Message from the Organising Committee

       Pavel Ryjáček


The Organising Committee is very pleased to invite you to participate in the IABSE Symposium 2022 in Prague, Czech Republic, on May 25–27, 2022. This IABSE Symposium is organised by the Czech Group of IABSE in cooperation with Czech Technical University in Prague and will be the first international IABSE event hosted in the Czech Republic.

Join us for an amazing event in the beautiful City of Prague. We are preparing a very interesting classical onsite symposium with an option to participate online too. The Symposium will be a great opportunity for Scientists, experts, designers, contractors to discuss the latest innovations on structural and bridge engineering, especially regarding the challenges for existing and oncoming structures. Prague is easily accessible from around the world by air, train and road, and the Symposium will be held conveniently in the congress centre right in the centre of Prague with excellent connection to all important historical parts of the city.

Besides the scientific programme we are looking forward to technical visits guided by local engineers, a wonderful social programme and to beeing your host in this City of a Hundred Spires, beautifully set on the banks of the Vltava River.

We invite you to join us in the historical heart of Europe to enjoy this IABSE event.

Pavel Ryjáček
Organising Committee Chair, Czech Republic


About The Organisers

The Czech Group of IABSE in cooperation with Czech Technical University in Prague are organising the IABSE Symposium Prague 2022.


Congress Secretariat
Pavel Ryjáček


Tel.: +420 261 174 301
Fax: +420 261 174 307

Organising Committee

Pavel Ryjáček, Chair

Vladimir Cervenka 

Milos F. Drdacky

Daniel Lemak

Milan Kalný

Jindrich Potucek

Roman Safar

Petr Tej

Jan  Vitek

Dana Janova, Wangler



Beautifully set on the banks of the Vltava River, Prague the City of a Hundred Spires is one of the most majestic cities in Europe. The historic centre of Prague admirably illustrates the process of continuous urban growth from the Middle Ages to the present day. Its important role in the political, economic, social and cultural evolution of central Europe from the 14th century onwards and the richness of its architectural and artistic traditions meant that it served as a major model for urban development for much of central and eastern Europe. Prague represents one of the most prominent world centres of creative life in the field of urbanism and architecture across generations, human mentality and beliefs.




The Venue

The IABSE Symposium Prague 2022 will be held in the Prague Congress Centre, a purpose made venue with easy accessibility to many hotels in the near vicinity. With the underground station located within just 1-minute walking distance from the venue, the very heart of the city can be reached within minutes. The Prague panorama from conference rooms is simply amazing. Situated next to the beautiful Vysehrad area the Prague Congress Centre provides you with one of the most stunning panoramic views over the city. Vysehrad also offers peaceful green parks encouraging relaxation and the perfect location to catch up with cultural and spiritual matters in your free time.  







Prague Congress Centre

5. kvetna 65
140 21 Prague 4
Czech Republic


Street view

Symposium Format
The IABSE Symposium Prague 2022 is a three day international structural engineering conference bringing together students, designers, contractors, owners and experts from around the world to exchange cutting-edge knowledge and networking. This Symposium will be a classical onsite symposium with the option to participate online for those who wish. Keynote Speakers will introduce relevant topics to the theme and give a state‑of-the‑art lectures, followed by presentations in Plenary and Parallel Sessions. The large majority of the presentations will be delivered orally in normal sessions, nevertheless special sessions will take place as well. 

Social Programme

Social programmes will be organised for all symposium delegates and accompanying persons, including the Welcome Reception (included in the registration fee) and the Gala Dinner. An accompanying persons programme will be organised.



Prague is the largest city of Czech Republic and also the centre of the country. It can be conveniently reached by air, train, bus and car.


By air: Prague international airport operates two terminals. Terminal 1 is designated for departures to countries outside of the Schengen Area while Terminal 2 handles departures to the Schengen Area member states. Terminal T1 and T2 can be reached by all mainstream international airlines: British Airways, Korean Air Lines, Rossiya Airlines, Air Malta, Czech Airlines, China Eastern Airlines, Aegean Airlines, Austrian Airlines, Air Canada, United Airlines Inc., Finnair OYJ, Deutsche Lufthansa, etc.. Also low budget airlines like Ryan Air, Travel Service, Easy Jet  or Wizz Air have Prague as destination.


The Václav Havel Airport Prague is located in the northwest outskirts of Prague, some 20 kilometres from the city centre and the Congress Centre Prague. More information about the airport in Prague can be found here.


From London (LON) there are scheduled flights to Prague several times a day. The flight takes 1 hour and 55 minutes. Taxi from airport to Congress Centre Prague cost from 25€.


From Paris (CDG) there are scheduled flights to Prague several times a day. The flight takes 1 hour and 40 minutes. Taxi from airport to Congress Centre Prague cost from 25€.


From Istanbul (IST) there are scheduled flights to Prague several times a day. The flight takes 2 hours 40 minutes. Taxi from airport to Congress Centre Prague cost from 25€.


From Frankfurt (FRA) there are scheduled flights to Prague several times a day. The flight takes 1 hour. Taxi from airport to Congress Centre Prague cost from 25€.

You can book your flight also here.

How to get from airport to downtown hotel
There  are shuttle buses to downtown that will drop you at any desired destination. Excellent low budget solution. Further details:


By taxi: There is a kiosk where reliable taxis are organized very fast. Use their partner FIX TAXI and Taxi Praha taxi service providers for getting to/from the airport. Credit card payment is possible.


Further details:
Most reliable taxi companies in downtown are:
AAA Taxi Praha, +420 222 333 222 ,
City taxi, +420 257 257 257,
Tick Tack, +420 721 300 300,


By any means void freelance taxis at airport or downtown. They can charge triple of affiliated taxis. You better spend your money on good czech food.


By train
Travel by train to see the countryside and captivating natural sights.
From Budapest (BUD) airport you can get to main railway station by taxi or by bus. There are direct trains to Prague. The journey takes 7 hours.
From Vienna (VIE) airport you take taxi or bus to railway station Vienna (Wien) Westbahnhof or Vienna (Wien) Meidling, where you can take direct express train to Prague. The duration of the journey is 4 hour.
From Bratislava (BTS) airport, the taxi (approx. € 15) takes you to the main railway station. There are scheduled trains going directly to Budapest. The journey takes 4 hours.
Traveling by train in Europe: 

By car
You can easily get to Prague by car.  Parking is available in the Prague Congress Centre's underground car park, or above ground on the southern side of the complex.

By Prague Public Transport
The Prague Congress Centre is adjacent to the Vyšehrad station on Line C of the Prague underground railway network, providing convenient access by public transport from the city’s airport and all major rail and bus stations. 

Maps, timetables, fares and route planning are available in English on the Prague Public Transport website