Abstracts and Papers

Abstract Submissions – Now Closed

Paper Submissions – Now Closed

Special Session

The Special Theme Sessions are intended to cover areas that are believed to be important but have so far received only limited attention. Each Special Theme Session will be chaired by its Session Organizer and led by Invited presentations by him providing a survey of that particular area.
Details will follow very soon!

Best Paper Awards
The International Institute for FRP in Construction (IIFC) Best Paper Awards are presented to two outstanding paper submissions that present original and unpublished advances of knowledge in accordance with the Conference themes. The papers must present either an original research work or a discovery that advances the state of knowledge, describes a notable achievement in experimental or analytical research, or describes advanced concepts and techniques.

Two best paper awards will be given out, to two papers in the two categories of strengthening of structures and new construction, respectively. The condition is the paper should be presented at the conference.

1.    Evaluation Criteria
The papers shall be evaluated according to the following specific criteria:

1.1    Outstanding/Professional Merit (40%)
a)    Creativity and originality of the research, as reflected in presenting new information or new treatment of existing knowledge, insights, interpretations, facts, innovations, methods, applications, motivation, etc.;
b)    Scientific and professional quality of the research representing advancement in state-of-the-art or state-of-practice, sufficient in-depth information, explanations, interpretations, discussions, etc.).

1.2    Contribution (40%)
a)    Contribution to the advancement to the field of FRPs;
b)    Scientific/technical significance of the topic or problem investigated;
c)    Usefulness of the paper to practicing engineers and professionals;
d)    Relevance of the topic to the interests of international audience and overall importance to the field of the conference topics; and
e)    Experimental arrangements and/or theoretical work are adequately described.

1.3    Presentation Quality (20%)
a)    Readability, effective organization and presentation of concepts, facts, arguments, free from unnecessary duplication of material in text, tables, and illustrations; etc.;
b)    Use of clear, concise, comprehensible, jargon-free language, and free of stylistic/grammatical/spelling errors,  ease and pleasure to read;
c)    Adherence to “Instructions/guidelines for paper preparation” (format, graphics, etc.); and
d)    Predominantly free of commercial implications seeming to advocate special/personal interests.

Special Journal Issue:
Selected papers from this conference will be invited to submit extended papers for publication in special journal issue of the:
•    Journal of Construction and Building Materials
•    Advances in Structural Engineering
•    Canadian Journal of Civil Engineering
•    Polymers