ICES OF IIT BOMBAY
Aakaar IIT Bombay is proud to launch its fourth International Civil Engineering Symposium, with a prime motive of encouraging young research enthusiasts in the field of civil engineering to engage in vigorous research and take civil engineering to a whole new level. ICES IIT Bombay looks forward to bring together and support such talented and enthusiastic people.
"Research is the distance between an idea and its realization." -David Sarnoff
The theme of the ICES this year is
Challenges in Civil Engineering. ICES IIT Bombay intends to bring together leading researchers in this domain of interest from around the world. It looks forward to witnessing and demonstrate the remarkable range of interests being pursued in and beyond the classroom.
The International Civil Engineering Symposium (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 feel that your research paper has got something extraordinary. ICES IIT Bombay is a platform to showcase your talent in front of eminent professors, industrial professionals and talented students in a formal conference.
The theme of the symposium for this year is
CHALLENGES IN CIVIL ENGINEERING.
The word ‘Challenges’ in the theme represents both current and future challenges in civil engineering. The major global challenges of the 21st century are Urbanization, habitat, environment, infrastructure, and sustainability.
Civil Engineering has a vast scope for research and innovation. It has been in existence since BC times. Civil engineering practices involve multitasking where there is a high probability of challenges. There have been many challenges in the civil engineering field which are either currently being faced or would be faced in the future. It has lots of challenges that are not solved yet. We need to address those problems and think about how to solve them. We have to work on them. We need solutions to overcome these challenges to create a better world.
Civil engineers plan, design, construct and operate facilities that are essential to modern life. Now the civil engineering alters the era of development by the implementation of new innovative technologies and overcoming the challenges to make a better world. Today's world is undergoing vast changes and the complex multi-tasks create unique challenges for civil engineers of every subdiscipline. These challenges are often very complex in nature and require integrated approaches to solve.
The grand nature challenges are established through an extensive literature review that highlights the challenge’s economic, environmental, and societal impacts.
By keeping our theme so, we are not restricting the inputs to any particular topic. We encourage everyone to participate in our symposium. In the real world of civil engineering “Challenges” exist in every discipline of civil engineering. We can conclude this is a broad topic for research and will also avid the interest to go deep in the particular fields of research.
Thus Symposium established a platform for every person doing research in civil engineering to present their work in the Symposium. We also encourage you to present your work if you feel it doesn’t fall under this year’s theme.
Some of the major challenges in civil engineering include:
- Use of recycled materials
- Increasing age of concrete
- Enhancing disaster management through infrastructure resilience
- Improving building energy efficiency
- Monitoring the health of the infrastructure
- Enhancing construction site safety
- Reducing the carbon footprint in manufacturing(LCB)
- Construction waste & demolition waste
- Reducing soil erosion
- Managing groundwater
- Managing stormwater
- Wastewater treatment
- Urban water engineering
- Corrosion of steel
- Transportation safety
- Reducing traffic congestion
- The Internet of Things(IoT)
- Traffic control
- Transportation accessibility & mobility
- Sensor development
- Flood mapping etc...
- To encourage participation in the civil engineering research area.
- To provide an excellent platform for an 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.
Aakaar invites all the civil engineering students to attend the International Symposium to explore various research opportunities ahead in civil engineering irrespective of being an accomplished researcher or any person interested in research and innovation.
We will be very honored and happy to have you as one of our most delightful participants in the international symposium.
- 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 during Aakaar.
**For the participants other than from India, the symposium will be held through video conferencing.
- The team should consist of a maximum of three members and no team member should present in more than one group
- 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_ICES20_Authenticationl as the image (jpg/png) or in pdf format and email it to us along with the abstract at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Registration starting date(04/10/19) and the deadline(06/12/19)
- Abstracts submission deadline(30/12/19)
**Note:- All are hard deadlines.
CALL FOR ABSTRACTS
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;
- 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
- Environmental Engineering
Abstract submission guidelines:
- Download the Abstract 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 a 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.
- The abstract should be of 150-300 words.
- After completing the above procedure save your file as
"LastName-FirstName_ICES20_Abstract" (Last name and first name of the first author mentioned in the abstract) in word's default file format (.docx) and email it to us at email@example.com in along with your authentication letter after filling the registration form. The subject of the email should be "Abstract_ICES20_".
Please note that your abstract will be reviewed by our review committee. Therefore, you are requested to submit a high-quality version of your abstract approved by your mentor. Any plagiarism will lead to disqualification.