Technical Programme



Dr. Harshavardhan Subbarao

Chairman of the Scientific Committee



About the Scientific Committee

The Scientific Committee (SC) is chaired by Harshavardhan Subbarao, India with Co-Chair B.C. Roy, India. It consists of 79 members from 31 countries. The SC is elected by the Technical Committee of IABSE, chaired by  Tobia Zordan, Italy.

Important Dates: 

Call for Abstracts opens

Receipt of Abstracts

Notification of Abstracts Acceptance

Submission of Full Papers

Final Invitation, Registration opens

Notification of Full Papers Acceptance

Deadline for Authors registration

Early Bird registration deadline

IABSE Annual Meetings

IABSE Congress

20 June 2022

14 October 2022

15 December  2022

15 March 2023

1 May 2023

15 May 2023

7 June 2023

15 June 2023

18 - 19 September 2023

20 - 22 September 2023


Call for Abstracts
The IABSE Congress is intended for civil and structural engineers, architects, planners and associated professionals interested in the proposed themes and topics. Participants wishing to present a paper are invited to submit an abstract, not exceeding 300 words, related to the Theme and Topics of the Congress. Abstracts will only be accepted through online peer review system using the template available at the online submission platform.


Submission of Abstract is now open

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Congress Proceedings
The Congress proceedings will be available in electronic format at the beginning of the Congress. Authors must register for the Congress in order to have their paper presented in the Congress and published in the proceedings.

Themes and Topics


Engineering for Sustainable Development


Initiatives of Professional Bodies for Sustainable Built Environment
Sustainability through the life cycle of the project
Service-life of sustainable structures
Disaster mitigation for Sustainability
Sustainability in Transportation Structures
Sustainable Urban Habitat and Smart Cities
Evolving Design Standards & Codes for Sustainability
Preserving Heritage Structures
Poverty alleviation centric materials and technology for built environment
Climate change adaptation and disaster resilience
Case Studies in Sustainable Materials, Technology & Practices
Climate change impact on structural safety
Sustainability Road Map for India
Engineering education with Sustainability Focus
Conventional and Special Structures

Technical Programme

The scientific programme will include Keynote, Plenary and Parallel Sessions over three days. The official language of the Symposium is English.

Young Engineers Programme

Delegates born in 1989 or later will enjoy reduced registration fees. In addition, a jury 

will present the Young Engineers’ Contribution Award to two young authors, born in or
after 1989, who have personally presented their paper during the Congress. The prize is
sponsored by the IABSE Fellows and the Organizing Committee. These awards
consisting of financial prizes will be presented at the Closing Ceremony of the Congress.

Technical Visits

Delhi is undergoing a major face change with many development activities being undertaken, particularly on the infrastructure front. Some of the activities are metro lines, buildings and others that are under execution. Technical visits and tours will be organised during the event to some construction projects. The details will be included in the Final invitation.

Delhi Metro UG Tunnel under Construction      

Scientific Committee

Harshavardhan Subbarao (Chair)

B.C.Roy (Co-Chair)
Alok Bhowmick (Secretary)

Mahesh Tandon
Umesh Rajeshirke

R.K. Jaigopal
V.N. Heggade

Vinay Gupta
Rajiv Ahuja