Dong Xu, (SC Chair) Naeem Hussain, (Co SC Chair)
China Hong Kong, SAR China
In behalf of the Scientific Committee of IABSE Congress Nanjing 2022, it is our great pleasure to invite you to attend the congress. Bridges and Structures: Connection, Integration and Harmonisation was chosen as the theme to emphasize the societal purpose and cultural influence of infrastructure rather than its structural functionality. Buildings and bridges not only work as connections between human and natural barriers but also integrate the society into the surroundings and creates a harmonisation environment, which, we believe, is the eventual goal of technical development and research innovation.
The conference will embrace fundamental and applied aspects of major frontier topics in this congress theme. Emphasis will be placed on new concepts and developments in both research and industrial applications. Active participations of younger researchers will be strongly encouraged by the Young Engineers Programme (YEP) and fee reductions for registered students.
The congress theme "Bridges and Structures: Connection, Integration and Harmonisation" remains more relevant than ever in the current extremely uncertain environment around the globe. We need to think and act collectively and collaboratively to understand how infrastructure and structural engineers are dealing and responding to the new challenges and demands of these times.While many of our colleagues and friends cannot meet in person due to travel restrictions, We hope you will still have plenty of opportunity to exchange knowledge and build long-lasting memory during this hybrid meeting.
Looking forward to meeting you in Nanjing Congress Online or Onsite.
Dong Xu, China, SC Chair Naeem Hussain, Co SC Chair
The Scientific Committee (SC) is chaired by Prof. Dong Xu, Tongji University, Dept. of Bridge Engingineering. The SC consists of approx. 70 expert members form all over the world and is elected by the Technical Committee of IABSE, chaired by Daia Zwicky, Fribourg University of Applied Sciences.
Filipe Magalhães, Portugal
Andrew Martin, Denmark
José Matos, Portugal
|Submission of Abstracts Opens:||28 June 28 2021|
|Deadline Submission of Abstracts:||15 November 2021|
|Notification of Abstract Acceptance:||28 February 2022|
Deadline Submission of Full Papers:
15 April 2022
|Notification of Paper Acceptance:||15 May 2022|
|Final Invitation and Registration Opens:||10 June 2022|
|Early Bird Registration deadline:||
10 July 2022
|IABSE Congress Nanjing 2022:||21-23 September 2022|
Themes and Topics
Future Trends and Innovations in Material, Design and Construction
Assessment, Strengthening and Management
Sustainability, Durability and Harmonisation of Structures
Full papers accepted by the Scientific Committee will be published in the IABSE Congress Proceedings, which will be available in electronic format before the Congress begins. The publication of each paper is conditional upon that the presenting author registers to attend the Congress. IABSE Congress Proceedings are abstracted and indexed under Scopus.
All presenters are required to deliver their presentations in English. Simultaneous interpretation in Chinese is provided for the Opening Ceremony, Closing Ceremony and Keynote Sessions.
A electronic version of full-paper proceedings will be provided to all registered participants prior to the Congress. A printed IABSE Congress Report will be published before the Congress which consists of the keynote full papers and the extended abstracts of all accepted full-papers. The IABSE Congress Report will be included in Ei Compendex database.
Please note that authors must register to the congress to have their full papers included in the electronic proceedings and the extended abstracts published in the IABSE Congress Report.
The scientific part will include Keynote, Plenary and Parallel Sessions for three days. A parallel domestic conference on bridge engineering will be held concurrently with shared themes, opening ceremony and keynote speakers. The official language of the Congress is English.
The Technical Programme is now available. Click here to learn more information.
Stephanos E. DRITSOS, Emeritus Professor, University of Patras, Greece
Title of the Keynote: Assessment and Retrofitting of Existing R.C.Buldings- Recent Trends
Ho-Kyung Kim, POSCO Chair Professor, Dept. of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Seoul National University, Korea
Title of the Keynote: Probabilistic Assessment of Vehicle Driving Safety under Strong Winds –Cause Investigations on Two Sea-Crossing Bridges
Gonzalo Ramos Schneider, Full Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering Department, Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya – Barcelona TECH (UPC). Spain
Title of the Keynote: Effects of Subsidence Induced by Tunnelling on Buildings: The Sagrada Familia Temple case
Shunquan Qin, Chairman, China Railway Major Bridge Reconnaissance & Design Institute Co., LTD. China
Title of the Keynote: Long Span Cable-Stayed Bridge Development
Yaojun Ge, IABSE President, Professor at Department of Bridge Tongji University, China
Title of the Keynote: Innovation and creation of recent bridge development under the direction of IABSE Outstanding Structure Award
Bijan Khaleghi, State Bridge & Structures Design Engineer, WSDOT, Bridge & Structures Office. Adjunct Professor, Saint Martin’s University, USA Title of the Keynote: Seismic and Tsunami Resiliency of Bridges and Transportation Structures
Marc Mimram, Architect-engineer, Professor of Architectural Schools of Marne la Vallée, France Title of the Keynote: Specific Infrastructures in Relationship with the Landscape
Yeong-Bin Yang, Honorary Dean of School of Civil Engineering, Director of Engineering Vibration and Disaster Prevention Research Center, Chongqing University, China Title of the Keynote: Vehicle-Bridge Interaction Dynamics.
Participants born in or after 1988 will benefit from a reduced registration fee and are granted a free IABSE membership for the year 2022. In addition, authors born in or after 1988, who personally present their papers at the Congress, will be recognized with awards consisting of a money prize offered by the OC and the IABSE Fellows.
The Technical Visits include two world record-breaking bridge projects, both of which are under construction and located in Jiangsu Province across the Yangtze River near Nanjing. All Congress participants and accompanying persons will be privileged to visit these two bridges. More detailed information will be available in the final invitation and be updated on the congress website.
• Railway / Highway cable-stayed bridge (under construction 2019-2024)
• New World record: main span 1176 m
• Time and Date: 08:00 - 12:00, 24 September 2022
The Chang-Tai Bridge is a highway and railway cable-stayed bridge that crosses the Yangtze River
and connects Taixing in the North bank and Changzhou in the South bank. When completed, its
1176-meter-long main span and 338-meter-long side span will set a new world record of the same
kind. The construction began in January 2019, and is expected to be finished in 2024.
Zhang-Gao Highway Bridge, Jiangsu Province, China
• Highway, Suspension bridge (under construction 2021-2026)
• World record: main span: 2300 m
• Time and Date: 12:00 - 17:00, 24 September 2022
The Zhang-Jing-Gao Bridge is located in the downstream of Chang-Tai Bridge. It crosses Yangtze
River, connecting three cities, namely Rugao, Jingjiang and Zhangjiagang. The total length of Zhang-
Jing-Gao Bridge is 29.8 km with a main-span of 2300m, which will be the longest suspension bridge
in the world.
Zhang-Jing-Gao Bridge will make many world records once it finished: It will become the longest
suspension bridge boasts the largest anchorage foundation, the longest continuous steel box girder,
the longest main cable and the highest steel-concrete composite cable tower.