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IASS/APCS 2022 Beijing "Innovation, Sustainability and Legacy"


Innovation, Sustainability and Legacy

19 - 23 September 2022,Beijing, China

Note: See further down for revised deadline dates for submission of papers (Dates altered on Jan 29 2022).

The Format and Fees for the Conference have now been established and details are in the 4th Announcement which can be downloaded HERE

A major change is that the Conference will be held in a hybrid online and in-person format. The venue for the in-person format is at the Beijing Friendship Hotel, Beijing, China.

There are different fees for the two conference modes.

For further details, see the Conference website

The 2022 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games will be held in Beijing.   This makes Beijing the first city in the world to host both Summer and Winter Olympic Games. Some new sports buildings, like National Speed Skating Oval, will be built employing spatial structures with innovation.

Besides, sports facilities built for 2008 Summer Games, like National Stadium (Birds Nest) and National Aquatic Center (Water Cube) will be refurbished and capitalized on the legacy from 2008. Either old or new, all the construction will integrate long-term benefits of sustainability.

The annual symposium of the International Association for Shell and Spatial Structures (IASS 2022)will be affiliated with 13th Asian-Pacific Conference on Shell and Spatial Structures (APCS 2022). Special sessions pertinent to issues in Asian-Pacific area will be organized.


The theme of the symposium is: Innovation, Sustainability and Legacy.

The theme of the symposium covers all aspects of shell and spatial structures and will include but not limited to the following topics: 

  • Cooling and Solar Updraft Towers
  • Masts and Towers
  • Concrete Shell Roofs
  • Tension and Membrane Structures
  • Metal Spatial Structures
  • Timber and Bio-based Spatial Structures
  • Computational Methods
  • Structural Morphology
  • Historical Spatial Structures
  • Life-Cycle Design and Assessment of Shell and Spatial Structures Teaching of Shell and Spatial Structures
  • Advanced Manufacturing and Materials
  • Innovation in New Concepts and Projects
  • Sustainability in Refurbished Facilities
  • Legacy of Antiquity Structures and Modern Exploitation
  • Disaster Mitigation, Wind and Earthquake Effects


As requested by President Lázaro, all IASS Working Groups are preparing to organize sessions in the Symposium. Individuals and groups are welcome to propose new sessions and send the titles to the organizing committee.


The symposium will be held on   19 - 23 September 2022    at Beijing Friendship Hotel, Beijing, China.
Note: as of the 4th Announcement, two different modes will be given - "hybrid online" and "in-person"


Engineers, architects, researchers and anyone interested in shell and spatial structures are invited to submit abstracts of 300-400 words in English and participate this Symposium.

Please log in the symposium website to download the abstracts template.(http://www.iass2022.org.cn/callforpaper.html)

Or download HERE


Hangai Prizes annually recognize talented young researchers, designers, and engineers under the age of thirty who working in the ¿eld of shell and spatial structures. This recognition is achieved by selecting outstanding submissions to the Annual IASS Symposium in the form of research papers, resumes of design projects, or presentations of innovative ideas. For more information, please check the Hangai Prize website (https://iass-structures.org/Hangai-Prize).

ADJUSTED KEY DATES - Adjusted late Jan 2022

Submission of abstracts:                            Jan. 31, 2022 - now Feb 28, 2022

Notification of preliminary acceptance:         Feb. 28, 2022 - now March 31, 2022

Submission of final papers:                          Apr. 30, 2022 - now May 31, 2022

Notification of final acceptance:                    May 31, 2022 - now June 30, 2022