Call for Paper for the Joint EACE and AAU International Conference on Earthquake Engineering, Computational Mechanics, Geotechnical and Transportation Engineering

January 8-9, 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 will be held in Addis Ababa on January 8-9, 2003. Presenters are to be from Ethiopian academics and practicing engineers from the Diaspora as well as those inside Ethiopia. One of the main motivations of the conference is to contribute to "reverse brain-drain" efforts in a meaningful and sustainable way. The scope of the conference includes:

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

Link to Conference Brochure  -  []  

Program - Final Program 


The deadline for a 1-page abstract is November 15, 2002.
The deadline for registering is December 23rd 2003.

Organizing Committee

1. Dr. Asrat Worku, Assistant Professor of Civil Engineering, Addis Ababa University.
2. Dr. Samuel Kinde Kassegne, Faculty Member, University of California at San Diego, Engg Ext.
3. Ato Samson Engeda, Senior Structural Engineer, CALTRANS - California Department of Transportation.

Technical Program

There will be 5 sessions.

Session 1 Earthquake Engineering in Ethiopia
Session 2 Seismic Design and Building Codes in Ethiopia
Session 3 Construction Management, Transportation Engineering, Bridges and the like
Session 4 Computational Mechanics and FEA
Session 5 Geotechnical Engineering in Ethiopia

Key-note Speakers

Professor JN Reddy,  Distinguished University Professor and Holder of the Oscar S. Wyatt Chair, 
                              Department of Mechanical Engineering, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX

Professor Amde M. Amde, Professor of Civil Engineering and Director of Graduate Studies
                                      University of Maryland, College Park, University of Maryland

Prof. Dr. Dipl.-Ing. Wulf Schubert, Graz University of Technology, Austria

Prof. Dr. Gunter Riedmuller, Graz University of Technology, Austria

Dr. Eyassu W/Senbet, LSU, Baton Rouge, LA, USA. 

Session Chairs

Session 1 Dr. Shiferraw Taye
Session 2 Dr. Messele Haile
Session 3 Dr.-Ing Berhanu Woldemichael
Session 4 Dr. Samuel Kinde Kassegne 
Session 5 Dr. Asrat Worku;
Session 6 Ato Frezer Zemedkun


Invited Authors:

1. Asrat Worku (AAU)
2. Shiferraw Taye (AAU)
3. Amde Amde (University of Maryland)
4. Dawit Negussie (Syracuse University)
5. Samuel Kinde Kassegne (UCSD)
6. Samson Engeda (CALTRANS)
7. Kassaye Seyoum (CALTRANS)
8. Melesse Haile (AAU)
9. Adel Zekaria (AAU)
10. Frezer Zemedkun (Yerer Engineering)
11. Dr.-Ing Berhanu Woldemichael (WOM Consulting)
12. Dr. Abebe Dinku (AAU)


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

September 2002