The Symposium of Civil Engineering and Spatial Planning is part of the 4th Doctoral Congress  Engineering (DCE21) held on the 28th and 29th of June 2021 at the Faculty of Engineering University of Porto (FEUP), Portugal (online).

The Department of Civil Engineering at FEUP hosts education and research in a variety of scientific fields across its eight sections, and thus welcomes submissions on several different topics under the short paper and poster formats. These topics include building construction, geotechnics, hydraulics, materials and construction, spatial planning, structures, transport infrastructures, transport planning and territory, and any related multidisciplinary or transversal areas of study.

This Symposium is the responsibility of the Doctoral Program in Civil Engineering and Doctoral Program in Spatial Planning, which are pleased to invite their PhD students, as well as all the MSc students assigned to the Department of Civil Engineering, to participate. Likewise, submissions from other doctoral and master programs, institutions and entities within the scope of the Symposium are welcome.

 

Instruction for authors:

  • Submissions written in English;
  • Authors may submit more than one proposal, clearly differentiated between them;
  • Electronic submissions only, through the conference submission Easychair platform;
  • The submission and review process will take place in the Easychair platform;
  • Authors may be notified to complete and provide corrections regarding their submissions;
  • On the keywords the authors must include one of the following topics: building construction, geotechnics, hydraulics, materials and construction, spatial planning, structures, transport infrastructures, transport planning and territory, and any related multidisciplinary or transversal areas of study.

Short paper category:

  • Open to all PhD students and above;
  • Submission of abstracts up to one A4 page, until April 23rd – see template
  • Authors notified of abstract acceptance until May 14th;
  • Upon selection, submission of a short paper up to 1500 words (citations excluded) until May 31st – see template;
  • Oral communication at the Symposium, June 28th or 29th.
  • Abstracts will be published in the Book of Abstracts of the Symposium (with ISBN and DOI), while short papers will be included in a book of proceedings (with ISBN and DOI);
  • Oral communications are eligible for the Prize of Best Oral Communication Recognition of Best Poster of the DCE21 Symposium on Civil Engineering and Spatial Planning;
  • Short papers are eligible for the Prize of Best Short Paper of the DCE21 Symposium on Civil Engineering and Spatial Planning.

Poster category:

  • Open to all MSc students and above;
  • Submission of abstracts, not exceeding one A4 page, until April 23rd – see template
  • Authors notified of poster acceptance until May 14th;
  • Submission of posters, not exceeding one A4 page, until May 31st – see template;
  • Posters will be displayed at the Symposium, June 28-29th.
  • Poster abstracts will be published in the Book of Abstracts of the Symposium (with ISBN and DOI);
  • The best poster will receive an official Recognition of Best Poster of the DCE21 Symposium on Civil Engineering and Spatial Planning.

||  Deadline extension for abstract submission: 23 April || 

 

Registration

All the PRODEC, PDPT and MSc students from the Civil Engineering Department at FEUP, participating at this conference with a poster or a short paper will have their participation fee paid until May 31st. Just need to send an email to: dce.civilengineering.planning@gmail.com with their name and student number, asking for it.

 

Presentation (oral communication/poster)

At least one of the authors is required to attend the Symposium to present the abstract.

Check more info in the ‘Parallel Symposia’ webpgage

 || DOWNLOAD THE PROGRAMME HERE ||

 

Publications

All accepted and revised abstracts, with at least one author registered in the Congress with a paid fee, will be mentioned in the event’s program/Booklet.

All accepted and revised abstracts, with at least one author registered in the Congress with a paid fee, will be published in the Symposium Book of Abstracts (with ISBN).

Authors of accepted and revised abstracts will be encouraged to submit their manuscripts (full paper with revisions completed) to a TBA paper.

 

Symposium Committee

Chairs

  • Humberto Varum
  • Álvaro Costa
  • João Poças Martins

Organizing Committee

  • Paulo Jorge Soares | PhD candidate in Civil Engineering, FEUP  
  • João Pedro Martins | PhD candidate in Spatial Planning, FEUP 
  • Daniel Clemente | PhD candidate in Civil Engineering, FEUP 

Scientific Committee

  • Humberto Varum
  • Álvaro Costa
  • João Poças Martins
  • Ana Sá
  • André Furtado
  • António Lobo
  • Bárbara Rangel
  • Bruno Marques
  • Carlos Sousa
  • Castorina Vieira
  • Catarina Cadima
  • Cristiana Ferreira
  • Isabel Coimbra
  • João Delgado
  • José Correia
  • José Melo
  • Lino Maia
  • Luciana das Neves
  • Paulo Rosa Santos
  • Pedro Montenegro
  • Pedro Pereira
  • Ricardo Barros
  • Sandra Nunes
  • Sara Ferreira
  • Sara Rios
  • Tiago Ferradosa
  • Xavier Romão
  • Aires Colaço 
  • Sérgio Pereira