Introduction


The IABSE Conference ‘Engineering the Developing World‘ will be held in Kuala Lumpur from April 2018, 25-27. The Conference is being hosted by the Malaysian Group of IABSE. The Organising Committee is being chaired by Paul Mullins and the Scientific Committee is being chaired by David Collings.

Malaysia is a multi-cultural country which offers the very best of Asia. Its capital, Kuala Lumpur, located on the Western Peninsula, is a key regional transportation hub and trading port. It is easily accessible and well serviced by both international and regional flights.

This Conference aims to bring together professional engineers, researchers and public agencies locally from Southeast Asia as well as from around the world to exchange ideas on engineering issues inherent in developing nations achieving developed status.

The Scientific Programme will include plenary and parallel sessions during three days. Keynote and invited speakers will address the conference generally in the plenary sessions, and thematic parallel sessions will be held for the presentation of papers selected by the Scientific Committee from those submitted. The conference will be conducted in English, without simultaneous translation.