Our objective is to promote international cooperation among scientists, engineers and other professionals in the broad field of earthquake engineering through interchange of knowledge, ideas, results of research and practical experience.

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Earthquake Engineering & Structural Dynamics

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Masayoshi Nakashima, Anil K. Chopra, Michael Fardis,
and Michael C. Constantinou

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Links
National Geophysical Data Center

A worldwide compilation of earthquakes and their magnitudes, losses, and references for information from ancient times to the near present.

http://www.ngdc.noaa.gov/nndc/struts/
United States Geological Survey

Up to the minute reports of worldwide earthquakes, with maps, estimates of affected local area, seismological information, and other data. http://earthquake.usgs.gov/

http://earthquake.usgs.gov/
Earthquake Engineering Research Institute

Reconnaissance reports from recent earthquakes.

http://www.eeri.org

The 18WCEE Venue is Milano, Italy, in June/July 2024.

IAEE is delighted to announce that Milano, Italy, is the venue of Eighteenth World Conference on Earthquake Engineering (18WCEE). The IAEE's National Delegates voted and has chosen Italy (Milano) in November 2020.

Please see the link below : A Message from IAEE President, A Message from Italy
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- IAEE Central Office

Dec 4, 2020

News
The Greet the Master event scheduled during the 17WCEE has been postponed

We are delighted to announce that IAEE has chosen Italy (Milano) as the venue of the Eighteenth World Conference on Earthquake Engineering (18WCEE). Considering the current pandemic situation, IAEE implemented online voting to select the 18WCEE venue.

Please see the link below for details
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- IAEE Central Office

May 21, 2020

News
Application to "Greet the Masters" Now Open!!

IAEE, in coordination with 17WCEE, will initiate a new program titled the Masters’ Series. Masters, legendary figures in the world of earthquake engineering, will be invited to contribute to three events. One of the 3 events, "Greet the Masters" is now open for application.

"Greet the Masters" is a series of invitation-based, small-group receptions targeting young researchers to greet a Master in person. A luncheon or tea-time reception will be held to hear from the Master about his/her visions and tips in research and professional career development through frank and friendly exchange. The lunch and tea-time receptions are free of charge.

Please see the link below for details
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- IAEE Central Office

September 6, 2019

News
Introduction of New IAEE Initiative – “Masters Program”

IAEE has launched a new initiative named “Masters Program”. Motivation for the initiative is for IAEE to serve as “Connection” among the past, present, and future of earthquake engineering and to secure the transfer of knowledge across generations.

In “Masters Program”, the following three events: “Read the Masters”, “Meet the Masters”, and “Greet the Masters” are organized. The concept is to connect legendary figures in the world of earthquake engineering with contemporaries. All three events are to be organized in tune with World Conference on Earthquake Engineering (WCEE), and we are pleased to announce that the inaugurating events will be programed into 17WCEE to be held in Sendai, Japan, during September 13 and 18, 2020. (wcee website).

Please see the link below for details of “Masters Program”
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- IAEE Central Office

September 5, 2019

News
Obituary for Professor Anand S. Arya
We are deeply saddened to inform the international community of earthquake engineering that Professor Anand S. Arya passed away at the age of 88 on September 1, 2019.

Professor Arya was a structural engineer, known for his expertise in soil and foundation engineering and earthquake disaster management. For thirty-six years, he served the University of Roorkee in Civil and Earthquake Engineering and retired in 1989 from the professorship as well as from the positions of Head of Earthquake Engineering and Vice Chancellor of the University.

He is Fellow of Institution of Engineers and Member of Indian National Academy of Engineering. The United Nations honored him with the Sasakawa Disaster Prevention Award in 1997. Further, he was awarded Padma Award (2002) and Disaster Reduction Award (2006), among others. An extended obituary to note Professor Arya’s academic achievement is planned to be posted soon.

- IAEE Central Office

September 3, 2019


Annoucement
the 4th International Conference on Earthquake Engineering and Disaster Mitigation (ICEEDM) 2019

Indonesian Earthquake Engineering Association (IEEA), Andalas University, and Bandung Institute of Technology will be organizing the 4th International Conference on Earthquake Engineering and Disaster Mitigation on 26-27 September, 2019 in Padang, Indonesia.

Please see the conference website for further information.

http://conference.ft.unand.ac.id/index.php/iceedm/2019

- IAEE Central Office

July 26, 2019

News
Obituary for Professor Julio Kuroiwa
We are deeply saddened to inform the international community of earthquake engineering that Professor Julio Kuroiwa passed away at the age of 83 on July 9, 2019.

Professor Julio Kuroiwa, Professor Emeritus of the Department of Civil Engineering and the National University Engineering, Lima, Peru, worked as a faculty member for 32 years.

Among his numerous contributions to earthquake engineering in Peru, notable are: Chairmanship of Organizing Committee and Inaugurating Directorship of Peru-Japan Center on Earthquake Engineering Research and Disaster Mitigation, dubbed CISMID, and Chairmanship of Committee of 1997 Peruvian Seismic Code, among others.

Dr. Carlos Zavala, a close colleague of Professor Kuroiwa, sent us an article: "In Memoriam Professor Julio Kuroiwa", for which please kindly visit:

MEMORIAM_KUROIWA.pdf

- IAEE central office and Dr. Carlos Zavala

July 16, 2019

Annoucement
the 5th International Earthquake Engineering and Seismology Congress and Exhibition

The Earthquake Engineering Association of Turkey (EEAT) will be organizing the 5th International Earthquake Engineering and Seismology Congress and Exhibition ( http://www.5icees.com) on October 8-11, 2019 at Middle East Technical University (METU), Ankara, Turkey.

- IAEE Central Office

March 13, 2019

Annoucement
Spanish translation of the oral history of the late Professor Vitelmo Bertero

The Universidad Nacional de Cuyo in Argentina and the Earthquake Engineering Research Institute (EERI) have published a Spanish translation of the oral history of the late Professor Vitelmo Bertero.

The translated oral history is available from the link below:

CONEXIONES-Bertero.pdf

- IAEE Central Office

January 08, 2019

Message
President's Message - Serving as "Connection"

Colleagues, Affiliate Members and Friends of IAEE,

On June 18, 2018, I assumed the position of the fifteenth President of the International Association for Earthquake Engineering (IAEE). I feel much honored to have been elected to this prestigious position, and shall work to my best to promote the sustainable development of IAEE. The utmost mission of IAEE is to provide an international forum in which people with various kinds of expertise convene and discuss issues in the mitigation of earthquake-related disasters. Traditionally, IAEE activities have been energized by engineering practitioners and researchers (civil, structural, mechanical, and geotechnical) and earth scientists (geologists, geophysicists, seismologists). In recent years, the involvement of architects, urban planners, public officials, and social scientists have increased, creating a more multidisciplinary IAEE.

IAEE was founded in 1963. Since that time, IAEE has continued to grow, and as of today, a total of 59 countries and regions are registered in IAEE. Once every four years, IAEE organizes the World Conference on Earthquake Engineering (WCEE) at various cities around the world. The last one (the Sixteenth WCEE, called 16WCEE) was held at Santiago, Chile, on January 2017, where 3,000 people registered for the conference. 15WCEE, which was organized four year before 16WCEE, was held at Lisbon, Portugal, on September 2012, where 2,300 people registered. For nearly 60 years, WCEE has been one of the largest technical/professional gatherings and continues to serve as "Connection" among the stakeholders in relevant disciplines as well as people with diverse backgrounds in culture, religion, and social structure.

Our globe is experiencing an explosive increase in population combined with rapid development and urbanization due to growing economic activities. We now face the ultimate question of how to ensure the sustainable development of the human sphere, in which the threat of earthquake disasters is one of the most critical problems to resolve on a global scale. We shall not overlook the reality that the densification of our cities and towns, which occurs as a result of such development and urbanization, makes our society more and more vulnerable against earthquake disasters. To overcome this vulnerability, we must invent novel solutions, and to this end, expend a more interdisciplinary effort, in which new disciplines are forged through collective, integral efforts among diverse genres. It is also notable that we shall further a transdisciplinary attitude, in which linkage with the real world is appreciated, so that solutions reach the society in a most effective and timely manner. IAEE wishes to serve as "Connection" among people and genres to make our efforts more interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary.

Human factors are naturally influential in the understanding and promotion of efforts that seek for the mitigation of earthquake-related disasters. Learning from the past and reflecting it to the present and future are important. IAEE regards it as its duty to ensure "Connection" among the past, present, and future and to secure the transfer of knowledge across generations. IAEE is currently preparing for a new initiative that can assist such efforts, and will present it soon in detail.

On behalf of the family of national organizations that comprise IAEE, I greet you with respect and look forward to working with you.

- Masayoshi Nakashima, President

December, 2018

Annoucement
2019 The Pacific Conference on Earthquake Engineering (PCEE)


The New Zealand Society for Earthquake Engineering (NZSEE) and the Australian Earthquake Engineering Society will host the 11th PCEE in Auckland, New Zealand from 4-6 April 2019. The 11PCEE will also be the NZSEE annual conference for 2019. Please see the conference website for further information.

https://www.confer.nz/pcee2019/

- IAEE central office

October 10, 2018

Annoucement
The 17th World Conference on Earthquake Engineering

The website for the 17th World Conference on Earthquake Engineering is now open. The next conferene will be held at Sendai International Center, Sendai, Japan on September 14-18, 2020.

You can download the 1st Circular from http://www.17wcee.jp/conference.html
Please feel free to share the circular with your colleagues.

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- IAEE central office

September 27, 2018

News
Obituary of Professor Mete A. Sözen
Professor Mete A. Sozen, Karl H. Kettelhut Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Civil Engineering at Purdue University, passed away on April 4th, 2018. Professor Sozen graduated from Robert College, Turkey in 1951 and obtained his Ph.D. from the University of Illinois at Urbana?Champaign in 1957.

He educated and inspired a large number of students and young researchers, many of whom have since become leaders of our community. He served actively on the development of professional design codes and earthquake-resistant design methodology for reinforced and prestressed concrete structures. In recognition of his distinctive achievement in earthquake engineering, he was elected as an honorary member of IAEE (http://iaee.or.jp/organization/honorary_members.html).

His tremendous contribution to our community of earthquake and structural engineering will be remembered. Hereby, we would like to show our sincere condolence and appreciation to Professor Sozen.

The following letter is a collection of personal remembrance assembled by the former president of IAEE, Prof. Polat Gülkan.

Mete A. Sözen: A Collection of Personal Remembrances

- IAEE central office and Polat Gülkan

April 6, 2018

News
Mr. A. Ali Moinfar has passed away
We are deeply grieved to inform the international community of earthquake engineers that Mr. A. Ali Moinfar, one of Iranian pioneers in earthquake engineering and a former member of IAEE executive committe. He is a recipient of Man of the Year 2012, Iranian Earthquake Engineering Association.

- IAEE Central Office

January 10, 2018

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Message
Welcome from the Secretary General
The International Association for Earthquake Engineering (IAEE) was established in February 1963 with its Central Office in Tokyo. The IAEE aims to promote international cooperation among scientists and engineers in the field of earthquake engineering through interchange of knowledge, ideas, and results of research and practical experience. The aim has been achieved mainly by holding the World Conference on Earthquake Engineering (WCEE) every four years. The most recent 15th WCEE was held in Lisbon, Portugal in 2012. The 15th WCEE attracted more than 3,000 participants from all over the world. And the 16th WCEE will be held in Santiago, Chile, in January, 2017. [more]
Announcement
The papers from 15WCEE are now available online.

The electric copies of the 3345 papers presented in the 15th World Conference on Earthquake Engineering in Lisbon, Portugal, 2012 are posted online (http://www.nicee.org/wcee/). The 15th WCEE provided a unique opportunity to establish synergies between participants from different engineering areas and from such varied fields as earth sciences, economics and social sciences, and contributed to a global effort of the scientific and technical community towards a safer world in what regards the earthquake risk.

Special thanks go to a digital archiving project of the WCEE proceedings.

Announcement
The Joseph Penzien Memorial Fund

A fellowship fund has been established in the name of Joseph Penzien to fund and support graduate engineering students enrolled in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of California, Berkeley. Preference will be given to students who have demonstrated financial need and have chosen the field of structural engineering and structural mechanics. The goal is to raise $500,000 to qualify for a named graduate fellowship. [more]