Call for Paper

Authors are welcome to submit abstracts of approximately 400 words on any of the topics mentioned above. Please include the full postal address, FAX number and e-mail address of the principal author(s). Only papers registered and approved by the scientific board will be included in the symposium proceedings.

Important Dates
Abstract submission : October 31, 2011(new date)
Abstract acceptance : November 18, 2011(new date)
Full paper submission : January 15, 2012
Full paper notification : January 31, 2012(new date)

The main title of IASS-APCS-2012 symposium is From spatial structures to space structures. The symposium will cover all aspects of shell and spatial structures and mainly includes conceptual design, structural design, analysis, materials, construction, environment and other important topics.

A more detailed topics can be listed as follows:
Conceptual Design : Design of shell and spatial structures, form finding, free-form structures and morphology.
Structural Design : Seismic design, wind engineering, details, design code, and design optimization.
Analysis : Stability/buckling analysis, geometrically or/and materially nonlinear analysis, dynamic analysis, stochastic analysis, and structural optimization technique.
Materials : Materials, constitutive laws, fatigue, fracture, composite material, concrete, steel, wood, smart material, and material test.
Construction : Construction technologies, construction management, maintenance, structural health monitoring, and fire protection.
Environment : Energy efficiency, sustainable technologies, and wind and solar energy.
Others : Long span bridge, aerospace structures, ship structures, and space structures.

The abstract (one-page short paper) and full paper should be prepared by Microsoft Word. Author can download the templates for one-page short paper and full paper in this page. Note that the template of full paper includes some detailed guideline for authors.

Abstract submission
All abstracts should be submitted on the official website (http://www.iass2012.org) by 30th September 2011. Please refer to the Short-Paper-Template.doc and also see author instructions in full paper template.

The template for abstract : Short-Paper-Template

Full paper submission
Authors will be invited to submit the full paper when their abstracts are accepted. The full paper should be submitted on the official website (http://www.iass2012.org) by 15th January 2011. The length of full paper is highly recommended within 8 pages. Please refer to the Full-Paper-Template.docx which includes the guidelines for author

The template for full paper : Full-Paper-Template