5-7 December 2018 - Hong Kong, China


Leroy Gardner
Leroy Gardner is Professor of Structural Engineering at Imperial College London. He is engaged in teaching at both undergraduate and postgraduate level, specialist advisory work and leading an active research group in the area of steel structures. His principal research interests, in respect of which he has co-authored five textbooks and some 300 papers, lie in the areas of structural testing, numerical modelling and the development of design guidance for steel structures. He is a member of the European and BSI Committees responsible for Eurocode 3 and Fellow of both the Institutions of Civil (FICE) and Structural (FIStructE) Engineers. He is Editor-in-Chief of Structures and the International Journal of Steel Structures, and a member of the editorial boards of many other International journals. Prof Gardner was awarded the IABSE Prize in 2017.


Dennis Lam
Professor Dennis Lam is the Chair of Structural Engineering in the School of Engineering and the Director of Bradford Centre for Sustainable Environments at the University of Bradford, UK. He is a Chartered Engineer, Fellow of the Institution of Structural Engineers and Member of the Institution of Civil Engineers. Before joining the academia, he had spent more than ten years in engineering practices. He is currently a Special Guest Professor at Tsinghua University, China and Adjunct Professor at Hong Kong Polytechnic University. He is the European Editor-in-Chief for Steel & Composite Structures and serves on the editorial boards for six other international journals of structural engineering. He is the President of the Association for Steel – Concrete Composite Structures (ASCCS) and chairs the Working Group of the European Standard Committee, CEN/T250/SC4 responsible for the systematic review of the Eurocode 4.


Guo-Qiang Li is currently a professor of structural engineering at the College of Civil Engineering in Tongji University, the director of Research Centro of Education Ministry of China for Steel Construction and the director of National Research Centro of China for Pre-fabrication Construction.  He is also a vice-chairman of Chinese Society of Steel Construction and a vice-chairman of Chinese Association of Construction Standardization.   In addition, He is a fellow of Institution of Structural Engineers in UK and an Honorary Fellow of Hong Kong Institute of Steel Construction.
Professor Li’s research has been mainly in the area of hazard mitigation for steel structures, including earthquake-resistance, fire-resistance and blast-resistance. He has been the principal investigator for more than 30 research projects funded respectively by Chinese Science and Technology Ministry, Construction Ministry, Education Ministry, Natural Science Foundation and Shanghai Government.  He has published 13 technical books and more than 600 journal papers in Chinese and English relevant to his research topics.


Richard Liew is a Professor in the Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering at the National University of Singapore. He is a Chartered Engineer in UK, a Professional Engineer in Singapore, and a Chartered Professional Engineer of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations. He is a Fellow of the Academy of Engineering Singapore, an Honorary Fellow and the Past President of Singapore Structural Steel Society. He has been involved in research and practice in steel and composite structures with lightweight and high strength materials for applications in offshore and marine, defense, civil and building structures. He serves on the editorial boards of 8 international journals. He has been consulted for the design and construction of several prominent tall buildings and large span structures in Singapore. He is a key person responsible for the development of Singapore’s codes of practices of steel structures and steel-concrete composite structures. He also serves on the expert panels for Building Construction Authority and Housing Development Board in Singapore.


Professor Jian-guo Nie is an academician of Chinese Academy of engineering and a specialist in structural engineering. He is currently a professor of structural engineering at the Department of Civil Engineering in Tsinghua University. He also serves as dean of the Future Town and Infrastructure Research Institute, deputy director of academic committee and vice chairman of the Science and Technology Association in Tsinghua University. He is also the chief editor of the Journal of architectural structure, the deputy director of the China Civil Engineering Society, the convener of the disciplinary review panel of the degree committee of the State Council, the vice president and the director of the expert panel of the China Steel Structure Association, and the deputy directors of the China Architectural Society - Constructional Structure Branch, the China National Highway Association - Bridge and Structure Branch, and the China Architecture Society-Construction Branch.

Professor Nie has been engaged in the research of steel-concrete composite structures. His research outcomes have been widely applied in the fields of building structures, bridge structures, special structures and underground structures achieving remarkable socio-economic benefits. He, as the first rank, won the first prize of national technological invention and second prize of national science and technology progress.


He has published more than 150 high-level journal papers and authorized more than 30 invention patents. Professor Nie was awarded the outstanding talent award of the Chinese steel structure association, the outstanding contribution award of the steel and concrete composite structure branch of China Steel Structure Association and many other prizes.


Dr Kim Rasmussen is full Professor in the School of Civil Engineering at the University of Sydney. His main research interests are theoretical and experimental structural mechanics with particular application to steel structural members and system, cold-formed steel structures, stainless steel structures, aluminium structures, and structural stability and analysis.

He is Chairman of the Standards Australia committees for Aluminium Structures and Steel Storage Racks and member of the Standards Australia committees for Steel Structures, Stainless Steel Structures and Scaffolding Structures. He is also Chairman of the ASCE Standards Committee for Stainless Steel Structures. Prof Rasmussen is member of the editorial boards of five international journals, including the Journal of Constructional Steel Research, Thin-walled Structures and Steel Construction.


His current research activities involve the testing, analysis and design of steel storage rack structures and built-up cold-formed steel structures, as well as the development of analysis-based design methods and associated system reliability analysis. Prof Rasmussen is Associate Dean Research of Engineering & IT and Chairman of the Centre for Advanced Structural Engineering at the University of Sydney.


Luís Simões da Silva
Luis Simões da Silva graduated in Civil Engineering at the University of Coimbra in 1984, received an MSc in "Structural Steel Design" with Distinction at Imperial College London in 1986 and a PhD in “Structural Mechanics” also at Imperial College London in 1989. He received the title of Docteur Honoris Causa from the University of Liege, Belgium, in 2018. He is Professor of Steel Construction at the Department of Civil Engineering of the University of Coimbra. Head of Department of Civil Engineering (2001-2003; 205-2007; 2013-2015). Director of ISISE – Institute for Sustainability and Innovation in Structural Engineering (2015-2019), Research Centre financed by FCT (Portuguese Science Foundation) evaluated in 2014 with EXCELLENT. President of cmm (Portuguese Steelwork Association). Member of the Portuguese Academy of Engineering. Chair of the Technical Management Board of ECCS (2007-2013) and President of ECCS (2011-2013). Involved in large number of Technical and Scientific Committees in the field of Steel Construction. Author of 600+ scientific papers in peer-reviewed journals and conferences. Large involvement in internationally-funded R&D projects.


Keh-Chyuan Tsai
Born in Taipei, Taiwan, Prof. Keh-Chyuan Tsai received his bachelor of science degree in civil engineering from Taiwan University (NTU) in 1977 and a master of science degree from Stanford University in 1980. From 1980 to 1984, he worked as a structural engineer in the San Francisco office of Skidmore Owings Merrill. He completed his Ph.D. degree in the University of California at Berkeley in 1988. Prof. Tsai is a registered civil and structural engineer in Taiwan and California, USA. He has joined the faculty members in the Department of Civil Engineering of NTU since 1989. Prof. Tsai served as the director of the Taiwan National Center for Research on Earthquake Engineering from 2003 to 2010. He has conducted research for more than 30 years on design, testing and analysis of steel structures subjected to earthquake loads.


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Brian Uy
Brian Uy is currently Professor of Structural Engineering and Head of the School of Civil Engineering at the University of Sydney. He is also a Fellow of Engineers Australia (EA), Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE), American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), Institution of Structural Engineers (IStructE) and the International Association for Bridge and Structural Engineering (IABSE).

Brian is Chairman of the Standards Australia Committee BD32 on Composite Structures. He currently serves on the American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC) Task Committee 5 on Composite Construction and the ASCE-Structural Engineering Institute (SEI), Technical Committee on Composite Construction.


He is Chairman of the Australia Regional Group of IStructE and the Australian Group of IABSE. Brian is Chief Editor (Asia-Pacific) for Steel and Composite Structures and is also on the editorial board for Journal of Constructional Steel Research and Advanced Steel Construction.


Eiki Yamaguchi
Eiki Yamaguchi is Professor of Civil Engineering and Architecture, Kyushu Institute of Technology, Japan. He has earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Tokyo, a master’s degree from Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand and a Ph.D. degree from Purdue University, USA. His expertise includes numerical method, structural mechanics, steel structures and bridge engineering. He is a member of various technical committees including those for the revisions of Japanese Design Specifications for Highway Bridges and for the repair of the bridges damaged by 2016 Kumamoto Earthquake. He has published more than 150 technical papers and contributed to more than 10 books.


Ronald D. Ziemian
Ron Ziemian is a Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering and an Associate Dean in the College of Engineering at Bucknell University in Lewisburg, PA, USA. Ron received his BS, MEng, and PhD degrees from Cornell University and was a practicing structural engineer for several years. His research primarily focuses on applying advanced methods of computational analysis to better understand the stability behavior of metal structures. His honors include the ASCE Norman Medal, ASCE Shortridge Hardesty Award, and the AISC Special Achievement Award. Ron is the former chair of the Structural Stability Research Council, and is currently a member of the Specification Committees of AISC, AISI, and the Aluminum Association. He is a coauthor of the textbook Matrix Structural Analysis, the editor of the Guide to Stability Design Criteria for Metal Structures, and the developer of the structural analysis software MASTAN2. Ron is currently Co-Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Constructional Steel Research.


First call for paper:
1 January 2018
Abstract submission: (CLOSED)
1 April 2018
Notification of abstract acceptance:
on or before 16 April 2018 
Full paper submission: 
15 July 2018
Online Registration Begins:
1 August 2018
Notification of full paper acceptance:
31 August 2018
Early bird registration:
on or before 7 September 2018
Online Registration Closes:
31 October 2018
Announcement of programme:
1 November 2018
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