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Technical Programme

     Polat Gülkan   Chair, SC

 Important Dates

Deadline Submission of Abstracts:          15 September 2022
Notification of Abstract Acceptance:           30 October 2022

Deadline Submission of Full Papers:

         15 January 2023

Notification of status of Submission:          20 February 2023
IABSE Symposium:

         26-28 April 2023

Submission of Abstract is now closed.

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Symposium Proceedings

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

Themes and Topics

Long Span Bridges

  • Design and construction practices of long-span bridges
  • New and older bridge designs
  • Maintenance techniques & inspection methods
  • Repair & rehabilitation techniques and seismic retrofit methods
  • Use of digitalization in bridge engineering.

Technical Programme

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

Scientific Committee


Bruno Briseghella
Alp Caner
Melike Çınar
Stoyan Ivanov
Ali Kara
Mustafa Can Yucel

Polat Gülkan (Chair)


Henrik Andersen, Denmark 

Heikki Lilja, Finland

João André, Portugal

Ignacio Paya Zaforteza, Spain

Jochen Köhler, Norway

Harshavardhan Subbarao, India 

Xin Ruan, China 

Dalei Wang, China 

Rob Vergoossen, The Netherlands 

Bert Hesselink, The Netherlands 

Yaojun GE, China 

Limin SUN, China   

Marion Rauch, Germany

Ann Schumacher, Switzerland 

Raad Abdul Aziz, Switzerland 

Tobia Zordan, Italy 

Ketil Aas-Jakobsen, Norway 

Vanja Samec, Austria 

Nikola Tamasic 

Rade Hajdin, Switzerland

Kostas Kalfas, Greece 

Sébastien Maheux, Canada 

Antonio Barrias, United Kingdom 

Fernando Madrazo Aguirre, United Kingdom 

Jose Ramon Gaxiola-Camacho, Mexico

Igor Kavrakov, Germany

Yangwen Zhang, Germany 

Helder Sousa, Portugal

Ainhoa Marin, Spain

Martin Hohberg, Switzerland 

Bruno Briseghella, China

Eftychia Apostolidi, Germany 

Haiying Ma, China 

Helder Sousa, Portugal

Maria Giuseppina Limongelli, Italy

Luís Santos, Portugal 

Giorgio Diana, Italy 

   Keynote Speakers

   Alp Caner, Middle East Technical University, Turkey 

   Revealing the Structural Identity of Aging Bridges Having Hardly Any Records


    David Colling, Arcadis & University of Surrey, UK

     Where Next with Long Span Bridges?

    Klaus H. Ostenfeld, Aarhus University, Denmark

    Collapse of Chirajara Bridge, Columbia, Mechanism and Lessons Learned


    Ömer Guzel, Yapi Merkezi Construction and Industry Inc.,Turkey

    Advance Planning and Innovative Construction Technologies in the Challenging Bridge Projects

    Thomas Vogel, Institute of Structural Engineering, ETH Zurich

    Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Switzerland 

    Structural Engineering in a Fundamentally Changing World

    Tina Vejrum, COWI, Denmark

    Long Span Bridges- Breaking Records and Breaking Down Barriers


Participants born in or after 1989 will benefit from a reduced registration fee and are granted a free IABSE membership for the year 2023. A Special Young Engineers Program (YEP) will provide the opportunity to meet their fellow delegates with some humorous moments during the Symposium. A lucky young delegate will be rewarded with a valuable memento.

 Young Engineers Program (YEP)

 Hyatt Regency Atakoy Hotel

 Dining Meeting Room, Floor 1 21:00-23:00

Technical Visits

   Çanakkale Bridge Technical Tour (28 April 2023, Included in registration fee)


  28 April 2023

 07:45-08:00 Meeting at the lobby of the Hyatt Regency Atakoy Hotel

 08:00-12:00 Bus Transfer to 1915 Canakkale Bridge 

 12:00-13:00 Main Control Centre Visit 

 13:00-15:00 Lunch & Tech Presentation on the Ferry Boat

 15:00-20:00 Bus Transfer to Istanbul

Bazaars of Old Istanbul Walking Tour

Date : 27 April 2023-Thursday

Time : 09:00-13:00

Price : 95 Euro (included in the Accompanying Person Fee)

Prices are exclusive of lunches, drinks and other personal expenditures. It also includes A/C coach transfer from/ to the Hyatt Regency Atakoy-Grand Bazaar and English speaking guide.

Duration: 4 hours


The Grand Bazaar (Turkish: Kapalıçarşı, meaning ‘Covered Market’; also Büyük Çarşı, meaning ‘Grand Market’) in Istanbul is one of the largest and oldest covered markets in the world, with 61 covered streets and over 4,000 shops on a total area of 30,700 m2, attracting between 250,000 and 400,000 visitors daily. In 2014, it was listed No.1 among the world's most-visited tourist attractions with 91,250,000 annual visitors. The Grand Bazaar at Istanbul is often regarded as one of the first shopping malls of the world.

The construction of the future Grand Bazaar's core started during the winter of 1455/56, shortly after the Ottoman conquest of Constantinople and was part of a broader initiative to stimulate economic prosperity in Istanbul. The Spice Bazaar (Turkish: Mısır Çarşısı, meaning "Egyptian Bazaar") in Istanbul, Turkey is one of the largest bazaars in the city. Located in the Eminönü quarter of the Fatih district and it was built with the revenues from the Ottoman eyalet of Egypt in 1660. The Spice Bazaar has a total of 85 shops selling spices, Turkish delight and other sweets, jewellery, souvenirs, and dried fruits and nuts.


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