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Technical Programme

     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!

H. Subbarao

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.

Important Dates:

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

IABSE Congress

      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.

Submission of Abstract is now open
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Congress Proceedings
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.

Themes and Topics

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

Technical Programme
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.

Technical Visits
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.

    Delhi Metro:  train running on the extra dosed bridge”   

    Munger Ganga Bridge is a rail-cum-road bridge across the Ganges at Munger in the Indian state of Bihar.
    This bridge is the third rail-cum-road bridge over Ganga in Bihar


   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

Scientific Committee


I K Pandey, India
Rajiv Ahuja, India
Harshavardhan Subbarao, India
Ravindra Gettu, India
B.C. Roy, India
Ananth Ramaswamy, India
Alok Bhowmick, India
Varsha Agarwal, India
SK Nirmal , India
Vikram Pakrashi, Ireland
Alfred Strauss, Austria
Maria Pina Limongelli, Italy
Eftychia Apostolidi, Austria
Luigi Fenu, Italy
AFM Saiful Amin, Bangladesh
Fabrizio Palmisano, Italy
Stefan Zmigrodzki, Canada
Tobia Zordan, Italy
Guy Larose, Canada
Bruno Briseghella, Italy
Katrin Habel, Canada
Shunichi Nakamura, Japan
Sébastien Maheux, Canada
Tamon Ueda, Japan
Xin Ruan, China
Sakai Koji, Japan
Yaojun Ge, China
Akio Kasuga, Japan
Ye Xia, China
Hyun-Moo Koh, Korea (South)
Haiying Ma, China
Carlos Mendez-Galindo, Mexico
Petr Hájek, Czech
Ane de Boer, Netherlands
Tina Vejrum, Denmark
H.H. (Bert) Snijder, Netherlands
Fathy Saad, Egypt
Rob Vergoossen, Netherlands
Mourad Bakhoum, Egypt
Svein Erik Jakobsen, Norway
Christian Cremona, France
Jan Bien, Poland
Andre Orcesi, France

Jan Biliszczuk, Poland
Arndt GoldackGermany
José Matos, Portugal
Mike Schlaich, Germany

Luís Oliveira-Santos, Portugal
Peter Seitz, Germany

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
Igor Kavrakov, Germany
Sorin Dan, Romania
Stephanos Dritsos, Greece
Anton Syrkov, Russia
Steve Kite, Hong Kong,China 
Jan Wium, South Africa
Mahesh Tandon, India
Ignacio Paya-Zaforteza , Spain
Umesh Rajeshirke, India
Ann Schumacher, Switzerland
RK Jaigopal , India
Eugen Brühwiler, Switzerland
V N Heggade, India
Thomas Vogel, Switzerland
Vinay Gupta, India
Andreas Lampropoulos, United Kingdom
Aditya Sharma, India
Fernando Madrazo-Aguirre, United Kingdom
Narayan Pal, India
Dan Frangopol, USA
Pankaj Aggarwal, India
Debra Lafer, USA
PY Manjure, India
Jonathan McGormley, USA
Atul Bhobe, India
Sougata Roy, USA
A Ghoshal, India
Jorge de Brito, Portugal
M V Jatkar, India
Mitsuyoshi Akiyama, Japan
R V Chakrapani, India
Joan Ramon Casas, Spain
P. G Venkatram, India
Colin Caprani, Australia
Vijay Kulkarni, India


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