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For those participants who accepted Grant- in- aid application. Although we announced the Grant will be awarded on site, considering the COVID-19 situation, the Organizing Secretariat will offer both in-person and on-line participants.
If you have paid your registration fee, we will refund the registration fee. If you have not paid register fee yet, we will allocate the award to registration fee.

Presentation Category

All presentations during 17 WCEE are listed up on the table.

  1. Keynote lectures
  2. Invited Lectures
  3. Next-generation Young Sessions
  4. Organized Sessions
    a. Special Organized Sessions (SOS), Mini-Symposia (MS), Invited Talk Sessions (ITS),
    Special Sessions (SS)
    b. Concurrent Organized Sessions (COS)
  5. General Presentations
    Oral, Short Oral Presentation (SOP), Poster Presentation (PP)
  6. Blind Test Session
  7. Sponsored Sessions

All requirements such as session proposal, abstract submission and full paper submission are provided in the table.
For further detail, download and see the instruction "Call for Sessions".

SOS: Special Organized Session / COS: Concurrent Organized Session / SOP: Short Oral Presentation
MS: Mini-Symposia / ITS: Invited Talk Sessions / SS: Special Sessions
*1): Each speaker is encouraged to submit an abstract and a full paper, separately from the organized session.
Keynote Lectures - yes yes - - Some lectures are linked with IAEE Masters' Program
Invited Lectures - yes yes - -  
Young Session
session abstract - - - -  
session abstract *1) *1) yes - All session proposals are submitted via e-mail
COS session abstract yes yes - yes
Oral - yes yes - yes  
SOP - yes yes - yes
Poster - yes yes - yes
Blind Test Session session abstract yes yes - yes One full paper will be submitted
Sponsored Sessions session abstract - - - - Linked with sponsor exhibition
Call for papers

Abstract Submission

Please submit your Abstract from the button below.

Abstract Topic Categories

  1. Engineering Seismology
  2. Seismic Performance of Structures
  3. Assessment and retrofitting of structures
  4. Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering
  5. Tsunami Disaster
  6. Preparedness and Emergency Management
  7. Social and Economic Aspects
  8. Seismic Loss and Risk Management
  9. Innovative Technology
  10. Lessons Learnt from Earthquakes
  11. Others

For the information including sub-categories, click here.

Abstract Template

Note that the abstract template for 2021 is NOT the same as before.
If you are submitting new abstract for 2021, please be sure to download the new abstract template for 2021.
Download Template for abstract here
※Word file template only

<Rule for Abstract>
  • Abstract should not be longer than one page.
  • Format: PDF
  • File Size: not exceed 5.0MB
  • Figures and tables: embed in text
  • References: should be indicated by number(s) in square brackets in line with the text.
  • List: Number the references (numbers in square brackets) in the order in which they appear in the text.


  • Presenting Author must be the first author of the paper.
  • The maximum number of abstracts that a presenting author can submit is three including the abstracts already submitted in 2019.
  • The papers already submitted is unable to be updated or modified so, if you need to update or modify your paper, please resubmit as a new abstract. In that case the additional paper fee (30,000JPY) is required.
1. Who already have an account on Confit

Those who already have an account, if you are the same first author, please log in and click "New Submission", and submit your new abstract.
If you are not the same first author, please follow the procedure of "2. New submitter"

Log in

Those who already have an accepted abstract but have not submitted a full paper yet, if the title and authors' information are the same, please send the accepted abstract number, the first author and the paper title to 17WCEE Full Paper Desk by November 6, 2020 and submit the full paper when the Full Paper submission opened.

2. Who do not have an account on Confit
Create an Account
  1. Click the "Create an Account" button.
    Create an Account
  2. Follow the pages' instruction and fill-in your information.
  3. Upload your abstract PDF at "File upload" page.
  4. If all information you have entered is correct, complete your submission by pressing the 'Save' button.

※If you have several abstracts to submit, please return to the top page and repeat the whole procedure by clicking "New Submission".

Notification of Abstract Receipt

Once the abstract is submitted, notification of abstract receipt will automatically be sent to submitter's registered e-mail address.
If you do not receive the above, please contact to 17WCEE Abstract Desk .

Notification of Acceptance

All abstracts submitted will be reviewed, and then the first author will be notified of the paper's acceptance or rejection by the end of October the middle of November January 15, 2021.
The notification of acceptance will be sent to your registered e-mail.
The final decision of the acceptance is left to the Program Committee.

Conference Registration

If the abstract is accepted, the author expected to make the presentation at the conference should register as soon as possible after receiving the notification of acceptance to secure the presentation on the final conference program.
We also ask all the account holders to register as participants in order to secure the presentation.

Papers Deadline

Abstract Submission Deadline Nov 6 (Fri.), 2020 (JST / GMT+9:00)
Nov 20 (Fri.), 2020 (JST / GMT+9:00)
Abstract Acceptance Notification Jan 15 (Fri.), 2021 (JST / GMT+9:00)
Full Paper Submission Deadline Mar 15 (Mon.), 2021 (JST / GMT+9:00)
Mar 31 (Wed), 2021 (JST/ GMT+9:00)

※The review will be only for abstract not for full paper, so please submit publish ready full paper by the Full Paper Submission Deadline.

Early Career And Student Award

EARLY CAREER AND STUDENT AWARD will be given to students, or early career academics or professionals who submit high-quality conference papers and apply to this award, to acknowledge their academic and professional contribution to the field of Earthquake Engineering.
Congratulations to all the winners of Early Career and Student Award. Please see the list of the winners from here.


Local Organization Committee will generously award GRANT-IN-AID to students, or early career academics or professionals who fulfill all qualifications.
Congratulations to all the winners of the Grand-in-Aid. Please see the list of the winners from here.

Organized sessions

Conference Program and Sessions

To appeal to the broad and diverse groups within the earthquake engineering community, the Conference program will be comprised of a well-rounded mix of sessions from the ten main topics. Authors may submit a full or partial session idea and the Scientific Program subcommittee will work with the submitting author(s) to merge similar ideas within a category to create a session.

Submitting a proposal to the Conference constitutes an agreement that, if the proposal is accepted, the author(s) of the session will register for the Conference (either at full or daily), attend the Conference, and present their work in person. Technical sessions will include various presentation styles. The Scientific Program Subcommittee will work with session organizers to ensure the presentation components for a particular session which involve a suitable mix of topics, and the proposed presentation style is the most appropriate format for the subject matter.

Types of Session

The type of session should be selected when the authors submit the session idea from the following of session fitting to the objective and contents. As for the detail of below types, please kindly download and read the detail "Call for Sessions" at the end of this page.

  1. Mini-symposia (60 or 120 minutes)
  2. Invited Talk Sessions (60 or 120 minutes)
  3. Special Sessions (60 or 120 minutes)
  4. Concurrent Sessions (60 or 120 minute)

Organized Session List

For inquiries about proposing a session:

17WCEE Session Proposal Desk