ICCS 2024

Look forward to

fib International Conference on Concrete Sustainability

11–13 September 2024 | Guimarães, Portugal

Full paper submission until 29 February, 2024

The fib ICCS2024 is organized by:


ABOUT fib ICCS2024

On behalf of the Organising and Scientific Committees of the 4th International Conference on Concrete Sustainability – fib ICCS2024, it is our pleasure to invite you to attend the conference which will be held in Guimarães. The conference is jointly organized by the University of Minho, the Institute for Sustainability and Innovation in Structural Engineering (ISISE), and the International Federation for Structural Concrete (fib).

We intend to make the 4th edition of the conference another successful edition of the fib ICCS conference. It will be a great occasion to share again face-to-face, the new achievements on Concrete and the challenge for sustainability and a resilient built environment.

Looking forward to seeing you in Guimarães in September 2024!

Organizing Committee

José Campos e Matos, Portugal, Co-Chairman
José Sena Cruz
, Portugal, Co-Chairman
Eduardo Pereira
, Portugal, Technical Programme
Aires Camões, Portugal, Sponsoring and Exhibitions
Ricardo Mateus, Portugal, Sponsoring and Exhibitions
Elisabete Teixeira, Portugal, Social Program
Luís Correia, Portugal, Awards
Miguel Azenha, Portugal, Dissemination
Catarina Cunha, Portugal, Secretariat

Scientific Committee

Joaquim Barros, Portugal, Chairman
Hélder Sousa, Portugal, Co-chairman
Vitor Cunha, Portugal, Co-chairman

Akio Kasuga, Japan
Albert De La Fuente, Spain
Alessandro Pasquale Fantilli, Italy
Alfred Strauss, Austria
Ana Baričević, Croacia
Angst Ueli, Switzerland
Antonio Caggiano, Italy
Beatriz Sans, Spain
Behzad Zahabi Zadeh, Portugal
Belén González Fonteboa, Spain
Bettencourt Ribeiro, Portugal
Carlos Thomas Gracia, Spain
Carmen Sguazzo, Portugal
Daman Panesar, Canada
David Fernández-Ordonez, Spain
Dirk Schlicke, Austria
Eduardo Pereira, Portugal
Enzo Martinelli, Italy
Esperanza Menendez Mendes, Spain
Flora Faleschini, Italy
Fragkoulis Kanavaris, UK
Francesco Pesavento, Italy
Frank Dehn, Germany
Frank Winnefeld, Switzerland
Fulvio Parisi, Italy
Gintaris Kaklauskas, Lithuania
Giovanni Plizzari, Italy
György Balázs, Hungary
Hans Beushausen, South Africa
Harald S. Müller, Germany
Hugo Corres Peiretti, Spain
Holmer Savastano Jr, Brazil
Iria Licia Oliva Doniak, Brazil
Iva Broukalová, Czechia
Jan Vitek, Czechia
Jaime Galvez, Spain
Jean Michel Torrenti, France
Jian-Guo Dai, Hong Kong
João Almeida, Portugal
João Paulo Castro Gomes, Portugal
João Ramôa Correia, Portugal
Johan Silfwerbrand, Sweden
Jorge de Brito, Portugal
José Granja, Portugal
José Silvestre, Portugal
Josée Duchesne, Canada
Luís Correia, Portugal
Luping Tang, Sweden
Kei-Ichi Imamoto, Japan
Kim Van Tittelboom, Belgium
Klaas van Breugel, Netherlands
Konrad Bergmeister, Austria
Marco Di Prisco, Italy
Liberato Ferrara, Italy
Lisbeth Ottosen, Denmark
Luc Tarweve, Belgium
Manish K. Dixit, United States
Manu Santhanam, Chennai-India
Maria Pecce, Italy
Markus Krüger, Austria
Marta Roig Flores, Spain
Martin Cyr, France
Maurizio Guadagnini, UK
Max Hendriks, Netherlands
Mette Geiker, Norway
Michael Haist, Germany
Miguel Azenha, Portugal
Monica Santamaria Ariza, Portugal
Mustafa Sahmaran, Turkey
Nele de Belie, Belgium
Nilufer Ozyurt, Turkey
Norma Gaibor, Portugal
Nuno Cristelo, Portugal
Pablo Pujadas Alvarez, Spain
Paulo Cachim, Portugal
Petr Hájek, Czechia
Pietro Lura, Switzerland
Radomír Pukl, Czechia
Ravi Patel, Germany
Robby Caspeele, Belgium
Rui Miguel Ferreira, Finland
Sandra Nunes, Netherlands
Roberto Torrent, Argentina
Susan Bernal, United Kingdom
Sylvia Keßler, Germany
Takafumi Noguchi, Japan
Thanasis Triantafillou, Greece
Tiago Miranda, Portugal
Tor Arne, Norway
Tor Ole Olsen, Norway
Yamei Zhang, China


Institute for Sustainability and Innovation in Structural Engineering (ISISE) and University of Minho, School of Engineering.

fib – International Federation for Structural Concrete



The main topics to be addressed in the fib ICCS2024 are:

Keynote Lectures

Jorge de Brito

Jorge de Brito

Full Professor
Instituto Superior Técnico, University of Lisbon

Short Bio: Jorge de Brito has been involved in sustainable concrete research for more than 20 years, in particular recycled aggregates. He graduated in Civil Engineering, obtained a Master’s degree in Structural Engineering and a Doctorate in Civil Engineering, all at Instituto Superior Técnico (IST), University of Lisbon, Portugal. He has over 600 publications in scientific databases, including 11 books as an author. Presently a Full Professor at IST, he has supervised the work of over 50 PhD and 190 MSc students.

Costantino Menna

Costantino Menna

Associante Professor
University of Naples Federico II

Short Bio: Prof. Costantino Menna is an Associate Professor in Structural Engineering at the University of Naples Federico II, with a Ph.D. in Materials Engineering and Structures from the same institution. His research, also conducted at institutions such as PennState University, Ecole Polytechnique (Paris), and Ecole Polytechnique de Montreal, is focused on the mechanics of innovative composite materials and environmental assessments through Life Cycle Assessment (LCA), emphasizing methodological innovations for the sustainability assessment of structural systems. This includes a particular interest in integrated energy and seismic retrofitting of existing buildings to enhance their resilience and environmental performance. Prof. Menna leads the FIB Special Activity Group on Sustainability (TG.SAG.1 – fib Database) and he is convenor of the FIB Task Group 2.11 on Digital Fabrication of Structures. He is member of the Working Group 15 of the European Association for Earthquake Engineering (EAEE), dedicated to the combined seismic and environmental upgrading of existing structures. In 2021, he was appointed as an external expert for the European Parliament’s pilot project on seismic strengthening and energy efficiency of buildings, managed by the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre. Prof. Menna has authored over 40 scientific papers in leading international journals covering the above-mentioned topics.

Caijun Shi

Full Professor
Hunan University

Short Bio: Dr. Caijun Shi, President of Asian Concrete Federation (ACF),  and a national distinguished expert of China. He is currently a Chair Professor of College of Civil Engineering, Hunan University, Director of Key Laboratory of Building Safety and Energy Efficiency of Ministry of Education of China, Key Laboratory for Green & Advanced Civil Engineering Materials and Application Technology of Hunan Province. He is the founding Editor-in-Chief of <Journal of Sustainable Cement-based Materials>, an editorial board member of CCR, CCC, CBM, JBE etc.  His research interests include characterization and utilization of industrial by-products and waste materials, design and testing of cement and concrete materials, development and evaluation of cement additives and concrete admixtures, and solid and hazardous waste management.  He has developed several novel technologies and products in these areas, and has been granted about 50 Chinese patents and 4 US patents. He has authored/co-authored about 610 technical papers, many books and international conference proceedings. His Google scholar citation is over 45,700 and H-index of 112 (by March 11, 2024). He ranks No. 2 for year 2023 and career (1969-2023) in Building and Construction Sector worldwide world’s top scientist list from Stanford University. He was elected as a fellow of International Energy Foundation in 2001, American Concrete Institute in 2007, RILEM in 2016, Hongkong Concrete Institute in 2022, and ACF in 2023.

Key Dates


Full Paper Submissions

Full papers shall be submitted electronically through the link: by  29th February 2024.

All papers accepted by the Scientific Committee and presented at the Conference in oral or poster form will be published in edition of Springer Proceedings which is indexed by Scopus. Abstracts will be published in Book of abstracts.

The templates for full paper are available below for both MSWord and LaTex versions:
Word Template    |    LaTex Template


Those interested in participating in the fib ICCS2024 conference must register at the following platform: [CLICK HERE]

Type of Registration Early bird registration
(up to 15th May, 2024)
(after 15th May, 2024)
Regular delegate 700 EUR 800 EUR
Regular delegate and member of fib or an Associated Partner 650 EUR 750 EUR
Student 350 EUR 450 EUR
Accompanying person (social events only) 150 EUR 250 EUR

The registration fees includes:

  • Access to all the conference sessions
  • Presentation up to two works per delegate or student
  • Lunches and coffee-breaks
  • One admission to the welcome reception
  • One admission to the conference banquet
  • Publication of works in the fib ICCS2024 proceedings.

Note: delegates/students unable to attend may request a refund on before 1st July 2024. A 100 EUR administration costs will be charged. After this date, no refund will be made.


Sponsorship Programme

Sponsoring the fib ICCS2024 provides an excellent opportunity for your organisation to gain face-to-face exposure to worldwide delegates from academia and industry, in addition to networking with an audience of engineers and architects, researchers, consultants, constructors, students, and people engaged in the design, construction and maintenance of concrete structures. Sponsors can expect networking, branding, and various forms of acknowledgement and unique benefits depending on the type and level of sponsorship, according to the following tables.







9,500 €

5,000 €

3,000 €

1,500 €

Available number





Exhibition Space

12 m²

6 m²

3 m²



Speech or video during the opening ceremony (3 to 5 minutes)


Company logo or name inserted in all printed conference materials

Corporate PR leaflet inserted in conference kit (provided by the sponsor)


Right to use the official conference logo and its title on the company’s PR materials

Prominent display of your corporate logo in the reception hall and throughout the conference venue


Prominent display of your corporate logo on the conference website


Display of your corporate logo on the conference website


Project slide on sponsor loop slideshow

2 slides

1 slide

1/2 slide

1/4 slide

Display of logo on signage at venue





Page advertisement and company profile in the final program




Display of corporate logos at opening and closing ceremonies

Conference attendance

Full registrations included





Note: sponsors are responsible for all costs associated with the advertising, including signage, rigging and installation. All presented corporate sponsor rates exclude the Value Added Tax (VAT) of 23%, which must be added (if applicable).

Download the form HERE



Conference Bag


1,500 €

2,500 €

Available number



Display of your corporate logo on the conference website



Name listing on venue signage


Conference bags logo 

Note: all presented rates exclude the Value Added Tax (VAT) of 23%, which must be added (if applicable).

Download the form HERE

The exhibition is an excellent opportunity to present your company, products and services and to interact with key decision-makers and potential new clients. The exhibition area, located in the central atrium of UMinho’s School of Engineering, will be combined with the coffee break stations, being a local of high circulation of delegates.


Value / per exhibit booth

Exhibit Space

until March 31, 2024

after March 31, 2024

2 x 3 m²

2,500 €

3,000 €

1 x 3 m²

1,500 €

2,000 €

Note: additional persons need to register as accompanying persons. All presented rates exclude the Value Added Tax (VAT) of 23%, which must be added (if applicable).

The fees include:

  • One General Delegate Registration;
  • Listing on the conference website and in the final programme;
  • The exhibition space has one table, one chair and access to electricity.



The fib ICCS2024 will take place at the University of Minho, Campus de Azurém, Guimarães, Portugal.

The fib ICCS2024 will take place at the University of Minho, Campus de Azurém, Guimarães, Portugal. The University of Minho, in Northern Portugal, plays a central role in the region as an important national reference and an institution recognized in the European panorama and worldwide. Founded in 1973, the University of Minho welcomed its first students in the academic year of 1975/76. The infrastructure and facilities of the University are quite diverse. It has several emblematic buildings, relevant to the history of the city of Braga and located in the urban centre, as it is the case of the Largo do Paço building (former Archiepiscopal Palace), the Congregados building and Nogueira da Silva Museum. In the three Campi – Gualtar Campus, in Braga, Azurém and Couros Campi, in Guimarães –, the University stands out for having reference modern infrastructures and for being open to the community and to the world as a multicultural and multilingual space.

The Campus de Azurém is established between Mount Latito, where the castle of Guimarães is located, and the hill of S. Pedro de Azurém, settles on the banks of Santa Luzia River. Composed of 18 buildings, on its north side it is settled on a slope, while on the other part of the hill it is supported by ancient granite walls, along with the Convent of Capuchos, S. Mamede’s. This location gives the campus and its buildings a wonderful landscape, characterized by the Castle of Guimarães and the arboreal set surrounding it, in the foreground, while featuring the Mount of Srª da Penha and its sanctuary in the background. This academic space occupies an area of 23.64 ha and has a built gross area of about 98000 m2. Contain the spaces available for venues: Auditoriums, Amphitheaters and Classrooms. To mark the entrance to the campus, in a discreet place, there is a sculpture by José Guimarães, called “Devorador de Automóveis”.

Caution: Guimarães, being a popular tourist destination, experiences high demand for accommodations. Thus, it is highly advisable to secure your lodging well in advance to anticipate any potential inconvenience.

The nearest airport to Guimarães is the Francisco Sá Carneiro Airport in Porto, which is about 50 km from Guimarães – around 30 min by car or 50 min by bus. The Francisco Sá Carneiro Airport operates with 73 destinations and 20 airlines, fly directly to Porto.

A direct shuttle bus ( can conveniently be taken from the arrivals terminal of Francisco Sá Carneiro Airport to Guimarães. A one-way ride is 8,00€, the round trip 14,00€ and can be booked online.

Another option may be the use of Metro (Aiport to Porto – Campanhã station) + Train (to Guimarães). The cost is c.a. 6,00€ and the trip may last 2 hours.


Travelling to fib ICCS2024 conference is a great opportunity to visit Guimarães and the country. You can find few hints, what should not be missed on

Try also the videos at Visit Portugal.

  • Tradition, culture, history, architecture, gastronomy and wine, landscape, hospitality and the joy of their people are the attributes of a unique region.
  • Northwest of Portugal is full of scenic and historical sites.
  • National Park of Peneda-Gerês with its rock-mountains, cascades, lakes and abundant wildlife.
  • To the East, the famous Douro river valley, where the Port wine grapes are grown (UNESCO World heritage site).
  • To the South, the city of Porto (UNESCO World heritage site), with its international airport, featuring an impressive architecture in the banks of the Douro River, the famous bridges and the Port wine cellars.

Portugal, officially the Portuguese Republic, is a state in Southern Europe, founded in 1143, occupying a total area of 92.212 Km2. The continental part is located in the extreme southwest of the Iberian Peninsula, bordered by Spain to the north and east, and by the Atlantic Ocean to the west and south. The Portuguese territory also includes two autonomous regions: the archipelagos of Madeira and the Azores, located in the Atlantic Ocean. The Madeira archipelago consists of the islands of Madeira, Porto Santo, Desertas and Selvagens, and the Azores archipelago consists of nine islands and some islets: Santa Maria, São Miguel, Terceira, Graciosa, São Jorge, Pico, Faial, Flores and Corvo.


Welcome Reception

The Welcome Reception will be taking place at Centro Cultural Vilar Flor, on the evening of Tuesday, September 10th. Indulge in a delightful cocktail buffet featuring a tempting array of cold and hot canapés, perfectly complemented by live music that promises to set the mood just right. It’s an opportunity to mingle, connect, and kickstart our event with style. There’s no fixed deadline for registration at the welcome reception. However, to ensure we cater to all our guests seamlessly, a cut-off date will be announced soon. Your timely registration will help us organize the event efficiently.

Save the date, spread the word, and get ready for an unforgettable evening! We can’t wait to welcome you.

  • Venue: Espaço Vila Flor (view on map)
  • Time: 17h00 – 18h30
  • Bus service: Transfer: 16h20 from hotel in Guimarães or University of Minho to CC Vila Flor
Centro Cultural Vilar Flor


The Gala Dinner will be taking place at MIT Penha, on Thursday, September 12th. We are delighted to extend our warmest invitation to you to join us for an evening of elegance and celebration at our Gala Dinner. Please join us for an exquisite dining experience featuring a gourmet menu, fine wines, and live entertainment. It promises to be an unforgettable occasion filled with glamour and sophistication. There’s no fixed deadline for registration at the welcome reception. However, to ensure we cater to all our guests seamlessly, a cut-off date will be announced soon. Your timely registration will help us organize the event efficiently. We sincerely hope you will be able to join us for this special event. Save the date and get ready for an unforgettable evening! We can’t wait to welcome you.

  • Venue: MIT Penha –
  • Time: 20h00 – 23h30
  • Bus service: Transfer: 19h00 from University of Minho to MIT Portugal.
                                 Transfer: 23h30/24h00 from MIT Portugal to the hotel in Guimarães


We are pleased to extend an invitation to join us for a technical visit to Porto and Vila Nova de Gaia on Saturday, September 14, 2024.


Visit to the Port Wine Cellars: Discover the rich history and exquisite flavours of Porto’s famed Port Wine Cellars. Immerse yourself in the art of winemaking and savour the distinctive taste of Portugal’s finest wines.

TD Cruise of the 6 Bridges: Embark on a scenic cruise along the Douro River and marvel at the breathtaking beauty of Porto’s iconic bridges. Experience panoramic views of the city skyline and capture unforgettable moments against the backdrop of the Douro Valley.


  • Date: September 14, 2024 (Saturday)
  • Time: 9:00 to 18:30
  • Meeting Point: University of Minho
  • Dress Code: Comfortable attire suitable for walking and outdoor activities.

We look forward to welcoming you to this enlightening and enriching experience as we explore the cultural and architectural wonders of Porto and Vila Nova de Gaia.

The conference programme

general program
program september 11
program September 12
program September 13
program September 14