Message from the Scientific Committee

Prof. Ho-Kyung Kim

Chair SC, Seoul National University



About the Scientific Committee

The Scientific Committee (SC) is chaired by the Chair of the Korean Group of IABSE, Prof. Ho-Kyung Kim, from Seoul National University. The SC Team consists of 18 members coming from 12 countries. The SC is elected by the Technidal Committee of IABSE.


Call for Papers

The Submission of Abstracts is closed.


Congress Proceedings

Will be updated soon..


Themes and Topics
  • Risk analysis & multi-hazard assessment
  • - Design consideration for natural and man-made disasters
    - Assessment of reliability, risk and resilience 
    - In-operation performance evaluation of structures 
    - Risk assessment and management of multi-hazards 
    - Risk-informed decision making and management 
    - Financial solutions for infrastructure risk management
  • Data intelligence & field informatics
  • - Value of Information (VoI) 
    - Smart operation and effective maintenance 
    - Information modeling framework for infrastructure 
    - Data-driven evaluation of structural conditions and decision-making 
    - Monitoring techniques concerning structural conditions 
    - Identification of structural damage, properties and loads 
    - Advances in NDE/NDT for assessment 
    - Automatic data processing of large databases


Technical Programme

Tentative Programme


*IABSE Young Engineer Colloquium in East Asia will be held in conjunction with this conference from Nov.11 to Nov. 12. Technical visit program (Nov. 11) will be shared for groups from both the conference and the colloquium.


Keynote Speakers and Wrap-up Session Moderator


Dr. Michael Havbro Faber
Professor, Department of the Built Environment, Aalborg University, Denmark

Towards a New Paradigm in the Governance and Management of the Built Environment




Dr. Jui-Sheng Chou
Distinguished Professor, Department of Civil and Construction Engineering,
National Taiwan University of Science and Technology, Taiwan

Metaheuristic Optimisation and Machine Learning in Structural Mechanics Simulation




Dr. Inger Kroon
Project Director, Major Bridges International at COWI, Denmark

Risk and Reliability Methods for Design and Operation of Major Infrastructure Projects





Dr. Christos T. Georgakis
Professor, Department of Engineering, Aarhus University, Denmark

The Chirajara Bridge Collapse



Dr. Matteo Pozzi
Associate Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering,Carnegie Mellon University, USA

A Journey of Exploration through Infrastructure Systems: from value of information to information avoidance




Dr. Hui Li
Cheung Kong Scholarship Professor, School of Civil Engineering,
Harbin Institute of Technology, China

Artificial Intelligence-based Health Monitoring and Maintenance Techniques for Long-span Bridges




Dr. Junho Song
Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Seoul National University, South Korea

Moderator of Wrap-up Session



Technical Visit


A technical field trip will demonstrate the latest technology in cable-stayed bridge design and construction. Featured will be the Goduk Bridge, which is a concrete cable-stayed structure crossing the Han River in Seoul with a main-span length of 540m.

The superstructure will be under construction around the time of the conference.



Scientific Committee

Ho-Kyung Kim, S. Korea, Chair

Eftychia  Apostolidi, Austria

Elsa Caetano,Spain

Joan Ramon Casas, Spain

Stephanos Dritsos, Greece

Dan Frangopol, USA

Christos T. Georgakis, Denmark

Christos Giarlelis, Greece

Heungbae, Gil, Korea Rep. of

Rade Hajdin, Switzerland

Niels Peter Hoj, Switzerland

Se-Jin Kim, Korea rep. of

Inger Birgitte Kroon, Denmark

Andreas Lampropoulos, UK

Young Joo Lee. Korea Rep

Ana Mandic Ivankovic, Croatia

José Matos, Portugal

Shunichi Nakamura, Japan

Chan-Min Park, Korea Rep. of

Di Su, Japan

Limin Sun, China