Rapid development in diverse scientific disciplines, including civil engineering, is so remarkable that holding regular conferences to exchange the latest scientific innovations sounds inevitable. In this regard, national and international annual conferences in structural and earthquake engineering, held by the Research Center for Earthquake and Natural Disasters at ACECR, have received a considerable attention from scholars and researchers. This center has endeavored to consistently organize this event to publish the latest scientific findings and create a relationship among universities and research centers as well. This is evidenced by successfully holding five conferences in the past years.
In order to achieve this invaluable goal, this research center is attempting to hold the second international and sixth national conference on earthquake and structural engineering as well as the twentieth seminar and annual specialized workshop on space structures in April 2015. We hope to witness a large presence of researchers, professors, students, and experts in the field of structural and earthquake engineering.
The events at this conference include the presentation of scientific-research articles, posters, designs, industrial achievements, educational workshops, and roundtables related to the issues of earthquake and structural engineering in Iran. Therefore, all enthusiasts and experts are invited to actively participate in this event by submitting their scientific discoveries and industrial achievements.
Prof. Michael Balz Prof. Subhamoy Bhattacharya Prof. Tuncer Cakmakli Prof. Claudio F. Guerri
Germany United Kingdom Turkey Argentina
Prof. Koichiro Ishikawa Prof. SeungDeog Kim Prof. Carlos Lázaro Prof.Hoshyar Nooshin
Japan South Korea Spain United Kingdom
Prof. Dénes Nagy Prof. Olga Popovic Larsen Prof. Muhammad Imran Rafiq Prof. Janusz Rębielak
Hangary Denmark United Kingdom Poland
Registration for the 2nd international & 6th national conference on earthquake and structures is now open
After holding several successful conferences in the field of structure and earthquake, the registration and paper submission for the 2nd international & 6th national conference on earthquake and structure is now open. In order to register and paper submission please refer to the electronic submission system which is located on the below of this page.
Extended abstract format in two types (word, pdf) is available in download tab
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Top paper will be published by special issues of the Iranian Journal of Structural Engineering
Top accepted papers of EDK 2015 will be published by special issues of the Iranian Journal of Structural Engineering after the review.
Head of Shahid Bahonar university
Shahid Bahonar university is one of the biggest universities of Iran and Middle East. This university is located in south east of Kerman in an area of 5.000.000 sq. meters and started educational activities in 1975, admitting 90 students. After the Islamic Revolution, the university was called Shahid Bahonar University of Kerman after Dr. Mohammad Javad Bahonar. Ministry of Sciences, Research and Technology considers this university as one of top universities of Iran due to 40 years of educational and research achievements. At the beginning, 25000 sq. meters of space was considered for 5000 students but this space is increased to more than 23,000 sq. meters and 14000 students. Alireza Afzalipour and Fakhereh Saba founded Kerman University in 1974.
Institute of Earthquake and Disaster
Iran, being located between two Arabian and Euro-Asian tectonic plates, experienced over 130 severe earthquakes in the 20th century alone, indicating the seismicity and vulnerability of the area. These earthquakes resulted in heavy casualties and long-lasting, serious socio-economic damages, including the loss of invaluable artifacts of ancient Persian culture. It is crucial that we find a solution to prevent or diminish further damage. ACECR Kerman Branch recognized this and, at their suggestion, the Institute of Earthquakes and Disasters ACECR Kerman Branch (EDK) was formed in 2010. EDK was approved as a “Research Center” in 2010 after recognizing that training talented students could help realize the institute’s goals and develop knowledge of the field.
Today, EDK is engaged in the implementation of national and international research. Its responsible and qualified researchers are taking effective steps in protecting human lives and property against natural disaster. EDK’s main goals are research development and education in all areas related to structures, earthquake engineering and earthquake hazard. EDK also intends to develop and implement of earthquake damage reduction.It also is interested in development of cultural awareness about earthquake security both in the country and in the region.
The department’s instructional and research programs are grouped into three focus areas: Structural Engineering, Geotechnical Engineering, and Risk Management. The Department of Structural Engineering offers instruction leading to the degrees of Master of Science (M.Sc.) in Space Frame Structures and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Structural Engineering.