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10th International Conference on

Steel, Space and Composite Structures (SS11)

18-20 May, 2011, North Cyprus, Turkey

Organized by:

Building Sciences Research Centre, Eastern Mediterranean University, North Cyprus, Turkey

Venue: Salamis Bay Conti Hotel, Gazimagusa, North Cyprus

Support Organisations: (confirmed)

  • Turkish Constructional Steelwork Association TUCSA
  • Turkish Cypriot Chamber of Civil Engineers, North Cyprus
  • Building Sciences Research Centre, EMU, North Cyprus
  • China Steel Construction Society, China
  • The Hong Kong Institute of Steel Construction, Hong Kong SAR China
  • The Singapore Structural Steel Society, Singapore

North Cyprus and the Eastern Mediterranean University

Cyprus is the third largest Mediterranean island located in the Mediterranean Sea. Cyprus consists of two states: the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus and Republic of Cyprus. The capital for both states is at Nicosia. The Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus covers the north and part of the eastern coast of the island of Cyprus. It was established on 15th November 1983. It has a population of around 265000. Turkish is the mother tongue, however, English is widely spoken and understood as a second language. The local currency is Turkish Lira. However, GBP and USD are widely accepted.

With life enhancing sunshine in abundance, a shoreline curving round its pretty bays and golden sandy beaches, valleys full of scented pines, orange and lemon groves, and the olive and the carob tree, and last but not least, its flower-filled gardens, Cyprus is ideally suited to tourism. The climate is hot and dry during summer and warm with little rain falls during winter. Lovers of history and archaeology can view 9000 years of the past through a wealth of historic sites and monuments. The best-loved dishes of Turkish cuisine can be found anywhere. A wide variety of goods and products can be found in the shops and bazaars. Sports enthusiasts can enjoy every kind of water sport in the warm and blue Mediterranean waters of the island.

Gazima?usa is the city where Eastern Mediterranean University is located. It was originally a small commercial and fishing port but with the advent of the Crusades and the reign of the Lusignans it attained much greater significance. The Old Town is surrounded by magnificent walls, 17 meters high and 9 meters wide, which were constructed by the Lusignans and further reinforced by the Venetians in 1489. There are around 365 places of worship in Gazima?usa and among the foremost of these is the Lala Mustafa Pa?a Mosque. Formerly, it was called St. Nicholas Cathedral, where the Lusignan kings were crowned, the name was changed after the Ottoman conquest of the island in 1571. It remains as one of the finest examples of Gothic architecture to this day. The Knights Templar, The Knights Hospitaller and Othello Tower also share in the great history of this city.

Eastern Mediterranean University was established in 1979. It offers programs fully recognized by the Council of Higher Education in Turkey. Having completed its physical infrastructure, the campus spreads over an area of 2200 acres. The University owns unprecedented campus facilities, and creates a multicultural environment with around 14 000 students coming from 68 countries and with more than 1000 highly qualified faculty members from 35 different nations.

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International Conference Advisory Committee

Chairman: ProfEm S.L. Lee, National University of Singapore, Singapore

Members: (confirmed)

-Prof Reidar Bjorhovde, The Bjorhovde Group, USA

-Prof Mark Bradford, The University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia

-Prof Dinar Camotim, Instituto Superior Tcnico, Portugal

-Prof S L Chan, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong SAR China

-Dr Ir Hans De Backer, Universiteit Gent, Belgium

-Dr JCD Hoenderkamp, Technische Universiteit Eindhoven, The Netherlands

-Prof GuoQiang Li, Tongji University, China

-Prof Richard Liew, National University of Singapore, Singapore

-Prof. Hartmut Pasternak, BTU Cottbus, Germany

-Prof Luis S Silva, University of Coimbra, Portugal

-Prof Brian Uy. The University of Western Sydney, Australia

-Prof Ben Young, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR China

Conference organizing Committee

Chairmen: -Assist. Prof.Dr. Murude Celikag, Eastern Mediterranean University, North Cyprus, Turkey

-Assoc. Prof S P Chiew, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.

Committee advisors and members:

-Assoc. Prof YongBo Shao, Yantai University, China

-Mr Bernard Chung, Corus, Singapore

The conference will celebrate its `tenth presentation since it was first organised in 1984 and will be specially dedicated to Assoc Prof S P Chiew of the Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, for his decade of support and contribution. He shall deliver the SS Conference Lecture.

Conference Anniversary Lecture:

-Assoc. Prof Sing-Ping Chiew, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

Keynote Papers (confirmed)

Refer to section on PAPERS

Special Sessions (confirmed)

Monitoring & Measurements - Organiser: Dr Ir Hans De Backer, Universiteit Gent, Belgium

Thin-walled welded structures: Organiser: Prof. Hartmut Pasternak, BTU Cottbus, Germany

Call for papers!

For enquiries of the conference or registration, please contact the Conference Director Er. John S Y Tan at email:

q Design and analysis

q Building and Space Structures

q Steel-framed Houses

q Bridge Structures

q Marine and Harbour steel structures

q Fatigue and Fracture

q Earthquake and dynamics

q Cold-formed steel structures

q Beams and columns

q Connections

q Fabrication and construction

q Steel technologies and materials

q Information technology


The important dates (revised) are:

-close of receipt of submissions: 31December, 2010

-notification of acceptance: 15 January, 2011

-full text to be received: 01 March, 2011

Conference dates: 18-20 May, 2011


TWO categories of Awards for original and outstanding papers will be offered at the Conference:

1. `Young Steel Researchers Award for Researchers below the age of 35 years.

2. `Highly Commendable Awards for papers submitted, accepted and presented at the Conference

Awards confirmed todate:.

-NIDA AWARD of the The Hong Kong Institute of Steel Construction

-The 10th ANNIVERSARY SS AWARD sponsored by CI-Premier Pte Ltd