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ITO International Research Center
The University of Tokyo
7-3-1 Hongo, Bunkyo-ku
113-8656, Tokyo, JAPAN
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Announcement from 12th fib phD symposium
(2018 Prague)


General Information

Continuing the tradition of fib International PhD Symposium in Civil Engineering, the 11th edition will be held on Hongo main campus of The University of Tokyo in Tokyo, from August 29 to August 31, 2016. The event will be held under the patronage of the International Federation for Structural Concrete, one of the key international associations that disseminates knowledge about concrete and concrete structures. This event provides the opportunity for PhD students to share information with the international research community. Researchers and industry representatives from all over the world will be there to present information and share their research experience.

List of past fib PhD Symposia

1996-May Budapest, Hungary
1998-August Budapest, Hungary
2000-Oct Vienna, Austria
2002-Sep Munich, Germany
2004-Jun Delft, The Netherland
2006-Aug Zurich, Switzerland
2008-Sep Stuttgart, Germany
2010-Jun Lyngby, Denmark
2012-July Karlsruhe, Germany
2014-July Quebec, Canada

Who Can Participate

All the Current PhD students in the field of Civil Engineering who have not yet submitted their thesis are eligible to participate and present their research in this PhD symposium. The supervisors of the students and other engineers are also welcome to join the symposium as audience and participate in the discussions.


The topics of the symposium are related to the general field of civil engineering infrastructure, including but not limited to:

  • Structural analysis and design

  • Innovative structural systems and management

  • Advanced materials

  • Sustainability and life cycle management

  • Strengthening and repair

  • Monitoring and sensing

  • Non-Destructive testing

  • Durability and life assessment

Oral presenation and Award

The duration of each oral presentation will be 15 minutes plus 10 minutes for discussions. As in previous editions of the event, the most outstanding papers and presentations will be awarded prizes. The organizers encourage all PhD students in civil engineering to participate to this event.