The call for Mini-Symposia (MS) and Special Sessions (SS) is closed.

Accepted Mini-Symposia
Accepted Special Sessions

Participants interested in organizing MS/SS as part of IALCCE 2023 may contact the Symposium organizers via email at in order to check if further proposals can still be considered and accommodated in the Technical Program.

Organizing a Mini-Symposium (MS) or a Special Session (SS)

Prospective MS/SS organizers should consider the following items prior to submitting the proposal:

  • A Mini-Symposium is normally composed of no fewer than three sessions on a single topic of substantial current interest and importance in life-cycle civil engineering. A Special Session is normally composed of one or two sessions.

  • There are typically five presentations in a single session.

  • Speakers should be selected primarily for their current contributions to the topic area.

  • Speakers should be as representative of researchers in the area as possible.

  • A mini-symposium organizer may speak as part of the mini-symposium that he/she is organizing.

  • Mini-symposia are discouraged in which most of the speakers come from the same organization or if all co-authors on the papers being presented in a mini-symposium are from the same organization.

Preparation of the Proposal

The MS/SS Organizer(s) are requested to provide the following information:

Title: Describe the subject of the MS/SS as accurately and specifically as possible in not more than 10 words.

Organizer(s): Provide full name, title, affiliation, postal address, email address, telephone number, and photo.

Summary: Describe the MS/SS in not more than 100 words. The summary should be written to attract those who specifically work on the topic as well as those who work in related areas. Based on experience, the following outline is suggested:

  • Explain the problem area to be addressed by the speakers and why it is important in significant applications.

  • Identify current directions of research and methods being developed to solve problems.

  • Describe the scope of the MS/SS.

Speakers: Provide the full name, title, affiliation, address, and email address of each speaker and the title of his/her presentation.

MS/SS Abstracts Submission

Authors in the accepted MS/SS must submit their abstracts following the standard procedure for abstract submission through the Online Submission System. Authors must select the pertinent MS/SS when submitting their abstracts.

Abstract & Paper Submission