Message from the Scientific Committee

        František Wald

 

The Scientific Committee of the IABSE Symposium Prague 2022 is preparing an interesting technical programme, to discuss the latest developments of bridge and structural engineering with respect to the advanced and new methods of design and analysis. It will be a classical onsite symposium with the option to participate online for those who wish.

 

Scientists, experts, designers, contractors and all those who are interested in advances and problems in civil engineering structures and bridges, in numerical modelling and advanced methods of design, are cordially invited to submit their paper to discuss and contribute to the theme “Challenges for Existing and Oncoming Structures (CEOS)”. Abstracts can be submitted online until 21 May 2021 under the link that will be provided on this webpage.

 

The technical programme will include renowned Keynote Speakers, Plenary and Parallel Sessions, and technical visits will be organised. All written papers submitted are peer-reviewed by the Scientific Committee. The large majority of the presentations will be delivered orally in normal sessions, nevertheless special sessions will take place as well. Task Groups of IABSE can apply for these special sessions. Keynote Speakers will introduce relevant topics to the theme and give a state‑of-the‑art lectures.

 

We look forward to your contribution to the IABSE Symposium 2022 and to meeting you in Prague.

 

František Wald
Scientific Committee Chair, Czech Republic

 


About the Scientific Committee

The Scientific Committee (SC) is chaired by Prof. František Wald, Czech Technical University in Prague, Department of Steel & Timber Structures. The SC consists of approx 70 expert members from all over the world and is elected by the Technidal Committee of IABSE, chaired by Prof. Daia Zwicky, Fribourg University of Applied Sciences.

 

To contact the Scientific Committee (SC) , please send an email to: iabse2022prague@c-in.eu

 


Important Dates

 

Submission of abstracts opens:
20 February 2021


Submission of abstracts deadline:
15 May 2021


Notification abstract acceptance:
30 July 2021


Submission of papers deadline:
1 October 2021


Early Bird Registration:
28 February 2022


Deadline Authors registration:
28 February 2022


Symposium:
25–27 May 2022

 


Call for Abstracts

We look forward to meet, present and discuss the latest development of bridge and structural engineering with respect to advanced solutions for coming requirements. Authors interested in participating are invited to submit a short abstract in English (200–300 words). The abstract should summarise the contents of the paper and clearly indicate the relevance to the main theme “Challenges for Existing and Oncoming Structures" and subt-themes of the Symposium. All abstracts must be submitted electonically by 15 May, 2021.

 

Submit your abstract: click here..

Themes and Topics

 

The sub-themes are especially:
• Advanced models of structures and bridges
• Coming design standards
• Bridges and footbridges
• Advanced solutions for refurbishment and strengthening
• New and innovative materials, technologies and structural solutions
• Standards for refurbishment
• Building information modelling for life of structures

 

Also, traditional topics may be addressed, such as:
• Advanced structural analysis
• Architecture of structures
• Cold-formed and thin-walled members and structures
• Connections
• Damage repair and assessment of steel structures
• Dynamic behaviour and analysis
• Fatigue and fracture mechanics
• Fire engineering
• High strength, aluminium & stainless steel
• Innovative structural designs and applications
• Lightweight fibre reinforced plastic composite structures
• Large span and high-rise structures
• Off-shore structures
• Plate, shell and space structures
• Reliability, safety and risk analysis
• Robustness
• Seismic-resistant structures and blast loading
• Stability of glass and hybrid structures
• Steel-concrete composite members and structures
• Structural health monitoring
• Strengthening and retrofitting of structures and bridges
• Trusses, towers and masts
• Tubular constructions

 


Call for Proposals for Special Sessions

The Scientific Committee also invites for proposals for ‘Special Sessions’.  The theme of a Special Session should be in alignment with the themes and topics of the Symposium. However, Special Session Proposals with significant contribution to the objectives of IABSE will be considered. If approved, the session objective text will be made available in the Prague IABSE Symposium website. 

 

To Submit the Special Session, please click here.


•    Deadline for Special Session Proposal: April 12, 2021
•    Notifications of Special Session Acceptance: April 16, 2021
•    Deadline for sending the Special Session Abstracts list: May 15 2021

 

After approval of the Special Session Proposal, the session organiser(s) must send a list with a minimum of 5 papers with its corresponding titles and author(s), to iabse2022prague@c-in.eu until the May 15, 2021. The abstracts for the papers must be submitted before the deadline for abstract submission. Session organiser(s) will be provided with a certificate attesting the organisation of the Special Session. 
 

Rules for Special Session Proposal

The theme of the Special Session should be in alignment with the themes and topics of the Symposium. However, Special Session Proposals with significant contribution to the objectives of IABSE will be considered. The Scientific Committee will assess the validity of the proposal and send its decision to the Session Organiser(s). In the case of similar proposals for a Special Session, the Scientific Committee will inform all proposers. Priority will be given to the first submitted proposal.

 

If approved, the session objective text will be made available in the Prague IABSE Symposium website. After approval of the Special Session Proposal, the session organiser(s) must send a list with a minimum of 5 papers with its corresponding titles and author(s), to iabse2022prague@c-in.eu until the 15 April 2021. The abstracts must be submitted before the deadline for abstract submission. The submission of a paper for a special session is made as a regular submission through the online platform here.. 

 

The limitation of two papers by a registered presenting author also comprises papers sent to a Special Session. Session organiser(s) will be provided with a certificate attesting the organisation of the Special Session. Session organiser(s) are not eligible to reduced fees other than those specified in the IABSE Symposium website.


Conference Proceedings

All papers accepted by the Scientific Committee for oral presentation will be published in the Symposium Report. The Report will be available in electronic format at the beginning of the Symposium. The publication of each paper is conditional upon the presenting author registering to attend the symposium. IABSE Conference Reports are abstracted and indexed under Scopus.


Technical Programme

The technical programme will include renowned Keynote Speakers, Plenary and Parallel Sessions, and technical visits will be organised. All written papers submitted are peer-reviewed by the Scientific Committee. The large majority of the presentations will be delivered orally in normal sessions, nevertheless special sessions will take place as well. Task Groups of IABSE can apply for these special sessions. Keynote Speakers will introduce relevant topics to the theme and give a state‑of-the‑art lectures. 


Young Engineers Programme

All participants born in or after 1988 will benefit from a reduced registration fee and are offered free IABSE membership for the year 2022. In addition two authors born in or after 1988, who personally present their paper at the Symposium, will be recognised with an award consisting of a money prize offered by the OC and the IABSE Fellows.

 

 


Technical Visits

Technical Visits to interesting projects and to research facilities guided by localengineers are planned during the symposium. Visits will also be open to accompanying persons. More detailed information will be available in the Final Invitation and on the symposium website when available.