First Announcement ( ) 

  International Conference




Earthquake Engineering & Seismology





National University of Sciences & Technology (NUST), H-12, Islamabad, Pakistan


25 - 26 April 2011



Organized by



School of Civil and Environmental Engineering (SCEE), National University of Sciences & Technology, NUST, Islamabad


Conference Description

The International Conference on Earthquake Engineering and Seismology (ICEES) will serve as an international forum at which specialists, government officials and NGO representatives in earthquake engineering and relevant fields would exchange the latest research results and technologies. The Conference strives to promote innovation, practice and safety in reducing the impact of earthquakes on our society and natural environment. The Kashmir Earthquake on Oct 08, 2005, had brought unprecedented destruction to Kashmir and neighboring regions. In order to prevent any possible secondary hazards derived from the earthquake as well as to propose structural retrofitting and rebuilding methods, National University of Sciences & Technology, NUST invited representatives from the world including Japan, USA, Turkey and China to visit the NUST. After an extensive investigation into affected regions by the Pakistani and Foreign experts, the Post-Earthquake Repair and Rebuilding Techniques Conference on Pakistan Earthquake and near regions will be held in Islamabad, Pakistan organized jointly by the Higher Education Commission and Department of Earthquake Engineering. The papers will be published in NUST Journal of Engineering Sciences. This conference aims to summarize and further discuss the restoration and rebuilding of infrastructures into the earthquake prone zone in order to better serve the affected regions.


Conference Theme

·       Analysis of Pakistan Earthquake Disaster

·       Structural Seismology and Post-Earthquake Rebuilding Technology

·       Post-earthquake Structural Evaluation and Retrofitting Technology

·       Disaster Management

·       Passive Control of Structures

·       Analysis of Seismic Response of Structures

·       Methodology of Structural Aseismic Design

·       Laboratory Study on Structural Seismic Performance

·       Prevention of Earthquake-induced Geological Disaster and Disaster Reduction

·       Seismic Motion and Engineering Seismology

·       Aseismic Design Theory and Methodology for Slopes and Foundations

·      Other Earthquake Engineering related Themes


Paper Submission

Please submit your abstract/papers in WORD or PDF format to and download the paper template from conference website



Important Dates

01 September 2010 Deadline for submitting English abstract (not more than 1200 words)

01 October 2010 Notice of acceptance

20 Dec 2010 Camera-ready manuscripts

05 Jan 2010 Notification of Final Acceptance

10 Jan 2011 Conference Early registration

25-20 April 2011 Conference days



Lt. Gen Muhammad Asghar, HI (M), Rector NUST


Local Technical Committee

Dr. Qaiser Ali, UET Peshawar

Dr. Mona Lisa, Quaid-i-Azam University Islamabad

Dr. M. Nasrullah Khan, SCEE, NUST

Dr. Abdul Qadir Bhatti, SCEE, NUST

Dr. Sarosh Hashmat Lodi, NED UET Karachi

Mr. Zahid Rafi, Seismology, PMD, Islamabad

Mr. Tahir Banuri, CDA, Islamabad

Mr. Kazimi, Director Seismology, WAPDA

Mr. Naunhal Shah, ERRA, Islamabad

Mr. Daud Shah, MSSP, Islamabad

Mr. Jamil-ud-din Khilji, NESPAK

Dr. Khaliq ur Rehman Shad, NLC, Islamabad

Dr. Atta-ullah Shah, PD AIOU, Islamabad

Dr. Syed Ali Rizwan, SCEE, NUST, Islamabad

Dr. M. Illyas, UET, Lahore

Dr. Qaiser Zaman UET Taxila

Dr Allah Nawaz Qaisrani, Islamabad

Dr. Asif Ali Khan, University of Peshawar


International Technical Committee

Dr. Kazuhiko Kasai (Japan)

Dr. Norimitsu Kishi (Japan)

Dr. T. Balandera (Singapore)

Dr. K.H. Tan (Singapore)

Dr. Ian May (UK)

Dr. Ahmed Alghazali (UK)

Dr. Reinhard (Germany)

Dr. M.A. Bhatti (USA)

Dr. M. Locurzo (Italy)

Dr. Ricardo (Spain)

Dr. Pere Roca (Spain)

Dr. Naveed Anwar (Thailand)


Organizing Committee


Dr. Liaqat Ali, NICE

Dr. Tayeb Akram, NIT, SCEE

Dr. Aftab Sadiq, SCEE

Engr. Shazim Ali Memon

Engr. Zamir ul Hasan

Engr. Hamza Saeed Virk



08:30 AM – 05:00 PM




Conference Venue/ Hotel Accommodation

The conference will be held at the School of Civil and Environment (SCEE) Auditorium, NUST, H-12 sector of capital city of Islamabad, Pakistan. Five-star hotel e.g. Islamabad Marriot Hotel, Islamabad Serena Hotel and PC Hotel, Rawalpindi are located near the conference Venue about 20 minutes drive where the exotic surroundings are magically harmonized with the breath-taking scenery of the beautiful mountain view.

Transportation to the Conference Venue

Those who are coming from America, Europe, and other countries may come to Islamabad International Airport (ISB), which is one of the largest Hub Airport. The detailed information for transportation and hotel accommodation to Islamabad will be  announced on the conference website.



Requests for participation on the prescribed form or E-mail should reach the Secretariat eight week prior to commencement of the conference. The authors of selected papers will be informed by email. The final selection, however, is subject to receipt of the registration fee.

Registration Fee includes the conference fee, material costs, souvenirs, meals and Site Visits. Discounted fee of Rs. 1000/= is available for full-time students who can provide a current student ID.


Before 10 Jan, 2011

Local Participant Fee:      Rs.        3000/=

                 Students:     Rs.        1500/=

International Participant: USD      200/=


After 20 Jan, 2011

Local Participant Fee:      Rs.        4000/=

                 Students:     Rs.        2000/=


International Participant: USD     250/=



For further information, please contact


Tel.: 92-51-90854615



R E G I S T R A T I O N   F O R M


I hereby apply for registration to the First International Conference on Earthquake Engineering and Seismology. The Registration fee of Rs. 2000/= payable through crossed cheque/pay order to SCEE-NUST is enclosed.


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The completed form should be returned to:




Dr. Abdul Qadir Bhatti, General Secretary

Conference Secretariat, School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, SCEE, NUST, H-12, Islamabad, Pakistan

Postal Code : 44000

Telephone: 051-9085-4615




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