The International Conference on Earthquake engineering and Structural Dynamics will take place in  Reykjavík on the 12th-14th of June 2017.  The conference is being organized in honour of late Prof. Ragnar Sigbjörnsson. Prof. Ragnar was a distinguished researcher and teacher in structural mechanics, engineering seismology, and earthquake engineering. The conference aims to bring together latest developments in these fields, and highlight Prof. Ragnar’s contributions. Eleven keynote lectures from distinguished researchers will showcase the contemporary leading edge in these fields of research. All accepted contributions will be published as full papers in a conference proceedings.

Online broadcast of the conference presentations

Live webcast of the conference presentations are available at the following links.

12 June 2017

13 June 2017

14 June 2017

Welcome Reception

Please note that welcome reception will be held on 13 June at the conference venue. More details are available on the conference program

Conference Proceedings

Accepted papers are available for download at the following link


Keynote lectures and other contributions selected for the book  Earthquake Engineering and Structural Dynamics in Memory of Ragnar Sigbjörnsson are not included in the proceedings, their copyright has been transferred to Springer. The estimated publication date of the book is December 2017.

A proposal is being submitted to Springer to publish the proceedings. Corresponding authors will be notified of this when a decision on the proposal has been made.

Conference Program

Schedule of keynote lectures, technical sessions, and social activities is available at the following link.

Conference program


Paper review status and acceptance letter

All papers submitted to the conference are being peer reviewed. Please contact Rajesh Rupakhety ( for queries regarding the status of submitted papers, acceptance letters, or invitation letters.

Extension of paper submission deadline

Due to numerous requests, the deadline for full paper submission has been extended to  24 March 2017. Please note that no further extension beyond March 24 is possible due to the time required for the peer review and subsequent revision of the papers.

Extension of paper submission deadline

Paper submission deadline has been extended to 15 March 2017.


Registration fees

Due to many requests from contributing authors, who require paper acceptance confirmation before making registration payment, we have decided that the registration fees until 15 May 2017 will be the same as the early bird payment. See the registration page for more details.

Book chapter deadline extension

Due to numerous requests regarding book chapter submission, it has been decided to extend the deadline for submission of book chapters to the 15th of December. We hope that this extension will suffice and encourage authors to make good use of the time provided. Please note that there is no page limit for book chapters. Book chapters don’t need to follow a template. Authors can format their papers as they wish, and all chapters will be typeset by Springer.

Accommodation notice

Since Reykjavik has recently become a very popular location for tourism, many of the hotels can get fully booked many months in advance.
We therefore recommend that you secure accommodations as soon as possible, even though you may not be registered to the conference already.
There are numerous options available for example: