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University of Hong Kong to Host the 13th International Symposium on Tubular Structures

February 19, 2009 from American Institute of Steel Construction

The Subcommission for Tubular Structures XV-E of the International Institute of Welding (IIW) has chosen the University of Hong Kong to host the 13th International Symposium on Tubular Structures (ISTS 13) in Hong Kong from December 15-17, 2010. The symposium is considered to be the principal showcase for tubular structures and the prime international forum for discussion of research, developments and applications in this field.

This annual international symposium is held in a different location from around the world each year. It’s aimed at manufacturers of hollow sections or related construction products, architects, trade associations, design engineers, steel fabricators, owners or developers of tubular structures, researchers, academics and postgraduate students.

Prospective authors of papers and oral presentations are now invited to submit abstracts of 300-400 words (in English) before August 15, 2009 in broad areas of interest including: Tubular Structures, Static and Fatigue Behavior of Connections, Earthquake and Dynamic Resistance, Specification and Standard Developments, Fire Resistance, and more.

Key Dates
Submissions of Abstracts Deadline – August 15, 2009
Notification of Provisional Acceptance – November 30, 2009
Manuscript for Review – February 20, 2010
Notification of Final Acceptance – May 11, 2010
Submission of Camera Ready Manuscript – July 30, 2010
International Symposium – December 15-17, 2010

More information about the ISTS 13 and Call for Papers can be found at www.hku.hk/civil/ISTS13.




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