Urbanization is one of the major global challenges of this era. The cities and infrastructure of future will need to be denser and taller. An efficient way to accommodate rapidly growing urban population is to develop vertical cities with tall buildings having innovative structural systems. This requires great expertise, skills and computational capabilities. To address the issues related to safety of cities and infrastructure, the 7th Asia Conference on Earthquake Engineering (7ACEE2018) will be jointly organized by the Asian Institute of Technology (AIT) and Engineering Institute of Thailand (EIT) in collaboration with the Association of Structural Engineers of the Philippines, Inc. (ASEP) and supported by Computers and Structures, Inc.(CSI) and Mahidol University. The Conference will take place in Sheraton Grande Sukhumvit, Bangkok, Thailand from 22-25 November 2018.
The Asia Conference on Earthquake Engineering (ACEE) was initiated by the Associations of Structural Engineers of Philippines (ASEP) in 2004, to provide a forum for the academics, researchers and the professionals involved in various aspects of earthquake engineering. The first two conferences were held in the Philippines, and were attended by hundreds of participants, mostly from the home country. The third ACEE was held in Bangkok, Thailand, Dec. 1-3, 2010, and was co-organized by four organizations, i.e. the Asian institute of Technology (AIT), the Center for Urban Earthquake Engineering (CUEE) in Tokyo Institute of Technology (TIT), The Engineering Institute of Thailand (EIT) and the Earthquake Engineering Society of Korea (EESK). During the third ACEE, nearly 100 papers were received from more than 20 countries and nearly 100 participants out of nearly 200 conferees are practicing engineers, involved in various aspects of earthquake engineering. The fourth ACEE, was jointly held with the Ninth International Conference on Urban Earthquake Engineering (9CUEE), called the 9CUEE & 4ACEE Joint Conference, and was organized by the Center for Urban Earthquake Engineering (CUEE) in Tokyo Institute of Technology (TIT). Thanks to the successful combination of the 9CUEE and 4ACEE, there were about 300 papers presented in the 9CUEE & 4ACEE Joint Conference. The 5th Asia Conference on Earthquake Engineering (ACEE 2014) was held at Howard International House in Taipei, Taiwan from October 16 to 18, 2014. This conference was jointly organized by the National Center for Research on Earthquake Engineering (NCREE) and the National Taiwan University (NTU). The 6th ACEE returned to Philippines and was held in Cebu City on the occasion of 55th Anniversary of ASEP and in commemoration of the3rd Anniversary of the 2013 earthquake.
This year 2018, ACEE with its theme “ Seismic Resilience for Safer Cities and Infrastructures” is gearing up to serve the industries, engineers, educators and researchers on a regional and global scale. ACEE-2018 will prove to be a truly international event with the participants, keynote speakers and attendees coming from all parts of Asia and the world to brainstorm, share expertise and collaborate in areas of mutual interests.