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!
Chair of the Scientific Committee, India
About the Scientific Committee
The Scientific Committee (SC) is chaired by Harshavardhan Subbarao, India with Co-Chair B.C. Roy, India. It consists of 79 members from 31 countries. The SC is elected by the Technical Committee of IABSE, chaired by Tobia Zordan, Italy.
Call for Abstracts opens
Receipt of Abstracts
Notification of Abstracts Acceptance
Submission of Full Papers
Final Invitation, Registration opens
Notification of Full Papers Acceptance
Deadline for Authors registration
Early Bird registration deadline
IABSE Annual Meetings
20 June 2022
14 October 2022
15 December 2022
15 March 2023
1 May 2023
15 May 2023
7 June 2023
15 June 2023
18 - 19 September 2023
20 - 22 September 2023
Call for Abstracts
The IABSE Congress is intended for civil and structural engineers, architects, planners and associated professionals interested in the proposed themes and topics. Participants wishing to present a paper are invited to submit an abstract, not exceeding 300 words, related to the Theme and Topics of the Congress. Abstracts will only be accepted through online peer review system using the template available at the online submission platform.
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
Initiatives of Professional Bodies for Sustainable Built Environment
Sustainability through the life cycle of the project
Service-life of sustainable structures
Disaster mitigation for Sustainability
Sustainability in Transportation Structures
Sustainable Urban Habitat and Smart Cities
Evolving Design Standards & Codes for Sustainability
Preserving Heritage Structures
Poverty alleviation centric materials and technology for built environment
Climate change adaptation and disaster resilience
Case Studies in Sustainable Materials, Technology & Practices
Climate change impact on structural safety
Sustainability Road Map for India
Engineering education with Sustainability Focus
Conventional and Special Structures
The scientific programme will include Keynote, Plenary and Parallel Sessions over three days. The official language of the Symposium is English.
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.
New Delhi is undergoing a major face change with many development activities being undertaken, particularly on the infrastructure front. Some of the activities are metro lines, buildings and others that are under execution. Technical visits and tours will be organised during the event to some construction projects. The details will be included in the Final invitation.
Pragati Maidan Tunnel, New Delhi, six underpasses to be covered with roofs to prevent waterlogging, 80 metre-long and 5 metre-wide
I K Pandey, India
Jan Biliszczuk, Poland
Luís Oliveira-Santos, Portugal
Raad Abdul- Aziz, Switzerland
Marion Rauch, Germany
Maria Pina Limongelli, Italy
Bert Hesslink, Netherlands
Ignacio Paya Zaporteza, Spain
Richard Stroetmann, Germany
Andreas Taras, Switzerland
Rade Hajden, Switzerland
Pavel Hawryszkow, Poland
Hélder Sousa, Portugal