Prospective authors are invited to submit Abstracts (200 to 300 words) in the first instance, preferably by email, by the deadline indicated below. There are no special instructions for the preparation of abstracts, except that these should be written clearly, setting out the aims of the paper and summarising the main conclusions. Submissions are to be directed to:

Professor A. Zingoni

Chair & Editor, SEMC 2025
Department of Civil Engineering
University of Cape Town
Rondebosch 7701
Cape Town, South Africa


Authors will be notified of the decision on their abstracts in accordance with the time schedule indicated below. Authors of accepted abstracts will be required to prepare full papers. Detailed instructions for the preparation of full papers may be seen in the section on Instructions for Authors. The language of communication at the Conference will be English, and all papers must be written in clear English. To ensure a high standard of presentations, all received papers will be reviewed by members of the International Advisory Board and other identified experts.

Publication of Papers

Accepted papers will be collected together and published as the Proceedings of the Ninth International Conference on Structural Engineering, Mechanics and Computation. The Proceedings will comprise an online e-book with full-length papers, and a printed book with shorter versions of the papers. The task of producing the Proceedings has been assigned to Taylor & Francis, who are a leading international publisher of engineering conference proceedings. The Proceedings will be available to all registered participants upon arrival at the Conference.

Important Deadlines

Submission of Abstracts – 31 August 2024

Notification of Acceptance of Abstracts – 15 October 2024

Submission of Full Papers – 01 February 2025

Notification of Acceptance of Full Papers – 15 March 2025

Dispatch of Processed Papers to Publisher – 20 May 2025

Publication of SEMC 2025 Proceedings – 20 August 2025