Symposium on Tubular Structures: Call for Abstracts

The Federal and State Universities of Rio de Janeiro will host the 15th International Symposium on Tubular Structures (ISTS15), following a series of the successful Symposia under the guidance of the Subcommission for Tubular Structures XV-E of the International Institute of Welding (IIW). The Symposium will take place at Hotel Pestana, in Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro, May 27-29, 2015. The last two versions were held in Hong Kong, China (2010) and London, UK (2012).

This Symposium is considered the principal showcase for tubular structures and the prime international forum for discussion of research, developments and applications in this field. The conference would be of interest to manufacturers of hollow structural sections (HSS) or related construction products, architects, trade associations, design engineers, steel fabricators, owners or developers of tubular structures, researchers, academics and postgraduate students.

Participants wishing to present a contribution are invited to submit one or more abstracts relating to the topics of the conference. The abstracts should be typewritten in English and not exceed 400 words.

Abstracts, including author’s affiliation, must be submitted by April 4, 2014, to the Organizing Committee. Further details about the abstract & full paper format and submission process are available at the conference

Notification of acceptance of the submitted contribution will be given by May 30, 2014. The complete manuscript in English, including illustrations, must be submitted to the Organizing Committee by August 20, 2014. Accepted contributions will be announced by November 30, 2014, and are expected to be orally presented, in English, at the conference. One presentation per registered author will be allowed.

A detailed description of the conference topics, as well as registration, fees and other relevant information of ISTS15 can be found at the conference webpage.