Updated: Aug. 14, 2012

Organized By:
Korea Advanced Institute of Science & Technology (KAIST)


     The 2012 World Congress on Advances in Civil, Environmental, and Materials Research (ACEM’12) will be organized by combining the existing international conferences and new series of conferences to meet the demands from participants for more variety in topics and also to provide the first step fusional approach to solve the global problems of energy, water, and environment issues. Six international conferences are organized under the umbrella of the ACEM’12 Congress.
Thus the congress will be a premier international forum that bring together academics and practicing engineers to exchange frontier research results in the fusion technologies in the topics of Civil, Environmental, and Materials Research. You are cordially invited to participate in this interesting event.

The 2012 Int’l Conference on Advances in Wind and Structures (AWAS’12), Co-chairs; John Holmes (Australia), C.K. Choi (Korea), Young-Duk Kim (Korea)

The 2012 Int’l Conference on Geomechanics and Engineering (ICGE’12), Co-chairs; Poul V. Lade (USA), Gopal Madabhushi (UK), Gye-Chun Cho (Korea)

The 2012 Int’l Conference on Advances in Coupled Systems Mechanics (ACSM’12), Co-chairs; C.K. Choi (Korea), Phillseung Lee (Korea)

The 2012 Int’l Conference on Advances in Membrane Water Treatment (AMWT’12), Co-chairs; Enrico Drioli (Italy), In S. Kim (Korea)

The 2012 Int’l Conference on Advanced Environmental Science and Technology (AEST’12), Co-chairs; Woojin Lee (Korea), Ahmed Abdel-Wahab (Qatar)

The 2012 Int’l Conference on Advances in Materials Research (ICAMR’12), Co-chairs; O Ok Park (Korea), Vijay K. Varadan (USA), George Chen (UK)

  For more details, please link the conference of your interest.

     Each conference of the ACEM12 Congress will be independently organized and generally composed of the invited presentations and concurrent sessions. The Congress will be held in association with the Techno-Press journals of Civil, Environmental Engineering, and Materials Science. Some selected papers will be published in one of the Techno-Press journals.

     The Congress will focus on the “Frontier Fusion Technologies in Civil, Environmental, and Materials Research”.
Entire topics of the congress are found at the webpages of the conference of your interest; [ACEM'12 Themes]

For complete program, see the final program (ACEM12 Program )


Day One

Day Two

Day Three

Day Four










Keynote Lectures


Coffee Break

Concurrent Sessions


Concurrent Sessions

Coffee Break

Concurrent Sessions




  [Field Trip(Complimentary) ]

     On August 30 (Thursday), t
he field trip goes to the newly constructed Seoul-Inchon Canal which extends 18Km from Seoul to Inchon. The Canal opens a new cruise route for Seoul to the neighboring ports of China, Taiwan, and Japan.  
Leaving COEX at 8:00am by bus, the journey arrives at Gimpo Cruise Terminal 09:30am where the Canal Cruise starts, and arrives Inchon Terminal at 10:30am. After having brunch at the Inchon Terminal, you may either go to Inchon Airport (very close) or return to COEX.(11:30am)
The trip is highly recommended for those who leave Korea via afternoon flights (after 2pm),  Please do not miss it.



     The Congress will be composed of the plenary and semi-plenary presentations and concurrent sessions organized by the individual conferences. A number of world renowned scholars will be invited to give keynote lectures at the plenary/ semi-plenary sessions on a variety of topics of academic and industrial interests. The list of keynote speakers is given below.

[Keynote Speakers]

- Jong Ho Shin
(Konkuk Univ., Korea)

- Rethinking the paradigm for the implementation of
enhanced infrastructure

- Masaru Matsumoto
(Kyoto Univ., Japan)

- The generation mechanism of aerodynamic
  response of inclined stay cables of cable-stayed
  bridges, basing on bluff body aerodynamics

- Enrico Drioli
(Univ. of Calabria, Italy)

- The modern membrane engineering for a
  sustainable industrial growth

- Carlos J. Santamarina
(Georgia Tech, USA)

- Energy geotechnology

- Poul V Lade
(The Catholic Univ. of
America, USA)

- Three-dimensional strength of cross-anisotropic
  sand deposits

- Gopal Madabhushi
(Univ. of Cambridge, UK)

- Seismic design of pile foundations

- Woojin Lee
(KAIST, Korea)

- Development of integrated water technology

- O Ok Park
(KAIST, Korea)

- Nano morphology control in efficient polymer
  solar cell

- John D Holmes
(JDH Consulting, Australia)

- Modern techniques for effective wind load
  distributions on large roofs


     Those who have interests in the emerging technologies in a wide range of topics of the ACEM’12 Congress are invited to submit one-full-page abstracts to the secretariat of congress. After acceptance of abstracts, the 4~20 page proceedings papers should be submitted or optionally PP sides to be presented at the Conference may be submitted instead of proceeding paper. Both abstracts and proceeding papers should be submitted through the TeMUS (Techno-Press electronic Manuscript Upload System).

Abstract/Paper Submission Page

For help, write to; [acem12@kaist.ac.kr]

Detailed instructions to prepare the abstracts and proceeding papers will be available in the [Guidelines for Authors].

The conference will be held during 26-29 August, 2012.
Other important dates are:

April 27, 2012

Deadline of abstract submission

July 23, 2012

Deadline of proceeding paper submission

July 15, 2012

Last day for pre-registration

August 26-29, 2012


     Those who are interested in organizing a mini symposium (MS) with papers in the areas of his/her expertise are invited to organize a mini symposium at the ACEM’12. A mini symposium may have a single session or multiple sessions with 5~8 papers each. In case of successful organization, the mini symposium organizer’s paper will be considered as an invited paper and he/she will be provided with a complimentary registration. For more information, the prospective mini symposium organizers should inquire to the congress secretariat.
[General Guidelines for Mini Symposium (MS) Organizers]

[Organized Mini Symposia]




MS Title


Masaru Matsumoto


*Flutter of Structure


Kouji Isogai


*Flutter Application


Md Monwar Hossain


*Waste Water treatment or Membranes
for Water Treatment


Guillermo A Narsilio /
 Ian Johnston


*Direct Geothermal Energy:
a Geotechnical  Perspective


Hiroyuki Shima /
 Motohiro Sato


*Geometry-Property Relation in Solids


Chia-Yuan Chang/
 Srinivasa Popuri


*Membrane Bioreactors for Wastewater
 Treatment and/or Bioproduct Recovery


Jie Zhang / Lulu Zhang  Jinhui Li / Limin Zhang


*Geotechnical Reliability and Risk


Parvez I. Haris


*Latest Advances in Methods for
Removing Arsenic from Water


Tae Sup Yun


*X-ray CT Application in Geotechnical


Tong Lin / Liangti Qu


*Nanofibrous Materials for Energy
Harvest and Storage


Ilhan Chang


*Bio- and Environmental Geomechanics
and Engineering


Kyoung-hak Hyun /
Jong-suk Jung /
Jung-min Lee


*Low Impact Development & Water
Cycle Restoration


Jongdae Kim


*Bridge Aero Dynamics


Saira Riaz /
Shahzad Naseem


*Nanomaterials for Photovoltaic


Saira Riaz /
Shahzad Naseem


*Iron Oxide – A Promising Material for
Spintronic / Medical Applications


Aly Mousaad Aly


*Wind Effects on Tall Buildings:
Response Prediction and Reduction


Mohamed B. Elgindi /
Dongming Wei


*Buckling and Deformation of Power
Law Elastics Structures


Daryl Boggs /
John D. Holmes


*The use of aerodynamic models,
including a high-frequency base
balance and integrated pressure
measurements, to study the wind
design loads on tall buildings


Warn-Gyu Park /
 Jin-Rae Cho


*Core Technologies for Offshore Wind


Jo-Chun Kim


*Air Monitoring and Management Technology


A. Gomes Correia


*Geomaterials for Transport and Energy Infrastructures


Joo Yong Lee


*Geomechanics and Gas Hydrates


Yongrae Roh


*Advanced Piezoelectric Materials and Applications





     The accepted abstracts of papers to be presented at the congress will be published in the Volume of Abstracts and the conference papers on CD. Only pre-registered papers (done by paying at least 50% of the registration fee) will be included in the proceedings.

     The Congress will be held in association with the Techno-Press Journals of Civil, Mechanical, and Environmental Engineering and Materials Science. Authors are encouraged to submit their Journal version papers (normally 14~20 journal pages) to the relevant Techno Press journals before or after the congress. For information about Techno-Press Journals; [Techno Press Journals Webpage].

     The journal version papers should be prepared in accordance with the [Instruction to Prepare Manuscript of Techno-Press Journals]. Submitted papers will undergo the peer review process and accepted papers will appear in the journal of your choice.

Associated Journals




     Those who are interested in organizing special issues for the Techno-Press journals are encouraged to contact the congress secretariat for more details. The submitted papers should be peer reviewed and accepted papers will be published in one of the Techno-Press Journals. Some successful mini symposium organizers will be invited to serve as a guest editor for the special issue of the journal of their choice.
    For more information, please contact the congress secretariat or link;
[Guidelines for Guest Editor]

     The registration fee for the congress is US$700(on or before July 15,2012), and after that date US$ 750. Only the papers of registered authors are guaranteed to be included in the congress proceedings. For on-site registration, pre-arrangement should be made(US$800). The fee will cover a copy of congress proceedings, admission to technical sessions, welcome reception, coffee services during session breaks, and congress banquet.

[Registration Form]

     The 2012 ACEM'12 congress will take place at COEX in Seoul, Korea.
COEX is the Korea's top venue for International Conventions & Exhibitions. COEX has the space, services, and all the modern technological features for the conferences at the best location of Seoul. The COEX complex accommodates the World Trade Center Seoul, two 5- star hotels, a major department store, and the most popular shopping mall in Seoul.

                                                 ↑ COEX Complex in Seoul, Korea

     In addition to the main hotel (COEX Intercontinental Seoul Hotel), there are many hotels with a variety of rates within the almost walking distance.

[Reservation Form]



















COEX Intercontinental Seoul Hotel

225,000 won (single occup.)
255,000 won (double occup.)
- add. Tax + Serv. Charge (21%)
- one breakfast: 36,300 won

- Walk to COEX.


Hotel Riviera

139,150 won(single/double occup.)
- incl. Tax + Service Charge
- one breakfast: 22,869 won

- Free Shuttle to COEX.
  (5 min)
- Recommended by   Organizers


Ellui Hotel

115,000 won(single/double occup.)
- incl. Tax + Service Charge
- incl. 1 Breakfast

- Free Shuttle to COEX.
  (7 min)


(Exchange rate 1,120W/USD as of March 6, 2012)

Hotels Around Coex

     Seoul has been the capital city of Korea for the past 600 years. The city of Seoul, which hosted the 1988 Seoul Olympic Games and 2002 FIFA World Cup Soccer Games, has many sight-seeing attractions and cultural events. Seoul's former role as the economic, political, and cultural heart of the "Chosun Dynasty" has now taken on international proportions.

Kwang-hwa-moon Plaza in Seoul, Korea

To Seoul (Incheon International Airport (ICN)):
Seoul is linked with major cities worldwide by hundreds of direct flights. If you plan to visit neighboring countries before or after the conference, it is convenient to fly with Korea based airlines, i.e., Korean Airlines and Asiana Airlines.

From Airport (ICN) to Hotels:
The most convenient and economical way for foreign visitors is to take Limousine Bus Services. When you walk out of the Incheon International Airport Building, go to the Bus stops and ask for the bus for your hotel.

To COEX Intercontinental Seoul Hotel
Take Line 3B of KAL Limousine(Bus stop 4B or 11A at Airport). The journey takes 65 minutes. (Fare:15000Kr₩)

To Hotel Riviera
Take Seoul Bus #6006 (Bus Stop 5A or 11B at Airport) .
The journey takes 65 minutes. (Fare:10,000Kr₩)

To Ellui Hotel
Take Seoul Bus #6006 at Bus Stop 5A or 11B and get off at Riviera Hotel. Walk to Ellui Hotel(5min;Fare:10,000Kr₩)

To Seoul (Gimpo Airport):
Gimpo Airport is another international airport connecting to some Asian cities such as;
Tokyo, Shanghai, Osaka, Nogoya, Beijing. Limousine bus services from Gimpo Airport to hotels are available.

City Transportation:

Subway Systems
The most convenient way for foreign visitors to travel in the city is to take subway. Seoul's subway system is very convenient, economical, and safe. You can reach virtually every part of Seoul by 9 subway lines and the additional Korea Rail lines. The basic ticket price (zone 1) is 1,150won and there will be additional charges for long distance travels (zone 2, 3).

Taxi is another convenient way of traveling in Seoul. The basic fare is 2,400won for the first 2km and 100won for each additional 144m.

City Bus
Buses are not recommended for first visitors as the routes are very complicated.

Chang-Koon Choi (KAIST)

George Chen (UK)
Gye-Chun Cho (Korea)
Enrico Drioli (Italy)
John Holmes (Australia)
Kouji Isogai (Japan)
In S. Kim (Korea)
Young-Duk Kim (Korea)
Poul V. Lade (USA)

Phillseung Lee (Korea)
Woojin Lee (Korea)
Gopal Madabhushi (UK)
Masaru Matsumoto (Japan)
O Ok Park (Korea)
Vijay K. Varadan (USA)
Ahmed Abdel-Wahab (Qatar)

Chair: Chang-Koon Choi
Scretary General : Phil-Seung Lee (KAIST)

Gye-Chun Cho (KAIST)
Hyo-Gyoung Kwak (KAIST)
Woojin Lee (KAIST)
Hyung Jo Jung (KAIST)
O Ok Park (KAIST)

All correspondence should be addressed to :

Secretariat, ACEM’12
c/o TP Conference Consultants
P.O. Box 33, Yuseong,
Daejeon 305-600, Korea
Tel: +82-42-350-8451, Fax: +82-42-350-8450
E-mail: acem12@kaist.ac.kr