Call For Papers


Call for Papers and Special Sessions


ACMSM25 will provide a forum for participants from around the world to review, discuss and present the latest developments in the broad discipline of the mechanics and materials in civil engineering.


The organising committee for ACMSM25 is pleased to announce that the deadline for submission of abstracts has been extended to 6th April. We invite proposals for paper presentations, special sessions, workshop sessions, posters/exhibits, innovation showcases, and virtual posters.


Note: Abstracts should comprise no more than 300 words in English, submitted using the template provided, and should fit one of the topics listed below, in accordance with the conference theme of Latest Discoveries in Mechanics of Structures and Materials. Abstracts will be reviewed by the scientific committee in March and early April. If your abstract is accepted, you will be notified via email no later than 14th April 2018. At that point you will be invited to submit a full paper and extended abstract.

Paper submissions

Full paper submissions are due on the 1st July 2018. Abstract submissions are now closed.

Each delegate can submit up to two papers. Accepted papers will be assigned for either oral or poster presentation. If two papers are accepted, one will be assigned for oral presentation and the other for poster presentation.

Conference Themes


  • Structural mechanics
  • Computational mechanics
  • Reinforced and prestressed concrete structures
  • Steel structures
  • Composite structures
  • Coastal and offshore structures
  • Structural stability
  • Structural dynamics
  • Structural health monitoring and damage identification
  • Structural reliability analysis and design
  • Structural optimization
  • Fracture and damage mechanics


  • Fracture and damage mechanics
  • Soil mechanics and foundation engineering
  • Pavement materials and technology
  • Shock and impact loading
  • Structural fire engineering
  • Earthquake loading
  • Traffic and man-made loadings
  • Wave and wind loadings
  • Thermal effects
  • Design codes
  • New construction materials
  • New construction technologies
  • Engineering education

Special Sessions


Proposals are invited for Special Sessions covering areas of specialist interest from within the conference topics listed above.

Special Sessions should comprise at least 6 papers. Organisers of Special Sessions will be expected to identify, collate and arrange for peer review of papers. They will receive one waived registration fee per Special Session.

Conference awards


Stanley Shaw Best Paper Award

Born in Albany, Western Australia on 31 October 1911, Prof. Stanley Shaw was the inaugural chair of ACMSM series in 1967 in Sydney, Australia. He received his BE degree in 1938 from the University of Western Australia, BSc degree from Oxford University in 1947 and DEng from the University of Melbourne in 1952. He was superintendent at Aeronautical Research Laboratories in Melbourne, Research Associate in applied mathematics at Brown University and visiting professor of aeronautical engineering, Brooklyn Polytechnical Institute, before becoming Professor of Civil Engineering at the University of New South Wales. Prof. After his death in 1982, the Stanley Shaw Best Paper Award was created to honour his contribution to structural engineering education and research.


Best Young Researcher Award

To encourage and recognise good research among junior delegates, an award will be given for the most outstanding researcher under the age of 35.

Supporting International Journals


Authors of selected papers will be invited to submit extended versions for possible publication in the following international journals:

– International Journal of Protective Structures

– Advances in Structural Engineering

– International Journal of Structural Stability and Dynamics