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The technical program will consist of Keynote Lectures, Technical Sessions (oral and poster), and a small number of Special Sessions. Proceedings will be provided to all participants as part of the registration package.


There will be space available for exhibits. Interested individuals should contact Donald Goralski.


Submission of Abstracts
Abstracts must be submitted online. The deadline for the submission of abstracts is March 31, 2009.

Selection Criteria for Abstracts

  • Clarity of concepts
  • Objectivity
  • Organization
  • Significance of the technical material
  • Value as an original contribution
  • Clarification or extension of existing information or concepts, adequacy, and treatment of the subject
  • Freedom from commercialism

Notification of Provisional Acceptance
Authors will receive email notification of provisional acceptance of their abstracts by July 15, 2009. Format requirements for submission of full papers will accompany the notification.

Submission of Papers for Review
Final papers must be received by November 1, 2009. A non-refundable deposit of $200 must accompany the submission of each paper. Only one $200 deposit will be credited to the conference registration fee of each presenting author. Final papers will be reviewed using the same criteria as for abstracts; however, the papers will also be reviewed for relevance to the topic for which they are proposed.

Notification of Final Acceptance
Authors will receive review comments and confirmation of acceptance of their papers by January 31, 2010. Final revised papers will be due by March 20, 2010. Final submission of the paper must be accompanied by payment of the full conference registration fee for the presenting author.

Primary Topic Areas for the Technical Program
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  • Ground Motion, Seismicity, Seismic Hazard Assessment, and Seismic Risk
  • Soils, Foundations, Soil-Structure Interaction and Soil Stability
  • Buildings, Structural and Nonstructural Systems
  • Bridge Structures
  • Lifelines
  • Seismic Isolation, Energy Dissipation and Control Systems
  • Post-Earthquake Response, Damage Assessment and Recovery
  • Repair and Retrofit of Structures and Foundations
  • Socio-Economic Issues, Education, and Public Policy
  • Lessons Learned from Recent Earthquakes
  • Experimental Methods, Information Technology and Collaborative Tools
  • Earthquake and Multiple Hazard Design

Special Sessions
The conference will include a small number of Special Sessions. Each session will be devoted to a specific topic with up to five papers presented or can be organized as a panel with up to five members. The goal of any panel session will be to encourage extensive participation by attendees. Individuals interested in organizing and chairing a Special Session should contact either of the Technical Program Committee co-chairs, Shamim Sheikh or Catherine French, by January 31, 2009. The correspondence must include the following:

  • Topic
  • Session Chair
  • Potential speakers (minimum of 3 per session, preferably 5)

Special Session chairs will be notified of acceptance by February 28, 2009. The deadline for submission of individual author abstracts is March 31, 2009. Individual authors must submit abstracts following the same procedure as regular papers.

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