Welcome to IASS 2022 and 13th APCS

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 symposium will be held on 19 - 23 September 2022 at Beijing Friendship Hotel, Beijing, China.




The aim of this symposium is to provide an international forum for engineers, architects, builders and other professionals to present and discuss recent advances on new structural forms, analysis methods, design and construction technologies, maintenance and sustainability in spatial structures, as well as any topics related with shell and spatial structure. It is expected that this symposium will promote developments and bring interests for various new types of shell and spatial structures.

 Theme of the Symposium

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

The scope 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

Important Dates

Submission of abstracts:

31 January, 2022

Notification of preliminary acceptance:

28 February, 2022

Submission of final papers:

30 April, 2022

Notification of final acceptance:

31 May, 2022

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