Joint EACE and AAU International Conference on Earthquake Engineering, Computational Mechanics, Geotechnical and Transportation Engineering

January 9-10, 2003

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

General Information

This conference sponsored by the Ethiopian Association of Civil Engineers and the Civil Engineering Department of the Addis Ababa University is a first of its kind and was held in Addis Ababa on January 9 and 10, 2003. The participants and authors are Ethiopian academics and practicing engineers from the Diaspora as well as those inside Ethiopia. One of the main motivations of the conference was to contribute to "reverse brain-drain" efforts in a meaningful and sustainable way. The scope of the conference included:

Earthquake Engineering, Seismic Design, Building Codes, Wind Engineering, Computational Mechanics, Geotechnical Engineering

More than 35 companies had sponsored the conference. Some of the sponsors are:

Berta Engineering, National Consultants, Metaferia Engineering, Africa Consultants, Building Design Enterprises, Transportation Design Enterprises, Yerer Engineering, MH Consultants, Geomatrix Consultants, MIDROC Construction, etc.  

Link to Call for Papers - Here.

Link to Conference Brochure  -  []  

Program - Final Program.

Abstracts - here. 

Photo Gallery - 

Dr. Abdulkerim of AAU

Partial view of the  250 attendants

Dr. Shiferraw Taye of AAU - Structures.

Dr. Eyassu W/Senbet of LSU ME Dept.

Entrance to the Queen of Sheba Hall

Ato Abebe Zewdu - Geophysics Consult

Ato Maaza Mekuria - Transp. Sys Eng.

Dr. Messele Haile of AAU - Structures.

Partial view of the  250 attendants

Dr. Sreenavasulu of AAU.

Kemal Shemsu from Kyoto Univ.

Prof. Riedmueller from Gratz Univ - Austria.

Conference Organizers:

1. Dr. Asrat Worku, Associate Professor of Civil Engineering, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia.
2. Dr. Samuel Kinde Kassegne, Visiting Faculty, Henri Samueli School of Engineering, University of California, Irvine.

Joint EACE and AAU International Conference Organizing Committee
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
San Diego, California, USA.