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Special issues for ‘The 4th Asian Concrete Federation Symposium _ Emerging Technologies for Structural Longevity’


We are honored to announce that two international scientific journals, <Structural Concrete> and <Journal of Advanced Concrete Technology> have decided to host special issues for “the 4th Asian Concrete Federation Symposium - Emerging Technologies for Structural Longevity” with respect to the topics of concrete structures and concrete materials separately. Abstracts submitted to this conference which covers the topics of the Journals are invited to submit a full paper to the special issues.


  Submission procedure

· Abstracts of max. 200 words should be sent to any of the four guest editors of each special issue. Authors with accepted abstract will be informed by email to submit the manuscript through the online submission system of the journals.

· The submission of full manuscripts should be prepared according to the journal submission guidelines. Submissions will undergo the usual peer-review process of each journal and are expected to address the topic and contain new and previously unpublished material.

· The papers submitted to the special issue will be available online as soon as the review procedure is completed and accepted by the journals.


· 28th February 2023: Abstract submission
· 31st August 2023: Full paper submission



<Structural Concrete> <Journal of Advanced Concrete Technology>  



Structural Concrete Special Issue for ‘The 4th Asian Concrete Federation Symposium on Emerging Technologies for Structural Longevity’


  About this journal
Structural Concrete is the official journal of the fib, provides conceptual and procedural guidance in the field of concrete construction, and features peer-reviewed papers, keynote research and industry news covering all aspects of the design, construction, performance in service and demolition of concrete structures. The journal now has an impact factor of 3.131.



A recent innovation in concrete materials, technologies and devices has enabled the design, construction, maintenance and recycling of sustainable and durable concrete structures. This Special Issue, entitle of ‘Emerging Technologies for Structural Longevity’, is to introduce the latest developments and advances that address the global sustainability challenges in the life-cycle performance of concrete structures. A total of 25-30 papers will be included in this Special Issue. The topics include, but are not limited to:


▶Prefabricated/modular-integrated concrete construction
▶Durability and life-cycle performance of concrete structures
▶Inspection and assessment of concrete structures
▶Protection, repair and strengthening of concrete structures
▶Structures with seawater and sea-sand concrete
▶Structures with high-performance concrete
▶Structures with recycled materials
▶Structures with green materials


  Guest Editors

Prof. Ji-Hua ZHU
Shenzhen University, China
Dr. Ran FENG  
Harbin Institute of Technology (Shenzhen), China
Dr. Le-Yang LV
Shenzhen University, China
Prof. Da-Wei ZHANG
Zhejiang University, China


Journal of Advanced Concrete Technology Special Issue for ‘The 4th Asian Concrete Federation Symposium on Emerging Technologies for Structural Longevity’


  About this journal
Journal of Advanced Concrete Technology (JACT) is an open access international journal for publishing high quality articles on concrete materials, concrete structures and other related subjects toward the advancement of concrete engineering field. All articles in JACT are free to access and download. Also, there are no charges for submission and publication of the articles. The journal now has an impact factor of 2.459.


Sustainable concrete infrastructure requires the use of innovative construction materials that exhibit exceptional properties (e.g., highly durable, environmentally friendly, functioned, smart, aesthetically pleasing etc.) and meet the changes of construction technologies (e.g., digitalized construction). In particular, it is worth noting that global construction accounts for 39% of total global CO2 emission. To achieve the carbon neutrality goal in a global scale by the mid-century, it is of paramount importance to use construction materials with less embodied carbon and construction technologies that consume less energy and emit less carbon. In view of a substantial number of submissions submitted to ACF2023_ETSL on innovative construction materials, a special issue will be organized for the Journal of Advanced Concrete Technology dedicated to the theme of “Low Carbon Construction Materials and Technologies”. The non-exhaustive list of envisaged topics includes:


▶ Low carbon/clinker-free cement concrete;
▶ Material design for the recycling of industrial and household wastes;
▶ Reaction mechanisms and microstructures evolution;
▶ Micro-mechanics and numerical modeling;
▶ Mechanical properties;
▶ Durability;
▶ Environmental assessment.


  Guest Editors

Prof. Bi-Qin DONG
Shenzhen University, China
Dr. Guo-Xing SUN
University of Macau, China
Dr. Yan-Shuai WANG
Shenzhen University, China
Prof. Jian-Guo DAI
The Hong Kong Polytechnic  University, China