Call For Abstracts and Special Sessions


Call for Abstracts and Special Sessions


EASEC-16 will provide an excellent forum for participants from around the world to review, discuss and present the latest developments in the broad discipline of structural engineering and construction. It will also be an ideal platform for participants to renew friendship and establish new collaborations.


Abstracts and full papers are now invited for EASEC-16, with a focus on the conference topics listed below. Deadline for submission of full paper further extended to 31st July 2019. Even though the deadline for abstract submission has passed, authors who still wish to submit abstracts are encouraged to do so at the earliest convenience or contact [email protected] for more information. Further details on abstract template and submission are available on


Proposals for Special Sessions are also invited: If you are interested in organising a special session as part of EASEC-16, please email [email protected] the title of your proposed session together with at least 6 intended papers. Upon acceptance, the Committee will invite the proposer to present in the special session as an Invited Speaker with a waived registration fee.

Conference Themes


  • Structural mechanics
  • Computational mechanics
  • Reinforced and prestressed concrete structures
  • Steel structures
  • Timber structures
  • Composite structures
  • Coastal and offshore structures
  • Structural stability
  • Structural dynamics
  • Structural health monitoring and damage identification
  • Structural reliability analysis and design
  • Structural optimization
  • Fracture and damage mechanics


  • Soil mechanics and foundation engineering
  • Pavement materials and technology
  • Shock and impact loading
  • Structural fire engineering
  • Earthquake loading
  • Traffic and man-made loadings
  • Wave and wind loadings
  • Thermal effects
  • Design codes
  • New construction materials
  • New construction technologies
  • Forensic Engineering and Case Studies
  • Engineering education

Special Sessions


Proposals are invited for Special Sessions covering areas of specialist interest from within the conference topics listed above.

Special Sessions should comprise at least 6 papers. Organisers of Special Sessions will be expected to identify, collate and arrange for peer review of papers. They will receive one waived registration fee per Special Session.

Conference awards


EASEC16 Best Young Reseacher’s Paper Award

To recognise the best EASEC16 paper of young researchers with age 35 or below. To be considered for this award, applicants must be the first author and presenter, and submit their full paper and the below form by the deadline.


Click here to download the EASEC16 Best Young Researcher’s Paper Award form 


EASEC Young Reseacher/Engineer Award

To recognize outstanding works of young researchers/engineers with age 35 or below.


Click here to download the EASEC16 Young Researcher/Engineer Award form 


Nishino Medal

To be awarded to a distinguished senior engineer who has been judged to have made internationally recognized contributions in the area of structural engineering and construction through research, development and/or professional practice in the Asia-Pacific region.

Closing date for entries is September 6, 2019.


Nishino Prize

To be awarded to a young engineer (age below 45 years) from the Asia-Pacific region who has made significant contributions and shown potential for great future achievements in the area of structural engineering and construction through research, development and/or practice (2 prizes per EASEC).

Closing date for entries is September 6, 2019.


EASEC16 Pre-conference Workshop on Floating Offshore Wind


Title: Floating Offshore Wind – A technology to become the energy source of the future

Venue: Room 49-313A, The University of Queensland

Date: Tuesday 3 December 2019

Time: 9:00am to 5:00pm

Registration Fees: Standard  –  $200 + 10%GST

Full-time students – $100 + 10% GST

The fee covers lunch, 2 coffee breaks and workshop notes.

Lecturer: Dr.-Ing. Frank Adam, Universität Rostock, Germany


Brief CV of Lecturer: Frank Adam’s research focuses on offshore wind and floating substructures; in particular on logistical concepts, coupled simulations, the use of novel materials for maritime constructions, and intelligent decommissioning concepts for offshore wind turbines. He leads the GICON-TLP (tension leg platform), [email protected], DT-NeO-WEA and CART (compact and robust medium wind turbine) development projects at the LWET. Future projects are a EU graduate school in floating wind (FLOAWER) as well as a German R&D cluster on floating wind (OWSplus). He also serves as the ERASMUS+ representative at the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Marine Technology and lectures the Practical Wind Turbine Construction Initiative at the LWET.

Course Description:
One of the most urgent tasks of mankind at our times is to limit global warming to a maximum of 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels. Reaching this goal would reduce risks and effects of climate change to a level which enables a much better chance of survival of diverse ecosystems, great biodiversity and mankind. To achieve this aim, offshore wind power will play a vital role supplying people with low-carbon energy. Floating offshore wind turbines are an economic technology for power production at water depths from 40 m to 200 m and more. This means a great potential, as it is estimated that 70% of the suitable areas for offshore wind are located at water depths of 60 m and more. The workshop will focus on several topics out of this new industry sector. The topics cover structural mechanics, steel structures, wind & wave loading, design codes, structural dynamics and others.


Workshop Programme:

8:30am to 9:00am – Registration

9:00am to 10:30am – Lecture #1: Introduction to floating offshore wind

  • Design standards
  • Types of substructures
  • Market overview
  • Types of moorings
  • Types of foundations

10:30am to 11:00am – Coffee Break

11:00am to 12:30pm – Lecture #2: Fully coupled load analysis

  • Servo-hydro-aero-elastic simulations
  • Design Load cases
  • Software tools
  • Introduction to OpenFAST
  • Simulation result analysis (ULS/FLS)

12:30pm to 1:30pm – Lunch break (60min)

1:30pm to 3:00pm – Lecture #3: Lab-scale and full-scale testing of floating wind systems

  • Examples for Wind & Wave test facilities
  • Scaling laws after Reynold & Froude
  • Scaling the wind turbine
  • Hardware-in-the-loop testing
  • Calibration of the software models

3:00pm to 3:30pm – Coffee Break

3:30pm to 5:00pm – Lecture #4: Four selected examples – comparison & ongoing R&D work

  • Steel spar-buoy solution by Equinor
  • Steel semi-submersible solution by Principle Power
  • Steel or concrete semi-submersible Solution by IDEOL
  • Steel or concrete tension leg platform by GICON
  • Examples from Japan
  • Ongoing R&D


Organiser: Prof. C.M. Wang, TMR Chair Professor in Structural Engineering, School of Civil Engineering, The University of Queensland. E-mail: [email protected]  Tel: +61 434 364 775

Supporting International Journals


Authors of selected papers will be invited to submit extended versions for possible publication in the International Journal of Structural Stability and Dynamics.