Paper submission

Abstract submissions for ASEC 2018 are now closed.

Professionals, students, young professionals, institutes, universities and organisations with accepted abstracts are now invited to submit a full paper for peer review.  Selected and presented papers will be published after the conference by Informit/RMIT.


STEP 1- Download full paper template

CLICK HERE to download the full paper template

STEP 2- Click on link below to open submission portal and submit your full paper


General policies and requirements

  1. All submissions must be original work.
  2. All submissions must be completed electronically via the online submission facility.
  3. An abstract must contain sufficient information so that if published it will be a complete  report independent of presentation.
    The text should not contain statements alluding to results nor conclusions that refer to results that are not presented within the text.
  4. Submission of an abstract acknowledges consent to publication of the full paper in the conference proceedings
  5. Should your abstract be accepted, you will be invited to submit a full paper and only full papers will be published on RMIT Informit Database. All authors must read and accept the Copyright Licence Agreement in order to be published on the RMIT Informit database.
    Authors are offered the option of publication of only a full technical/scientific paper.
  6. Submission of papers implies the author’s agreement to have their abstract and/or full paper published in the ASEC 2018 Proceedings and any other publications associated with the conference including the web site.
  7. All presenters must register to attend at least the day of their presentation and preferably for the full conference. Authors are required to be registered by: 1 August 2018 or you may risk being removed from the conference program. Presenting Authors will be entitled to a discount on the registration fee.
  8. The abstract should describe objectives, results, conclusions, innovative steps and the significance of your work.
    Short abstracts will be de-weighted in the selection process.
  9. All abstracts and papers must be prepared according to the template provided. Abstracts and papers will only be accepted and published if submitted using the correct format in the supplied template.
  10. The Conference Organiser will not be held responsible for abstract submissions not  received via the website or
    for submission errors caused by internet service outages, hardware or software delays, power outages or unforeseen events.

Key Dates

Call for Abstracts opens – 19 July 2017
Conference Registration opens – 1 December 2017
Abstract submission deadline (new) – 3 November 2017
Abstract review / acceptance – December 2017/January 2018
Full paper submission deadline – 30 April 2018
Full paper review completed – 31 May 2018
Edited Final paper submission – 30 June 2018
Full paper acceptance – June 2018
Speakers notified of session allocation – July 2018
ASEC Conference –  25 September -28 September 2018


The abstracts themes were at time of submission:

Challenging the normal

  • Pushing the boundaries
  • Beyond the boundaries of standards and codes
  • What engineers do when the structure does not meet the norms and when the standards may not be applicable
  • The unconventional, the unthinkable, the creative
  • Future direction; future challenges
  • Adopting unconventional means to a new situation
  • Engineering education and development for the future

 Modern methods and materials

  • Advances in the use of materials and design methods in engineering
  • Design and construction techniques for improved efficiency and performance

 Engineering for extreme events

  • Engineering for wind, earthquake, fire, tsunami, flood and blast/explosion.
  • Engineering for structures to protect life and to protect the asset

 Forensic Engineering – Lessons from failure/success

  • Important lessons can be learned from what went wrong, how it could be done better in the future
  • Investigation of failures, and historical performance & what can be learned
  • Projects and/or design where the structural design was astoundingly successful

 The Large – The Complex

  • Design and delivery challenges of large and ‘mega’ projects that consume large amounts of resources and money
  • Taller-Wider-Longer
  • Engineering Large infrastructure structures – buried and above ground
  • Design on complex structures (small/large)

 Structural health monitoring

  • Extending the life of structures by measuring what is happening and optimising maintenance costs
  • Understanding and managing the risks associated with ageing assets