9th INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON STEEL BRIDGES

5th EUROPEAN STEEL
BRIDGE AWARDS

ORGANISED BY

CAOK logo

Czech Constructional Steelwork Association

ECCS logo

European Convention for Constructional Steelwork

Invitation

Dear steel bridges sector representatives,

On behalf of the Organizing Commitee of the 9th International Symposium on Steel Bridges (ISSB Prague 2018) we are pleased to invite you to cooperate on Symposium being held from the 10th to 11th of September 2018 at the NH Prague City Hotel, The Czech Republic.

The ISSB Prague 2018 is organised by the Czech Constructional Steelwork Association (CAOK) in coordination with European Convention for Constructional Steelwork (ECCS) in conjuction with the ECCS Steel Bridge Awards Ceremony and ECCS Annual General Meetings.

The ISSB Prague 2018 Symposium is going to present and discuss a wide range of topics related to a great variety of research, design and construction activities in steel bridges sector.

This symposium offers an excelent platform to show your new products and the newest technology solutions and equipment to symposium participants by taking part in the exhibition and/or being a significant partner of this international event.

We look forward to seeing you in the beautiful city of Prague and we are prepared to discuss further details related to our excellent meeting with you.

SYMPOSIUM SUPPORTERS

ASCEM – Asociación para la Construcción de Estructuras Metálicas, Spain
Bauforumstahl e.v., Germany
CMM – Portuguese Steelwork Association, Portugal
DSI – Dansk Stalinstitut, Denmark
FCSA – Finnish Constructional Steelwork Association, Finland
FEDIL – Business Federation Luxembourg, Luxembourg
MAGESZ – Hungarian Steel Association, Hungary
NSA – Norsk Stalforbund, Norway
OSTV – Österreichischer Stahlbauverband, Austria
SBI – Stålbyggnadsinstitutet, Sweden
SCMF – Syndicat de la Construction Metallique de France, France
SNS – Samenwerkende Nederlandse Staalbouw, The Netherlands
SZS – Stahlbau Zentrum Schweiz, Switzerland
TUCSA – Turk Yapisal Celik Dernegi, Turkey
UNICMI – National Union of Metal Construction and Building Envelope Industries, Italy
UPT – University Politechnica Timisoara, Romania
Warsaw University of Technology, Poland

Committees

ORGANIZING COMMITTEE

Chairman Frantisek Wald
(Czech Technical University in Prague)


Co-Chairman Antonin Paces
(Czech Constructional Steelwork Association)


Secretary Marek Janda
(Czech Constructional Steelwork Association)


Members Pavel Ryjacek
(Czech Technical University in Prague)
Dalibor Gregor
(Czech Constructional Steelwork Association)
Miroslav Rosmanit
(VSB - Technical University of Ostrava)
Michal Sirovatka
(KONSTRUKCE Media)
Daniela Pivodova
(KONSTRUKCE Media)


SCIENTIFIC COMMITTEE

Local members
(The Czech Republic)
Frantisek Wald (Chairman)
Dalibor Gregor (Co-Chairman)
Pavel Ryjacek
Jiri Strasky
Marcela Karmazinova
Jindrich Melcher
Miroslav Rosmanit
Stanislav Vejvoda


Internationals members Rudolf Aroch, Slovakia
Ivan Balaz, Slovakia
Jan Bien, Poland
Jan Bujnak, Slovakia
Joan Ramon Casas, Spain
Eleni Chatzi, Switzerland
Jose Antonio Correia, Portugal
Paulo Cruz, Portugal
Dan Dubina, Romania
Gudmundur Valur Gudmundsson, Iceland
Jose C. Matos, Portugal
Wojciech Karwowski, Poland
Jochen Köhler, Norway
Vincent Kvocak, Slovakia
Raffaele Landolfo, Italy
Maria Kuster Maric, Croatia
Cenan Özkaya, Turkey
Dennis Rademacher, Luxembourg
Tomasz Siwowski, Poland
Irina Stipanovic, The Netherlands
Milan Veljkovic, The Netherlands
Josef Vican, Slovakia
Nasrin Yardimci, Turkey
Riccardo Zanon, Luxembourg
Henryk Zobel, Poland

KEY DATES

31 October 2017
30 Nov. 2017
Deadline for Submission of Abstracts

 
31 January 2018 Evaluation of Abstracts, Request for Final Papers

31 March 2018 Deadline for Submission of Final Papers

10 September 9th International Symposium on Steel Bridges

11 September 9th International Symposium on Steel Bridges
European Steel Bridge Awards Ceremony

TOPICS AND PROGRAMME

The general topics of 9th International Symposium on Steel Bridges are:

Bridge architecture
Bridge maintenance
Bridge monitoring, computer technology and analysis
Case studies
Fabrication and construction
Field testing
Hight strength steel for bridges
Highway bridges
Historical bridges
Pedestrian bridges
Railway bridges
Refurbishment
Safety and seismic behaviour
Structural connections
Surface protection
Sustainability

PROGRAMME

Monday 10 September 2018

  • Registration
  • Symposium
  • Symposium Dinner - boat excursion
  • Accompanying person tour

 

Tuesday 11 September 2018

  • Symposium
  • European Steel Bridge Awards Ceremony
  • Gala Dinner

CALL FOR PAPERS

ABSTRACT SUBMISSION

Authors wishing to present a paper in accordance with Topics are invited to submit their abstract on emails janda@caok.cz and info@steelbridges2018.com. Authors will be notified about the delivery of their abstract by e-mail immediately. In case you will not receive confirmation within 48 hours, please check your spam folder and in case of no confirmation e-mail, please contact: janda@caok.cz or info@steelbridges2018.com.

An abstract of the paper must be no longer than 300 words, should summarize the contents of the paper and clearly indicate the relevance to the topics of the Symposium. The Symposium language is English (with translations to Czech during Symposium), therefore abstracts must be in English.

Abstracts and papers will be peer-reviewed by the Scientific Committee. The authors will be notified by e-mail about their abstract acceptance or rejection.

CALL FOR PAPERS

All accepted full papers can be published in IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering and indexed in Scopus, Conference Proceedings Citations Index (ISI Web of Science), Compendex, Inspec and other databases. The papers will be published as Open Access (online as a single volume). It is optional possibility and in that case authors must pay additional 50 €.

By submitting the final paper to the organizers, you hereby accept a copyright for the Steel Bridges 2018 organizing committee. Organizers has the right to publish the papers.

 

The formatting instructions for the paper are on http://conferenceseries.iop.org/content/authors

 

By submitting a paper an author and all co-authors are assumed to agree with the terms of the IOP Proceedings Licence

VENUE AND ACCOMMODATION

Prague

Heart of Europe, one of the most beautiful cities in the world and an architectural dream on the Vltava River – this is Prague, the capital of the Czech Republic. Thanks to its location in the centre of Europe, Prague has always been an Vltavaimportant crossroads of trade and culture. In the course of its thousand-year history, Prague has always been the political, cultural, and business centre of the country.

Golden Prague is a city of hundred spires, an UNESCO site, a majestic and slightly mysterious city with a unique atmosphere. Among the most visited sights are Prague Castle (one of the biggest castles in the world), Charles Bridge, or the Old Town Square with famous Astronomical Clock. You can enjoy the atmosphere of the city from a boat on the Vltava River, by walk through old streets and corners, relax in many parks and last but not least taste the famous Czech beer!

Venue hotel

The NH Prague City hotel, formerly known as NH Prague, is perfect for tourists looking to explore this famous city. The historical center – with its castle and the famous Charles Bridge – is easy to get to by tram, metro or on foot. Hotel is in the Smichov area, close to shops, cafés and restaurants, 500 meters to the nearest metro station and 20-minute walk to the city center.

Check-In Time: 15:00

Check-Out Time: 12:00

 

For booking of accommodation continue to Reservation system

 

NH Prague City
Mozartova 261/1
150 00 Prague

nhpraguecity@nh-hotels.com
www.nhprague.com

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REGISTRATION

REGISTRATION FEE:

  Before 01 July 2018 Beginning on 02 July 2018
Symposium fee (including Symposium Dinner) 390 € 450 €
Additional fee for authors wishing to be published in Scopus (optional) 50 € 50 €
Students fee (under 26 years old) 250 € 270 €
Symposium Dinner only (10 September) 100 € 100 €
European Steel Design Awards Ceremony gratis gratis
Gala Dinner (11 September) 80 € 80 €
Accompanying person tour (10 September) 80 € 80 €

 

All prices are stated in EUR and are including VAT.

 

The Symposium fee covers admission to the symposium, the book of abstracts, symposium bag, coffee breaks and lunches for two days, Symposium Dinner.
In the case of Accompanying Person - Symposium Dinner , Tour and Gala Dinner can be bought separately.

Student fee is available only for students with valid student ID card. Scan of ID card must be sent to organizers during registration (via email to: info@steelbridges2018.com). Student ID card must be also presented at the registration desk at the symposium.

 

Payment

Payment must be done in EUR by electronic proforma invoice sent by email invoice@steelbridges2018.com

Invoicing address

KONSTRUKCE Media, s.r.o.,
Starobelska 1133/5,
700 30 Ostrava,
Czech Republic,
ID: 25851276,
VAT: CZ25851276
account No.: 1658580309/0800 of the KONSTRUKCE Media, s.r.o., at the Ceska sporitelna, a. s., Nam. Dr. E. Benese 6, 702 70 Ostrava, Czech Republic.
IBAN: CZ66 0800 0000 0016 5858 0309,
BIC (SWIFT code): GIBACZPX

 

Confirmation

An official confirmation of registration will be e-mailed to the participant upon receipt of registration fees. Please remember to bring your proof of payment for presentation upon request.

 

Cancellation of participation (a written request is mandatory)

Pre-registered participants who are unable to attend the symposium will have their paid fees reimbursed less a processing fee of 50 EUR. Cancellation must be sent by email to the Symposium Secretariat before 10 August 2018. All refunds will be processed after the symposium. If cancellation is made after this date no refund of the fee can be expected.

The presenter of the paper cannot cancel their registration and therefore no reimbursement will be processed.

SPONSORSHIP AND EXIBITION

The 9th International Symposium on Steel Bridges will bring together a diverse group of experts in the area of steel bridges. With reference to this significant event you may find the information containing sponsorship options. We will be proud of the participation of your company as one of our fellow supporters.

 

SPONSORSHIP CATEGORIES

Gold Sponsorship: (15.000 €)

  • Exhibition space (presentation table, 2 chairs). Bring your own exhibition equipment - leaflets, brochures, company roll-up etc.
  • Company logo on lanyards handed out to all the symposium participants
  • Company logo will be placed at lunch and coffee breaks areas
  • 4 complimentary full delegate registrations + Symposium Dinner + Gala Dinner
  • 25% discount on the additional registration fees
  • Company logo will be placed behind the winners during the European Steel Bridge Awards Ceremony.
  • Company logo will be placed in printed booklets related to the European Steel Bridge Awards.
  • Company logo will be placed on photos of projects nominated for the Public Award on Facebook.
  • Usage of company logo on printed materials (announcements, posters, program, Book of Abstracts etc.)
  • Company logo integrated into the design of the advertising board at the main symposium hall
  • Company logo with hyperlink published on the symposium website
  • 3 full page advertisements in the Book of Abstracts
  • Distribution of company brochures to participants with symposium materials - 3 inserts in symposium bags.
  • One page under an article format in the Steel Construction Journal.

 

Silver Sponsorship: (8.000 €)

  • Exhibition space (presentation table, 2 chairs). Bring your own exhibition equipment - leaflets, brochures, company roll-up etc.
  • Company logo will be placed at coffee breaks areas
  • 2 complimentary full delegate registrations + Symposium Dinner + Gala Dinner
  • 15% discount on the additional registration fees
  • Company logo will be placed behind the winners during the European Steel Bridge Awards Ceremony
  • Company logo will be placed in printed booklets related to the European Steel Bridge Awards
  • Usage of company logo on the printed materials (announcements, posters, program, Book of Abstracts etc.)
  • Company logo integrated into the design of the advertising board at the main conference hall
  • Company logo with hyperlink published on the symposium website
  • 2 full page advertisements in the Book of Abstracts
  • Distribution of company brochures to participants with symposium materials - 2 inserts in symposium bags.
  • Half page under an article format in the Steel Construction Journal.

 

Bronze Sponsorship: (5.000 €)

  • Exhibition space (presentation table, 2 chairs). Bring your own exhibition equipment - leaflets, brochures, company roll-up etc.
  • 1 complimentary full delegate registrations + Symposium Dinner + Gala Dinner
  • 5% discount on the additional registration fees
  • Company logo will be placed behind the winners during the European Steel Bridge Awards Ceremony
  • Company logo will be placed in printed booklets related to the European Steel Bridge Awards
  • Usage of company logo on the printed materials (announcements, posters, program, Book of Abstracts etc.)
  • Company logo integrated into the design of the advertising board at the main symposium hall
  • Company logo with hyperlink published on the symposium website
  • 1 full page advertisement in the Book of Abstracts
  • Distribution of company brochures to participants with symposium materials - 1 insert in symposium bags.

OTHER SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

Exhibition space: (2.200 €)

  • One table and two chairs will be available, provided by organizers. Bring your own exhibition equipment - leaflets, brochures, company roll-up etc.
  • The exibition area will be in the same place or in the vicinity of coffee breaks
  • 1 complimentary full delegate registrations + Symposium Dinner + Gala Dinner

 

Company roll-up: (600 €)

  • Placed at the registration or coffee breaks area

 

Branded Symposium Pens: (1.000 €)

  • Company name or logo, together with a symposium logo will be printed on pens to be distributed to all symposium participants. This opportunity is exclusive and will be provided to one company only.

 

Branded Symposium Notepads: (1.000 €)

  • Company name or logo, together with a symposium logo will be printed on notepads to be distributed to all symposium participants. This opportunity is exclusive and will be provided to one company only.

 

Insert in Symposium Bags:

(400 €)

  • One promotional leaflet to be inserted in Symposium bags for all delegates

(500 €)

  • One promotional brochure to be inserted in Symposium bags for all delegates

 

Book of Abstracts:

(300 €)

  • Full page color advertisement inside

(400 €)

  • Full page color advertisement on the inside front/back cover

(500 €)

  • Full page color advertisement on the outside back cover

 

All prices are stated in EUR and are including VAT.

 

 

CONTACT

Organizing Committee:

Daniela Pivodova, info@steelbridges2018.com
Marek Janda, janda@caok.cz

GENERAL INFORMATION

Climate:

Middle of September brings usually nice autumn weather in Prague, but is unpredictable. Temperatures of around 15°-20°C can be expected.

 

Transportation:

The Prague-Vaclav Havel Airport, located 15 km from the city center and approx. 17 km from the symposium venue, is served by many international airlines. The cost of the taxi service from the Ruzyně Airport to the city centre is about 20 EUR nowadays. The shuttle bus service operates as well. City bus No. 119 will take you from the airport to the metro station Nádraží Veleslavín.

City transportation Prague has a comprehensive network of public transportation consisting of three metro lines, trams and buses. Single tickets or travel passes can be purchased at most newspaper stands and from the coin machines at metro stations.

 

Currency:

The official currency is Czech Crown (CZK). Foreign currency exchange is available at Václav Havel Airport Prague and at most hotels, banks and exchange offices throughout the city. Present average rate is 26 CZK for 1 EUR. Major credit cards are accepted in many shops, restaurants and hotels.

 

Visa policy:

Participants from EU and most European countries can enter the Czech Republic without a visa. Other participants are advised to check the requirements at the closest Embassy or Consulate of the Czech Republic in their home country.
An official letter of invitation can be sent on request.

 

Insurance:

Participants are strongly advised to arrange their own personal travel and health insurance. The Organizing Committee will not accept any liability for personal injuries or loss or damage of property belonging to Symposium participants and accompanying persons.

 

Electricity:

The Czech Republic uses a 230V/50 Hz system. Sockets are in the form of European standard.

 

CONTACT

Symposium Secretariat:

KONSTRUKCE Media, s.r.o.
Starobelska 1133/5
700 30 Ostrava
Czech Republic

info@steelbridges2018.com

 

Awards secretariat:

ECCS
Avenue des Ombrages 32
B - 1200 Brussels

awards@steelconstruct.com

www.steelconstruct.com

Sponsorship and exhibition:

Marek Janda
janda@caok.cz

 

Daniela Pivodova
info@steelbridges2018.com