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The 10th International Conference on the BEHAVIOUR OF STEEL STRUCTURES IN SEISMIC AREAS Timisoara, Romania, 26-28 May 2021

STESSA is the specialty conference on seismic design and performance of steel structures. Its main mission is to provide an international forum for researchers and engineers to share with their peers the latest developments in the field of seismic behaviour of steel structures.

Previous editions of STESSA were held in Timisoara (Romania, 1994), Kyoto (Japan, 1997), Montreal (Canada, 2000), Naples (Italy, 2003), Yokohama (Japan, 2006), Philadelphia (United States, 2009), Santiago (Chile, 2012), Shanghai (China, 2015) and Christchurch (New Zealand, 2018).

The 10th International Conference on the Behaviour of Steel Structures in Seismic Areas (STESSA 2021) is to take place on 26-28 May 2021 in Timisoara, Romania. It is organised by Politehnica University of Timisoara and the Romanian Academy, Timisoara Branch, in cooperation with the University of Naples "Federico II".

The 10th anniversary edition of the STESSA conference returns to Timisoara, the city where it started, as a tribute to Victor Gioncu, who came with the idea of initiating the series of conferences dedicated to the behaviour of steel structures in seismic areas. This conference will bring together academics, researchers and engineers from around the world to discuss the latest developments related to the behaviour of steel structures in seismic areas.

We hope that you will put STESSA 2021 in your diary with the intention of submitting papers and attending the conference.

Chairman
Federico M. Mazzolani
Professor Emeritus
University of Naples "Federico II", Italy
Co-Chairman
Dan Dubina
Academician
Politehnica University of Timisoara,
Romanian Academy, Timisoara Branch, Romania
 

Bucharest Tower Center

Conference topics

  • Performance based design
  • Behaviour of structural members
  • Behaviour of connections
  • Performance of structural systems
  • Mixed and composite structures
  • Energy dissipation systems
  • Self-centring and low-damage systems
  • Buckling restrained braces
  • Case studies and field observations
  • Assessment and retrofitting
  • Codes and standards
  • Seismic resilience
  • Light-gauge systems
  • Performance of non-structural components

Contact

Please send any inquiries to: stessa2021@upt.ro

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Keynote speakers

  • Abolhassam Astaneh-Asl, University of California, USA
  • Dan M. Frangopol, Lehigh University, USA
  • Guo Qiang Li, Tongji University, China
  • Federico M. Mazzolani, University of Naples "FedericoII", Italy
  • Masayoshi Nakashima, Kyoto University, Japan
  • James M. Ricles, Lehigh University, USA
  • Akira Wada, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan

COMMITTEES

International scientific committee

  • Giuseppe Brando, University of Chieti-Pescara, Italy
  • Michel Bruneau, University at Buffalo, USA
  • Luis Calado, Instituto Superior Tecnico, Portugal
  • Jose Miguel Castro, University of Porto, Portugal
  • Su-Wen Chen, Tongji University, China
  • Mario D'Aniello, University of Naples "Federico II", Italy
  • Gianfranco De Matteis, "Vanvitelli" University of Campania, Italy
  • Hervee Degee, University of Hasselt, Belgium
  • Gaetano Della Corte, University of Naples "Federico II", Italy
  • Florea Dinu, Politehnica University of Timisoara, Romania
  • Evangelos Efthymiou, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
  • Amr Elnashai, University of Houston, USA
  • Beatrice Faggiano, University of Naples "Federico II", Italy
  • Larry Fahnestock, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA
  • Luigi Fiorino, University of Naples "Federico II", Italy
  • Antonio Formisano, University of Naples "Federico II", Italy
  • Daniel Grecea, Politehnica University of Timisoara, Romania
  • Ricardo Herrera, University of Chile, Chile
  • Benno Hoffmeister, RWTH Aachen, Germany
  • Theodore L. Karavasilis, University of Patras, Greece
  • Raffaele Landolfo, University of Naples "Federico II", Italy
  • Massimo Latour, University of Salerno, Italy
  • Dimitrios Lignos, École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland
  • Gregory MacRae, University of Canterbury, New Zealand
  • Edoardo Marino, University of Catania, Italy
  • Elena Mele, University of Naples "Federico II", Italy
  • Rosario Montuori, University of Salerno, Italy
  • Marius Mosoarca, Politehnica University of Timisoara, Romania
  • Masayoshi Nakashima, Kyoto University, Japan
  • Elide Nastri, University of Salerno, Italy
  • Vincenzo Piluso, University of Salerno, Italy
  • Andre Plumier, University of Liege, Belgium
  • Gian A. Rassati, University of Cincinnati, USA
  • Alireza Rezaeian, The Iranian Society of Steel Structures, Iran
  • James M. Ricles, Lehigh University, USA
  • Dipti Ranjan Sahoo, Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, India
  • Bogdan Stefanescu, Technical University of Civil Engineering of Bucharest, Romania
  • Bozidar Stojadinovic, ETH Zürich, Switzerland
  • Aurel Stratan, Politehnica University of Timisoara, Romania
  • Toru Takeuchi, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan
  • Robert Tremblay, Ecole Polytechnique of Montreal, Canada
  • Cüneyt Vatansever, Istanbul Technical University, Turkey
  • Ioannis Vayas, National Technical University of Athens, Greece
  • Laszlo Gergely Vigh, Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Hungary
  • Akira Wada, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan

International advisory committee

  • Christoph Adam, University of Innsbruck, Austria
  • Carlos Aguirre, Federico Santa Maria Technical University, Chile
  • Claudio Amadio, University of Trieste, Italy
  • Abolhassam Astaneh-asl, University of California, USA
  • Gustavo Ayala, National Autonomous University of Mexico, Mexico
  • Dimitri Beskos, University of Patras, Greece
  • Teodora Bogdan, ArcelorMittal, Luxembourg
  • Yi-Yi Chen, Tongji University, China
  • Constantin Christopoulos, University of Toronto, Canada
  • Charles Clifton, University of Auckland, New Zealand
  • Luis da Silva, University of Coimbra, Portugal
  • Daniel Dan, Politehnica University of Timisoara, Romania
  • Attilio De Martino, University of Naples "Federico II", Italy
  • Ahmed Elghazouli, Imperial College, UK
  • Michael Engelhardt, University of Texas at Austin, USA
  • Masanori Fujita, Kanagawa University, Japan
  • Askar Altay Gulay, Bogazici University, Turkey
  • Jerome Hajjar, Northeastern University, USA
  • Mohammed Hjiaj, INSA Rennes, France
  • Mamoru Iwata, Kanagawa University, Japan
  • Kazuhiko Kasai, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan
  • Helmuth Kober, Technical University of Civil Engineering of Bucharest, Romania
  • Roberto Leon, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA
  • Guo-Qiang Li, Tongji University, China
  • Francisco Lopez Almansa, Polytechnic University of Catalonia, Spain
  • Alberto Mandara, "Vanvitelli" University of Campania, Italy
  • Gianvittorio Rizzano, University of Salerno, Italy
  • Pedro Rojas, Escuela Superior Politecnica del Litoral, Ecuador
  • Rodolfo Saragoni, University of Chile, Chile
  • Richard Sause, Lehigh University, USA
  • James Swanson, University of Cincinnati, USA
  • Motohide Tada, Osaka University, Japan
  • Lucia Tirca, Concordia University, Canada
  • Keh-Chyuan Tsai, National Taiwan University, Taiwan, China
  • Radu Vacareanu, Technical University of Civil Engineering of Bucharest, Romania
  • Dimitrios Vamvatsikos, National Technical University of Athens, Greece
  • Satoshi Yamada, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan
  • Riccardo Zandonini, University of Trento, Italy

Scientific secretariat

  • Adriana Chesoan, Politehnica University of Timisoara, Romania
  • Mario D'Aniello, University of Naples "Federico II", Italy
  • Beatrice Faggiano, University of Naples "Federico II", Italy
  • Aurel Stratan, Politehnica University of Timisoara, Romania

Local organising committee

Politehnica University of Timisoara, Romania Romanian Academy, Timisoara Branch

Director: Daniel Grecea

Ioan Both Calin Neagu
Adrian Ciutina Dan Pintea
Florea Dinu Anna Prodan
Adrian Dogariu Viorel Ungureanu
Ioan Marginean Raul Zaharia

Important DATES

Abstract submission deadline: 30 June 2020 19 July 2020  
Decisions on abstracts: 31 July 2020  
Full paper submission deadline: 30 November 2020  
Decisions on full papers: 31 January 2021  
Registration opens: 1 February 2021  
Final papers submission: 28 February 2021  
Conference begins: 26 May 2021  

INFORMATION

Conference brochure

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Proceedings

Extended abstracts will be published in a hardcopy volume, while full papers will be indexed in an open-access online repository.

Language

English is the official language of the conference. Abstracts, full papers and presentations at the conference should be in English.

Venue

The conference will be held at the Central Library of the Politehnica University of Timisoara, Bd. Vasile Pârvan nr. 2b, 300223 Timisoara, Romania.

Central Library of the Politehnica University of Timisoara

About Timisoara

The charm of Timisoara lies in its distinct architectural character and vibrant cultural life. The city is home to year-round musical and theatrical performances, art galleries, museums and a buzzing nightlife. Take the opportunity to visit Timisoara in 2021 when it will host the European Capital of Culture.

Union Square

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PAPERS

Call for abstracts

Please submit your abstract here.

To submit an abstract, you will have to create an account. To do so click on the [Login] in the top-right corner of the page or [Submit a new abstract] and enter your email. You will receive a verification email containing a link that must be used to activate the account. After activation of the account, you will be asked to fill out a form with your contact details. This is a one-time process.

Once you have created the account, please log in to https://indico.upt.ro/e/stessa2021 and submit the abstract directly online (there is no need to attach a file). In case you need help, please see a short video tutorial here.

Abstracts should indicate the scope of the paper and highlight its original contributions. The length of the abstract should be between 200 and 300 words. Please provide up to 6 keywords and select one of the topics (tracks) to which your paper suits best. Abstracts will be reviewed by the Scientific Committee, and you will be notified of the decision as soon as possible.

Call for papers

Extended abstracts will be published in a hardcopy volume, while full papers will be indexed in an open-access online repository. The papers accepted by the Scientific Committee of STESSA 2021 and presented at the conference will be published in the conference proceedings and submitted for indexing in SCOPUS / WoS.

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