ABSTRACT SUBMISSION:
due date 15 April 2018 (Extended)

The organizing committee of APCS2018 would like to invite all engineers, designers, architects, researchers, students and all who are interested to submit abstracts to APCS2018 online using APCS2018_Abstract_Template. We welcome abstracts related to all aspects of analysis, design and construction of shell and spatial structures.  Authors of accepted abstracts will then be invited to submit full-length papers.  All papers should be written and presented in English. To recognize outstanding submissions from participants, awards will be given to best papers selected from students/researchers.  More details will be announced on the conference website. 

Abstract submissions will be due on 15 April 2018 (extended).  Please click   here   to download the abstract template.
For abstract submission, please go to REGISTRATION – Register/Login page. 


FULL PAPER SUBMISSION : DUE DATE – 7 June 2018 (for APCS2018 Best Paper Award Consideration)
-  8 July 2018 (extended) (for normal submission)

For submission of full paper, please login at REGISTRATION PAGE and choose the submission button.  Click   here   for the full paper template.    


APCS2018 BEST PAPER AWARDS
In order to recognize paper of outstanding quality submitted to APCS2018,  the following two categories of awards will be given out:

a)   Best Paper Award – Student Category
The main author of the paper in this category should be a MSc or PhD student of a university.  The submitting author of the paper should be of the age of maximum 30 at 31 December 2018.   Proof of student identity in the form of official student ID certificate issued by the corresponding university should be submitted.     For paper under this category, the selection committee expect that the major contributor to the paper is the student. 

b)  Best Paper Award – Non-student Category  
The main author of the paper in this category should be non-student.   The submitting author can be affiliated to university, industry, research institution or public/governmental agencies.     


Criteria of judging
Papers submitted will be judged based on the following criteria :

a)    technical excellence
b)    innovation
c)    significance to the research community
d)    clarity of presentation  

Authors whose submission have been selected as best papers will be exempted from paying the conference fee.   A special session will be organized for presentation by the authors of the best papers.   Authors of the best paper should present their work during the conference.     Best paper certificate will be presented to the author during the conference.     

Interested authors are invited to submit their papers for Best Paper Award consideration via APCS2018 website before 31 May 2018 7 June 2018.   Submitting author should also submit the Participation Form for Best Paper Award by emailing to apcs2018@usm.my after you have submitted the full paper.  Papers already published elsewhere ( either at conference or journal ) are not eligible to be considered for best paper award.