About APCS2018

School of Civil Engineering, Universiti Sains Malaysia is pleased to invite all to join The 12th Asian Pacific Conference on Shell and Spatial Structures APCS2018 which will be held in Penang, Malaysia from 29 to 31 October 2018. The event is supported by The International Association of Shell & Spatial Structures.

The first APCS was held in 1984 in Korea. Thereafter, APCS has been organized once every three years in Korea, Japan, China and Taiwan. The latest 11th Asian Pacific Conference on Shell and Spatial Structures (APCS2015) was held in Xian, China, May 14-16, 2015.

In line with the tradition of past APCS series, APCS2018 is aimed at providing an opportunity for all researchers, students, designers, engineers, fabricators to gather and share their latest findings and works related to shell and spatial structures. The theme for APCS2018 is Recent Innovations in Analysis, Design, and Construction of Shell and Spatial Structures. The following topics related to the field of shell and spatial structures will be covered by APCS2018:

  • Active Bending Structures
  • Bio-Inspired Shell & Spatial Structures
  • Computational Conceptual (Structural) Design
  • Computational Methods
  • Deployable Structures
  • Form Finding & Optimization
  • Graphic Statics
  • Historic Shell and Spatial Structures
  • Mast and Towers
  • Metal Spatial Structures
  • New Approaches, Materials & Construction Methods
  • Optimization approaches analysis and design
  • Origami
  • Project and Construction
  • Severe Conditions & Disaster
  • Seismic Analysis, Behavior & Design
  • Shells
  • Structural Morphology
  • Teaching of Shell and Spatial Structures
  • Tension and Membrane Structures
  • Temporary Structures
  • Timber Structures
  • Any other related topics


The three-day event of APCS2018 will cover technical programs including keynote lectures, invited lectures, technical papers presentations and site visit. Best paper presentation by students and researchers are also planned as part of the technical programs.


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