Welcome to BEI-2019

BEI-2019, an official conference of the Bridge Engineering Institute (BEI), is a forum for international researchers and practitioners around the world. State-of-the-art knowledge on bridge engineering and related fields will be discussed with distinguished speakers in plenary and parallel sessions. BEI-2019 will be held in Honolulu, HI, USA, with which a number of world-class resorts and fun activities are associated.

Sponsors and Exhibitors


Time and Venue

Date: July 22-25, 2019

Venue: Hyatt Regency Waikiki Beach Resort & Spa

Address: 2424 Kalakaua Avenue, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA, 96815-3289

Important dates

Abstract submission: by Oct. 31, 2018
(each registration may cover up to two abstracts/presentations upon acceptance)

Acceptance of Abstracts: by Nov. 15, 2018

Manuscript submission: by Feb. 1, 2019 (extended to Mar. 1)

Revision of manuscripts: by Mar. 1, 2019 (extended to April 15)

Acceptance of Manuscripts: by Mar. 15, 2019 (extended to April 30)

For submission, please click here

Conference Themes

The main theme of BEI-2019 is Frontiers of Bridge Engineering, which will be composed of plenary lectures, parallel sessions, panel discussions, and exhibitions concerning bridge engineering and related fields. Call for abstracts on session themes is as follows

1. Construction materials

2. Mechanics of materials

3. Laboratory- and large-scale testing

4. Modeling and analysis

5. Construction, maintenance, repair, and rehabilitation

6. Application of fiber-reinforced polymer (FRP) composites

7. Reliability investigations

8. Soil-structure interaction

9. Dynamics, earthquake, wind, impact, and vibration control

10. Structural health monitoring/non-destructive testing

11. Design and innovation

12. Railway bridges

13. Pedestrian bridges

14. Load characteristics

15. Management and life cycle-cost analysis

16. Accelerated bridge construction (ABC)

17. Research and development

18. Other emerging topics

Plenary Speakers (alphabetical order)


Riadh Al-Mahaidi

  • Swinburne University of Technology


Steve C.S. Cai

  • Louisiana State University


Zhengqing Chen

  • Hunan University


Nabil F. Grace

  • Lawrence Technological University


Wei-Xin Ren

  • Hefei University of Technology

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Proposals for mini-symposia will be accepted until Oct. 31, 2018 (email: bei_institute@outlook.com). Below is a list of approved mini-symposia

1. Recent advances in railway bridges

2. Field testing of bridges

3. Emerging standards for Basalt FRP use for marine infrastructure applications

Official language

English is the official language of the conference


Manuscripts (four pages maximum) to be submitted will be reviewed by experts in the subject areas. Accepted manuscripts will be published in the Proceedings of BEI-2019

The authors are required to follow the following publication ethics: 1) Significant findings that can contribute to the advancement of scientific and engineering knowledge are presented; 2) Each manuscript submitted has detailed and valuable contents for others to repeat and confirm the accuracy; 3) Plagiarism is strictly prohibited in any circumstance; 4) Criticism due to personal reasons is not acceptable; 5) All authors must contribute to the manuscript in terms of writing, ideas, physical testing, and the like; 6) Commercial contents need to be avoid; and 7) Generally acceptable guidelines in the research community are respected


Full registration (BEI Members): US$950 on or before Mar. 31, 2019; US$1,100 after April 1, 2019

Full registration (Non-members): US$1,100 on or before Mar. 31, 2019; US$1,200 after April 1, 2019

Student registration: US$750 on or before Mar. 31, 2019; US850 after April 1, 2019

Accompanying person: US$300

For registration, please click here

The full and student registrations include access to all technical sessions and plenary speeches, welcome reception, lunch, coffee breaks, a conference banquet, and online proceedings

The accompanying person registration includes welcome reception, lunch, coffee breaks, and a conference banquet

Listener registration will be the same as the Full registration, including all functions

Cancellation will be available until April 30, 2019 and a refund will be made accordingly, except for a service charge of 20%. No refund will be made after May 1, 2019

Name badges

Only registered attendees with name badges will be permitted to attend BEI-2019 functions


BEI will provide a letter of invitation to those who need a Visa to attend the conference (email: bei_institute@outlook.com)


A number of hotels are available in the Waikiki area

Becoming a sponsor

BEI-2019 is one of the major conferences in bridge engineering and related fields. Your company will have a great opportunity to communicate with leading bridge engineers and owners as well as with conference delegates. Spaces for exhibition will be provided for you to promote products and services concerning the technical specialties of your company. Social events of the conference will be another exciting chance to attract the participants of the conference. Your support will be officially acknowledged whenever available during the course of the conference, which will maximize the visibility of your company. For further information and sponsorship, please contact the organizers of the conference (email: bei_institute@outlook.com).

Conference Chair

Yail Jimmy Kim (USA)

Organizing Committee

Isamu Yoshitake (Japan): Chair

Vanissorn Vimonsatit (Australia)

Xuhui He (China)

International Scientific Committee (Alphabetical order)

Anil Agrawal (USA)

Thomas Attard (USA)

Riadh S Al-Mahaidi (Australia)

Toshihiko Aso (Japan)

Brahim Benmokrane (Canada)

Steve Cai (USA)

NY Chang (USA)

Zhengqing Chen (China)

Wonseok Chung (Korea)

Gonglian Dai (China)

Raafat El-Hacha (Canada)

Amir Fam (Canada)

Yaojun Ge (China)

Mark Green (Canada)

Issam Harik (USA)

Kent Harries (USA)

Venkatesh Kodur (USA)

Jae-Hoon Lee (Korea)

Yongle Li (China)

Urs Meier (Switzerland)

Hiroshi Mutsuyoshi (Japan)

John Myers (USA)

Hideaki Nakamura (Japan)

Antonio Nanni (USA)

Steven Nolan (USA)

Weixin Ren (China)

Saiid Saiidi (USA)

Jose Sena-Cruz (Portugal)

Jim Shiau (Australia)

Johan L Silfwerbrand (Sweden)

Jongsung Sim (Korea)

Limin Sun (China)

Ertugrul Taciroglu (USA)

Dan Tobias (USA)

Lucio Valter (Portugal)

Baolin Wan (USA)

Mark Williams (USA)

Hiroshi Yokota (Japan)

Conference Secretariat

Yongcheng Ji (USA)

Proposals for BEI-2021

If one is interested in hosting BEI-2021, please email at bei_institute@outlook.com