About ASCE India Conference 2017

Venue: IIT Delhi

Pre-Conference Workshop and Webinars: 12 December, 2017

Main conference: 13 & 14 December, 2017

Topics at ASCE’s India Conference on Urbanization Challenges in Emerging Economies cover a broad array of infrastructure challenges being faced due to the urban explosion of major metropolitan areas.

Professionals from all over the world involved in meeting these challenges and developing and moving towards resilient sustainable cities and infrastructure in emerging economies will find this conference a home to conduct policy, technical, and scientific discussions and exchanges.

The conference will feature keynote addresses by prominent government and industry leaders in infrastructure development. Papers at the conference will be divided into seven major tracks, namely:

  • Planning and financing to meet the growing demand
  • Transportation around and beneath existing cities
  • Environment infrastructure needed to meet the demands of exploding population in urban areas
  • Water and energy infrastructure needed to meet the demands of exploding population in urban areas
  • Materials and tools for resilience and sustainability of infrastructure in a changing environment
  • Resilient buildings and infrastructure
  • Emerging paradigms for sustainable urban communities

In addition, three workshops and two training webinars related to the theme of the conference will be conducted on the first day of the conference.

Two of the workshops are being held in association with Indian Geotechnical Society.

Suggested topics in more detail are listed on the Call for Submissions page of this website under Call for Abstracts. Proceedings will be copyrighted and published by ASCE post-conference, and available online in the ASCE Library. A Book of Abstract Proceedings will be available on-site (at the conference).

Reasons to Attend

  • Learn from and network with government and industry leaders and sustainable infrastructure practitioners from around the world
  • Learn from successful case studies and examples of sustainable infrastructure development in emerging economies
  • Understand industry trends and policies leading to resilient sustainable cities and infrastructure development
  • Share latest advances in sustainable infrastructure planning, design, and construction
  • Learn about new tools and latest research to address urbanization challenges in emerging economies
  • Learn how to plan infrastructure for climate change and resiliency
  • Learn about innovative approaches to infrastructure project financing
  • Be a contributor to the comprehensive conversation on urbanization challenges and infrastructure sustainability for an uncertain world
  • Influence decision makers on policy and other matters on infrastructure in metropolitan areas in emerging economies

Conference Chair’s message

Udai P. Singh,

Read Message


  • Dr. Udai P. Singh
    D.Engr., BCEEM, PMP, M.ASCE – Consultant, Moraga, California, USA; Conference Chair
  • Prof. B. R. Chahar
    Ph.D., M.ASCE – Dept. of Civil Engineering, IIT Delhi, India
  • Er. H.R. P. Yadav
    FIE – Director, Institution of Engineers (India)
  • Prof. G. L. Sivakumar Babu
    Ph.D., F.ASCE Governor Region 10 ASCE
    Dept. of Civil Engineering, IISc, Bangalore, India
  • Er. Satish K. Vij
    M.ASCE - President, ASCE India Section
  • Prof. Ravi Sinha
    Ph.D.,M.ASCE - Dean, IIT Bombay, India


IIT Delhi Lecture Hall Complex

IIT Delhi Lecture Hall Complex

Important Dates

March 30, 2017

Abstract Submission Begins

June 30, 2017

Abstract Submission Ends

July 21, 2017

Abstract Acceptance

September 15, 2017

Full Paper Submission

December 12, 2017

Conference Starts

In Collaboration With

Indian Institute of Technology Delhi

The Institution of Engineers (India)

Supported By

Indian Institute of Technology Bombay

Indian Institute of Science

Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur

Asian Civil Engineering Coordinating Council



Official Media Partners

Media Partners