Call of Papers

Abstract Submission in now Closed.

The abstract should succinctly state the subject and conclusions

of the paper in 250 words or less.


Please take note of the important deadline dates below:

Abstract Submission Deadline 10 November 2017
Authors Notified of Outcome 8 December 2017
Full Paper Deadline 16 February 2018
Early Registration Deadline 23 March 18
CLICK HERE to download the conference flyer.

On behalf of the New Zealand Society for Earthquake Engineering (NZSEE) we invite you to join us at our upcoming conference.  The conference theme is “From Inangahua to Kaikoura and Beyond”. 

We will be celebrating the considerable advances in earthquake engineering research and practice achieved of the past 50 years at the conference dinner while enjoying future focused technical sessions.

There will be an increased number of plenary sessions with invited speakers compared with recent conferences.  This will necessarily limit somewhat the number of technical papers able to be accepted for presentation.  We plan therefore on increasing the emphasis and focus on the poster papers.

The technical programme is planned to include sessions on emerging technologies, developments in seismicity, geohazards and geotechnical engineering, lessons in risk management from recent earthquakes, case studies in structural design and retrofits and recent advances in earthquake engineering research.

Suggested Paper Topics:

  • Engineering seismology
  • Geotechnical Engineering Innovations
  • Social Impacts and resilience
  • Design for control of seismic damage
  • Economic implications of seismic risk and resilience
  • Practice case studies in seismic retrofits
  • Advances in earthquake engineering research
  • Advances in knowledge of hazards and risks



  • Repairable structures and infrastructure
  • Practice case studies in innovative structural design
  • Case studies on use of emerging technologies
  • Seismic isolation, energy dissipation and vibration control of structures
  • Soil structure interaction
  • Lessons from recent earthquakes
  • Lifelines and infrastructure
  • Emergency management and planning