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Welcome to IABSE Congress New Delhi 2023!

The International Association for Bridge and Structural Engineering is delighted to be invited to India again by the Indian Group for the IABSE Congress in New Delhi in September 2023. This will mark the 10th anniversary since the last time an international IABSE event was hosted in India, which was the very successful Kolkata Symposium on 'Long Span Bridges and Roofs' in 2013. Before that, the Indian Group of IABSE had already organised and hosted three important IABSE events – all in New Delhi: The 14th Congress on 'Civilisation through Civil Engineering' (1992), the IABSE Colloquium 'Foundation for Major Bridges: Design and Construction' (1999) and the IABSE Conference 'Role of Structural Engineers towards Reduction of Poverty' (2005).

The theme of the coming IABSE Congress in New Delhi is 'Engineering for Sustainable Development', and it follows the tradition outlined by the previous events, while at the same time marking an increased focus on sustainability in every aspect and in every phase of a project's life cycle.

The Organising Committee, chaired by Mr PVVSS Ravi Prasad and the Scientific Committee, chaired by Dr. H. Subbarao, are preparing a very engaging programme with important topics ranging from engineering education, development of design codes and standards for sustainability, life cycle of structures, climate change impact on structural safety, materials and technology, conventional and special structures. Transportation structures, heritage structures, urban habitat and smart cities are also in the scope.

This will be an excellent opportunity for civil and structural engineers, architects, representatives of public agencies, academia, contractors, suppliers, and associated professionals interested in the proposed topics to share knowledge, build international relationships, and to promote cooperation to provide solutions supporting the global sustainable development agenda.

The slogan 'Incredible India!' is being promoted by the Ministry of Tourism and it captures the country's heritage, culture, and hospitality, as well as its natural scenery and unique ecosystems. The social events planned during the Congress are designed to showcase what Incredible India has to offer visitors.

On behalf of the Association, I would like to thank the Indian Group for organising the Congress in New Delhi in 2023. I look forward to reconnecting with our members and to welcoming new participants in New Delhi. A special invitation goes to young engineers born in or after 1989 to sign up and enjoy the Young Engineers Programme, as well as the networking opportunities with experienced members of the profession. Please join us!

Tina Vejrum

Important Dates

Call for Abstracts Opens: 20 June 2022
Deadline for Submission of Abstracts: 31 January 2023
Notification of Abstract Acceptance:  15 February 2023

Submission of Full Papers:

15 April 2023

Final Invitation and Registration Opens:  30 June 2023
Notification of Full Paper Acceptance:             30 June 2023
Early Bird Registration deadline: Extended
07 August 2023
IABSE Annual Meetings:
18-19 September 2023
IABSE Congress:
20-22 September 2023


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