The Seventh International Symposium on Life-Cycle Civil Engineering


Nowadays, people have realized the importance of creating a sustainable society to avoid or alleviate problems like climate change, environmental pollution or economic crisis. Therefore, the life-cycle thinking of civil engineering is discussed more and more frequently.

Civil engineering is mainly focused on design and construction during the past days, but contemporary society needs civil engineering to pay attention to more aspects, such as inspection, monitoring, repair, maintenance and optimal management of structures and infrastructures, in order to effectively manage the function of these structures throughout their lifetime. Considering these needs, the objective of the International Association for Life-Cycle Civil Engineering (IALCCE) is to promote international cooperation in this field of expertise to enhance the welfare of society. Its mission is to become the premier international organization for the advancement of the life-cycle civil engineering.

Previous editions of the bi-annual IALCCE symposium took place in Varenna, Lake Como (2008), Taipei (2010), Vienna (2012), Tokyo (2014), Delft (2016) and Ghent (2018). The Seventh International Symposium on Life Cycle Civil Engineering (IALCCE 2020) will be organized on behalf of IALCCE under the auspices of Tongji University in Shanghai (China) on October 27-30, 2020.

All major aspects of life-cycle engineering are addressed, with special focus on structural damage processes, life-cycle design, inspection, monitoring, assessment, maintenance and rehabilitation, life-cycle cost of structures and infrastructures, life-cycle performance of special structures, and life-cycle oriented computational tools.

We are looking forward to welcome all of you in Shanghai in 2020!

Conference Topic

  • Life-Cycle Design and Assessment
  • Life-Cycle Inspection, Testing and Monitoring
  • Life-Cycle Deterioration and Damage
  • Life-Cycle Infrastructure Systems, Networks, and Lifelines
  • Life-Cycle Maintenance and Rehabilitation
  • Life-Cycle Costs and Optimization
  • Life-Cycle Oriented Computational Tools
  • more+

Important Dates

  • July 30, 2019    Abstract Submission
  • September 30, 2019
  • September 30, 2019    Notification Regarding the Abstract
  • October 10,2019
  • January 28, 2020    Full Paper Submission
  • February 28, 2020
  • March 31, 2020    Full Paper Acceptance 
  • May 15, 2020    Final Paper Submission
  • May 31, 2020    Early Bird Registration 
Conference Location

The City

Shanghai is situated on the estuary of Yangtze River of China. As the economic and financial center of China, Shanghai, the international metropolis, is also famous for "pearl of the orient" and "Paris of the east". Rich in history and culture, Shanghai has its unique historical background and many historical sites. Cultural exhibitions and festivals are held every year, attracting visitors from the world.

The pace of development of Shanghai is fast. On the comprehensive service functions, Shanghai has been one of the most complete cities in global financial markets so far. Functional network of urban infrastructure system in Shanghai has been basically completed. The number of air passengers exceeds 100 million per year, making it China's first and the world's fifth aviation city. The urban railway system is 617 kilometers long, ranking first among all cities in the world. Based on the development status, civil engineering in Shanghai is now adapting to new situations with life-cycle thinking, striving to establish circular economy and creating a sustainable society.

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Host University

Tongji University is one of the leading universities in China under direct administration of Ministry of Education. With a history of over a century, Tongji has valued the balanced development of four functions, i.e. education, research, outreach, and culture inheritance and innovation. The university now covers 10 broad categories of academic disciplines, including engineering, science, medicine, management, economics and so on.

The College of Civil Engineering consists of The Department of Structural Engineering, the Department of Geotechnical Engineering, The Department of Bridge Engineering, Research Institute of Structural Engineering and Disaster Prevention and the Department of Hydraulic Engineering.

The College boasts first class facilities for its State Key Laboratory of Disaster Prevention in Civil Engineering and for other laboratories. The Boundary Layer Wing Tunnel Laboratory and Shaking Table Laboratory, which has been at an internationally leading edge in terms of the scale of facilities and technology, have undertaken a number of major research projects.

Conference Secretariat IALCCE 2020

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