Welcome to IABSE Symposium Prague 2022!

           Yaojun Ge

On behalf of the International Association for Bridge and Structural Engineering I would like to thank the Czech Group of IABSE for inviting the Association to host the IABSE Symposium 2022 in their wonderful country and city Prague. It is the second time that IABSE returns to Prague. Fifty years ago the IABSE Symposium 1971 was hosted in this magnificent city (then under the state of Czechoslovakia) under the leadership of František Faltus, one of the founding members of IABSE.


The Organising Committee chaired by Prof. Pavel Ryjáček, and the Scientific Committee chaired by Prof. František Wald, Chair of Czech Group of IABSE, are preparing a very attractive and innovative event with renowned Keynote Speakers, Plenary and Parallel Sessions, and technical visits under the theme “Challenges for Exiting and Oncoming Structures”.


The Symposium will present and discuss the latest development of bridge and structural engineering with special respect to the challenges for bridges and structures. It will be an excellent chance for structural engineers involved in design, academe, construction, regulation and renewal to meet IABSE Members and discover their work. A special invitation goes to our young engineers, the builders of the future, to join us in Prague, those born in or after 1988 should take advantage of the “Young Engineers Programme”.


Panoramic views of Prague are breath-taking. When you look over the city from the castle you will see why it is called the city of spires. Besides the technical programme I look forward to the social activities and exploring the city. Prague is sometimes called the “mother of cities” and boosts a unique and extensive historical city centre, which since 1992 is a protected UNESCO World Heritage Site.


I look forward to meeting up with our members and to welcoming new friends in Prague.


Yaojun Ge
President of IABSE



Who is invited?


Scientists, experts, designers, contractors and all those who are interested in advances and problems in civil engineering structures and bridges, together with numerical modelling and advanced methods of design are invited to join the Symposium for the exchange of experiences, dissemination of specialist knowledge and information in various fields of structural engineering.


Important Dates

Submission of Abstracts Opens:

20 February 2021

Deadline Submission of Abstracts: 31 May 2021
Notification Abstract Acceptance: 30 July 2021
Deadline Submission of Full Papers: 26 October 2021
Early Bird Registration;  Closed
Deadline Authors registration: Closed
Symposium: 25–27 May 2022





The Czech Group of IABSE                           Czech Technical University in Prague,
                                                                          Faculty of Civil Engineering



Auspices of the Waterways

Directorate of the Czech Republic