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Abstracts & Full Papers

Prospective Authors are invited to submit Abstracts (200 to 300 words) in the first instance, preferably by email, and by the deadline indicated below. There are no special instructions for the preparation of abstracts, except that these should be written clearly, setting out the aims of the paper and summarising the main conclusions. Submissions are to be directed to:

Professor A. Zingoni

Chair & Editor, SEMC 2016
Department of Civil Engineering
University of Cape Town
Rondebosch 7701
Cape Town, South Africa


Fax: +27 (0)21 650 3293

Authors will be notified of the decision on their abstracts in accordance with the time schedule indicated below. Authors of accepted abstracts will be required to prepare full papers. Detailed instructions for the preparation of full papers will be made available on the Conference website in due course. The language of communication at the Conference will be English, and all papers must be written in clear English. To ensure a high standard of presentations, all received papers will be reviewed by members of the International Advisory Board and other identified experts.

Publication of Papers

Accepted papers will be collected together and published as the Proceedings of the Sixth International Conference on Structural Engineering, Mechanics and Computation. The Proceedings will comprise a CD-ROM with full-length papers, and a printed book with shorter versions of the papers. The task of producing the Proceedings has been assigned to Taylor & Francis, who are a leading international publisher of engineering conference proceedings. The Proceedings will be available to all registered participants upon arrival at the Conference.

Special Journal Issues

Immediately after the Conference, Authors will be invited to submit upgraded versions of their papers (taking into account input received at the Conference), for publication in special issues of selected Elsevier journals. These submissions will be subject to further peer review, in order to ensure that they comply with the specific requirements of the journals. Special issues are planned for the journals: Computers & Structures; Engineering Structures; (more to be announced in due course).

Important Deadlines

Submission of Abstracts – 30 October 2015 (Extended)

Notification of Acceptance of Abstracts – 15 November 2015

Submission of Full Papers – 01 March 2016 (Extended to 22 March 2016)

Notification of Acceptance of Full Papers – 15 April 2016

Publication of SEMC 2016 Proceedings – 20 August 2016