2020 AEES Conference

The 2020 conference was to be held in Adelaide, but will now be our first virtual conference. Details to follow soon.

The theme for the conference is Disaster Preparedness – Are Earthquake Assessments critical to Heritage Structures?

Download the Call for Papers PDF.

The recent spate of natural disasters (drought, bushfires and pandemic) highlights the need for improved resilience against natural hazards.  Improved seismic resilience for Australia is an important aspect of improving the nation’s disaster preparedness.  This year’s conference invites authors to submit papers which address:

  • Adequacy of current design standards;
  • Compliance with current standards (from both a design and a construction perspective);
  • Challenging current design standards
  • The role of seismology in developing building codes for areas of low seismicity;
  • Disaster planning, response, recovery and resilience studies;
  • The performance of non-structural parts and components;
  • Structural monitoring;
  • Seismic retrofit of existing structures;
  • The performance of lifelines, large-loss facilities and critical infrastructure including power distribution systems and dams;

The committee will also welcome papers on general earthquake engineering and engineering seismology.

Please send an abstract of not more than 200 words by 31 July 2020.  Upon receipt and review of abstract, authors will receive further instructions on acceptance of their abstract and instructions for writing full papers.  Accepted papers will be peer reviewed and published in the conference proceedings, and later on the AEES website.  

Abstracts should be emailed to secretary@aees.org.au

Keynote Speakers

To be announced.