"Research is not just to see what everyone else has seen, but to think what nobody else has thought." Albert Szent Gyorgyi

Civil engineering has a vast scope for research and innovation. New inventions and techniques have a large potential to cause a revolution in terms of sustainable construction, efficient transportation, better design techniques and more sophisticated infrastructure. Advances in Civil Engineering are the order of the day with the rapid industrialization and urbanization seen in developed and developing nations. Innovative design and construction practices are challenging tasks to the engineers to meet the ever growing demands of society. ICES IIT Bombay intends to bring together leading researchers in this domain of interest from around the world. It looks forward to witness and demonstrate the remarkable range of interests being pursued in and beyond the classroom.

The International Civil Engineering ICES, IIT Bombay (ICES) will act as a platform to exchange ideas and scientific knowledge, through intense professional interaction among the aspiring civil engineering researchers who are inclined towards discovering, learning and innovating new domains. We believe this will lead to fruitful germination of collaborative research work.

If you are a research enthusiast and you feel that your research paper has got something extraordinary, Aakaar’s ICES IIT Bombay is a platform to showcase your talent in front of eminent professors, industrial professionals and talented students in a formal conference.

Sricharan Dakka

  • sricharandakka1998@gmail.com
  • +91-9491370353

Manideep Sudia

  • sudiasriramsaimanideep@gmail.com
  • +91-8828290541

  • To encourage participation in civil engineering research area.
  • To provide an excellent platform for exchange of new ideas and knowledge among Academia,Industry professionals and Research Scholars.
  • To give students an exposure to the designing of research papers and paper presentation in a formal conference.

  • Register as a team with a maximum of 3 members
  • Submit your abstracts before the given deadline
  • Abstracts will be scrutinized and finalists will be invited to the International Civil Engineering Symposium, IIT Bombay during Aakaar.

**For the participants outside India, the symposium will be held through video conference.

An abstract is a concise version of your research presented in skeletal form, which focuses on the essentials of a larger idea or claim. It should be sufficient enough for reviewers to discern the nature and significance of your research, the fairness in your approach, and the nature of the results or progress to date.

Four important elements of an abstract:

  • The research focus (i.e. statement of the problem(s)/research issue(s) addressed);
  • The research methods used (experimental research, case studies, questionnaires, etc.);
  • The results/findings of the research; and
  • The main conclusions and recommendations

Abstracts are invited on any topic associated with civil engineering.The topic can belong to any of the following fields:

  • Construction Management and Methods
  • Concrete Technology and Building Materials
  • Geotechnical Engineering
  • Hydraulic and Water Resources Engineering/Ocean Engineering
  • Remote Sensing (GPS/GIS)
  • Structural Engineering
  • Transportation Engineering
  • Architecture

Note: While submitting an Abstract please make sure to follow our ‘Abstract submission guidelines'. Abstracts not adhering to these guidelines will be turned down.
Details regarding theme of symposium: THEME OF SYMPOSIUM.

  • The last date for submitting summary paper is 20 th February, 2018
  • Full text of the summary paper should be submitted in English only
  • Paper should be submitted in Microsoft Word document form
  • It should be in an A4 format with 2.5 cm margins left, right, top and bottom
  • Use Times New Roman style for the text
  • All text paragraphs should be single spaced, with first line indented by 10 mm
  • Page numbers should be incorporated with right alignment
  • Paper should contain the following components:
  • a. Title of the Paper (Font size – 16 in Times New Roman, Bold)
    b. Authors’ details: Names with Surnames (Font size – 14), Affiliation, Email(Font Size–11 italic)
    c. Abstract (around 200 words, Font size 11)
    d. Keywords (Max 6 words, italic, Font size 10)
    e. Introduction (Font size 12)
    f. Content of Paper (Font size 12)
    g. Conclusion (around 200 words, Font size 12)
    h. References (Alphabetical order of the Authors, Font size 11)
    i. Tables and Figures in the paper if any, should be numbered separately
    j.  Figures having graphs, etc should have a legend inserted in it
  • Total paper can be of 2-4 pages
  • Please get the paper proofread by your mentors before submitting. Ensure there are no grammatical errors and explain your work in simple language. Plagiarism will not be tolerated and will lead to your disqualification.
  • Papers should be submitted through Email only to the mail-id : symposium_aakaar@civil.iitb.ac.in with subject as Name_ICES18_Paper
  • Name of the document should be one of the team member’s  Name_ICES18_Paper
  • A sample summary paper format is uploaded as an example.
  • Kindly follow the format while submitting the summary paper.

For any doubts and clarifications, please contact
Sricharan Dakka 9491370353
Manideep Sudia 8828290541

Instructions for submitting an abstract:

  • Download the word template.
  • In the template provided, you should click and enter text directly in the boxes provided.
  • Complete all fields: Poster title, Name (if multiple authors then separate names by comma), Advisor name, Abstract, keywords and Category.
  • Make sure that Title is in Times New Roman, font size 14 (Bold), center aligned, all letters capital and proper names only, followed by a single blank line.
  • Author and Advisor names should be in Times New Roman, font size 11, italicized, right aligned, followed by affiliation in the next line.
  • Abstract should be of 150-300 words.
  • After completing the above procedure save your file as "LastName- FirstName_ICES18_Abstract" (Last name and first name of the first author written in abstract) in word's default file format (.docx) and email it to us at symposium_aakaar@civil.iitb.ac.in along with your authentication letter after filling the registration form. The subject of the email should be "Abstract_ICES18".

Please note that your abstract will be reviewed by our review committee. Therefore, you are requested to submit high quality version of your abstract approved by your mentor. Any plagiarism will lead to disqualification.

Registration Rules:

  • You are required to submit an authentication letter (signed by your mentor) which confirms that you are doing the research for which you have submitted the abstract. Note that IIT Bombay students are not required to submit an authentication letter.
  • Download the blank authentication letter from here. Please fill it completely and then scan it.
  • Save your file as "LastName-FirstName_ICES18_Authentication" as image (jpg/png) or in pdf format and email it to us along with the abstract at symposium_aakaar@civil.iitb.ac.in.
  • The maximum number of authors for a paper is three (excluding mentors). All the authors should have a significant contribution in the research that they are doing or have completed.

  • What type of research paper can I present?
    Research paper covering any of these seven categories of civil engineering can be presented in ICES18.
    1. Construction Management and Methods
    2. Concrete Technology and Building Materials
    3. Geotechnical Engineering
    4. Hydraulic and Water Resources Engineering/Ocean Engineering
    5. Remote Sensing (GPS/GIS)
    6. Structural Engineering
    7. Transportation Engineering
    8. Architecture
  • Who is eligible to participate?
    All undergraduate and postgraduate (B.Techs, M.Techs, Dual Degree students, PhDs) students undertaking research work in the field of civil engineering are eligible to participate.
  • My topic is related to civil engineering but it is not listed in the specified categories. Am I still eligible to participate?
    Yes, you are eligible to participate. Select the category which fits the most to your field of research.
  • What is the procedure of application?
    Under the Important Guidelines section, go through the guidelines of abstract submission carefully. After this go to the Registrations section, fill the form completely and upload abstract and proof at the specified mail id. You will soon receive a mail from our side confirming your registration.
  • Is it compulsory to attach authentication letter signed from faculty/mentor?
    Yes, it is mandatory to attach the authentication letter failing which your paper will be rejected. It serves as a proof of your research work.
  • Who should attend?
    Researchers, technical staff, secondary, vocational or tertiary educators, professionals from the public and private sector, or anyone who is interested in learning about new research in the field of civil engineering can attend Symposium. Visitors (who are not presenting any research paper but just want to learn about other researches) can register by filling the ‘Visitor Form’. There is no fee for visitors.
  • How should I start preparing my abstract?
    Since your abstract gives an overview of your research work, we recommend you to take help from your mentor while writing an abstract. Abstract submitted should be of high quality version verified by your mentor.
  • Can I register for two projects?
    Yes, you can register. We highly recommend that one of your projects is a group project with other students.
  • Is a group allowed to register for one project?
    Yes, a group can present one project.There should not be more than three members in the group.Please include names of all the members while doing registration.
  • What if my work of research is not yet finished? Can I still apply?
    Yes, students can present research that is still in progress.As long as it has sufficient content to be displayed in the presentation, it is perfectly acceptable.
  • How will I receive information and updates about the Symposium?
    Information and updates will be conveyed to you through our Facebook page and website. Important updates will be sent to you via email also. It is recommended to check the website,emails and follow our Facebook page regularly for all the updates and reminders.
  • I have submitted the abstract but I need to make some amendments.What should I do?
    Changes can be made within the stipulated deadline.You should not register again.Mail us with your query at symposium_aakaar@civil.iitb.ac.in or you can contact any one of the Symposium Managers. We will respond to your query ASAP.
  • What if I forgot to attach the authentication letter?Can I submit it separately?
    Abstracts submitted without the authentication letter will be straightaway rejected.In this case you need to again mail us the abstract alongwith the authentication letter at symposium_aakaar@civil.iitb.ac.in Please note that this is allowed only within the specified deadline.
  • Who reviews the abstracts and determines who can present?
    All the abstracts are sent to our review committee which comprises of Civil Engineering department, IIT Bombay's faculty members.