After the success of the previous 17 conferences held around the world, the upcoming 18th International Symposium on Tubular Structures (ISTS 18) will be held in Beijing, China during October 17-20, 2023. The conference is intended to provide a forum to discuss the recent progress and advances in the research, design and practice of tubular structures. It would be of interest to researchers, academics, manufacturers of hollow sections or relevant construction products, architects, trade associations, design engineers, steel fabricators, owners or developers of tubular structures and postgraduate students.

We are looking forward to your participation in the ISTS 18 Conference and welcoming you to Beijing!

Prof. Lin-Hai Han
Chair of Organizing Committee
Guangxi University/Tsinghua University

Associate Prof. Wei Li
Chair of Organizing Committee
Tsinghua University

International Scientific Committee

JA Packer, Canada (Chair)

E Batista, Brazil

MA Bradford, Australia

D Camotim, Portugal

TM Chan, Hong Kong, China

YY Chen, China

SP Chiew, Singapore

YS Choo, Singapore

LS da Silva, Portugal

A Elghazouli, UK

O Fleischer, Germany

L Gardner, UK

LH Han, China

JF Hajjar, USA

A Heidarpour, Australia

S Herion, Germany

G lglesias, Spain

JP Jaspart, Belgium

U Kuhlmann, Germany

D Lam, UK

CH Lee, Korea

M Lefranc, Norway

RT Leon, USA

W Li, China

L Lima, Brazil

JP McCormick, USA

XD Qian, Singapore

M Serrano, Spain

R Stroetmann, Gemany

LW Tong, China

T Ummenhofer, Germany

B Uy, Australia

M Veljkovic, Netherlands

YY Wang, China

F Wald, Czech Republic

Y Wang, UK

J Wardenier, Netherlands

K Weynand, Germany

T Wilkinson, Australia

E Yamaguchi, Japan

H Yang, China

B Young, Hong Kong, China

XL Zhao, Hong Kong, China


Tsinghua University

Guangxi University


China Steel Construction Society

China Construction Metal Structure Association

China Association for Engineering Construction Standardization

National Technical Standard Innovation Base of Construction Engineering

International Institute of Welding

State Key Laboratory of Featured Metal Materials and Life-cycle Safety for Composite Structures

New Western Land-Sea Corridor Development Institute

China Civil Engineering Journal


Abstract SubmissionMay 30, 2023
Author NotificationJun 15, 2023
Full Paper SubmissionJul 15, 2023
Paper AcceptanceJul 15, 2023
End of Early-Bird RegistrationAug 15, 2023
Final Paper SubmissionJul 30, 2023
ConferenceOct 17-20, 2023

Contact Us

Address: Heshanheng Building, Tsinghua University, Beijing, 100084, China

E-mail: ists@tsinghua.edu.cn