Call for Papers

Authors wishing to present a paper in accordance with the Themes and Topics are invited to submit their paper online using the web-based peer-review submission system operated by the Symposium Secretariat. Please note that hard copies, emails or fax submissions will not be accepted. The Scientific Committee will review the papers submitted for acceptance as either oral or poster presentations. To submit a paper, authors must use the template for abstract and full-paper provided by Scientific Committee available to download the Symposium on this website (opening soon).

Abstract Submission

An abstract of the paper must be no longer than 300 words, should summarize the contents of the paper and clearly indicate the relevance to the theme and topics of the Symposium.

Abstract Submission deadline is September 15, 2017.

Information on the acceptance of abstracts and preparation of full papers will be provided by October 30, 2017.

Full Paper Submission

Full papers (max 8 pages + 2 pages short version) should be submitted before January 15, 2018. Authors will be notified on the acceptance of their full length papers by April 15, 2018. Authors of accepted papers are expected to attend and present their papers at the Symposium.

Conference Proceedings

All papers accepted by the Scientific Committee for oral or poster 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.

Time Schedule

Important dates for the Symposium

September 15, 2017:     Deadline for receipt of abstracts   
October 30, 2017:
    Notification of acceptance of abstracts  
January 15, 2018:     Deadline for receipt of full papers  
March 1, 2018:  
Mailing of Final Invitation  
April 15, 2018:

    Notification of acceptance of full papers
and announcement of presentation types
May 15, 2018:
    Registration deadline for all presenting authors
May 31, 2018:
    Deadline for Early Bird registration
September 17-18, 2018:
    IABSE Annual Meetings 
September 19-21, 2018: