Press Release

Preliminary Invitation and Call for Papers

IABSE Symposium New Delhi, India; April 14-16, 2021
“The Changing Skyline and Underground Structures”

Submission of Abstracts by March 30, 2020 – Submit Here!

New Delhi, India, will host the IABSE Symposium New Delhi 2021 with the main theme “The Changing Skyline and Underground Structures”. This Symposium aims at providing an international forum for the debate on, among others, issues such as the urban skyline, imposition of modern construction on the skyline, underground transportation structures and its effect on built areas, heritage, culture and conservation, sustainability of the built environment, risk and asset management in infrastructures.

In addition to Future Trends, the Symposium shall be focusing on cutting-edge issues, such as Novel Management Tools for the Built Environment, Lifecycle Quality Control of Infrastructures, Advanced Frameworks for a Sustainable Built Environment and Risk Analysis Procedures. The Symposium is thus targeted at attendees from different stakeholders, respectively, from academia to industry.


Symposium Topics:

The Changing Skyline

  • Multi-Disciplinary Planning and Integration
  • Smart Planning and BIM for Tall Buildings
  • Notable Architects Structures
  • Elevated Transportation Structures
  • Green Buildings, Environmental and Sustainability Issues

Underground Structures

  • Corridor Planning and Integrated Multi-Modal Transport System
  • Geo-technical Features and Soil-Structure interaction
  • Temporary and Permanent Structures: Design and Construction
  • Transportation in the Digital Age
  • Tunnel Asset Management and Monitoring
  • Operation and Maintenance of Metro System

Civil and structural engineers and associated professionals wishing to present a paper are invited to submit an abstract related to the Symposium Theme and Topics by March 30, 2020. Abstracts will only be accepted through the online submission platform available on the congress website. Authors must register to the Congress in order to have their paper published in the proceedings. IABSE conference reports are abstracted and indexed under Scopus.

More information and how to submit: Click Here
Important Information:

Important Dates

Receipt of Abstract: 
Notification of Abstracts Acceptance: 
Submission of Full Papers: 
Final Invitation, Registration opens: 
Notification of Full Papers Acceptance: 
Deadline for Authors registration: 
Early Bird registration fee deadline: 
Opening Ceremony:

March 30, 2020
April 30, 2020
June 30, 2020
September 14, 2020
October 30, 2020
February 1, 2021
February 1, 2021
April 14, 2021


About IABSE - International Association for Bridge and Structural Engineering
Founded in 1929, operates on a worldwide basis and deals with all aspects of planning, design, construction, maintenance and repair of civil engineering structures. The mission of IABSE is to exchange knowledge and to advance the practice of structural engineering worldwide in the service of the profession and society. To fulfil its mission, IABSE organises conferences and the owner of high quality journal, Structural Engineering International (SEI); publishes books reflecting the work of its Technical Groups; creates Task Groups, as required by new needs and technological progress; offers activities within National Groups of IABSE; supports Young Engineers with a programme, and presents annual Awards in recognition of outstanding achievements in structural engineering.

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