Dr. Harshavardhan Subbarao
Chair of the Scientific Committee
On behalf of the Scientific Committee, I am very pleased to invite you to the IABSE Congress in New Delhi, India from 20th September (Wednesday) to 22nd September (Friday), 2023 on Engineering for Sustainable Development. The Congress is being organised by the Indian National Group of the IABSE.
The main theme is “Engineering for Sustainable Development”, a theme most pertinent and relevant to our times. Whilst the various sub-themes will have an emphasis on sustainability issues, in keeping with the UN’s declared Sustainable Development Goals; there is also the possibility of traditional topics and sub-themes.
The Technical Programme will include renowned Keynote Speakers, Plenary and Parallel Sessions, and technical visits will be organised. All written papers submitted are peer-reviewed by the Scientific Committee. Session formats will be paper presentations, panel discussions, special forums, Young Engineers Programme and workshops. In addition, there will be outstanding Key Note addresses. The large majority of the presentations will be delivered orally in normal sessions, nevertheless, special sessions will take place as well.
Commissions & Task Groups of IABSE can apply to have their own special sessions. Keynote Speakers will introduce relevant topics to the theme and give state‑of-the‑art lectures. We have also organized a Technical Exhibition showcasing the latest developments, which will offer tremendous opportunities for networking, collaboration and furthering your business prospects.
We look forward to your contribution and participation in the IABSE Congress 2023 and to meeting you in New Delhi. We are eager to welcome you!
Dr. Harshavardhan Subbarao
Chair of the Scientific Committee, India
About the Scientific Committee
The Scientific Committee (SC) is chaired by Dr. Harshavardhan Subbarao, India with Co-Chair B.C. Roy, India. It consists of 97 members from 31 countries. The SC is elected by the Technical Committee of IABSE, chaired by Tobia Zordan, Italy.
Call for Abstracts opens
Deadline of Abstracts Submission
Notification of Abstracts Acceptance
Submission of Full Papers
Final Invitation, Registration opens
Notification of Full Papers Acceptance
Early Bird registration deadline
IABSE Annual Meetings
20 June 2022
31 January 2023
15 February 2023
15 April 2023
15 May 2023 (Delayed, tbc)
30 May 2023
30 June 2023
18 - 19 September 2023
20 - 22 September 2023
The Congress proceedings will be available in electronic format at the beginning of the Congress. Authors must register for the Congress in order to have their paper presented in the Congress and published in the proceedings.
Engineering for Sustainable Development
The scientific programme will include Keynote, Plenary and Parallel Sessions over three days. The official language of the Symposium is English.
Six to Eight Keynote Speakers, who are national as well as international experts shall set the scene for the various parallel sessions that will follow during the Congress.
Congress Programme (Tentative)
Existing Bridges - Our Vital Responsibility in BIM Environment
Vanja Samec, Sachidanand Joshi, Henar Martín-Sanz, Kristian Schellenberg, Rade Hajdin, Matias Andres Valenzuela Saavedra, Ketil Aas-Jakobsen
Forensic Engineering and Climate Change
John Duntemann Karel Terwel, Laurent Rus Jenni
Earthquake Resilient Structures
New Indian Guidelines on Cable Stayed Bridges and Extradosed Bridges
Mahesh Tandon, Alok Bhowmick, V.N. Heggade, Harshavardhan Subbarao and U.K. Rajeshirke
PCW-1 Forensic Engineering
John Duntemann, Karel Terwel, Laurent Rus Jenni
PCW-2 Tie and Strut Models
Arndt Goldack, Vasant Matsagar, Mike Schlaich
Young Engineers Programme
Delegates born in 1989 or later will enjoy reduced registration fees. In addition, a jury will present the Young Engineers’ Contribution Award to two young authors, born in or after 1989, who have personally presented their paper during the Congress. The prize is sponsored by the IABSE Fellows and the Organizing Committee. These awards consisting of financial prizes will be presented at the Closing Ceremony of the Congress.
A one-of-a-kind Speed Networking event will be organised, in which Young Engineers will meet one-on-one with IABSE Fellows and interact with them for brief Career Advice. A Pecha Kucha session will be scheduled, with each speaker having three minutes for presentation and a certain number of slides on a topic of their choice, as well as a few other activities such as a reserved bar and a sightseeing / bridge modelling / forum discussion.
Technical visits of some interesting projects built or under construction within the metropolitan region will be available. The tours will also be open to any interested accompanying persons. During the Congress, half-day tours to interesting structures around Delhi will be offered. A two-day technical tour following the Congress is also being planned. The following tours will only be confirmed if a minimum of 10 people sign up for each excursion. More information will be included in the Final Invitation.
“Delhi Metro: Train running on the extra-dosed bridge near Pragati Maidan”.
Rajendra Setu (Simaria Bridge): Across the River Ganges, first bridge to link the northern and southern portions of Bihar (India)
The Signature Bridge which spans the Yamuna. It is India's first asymmetrical cable-stayed bridge.
The pylon of the Signature bridge is the tallest structure in Delhi and is double the height of Qutub Minar.
Pragati Maidan Tunnel, New Delhi, six underpasses to be covered with roofs to prevent waterlogging, 80 metre-long and 5 metre-wide.
Harshavardhan Subbarao, Chair, SC, India
OTHER SC MEMBERS
Katrin Habel, Canada
Luigi Fenu, Italy
Luís Oliveira-Santos, Portugal
Mahesh Tandon, India
Maria Pina Limongelli, Italy
Marion Rauch, Germany
Mike Schlaich, Germany
Mitsuyoshi Akiyama, Japan
Mohan Jatkar, India
Mourad Bakhoum, Egypt
Narayan Pal, India
Padmakar Manjure, India
Paul Mullins, Malaysia
Paweł Hawryszków, Poland
Peter Seitz, Germany
Petr Hájek, Czech
Raad Abdul-aziz, Switzerland
Rade Hajdin, Switzerland
Rajiv Ahuja, India
Ravindra Gettu, India
Redla Chakrapani, India
Richard Stroetmann, Germany
Rob Vergoossen, The Netherlands
Ronur Jaigopal, India
Sakai Koji, Japan
Sanjay Kumar Nirmal, India
Sébastien Maheux, Canada
Shunichi Nakamura, Japan
Sorin Dan, Romania
Sougata Roy, USA
Stefan Zmigrodzki, Canada
Stephanos Dritsos, Greece
Steve Kite, Hong Kong, SAR China
Svein Erik Jakobsen, Norway
Tamon Ueda, Japan
Thomas Vogel, Switzerland
Tina Vejrum, Denmark
Tobia Zordan, Italy
Venkatram. P. G, India
Vijay Kulkarni, India
Vikram Pakrashi, Ireland
Vinay Gupta, India
Xin Ruan, China
Yaojun Ge, China
Ye Xia, China