Press Release

Preliminary Invitation and Call for Papers

IABSE Conference Kuala Lumpur, April 25-27, 2018
‘Engineering the Developing World’ 

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

This Conference aims to bring together professional engineers, researchers and public agencies 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.

Themes and Topics

  • Large Scale Infrastructure Projects
  • Engineering Innovations for Rapid Urbanisation
  • Towards Achieving a Low Carbon Footprint
  • Harmonising New and Old
  • The Future of Aesthetic Design

    Authors willing to present a paper in accordance with the Themes and Topics at the conference, are invited to submit an abstract by April 30, 2017, using the template available on the conference website.

    The Preliminary Invitation and more information is available at:

  • Contact
    For more information, please contact: 
    Brindarica Bose
    Communications and Publications Manager 
    IABSE c/o ETH Zurich
    Hoenggerberg HIL E21.3 
    8049 Zurich 

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