Welcome to IASS 2022 and APCS 2022

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 symposium is also affiliated with APCS (Asian-Pacific Conference on Shell and Spatial Structures). Special sessions pertinent to issues in Asian-Pacific area will be organized.


The theme of the symposium covers all aspects related to theory, analysis, design, material, construction, manufacture and maintenance. In particular, this Symposium is focused on the following topics:

  • Legacy of antiquity spatial structures
  • Reuse of refurbished facilities
  • Innovation in shell and spatial structures
  • Analysis
  • Design
  • Construction
  • Disaster mitigation


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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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