects to get new researchers started along a productive path. The first tutorial is to introduce the participants to basic algorithms (semantic segmentation algorithms) used in Projects 1 and 2. The second tutorial is to introduce the participants to the basics of computer vision-based displacement measurement and damage identification.