ICOCE 2018
    May 5-7, 2018, Da Nang, Vietnam

    Welcome scholars and researchers from both academia and industry to submit your papers or abstracts to ICOCE 2018.

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    Call for Reviewers

    Welcome senior scholars and reseachers to join ICOCE as technical program committees members to help review papers submtted to ICOCE.

Important Dates

Submission Deadline: March 15, 2018
Notification Date: March 30, 2018
Registration Deadline: April 10, 2018
Conference Dates: May 5-7, 2018

Welcome to join in Committee

Welcome senior scholars and researchers to join in ICOCE conference committee to help review papers submitted to ICOCE, your contribution will be highly appreciated. Applicants should send your CV to  icoce@etpub.com


Submission Method

• Full Paper (Publication & Presentation)

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• Abstract (Oral Presentation only, without publication)

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Keynote Speakers


Prof. Zongjin Li
Institute of Applied Physics and Materials Engineering, University of Macau


Dr Zongjin LI is Chair professor of Institute of Applied Physics and Materials Engineering at University of Macau (UM). He joined UM after his service at The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology from 1994 to 2016. He received his B.E. from Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China in 1982 and obtained both his M.S. and PhD from Northwestern University, Chicago, U.S.A, in 1990 in 1993, respectively. He is a fellow of American Concrete Institute and a registered professional engineer in Hong Kong, China. He is a member of committees of ISO/TC71, First vice Chair of China Group of RILEM and Founding President of ACI China Chapter.
He has done extensive researches in the area of cement-based materials and non-destructive evaluations. As the chief scientist, he has led a China Key National Basic Research Project (973), ‘Basic study on environmentally friendly contemporary concrete’, which has made a great contributions to advance concrete technology in China. As the founding chair of Gordon Research Conference, ‘‘Advanced Materials for Sustainable Infrastructure Development’ in 2014, he has brought the research conference of building materials into a higher scientific level.
He has published 5 technical books, in which ‘Advanced Concrete Technology’ published by John Wiley has been collected by many national libraries and most major university libraries and used by many universities as text or reference books for civil engineering. He has also published more than 400 technical papers with a SCI H-index of 39 and Scopus H-index of 43. In 2016, he has been selected as the one of the 150 most cited authors in Civil engineering field. He has also been awarded five US and seven Chinese patents. Three of his patents have been developed into commercial products.
He received the Arthur R. Anderson Medal from American Concrete Institute in 2017 and Distinguished Visiting Fellowship Award from British Royal Academy of Engineering in 2014.


Speech Title: Advanced Materials Techniques for Civil Engineering


Abstract: Advanced civil engineering materials should be energy effective, environmental friendly, more durable, functional, renewable and/or can make living/working environment more comfortable. In this talk, innovative materials developed recently will be introduced, including thin-walled low frequency sound shielding composites, advanced reflective inorganic heat insulation coating materials, structural-functional wall panel with phase-change material and cement-based piezoelectric composites. The presentation will also introduce energy effective binders such as MgO-based cement as rapid-hardening material for 3D printing technique. Moreover, the newly developed innovative nondestructive technique such as non-contact resistivity/impedance measurement methods for concrete hydration monitoring/pore structure interpretation will be introduced. Techniques based on the cement-based piezoelectric sensor for quality control of cement and concrete as well as for traffic monitoring will also be discussed.


Prof. Dr. Nguyen Quang Liem
Institute Materials Sciences, Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology, Hanoi, Vietnam


Nguyen Quang Liem is a professor of physics since 2011. He is Director and Senior Researcher of Institute of Materials Science (IMS), Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology (VAST) since 2009. He received PhD degree from Inst of Physics, National Centre for Natural Science and Technology in 1995. He has rich experience in Optoelectronic materials and have published more than 100 papers on international journals. His research interests are in Optoelectronic materials (film and quantum dots/nanocrystals, ) and devices (Luminescent materials for Light Emitting Diode and for Biolabeling/sensors, Photocatalysts for Photo-reactivity and for Photoreactor), Development of scientific instruments and spectroscopic measuring techniques, especially some related ones like Raman scattering and photoluminescence spectroscopy enhanced with surface plasmon resonance for fast/non-destructive and sensitive analysis/detection of residual pesticides, chemical radicals, Characterizations of the ancient art/cultural products. He is the Vice-President of the Vietnam Physical Society. He is a member of the Association of Asia Pacific Physical Societies (AAPPS) Council, an Editorial board member of Adv. Nat. Sci.: Nanosci. Nanotechnol (IOP Publishing), Heliyon (Elsevier), and of Journal of Science: Advanced Materials and Devices (Elsevier). He is Focal point of Vietnam in the Sub-Commi on Materials Science and Technolgy (SCMST) of the ASEAN Committee of Science and Technology (ASEAN COST).


Speech Title: Temperature-Dependent Optical Transitions In Semiconductor Quantum Dots


Abstract: We review on the temperature-dependent optical properties of several kinds of semiconductor quantum dots (QDs) such as CdSe, CdTe, InP, GaN, and their core/shell structures in which the shells are made from various materials with different thicknesses. It is very interesting that in such nanoobjects, namely QDs or nanocrystals, which are composed of only some thousands of atoms, i.e. about ten atoms for each dimension, the temperature-dependence of most optical characteristics appears similarly to that of the corresponding bulk crystals. With increasing temperature, the main characteristics of the optical transitions are as follows: (i) red-shift due to the “bandgap energy” shrinkage and electron-phonons interaction; (ii) broadening the photoluminescence spectra due to exciton-phonon interaction; (iii) shortening decay time due to contribution of the non-radiative channels. Particularly, because the optical transitions take differently places in type-I and type-II quantum structures, namely in the core material for the former and at the core-shell interface for the latter, the interactions with phonons happen also differently. For type-I quantum structure, exciton-acoustic phonon interaction is stronger than that for type-II one; While, the exciton-optical phonon interaction is larger in type-II quantum structure because it is related to the larger exciton polarization.


Prof. Ta-Peng Chang
Department of Civil and Construction Engineering, Taiwan Tech, Taiwan


Prof. Chang is a distinguished professor at the National Taiwan University of Science and Technology, Taipei, Taiwan. He obtained his BS from the National Taiwan University and Science and Technology (Taiwan Tech) (formerly known as National Taiwan Institute of Technology), Taipei, Taiwan; MS from the University of Washington, Seattle, USA and Ph.D. from Northwestern University, Illinois, USA, in 1985. His research interests include enhancement of concrete materials, behavior of granular materials, properties of lightweight concrete and recycled aggregate concrete, finite element method, failure analysis of materials, effects of temperature on material behavior, non-destructive testing techniques (ultrasonic pulse velocity method, impact-echo method) and development of green eco cementitious binder for making construction concrete.


Speech Title: Development and Properties of Green Cementitious Binder for Concrete


Abstract: The ordinary Portland cement (OPC) is the most important cementitious binder to make the concrete which is the most commonly used man-made durable material for the constructions of building, roads, bridges and other infrastructures due to its several unique advantages such as inexpensive production cost, flexible ability to be cast into various shapes, reasonable curing time required to harden and gain strength at ambient temperature, excellent resistance characteristics to water and weathering, low maintenance cost during the service life, etc. However, the manufacture of one ton of Portland cement roughly generates 0.7 to 0.9 metric tons of carbon dioxide (CO2) emission, which in turn results in around 5 percent of global greenhouse gas emissions. Because of this avoidable drawback of environmental impact, people are always trying to seek for other energy-efficient and ecology friendly green cementitious binder to make concrete-like construction material by using the industrial by-products like ground granulated blast-furnace slag (GGBFS), circulating fluidized bed combustion (CFBC) fly ash, conventional pulverized powder coal fly ash, etc. with a very small amount of Portland cement, even more, without Portland cement. Generally, the presence of free lime (f-CaO) and SO3 in CFBC ashes limits the application of such fly ashes in construction because of the undesired expansion. On the other hand, the GGBFS from by-the products of the iron and steel industry and the Type F fly ash from the coal-fired powder plants have been accepted as the valuable recycling industrial solid waste materials, which have been extensively adopted as pozzolanic materials to make green cement for making concrete to reduce the amounts of carbon dioxide emission into the atmosphere. In the meantime, another kind of green cementitious binder known as geopolymer is a no-cement binder with the binary or ternary solid waste powder without being activated by any strong alkaline solution such as NaOH, KOH, Na2SiO3, etc. Another way of making no cement green cementitious binders was based on the sulfate-activated pozzolanic reactions, such as using the mixture of GGBFS, Type F sly ash, sulfur-rich CFBC fly ash and flue gas desulfurization (FGD) gypsum being mixed with water. to produce the binding compositions of AFt crystals and C–S–H/C–A–S–H gels. Another novel eco-binder green binder has been proposed by mixing the GGBFS, Type F sly ash and CFBC fly ash. The development and properties of the above mentioned green cementitious binders will be addressed in this study.