Updated: January 09, 2017


Title: 2017 World Congress on Advances in Structural Engineering and Mechanics (ASEM17)

Organized by: Int'l Association of Structural Engineering & Mechanics (IASEM)
                        Korea Advanced Institute of Science & Technology (KAIST)
                        Korea Association of Computational Mechanics (KACM)
                        Korean Tunneling and Underground Space Association (KTA)         

In association with Techno-Press Journals (www.techno-press.org)

Sponsored by: Korea Federation of Science and Technology Societies
Gyeonggi MICE  Bureau
                        Korea Tourism Organization

   After the serial success of World Congress on Advances in Structural Engineering and Mechanics(ASEM) held in various cities of Korea since 1999, it has been decided that ASEM17 will be held on 28 August - 1 September, 2017 at KINTEX(Korea International Exhibition & Convention Center) in Ilsan(Seoul), Korea.

As the "ASEM17" Congress will combine 8 International Conferences into a single event, it will create an excellent opportunity for the participants to explore a greater variety of topics and the future developments in the allied fields. Thus the Congress will be a premier international forum that brings together academics and practicing engineers to exchange frontier research results and emerging technologies in the broad topics of Structural Engineering and Mechanics. You are cordially invited to attend this interesting event.

The ASEM17 Congress consists of the following eight 2017 International Conferences on:

Innovative Structural Engineering & Mechanics (ISEM) (1999, 2002, 2004, 2008, 2011, 2013, 2015, 2017)- (*Title Changed Slightly)
Steel & Composite Structures (ICSCS) (2001, 2004, 2007, 2010, 2011, 2013, 2015, 2017)
Computational Technologies in Concrete Structures (ICTCS) (2009, 2011, 2013, 2015, 2017)
Advances in Multi-Scale and Multi-Physics Mechanics (ICMMM)  (2010, 2011, 2013, 2015, 2017)
Smart Structures and Systems (ICSSS)(2011, 2013, 2015, 2017)
Earthquakes and Structures (ICEAS)(2011, 2013, 2015, 2017)
Tunnels and Underground Spaces (ICTUS)(2017)
Wakes and Flow-Induceed Vibrations (ICWFIV)(2017)  

Important Dates

The Congress will be held during August 28 - September 1, 2017. Other important dates are:

March 31, 2017                   Submission of conference abstracts
May 31, 2017                      Submission of conference papers (*4 options - see "Call for Papers")
June 30, 2017                     Last day for early registration
July  31, 2017                    
Last day for pre-registration (for inclusion of paper in proceedings)
Aug 28-Sep 1, 2017           Congress


The congress will focus on “Frontier Technologies in Structural Engineering and Mechanics.” Topics of Participating Conferences will include (but are not limited to);

ISEM17 (The 2017 International Conference on Innovative Structural Engineering and Mechanics)
Co-chairs: CK
Choi, Phill-Seung Lee(Korea)

- Bio-Mechanics
- Bridge Engineering
- Composite Materials & Structures
- Computational Geomechanics
- Computational Mechanics
- Computational Technology
- Construction Management
- Design Code & Design of Structures
- Earth Structures
- Fatigue/Fracture Mechanics
- Fiber Reinforcement
- Foundations
- Fuzzy Logic, Neural Networks
- GIS/Information Technology
- Long Span Structures & Cables
- Masonry Walls & Structures
- Multiscale Multiphysics Mechanics
- Non-linear Analysis

- Numerical Modeling
- Optimum Design of Structures
- Pre- & Post- Processing
- Safety and Reliability
- Shell/Plate/Membrane Structures
- Site Characterization
- Site Effects and Soil-Structure Interaction
- Software Development
- Stochastic Analysis
- Structural Dynamics
- Structural Engineering
- Structural Mechanics
- Tall Building Structures
- Tall Structures & Cooling Towers
- Theoretical Geomechanics
- Tunneling & Underground Spaces
- Vibrations and Controls
- Wind Effects on Large Scale Structures
- Other Structural Engineering Related Topic

Related Techno-Press Journal: Structural Engineering and Mechanics, An International Journal

ICSCS17 (The 2017 International Conference on Steel and Composite Structures)
Co-chairs: Brian Uy(Australia), Dennis Lam (UK)

- Analytical and Computational Methods
- Bucking, Stability and Non-linear Behavior
- Beams, Columns, Plates and Shells
- Building, Bridges and Space Structures
- Composite Construction and Maintenance
- Composite Members and Structures
- Connections
- Constructional Steel and Composite Structures
- Constructional Steel & Fabrication

- Design Codes and Optimum Design
- Dynamics and Seismic Design
- Infrastructure Projects and Case Studies
- Nonferrous Metal Structures
- Plasticity, Fatigue and Fracture
- Steel-Concrete Composite
- Sustainability Concepts in Steel and Composite    Structures 
- Vibrations and Controls

Related Techno-Press Journal: Steel and Composite Structures, An International Journal

ICTCS17 (The 2017 International conference on Computational Technologies in Concrete Structures)
Co-chairs: Hyo-Gyoung Kwak
(Korea), Andrezej Winnicki(Poland)

- Automated Design Procedures
- Composites
- Computational Materials Science of Cement Composites
- Computational Technologies in Concrete
- Concrete Bridges & Buildings
- Concrete & RC Structures
- Concrete Mix Design
- Constitutive Laws
- Construction Technologies
- Creep and Shrinkage
- Durability of Concrete Structures
- Dynamic Effects
- Fatigue and Damage
- Fiber Reinforce of Concrete
- Fracture of Concrete

- High-Performance Concrete
- High-Performance Fiber Reinforced Cement Composites - Hybrid Structures
- Impact Loads on Concrete Structures
- Modeling of Concrete Structures
- Multi-Scale Modeling of Cement Composites
- Performance under Extreme Conditions
- Prestressed and Precast Concrete
- Rehabilitation of Concrete Structures
- Seismic Design of Concrete Structures
- Textile Reinforced Concrete
- Theology of Cement Composites
- Thermo-Mechanics in Concrete
- Other Concrete Related Themes

Related Techno-Press Journal: Computers and Concrete, An International Journal

ICMMM17 (The 2017 International Conference on Advances in Multi-Scale and  Multi-Physics Mechanics)
Co-chairs: Maenghyo Cho (Korea), C.S. David Chen (Taiwan)

- Computational Materials Science and Engineering
- Dislocation Dynamics/Simulation
- Floating and Ocean Structures
- Fluid-Structure Interactions
- Molecular Dynamics/Quantum Simulation
- Multi-Physics and Multi-Disciplinary Problems

- Multiscale Biomechanics
- Multiscale Mechanics
- Soil-Structure Interactions
- Vehicle-Bridge Interactions
- Wind-Induced Vibrations and Control  
- Wind-Structure Interactions

Related Techno-Press Journal: Multiscale & Multiphysics Mechanics, An International Journal

ICSSS17 (The 2017 International Conference on Smart Structures and Systems)
Co-chairs: Chung-Bang Yun (Korea),  B.F. Spencer, Jr (USA)

- Actuators & Actuator Materials
- Bio-inspired and Robotic Systems
- Diagnosis/Prognosis
- Electroactive Polymers
- Embedded and Self-diagnostic Sensors
- Energy Harvesting
- Informatics & Networking
- Life Cycle Eng. (planning/design/maintenance/ renewal)
- MR Fluids and Elastomers
- Optical Fiber Sensors

- Piezoelectric Materials
- Sensors & Sensor Materials
- Sensor Networks
- Shape Memory Alloys
- Smart Materials
- Smart Structural Systems
- Structural Control
- Structural Health Monitoring/Nondestructive Evaluation
- Wireless Sensors

Related Techno-Press Journal: Smart Structures and Systems, An International Journal

ICEAS17 (The 2017 International Conference on Earthquakes and Structures)
Co-chairs: Han-Seon Lee (Korea), Keh-Chyuan Tsai (Taiwan)

- Base-Isolated Structures
- Capacity Assessment of Structures
- Characterization of Strong Ground Motions
- Cyber-Infrastructure Tools for Seismic Data   Management
- EarlyCode develop Warning and Emergency Response
- Experimental Investigations of Seismic Performance of   Structures
- Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering
- Lessons Learned from Recent Earthquakes
- Linear & Nonlinear Seismic Analysis Methods

- Performance-Based Seismic Design
- Policies and Technologies for Earthquake Loss   Reduction 
- Repair and Strengthening of Historic Structures and   Monuments
- Seismic Effects on Infrastructure Systems
- Seismic Hazard Assessment
- Seismic Protection of lifeline Systems
- Seismic Risk Mitigation
- Structural Control Methods
- Recent Developments in Seismic Codes and Regulations

Related Techno-Press Journal: Earthquakes and Structures, An International Journal

ICTUS17 (The 2017 International Conference on Tunnels and Underground Spaces)
Co-Chairs: Jong-ho Shin (Korea) and Chungsik Yoo (Korea)

- Innovation in Mechanized Tunneling
- Improvements in Conventional Tunneling
- Tunneling and Underground Works in Extreme

- Developments in Underground Space Technologies
- Structural and Hydraulic Interaction in Underground
- Resilience and Sustainability in Underground Space

Related Techno-Press Journal: Geomechanics and Engineering, An International Journal

ICWFIV (The 2017 International Conference on Wakes and Flow-Induced Vibrations)
Chairman: Alam Md Mahbub (China)

- Bluff-body aerodynamics
- Flow-induced vibrations
- Vortex-induced
- Galloping/Flutter

- Wind load on structures
- Fluid-structure interactions
- Flow control and drag reduction
- Airfoil aerodynamics and insect flight

- Flow-induced heat transfer (tubes, fins, walls)

- Wind/Ocean energy harvesting
- Rain-wind induced vibrations
- Vortex dynamics
- Boundary layer flows

- Cavity flows
- Biological flows
- Experimental/Computational techniques
- Droplet and bubbles

Related Techno-Press Journal: Wind and Structures, An International Journal

General Program (Tentative)

- Prof. Brian Uy (Univ. of New South Wales, Australia)
Title: Frontier Technologies in Steel and Composite Structures

- Prof. Prof. Dennis Lam (Univ. of Bradford, UK)
Title: Recent Advances and Innocation in Steel-Concrete Composite Structures

- Prof. B.F. Spencer, Jr. (Univ. of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA)
To be announced

- Prof. Keh-Chyuan Tsai (Nat'l Taiwan Univ., Taiwan)
Title: To be announced

- Prof. Nelson Lam (Univ. of Melbourne, Australia)
Title: An Unified Practical Approach for Estimating The Effecects of Rare Dynamic Loading on Structures

- Prof. C.S. David Chen (Nat'l Taiwan Univ., Taiwan)
Title: To be announced


Those who have interests in the emerging technologies in a wide range of topics of ASEM17 Congress are invited to submit one-full-page abstracts to the Secretariat of Congress. After acceptance of abstracts, the 4-20 page proceeding papers(single column) should be submitted. Both abstracts and proceeding papers should be submitted through the TeMUS   (Techno-Press electronic Manuscript Upload System) . Distinguished papers will be invited to be included in a number of special issues of Techno-Press journals.

Online Submission

As the conferences are organized in close cooperation with the Techno-Press Journals, authors may have choices to submit their papers as stated below.

1. Full proceeding paper (4-20 pages)
2. Paper published any Techno-Press Journal (may be presented without preparing another paper)
3. Paper submitted to/accepted by any Techno-Press Journal (may be presented without preparing another paper)
4. Others: Pre-arrangement required

Detailed instructions to prepare the abstracts and proceeding papers will be available in the Guidelines for Abstract/Paper Submission. [Guidelines of Conference]

Mini Symposium Organizers 

 Those who are interested in organizing a mini symposium (MS) with papers in the areas of their expertise are invited to organize a mini symposium at the ASEM17. A mini symposium may have a single session or multiple sessions with 6-8 papers each. In case of successful organization, the mini symposium organizer’s paper will be considered as an invited paper and he/she will be granted free registration. For Guidelines for Session Organizers, the prospective mini symposium organizers should inquire with the Congress Secretariat or visit: [General Guidelines for Mini Symposium (MS) Organizers]

Organized Minisymposia




MS Title



Ray Su

Strengthening of reinforced concrete structures using external steel plates



Sergei Alexandrov

Analytical and qualitative methods in elasticity and plasticity



Ting-Hua Yi and Hua-Peng Chen

Monitoring based structural modal identification and state assessment



Hatam Guliyev

Modern multidisciplinary geomechanical problems



Shutian Liu, Jianhua Rong and Bin Xu

Optimum Design of Structural and multidisciplinary



Panagiotis G. Asteris

Applications of Soft Computing Techniques in Structural Engineering and Materials



Mohsen Shahrouzi

Applied Artificial Intelligence and Numerical Methods for Civil and Earthquake Engineering



Sashi K. Kunnath

Advances in Experimental Testing and Numerical Simulation of Extreme Loads on Structures



Jifeng Xu and  Libin Zhao

Stability and Failure of Composite Material and Structures



Eduard Son

Advances in Space Flight  Mechanics



Andras Szekeres




Hua Jiang

Concrete structures subjected to impact loading



Afrooz Barnoush and Hisao Matsunaga

Multiscale & Multiphysics Approach to Environmentally Assisted Cracking



Yi-Qing Ni, Xiao-Wei Ye, Sung-Han Sim and Soo-Jin Cho

Structural Health Monitoring of Railway System



Ehsan Noroozinejad Farsangi

Resilient Structures and Infrastructures Under Earthquake and Accidental Loads



Han-Seon Lee and Nelson Lam

Code developments in regions of low to moderate seismicity (I) : seismic hazard studies



Han-Seon Lee and Nelson Lam

Code developments in regions of low to moderate seismicity (II) : Structural design of buildings



Alam Md Mahbub

Fluid-Structure Interactions


Congress Proceeding
The accepted abstracts of papers to be presented at the ASEM17 will be published in the Volume of Abstracts. The accepted full papers will be delivered on USB Flash Drive and published in the online IASEM proceedings.

Journal Version Papers
The Congress will be held in association with the Techno-Press Journals of Civil, Mechanical, and Structural Engineering. Authors are encouraged to submit their Journal version papers (normally 14-20 journal pages(single column)) to the relevant Techno-Press Journals before or after the Congress. The journal version papers should be prepared in accordance with: [The instruction to Prepare Manuscript of Techno-Press Journals].

Submitted papers will undergo the peer review process and accepted papers will appear in the journal of your choice.
For more information about Techno-Press Journals:(http://www.techno-press.org)

-       Structural Engineering & Mechanics
-       Wind and Structures
-       Steel and Composite Structures
-       Smart Structures and Systems

-        Computers and Concrete
-        Multi-Scale and Multi-Physics Mechanics
-        Geomechanics and Engineering
-        Earthquakes and Structures

Special Issue of 'Techno-Press Journals'

Some selected papers will be considered for publication in the  "Conference Special Issue" of Techno-Press journals.  Chairmen of each conference will be invited to serve as the guest editor of this issue.

Those who are interested in organizing special issues for the Techno-Press journal of their choice on their own are encouraged to contact the Congress Secretariat for more details. The submitted papers should be peer reviewed under the guest editor’s responsibility and only the accepted papers will be published. If some successful mini symposium organizers at the Conference wish to organize special issue, they will be invited to serve as a guest editor for the special issue of the journal.

For more information, please contact the Congress Secretariat or link: [Guidelines for Guest Editor]

 Registration Guideline

Categories Early-bird
(Before June 30)
(Before July 31)
On-Site Registration
Regular US$700 US$750 US$800
Student US$600 US$600 US$600
Accompanying person US$150 US$150 US$150

Registration as a regualr participant covers:

  • A copy of congress proceedings
  • Admission to technical sessions/keynote lectures
  • Coffee services during session breaks
  • Welcome reception 

* Accompanying person will be given admission to coffee breaks, and welcome reception.
* Accompanying person means a direct family member of registrant.
* The student discount will be applied only when his/her supervisor is also registered.
* Ticket price for the congress banquet is US$80 (KRW 80,000).

Cancellation Policy

Cancellation and refund will be subject to the following conditions:
Please kindly note that all refunds will be made after the conference.

  • For cancellations received by July 1.
  • - Full registration fee will be refunded.
  • For cancellations received by July 31.
  • - A processing fee of US$100 will be deducted.
  • For cancellations received after August 1.
  • - No refund will be provided.
  • - No-shows to the event will be charged the full fee.
  • - A set of proceedings will be sent by mail.

* Bank remittance & administration fee must be paid by the registrant.
* If your payment has been made through a bank transfer, the refund will be made only by bank transfer, and any handling charges will be paid by the registrant.
* All cancellations must be received by email or fax. (Telephone cancellations are not accepted)




KINTEX (Korea International Exhibition Center) is Korea’s largest and newest international exhibition and convention venue, located in Ilsan(suburb of Seoul) of Korea. KINTEX is conveniently located from Korea’s 2 major international airports (20 mins from Gimpo Int’l Airport and 45 mins from Incheon Int’l Airport), and connected to the northwestern end of Seoul, only 30-45 minutes away from downtown Seoul by public transportation. It is also close to various tourist attractions and shopping centers, including Lake Park, One Mount, Lafesta, Heiri Art Village and DMZ.

Organization of Congress

 Congress Chair:
Chang-Koon Choi(KAIST)

 Secretary General:
Hyo-Gyoung Kwak (KAIST)

Local Organizing Committee

 Chair: Chang-Koon Choi (KAIST)

 Co-chair: Phill-Seung Lee (KAIST)


      Maenghyo Cho (Seoul Nat'l Univ.)
Jin-Keun Kim (KAIST)
      Sukyung Park (KAIST)
      Jeong-Yong Lee (KAIST)
      Ju-Jang Lee (KAIST)
      Woo-Jin Lee (KAIST)
      Jeong-Tae Kim (Pukyong Nat'l Univ.)
      Thomas Kang (Seoul Nat'l Univ.)
      Myung Sagong (Univ. of Sci & Tech.)

    Hyun Chung (KAIST) 
Chung-Bang Yun (KAIST)
    Han-Seon Lee (Korea Univ.)
    Yong-San Yoon (KAIST)
    Gye-Chun Cho (KAIST
    Jong-Ho Shin (Konkuk Univ.)
    O-Ok Park (KAIST)
    Chongam Kim (Seoul Nat'l Univ.)
    Chungsik Yoo (Sungkyunkwan Univ.)

International Advisory Committee


      Dennis Lam (Univ. of Bradford)
Stephen Foster (Univ. of NSW)
      C. S. David Chen (Nat'l Taiwan Univ.)
      B. F. Spencer, Jr. (Univ. of Illinois)
      S.A. Anagnostopoulos
(Univ. of Patras)
      Keh-Chyuan Tsai (Nat'l Taiwan Univ.)
      Moo-Hyun Kim (Texas A&M Univ.)

    Brian Uy (Univ. of NSW)
Andrzej Winnicki (Cracow Univ. of Tech.)
    Shih-Chi Liu (Southeast Univ.)
    Fabio Casciati (Univ. of Pavia)
    Jerome P. Lynch (Univ. of Michigan)
    Pal G. Bergan (Norwegian Univ. of Sci & Tech)
    Alam Md. Mahbub (Harbin Inst. of Tech)



All correspondence should be addressed to:
ASEM17 Secretariat

P.O. Box 33, Yuseong
Daejeon 34186, Korea
Tel: +82-42-828-7995    Fax: +82-42-828-7997    E-mail: info@asem17.org