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First Circular BACKGROUND INFORMATION strength.

Its reputation has been enhanced through

its contribution to national infrastructure projects of
Bangladesh University of Engineering and critical importance and completion of projects
Technology (BUET) is the premier engineering financed by various international donor agencies
International Conference on institution of the nation with history of more than (USAID, DFID, NSF-USA, EU, World Bank etc).
Disaster Risk Mitigation 69 years of Engineering Education in Bangladesh.
BUET-Japan Institute of Disaster Prevention and In October 2014, BUET-JIDPUS in association
Urban Safety (BUET-JIDPUS) is a new institute of with Civil Engineering Department started another

ICDRM 2017 BUET, founded in 2010 with initial financial

support from Japanese government and through the
research project titled Development of Post-
Graduate Research and Degree Programs in
Disaster Risk Reduction at New Institute on
initiative of Civil Engineering Department of
September 23-24, 2017 BUET. Quoting the Ambassador of Japan to Disaster Prevention and Urban Safety under
Bangladesh, The aim of this institute is to assist Higher Education Quality Enhancement Project
Dhaka, Bangladesh the government of Bangladesh to strengthen and (HEQEP) of University Grants Commission
maintain the infrastructures all over the country Bangladesh with funding from World Bank.
Organized by: and to prevent and well manage natural disasters Through this project, BUET-JIDPUS has been
from the view point of Civil Engineering. developing its computational and simulation
laboratory as well as improving its testing facilities.
BUET-Japan Institute of Disaster BUET-JIDPUS is located in its own 3-storied steel It has been collaborating with several national and
Prevention and Urban Safety frame building having a 25 ft clear height structural international institutions. As one of the objectives
& testing space with 10 ton crane facility and 3 floors of this project, BUET-JIDPUS in association with
Department of Civil Engineering of working space. Progress has been made in the Civil Engineering Department is organizing the
developing its four laboratories: Earthquake 1st conference of this institute titled International
Engineering Laboratory, Geotechnical & Conference on Disaster Risk Mitigation 2017
Bangladesh University of Engineering Geophysical Testing Laboratory, Non-Destructive (ICDRM 2017).
and Technology Testing Laboratory, Computational & Simulation
Laboratory. Installation of a 3mx3m servo- The organizing committee of ICDRM 2017 is
hydraulic shake table (seismic simulator) with 10 pleased to invite all concerned professionals to its
ton payload capacity and actuator testing facility first international conference. The specific aim of
have been completed during 2014-2016, this conference is to bring the scientists, engineers,
experimental programs have recently been initiated. planners, disaster management professionals from
During 2014-2015, BUET-JIDPUS completed a Bangladesh and other countries of the world
project financed by USAid and NASA entitled together in a common platform to present and
Developing Dynamic Web-GIS Based Early discuss various topics related to disaster prevention,
Conference email: Warning System for the Communities at Landslide mitigation with a major focus on various aspects of
Risks in Chittagong Metropolitan Area, civil engineering applications (including remote
FOREWORD Bangladesh which has earned the institution its sensing) concerned with natural disasters. With
BUET-JIDPUS first award ICT for Mountain Development Award your active participation, the conference is expected
2015 from the International Centre for Integrated to facilitate dissemination of latest information and
Mountain Development (ICIMOD), Nepal. knowledge and exchange of experiences and ideas
which will eventually complement our endeavours
Civil Engg. in mitigating the threat of disasters in Bangladesh
The Department of Civil Engineering is the largest
Bldg. and around the globe.
department of the university in terms of faculty
CONFERENCE THEMES CONFERENCE REGISTRATION Prof. Dr. R. Dissanayake, Univ. Peradeniya, Sri Lanka
Prof. Dr. Khan Mahmud Amanat, BUET
Main focus of the conference is on the The conference proceedings will be distributed to Prof. Dr. Tahsin Reza Hossain, BUET
application of engineering and technology for all registered participants as part of the registration Prof. Dr. Raju Sarkar, CST, Bhutan
disaster risk assessment and mitigation. Social package. The registration fee will be kept as low as Dr. M. Shahria Alam, UBC, Okanagan, Canada
and policy aspects for the implementation of the possible to encourage increased participation from Prof. Dr. Syed Ishtiaq Ahmad, BUET
mitigation procedures are also welcome. home and abroad. Relevant information will be Prof. Dr. A.B.M. Harunur Rashid, BUET
Prof. Dr. M. Helali, BUET
Conference topics include the following themes: announced very soon.
Prof. Dr. Shabbir Ahmed, BUET
Prof. Dr. Md.Shakil Akhter, BUET
Earthquake hazards IMPORTANT DATES Prof. Dr. Ishrat Islam, BUET
Earthquake resistant structures Prof. Dr. Mashfiqus Salehin, BUET
Quantification and mitigation of effect of Deadline for abstract submission: Prof. Dr. Munaz Ahmed Noor, IUT
cyclone, tornado, floods, storm surge on 31 July, 2017 Prof. Dr. Ataur Rahman, BUET
structures Abstract acceptance notification: Prof. Dr. Md. Mozammel Hoque, DUET
Erosion control, slopes and land slides 5 August, 2017 Prof. Dr. Md. Tarek Uddin, IUT
Full paper submission deadline: Prof. Dr. Md. Abdur Rahman Bhuiyan, CUET
Experimental methods for structural Dr. Kallol Sett, U. Buffalo, USA
vulnerability assessment 1 September, 2017
Remote Sensing and GIS applications Full paper acceptance notification:
Emergency Response, Rescue and Recovery
Climate change adaption strategies Prof. Dr. Tahmeed M. Al-Hussaini, BUET
Education, Outreach & Cooperation ADVISORY COMMITTEE Prof. Dr. A. Muqtadir, BUET
Prof. Dr. Md. Kabirul Islam, BUET
Integrated disaster risk assessment and Prof. Dr. Saiful Islam, BUET Prof. Dr. Raquib Ahsan, BUET
sustainable development planning Prof. Dr. Jamilur Reza Choudhury, UAP Prof. Dr. A.F.M. Saiful Amin, BUET
Prof. Dr. A.M.M. Safiullah, AUST Prof. Dr. Mohammad Shariful Islam, BUET
Prof. Dr. Feroze Ahmed, Stamford Univ. Dr. Tanvir Manzur, BUET
ABSTRACT SUBMISSION Prof. Dr. Md. Jahangir Alam, CUET Mr. Md. Aminul Islam, BUET
Abstracts in English (MS Word) have to be Prof. Dr. Giuliano Panza, Univ. Trieste, Italy Mr. Md. Azijul Islam, BUET
submitted to Prof. Dr. Worsak Kanok-Nukulchai, AIT, Thailand Ms. Sumaiya Afroz, BUET
Prof. Dr. Michael Constantinou, U.Buffalo, USA Mr. Azmayeen Rafat Shahriar, BUET
Prof. Dr. Ikuo Towhata, Kanto Gakuin Univ., Japan Mr. Radin Md. Mahirul Hoque, BUET
Limit each abstract to 200 words and include the Prof. Dr. Saitoh Masato, Saitama Univ., Japan
following: Prof. Dr. Sudhir K. Jain, IITGN, India
Prof. Dr. Shahid Ahmad, U.Buffalo, USA
Prof. Dr. Bilal M. Ayyub, U. Maryland, USA Abstract Submission:
Author(s) full name and affiliation Prof. Dr. Nur Yazdani, U.Texas Arlington, USA
Mailing address, work phone, fax number and e- Dr. Amod Dixit, NSET, Nepal E-mail Queries:
mail of corresponding author Dr. David Molden, ICIMOD, Nepal
1. Dr. Tahmeed M. Al-Hussaini, Prof, CE, BUET
4-6 Keywords
Content of the abstract should include:
Prof. Dr. M.A. Rouf, BUET
Objectives (free from commercialism) Prof. Dr. Md. Zoynul Abedin, BUET
Prof. Dr. Ahsanul Kabir, BUET Tel No. : +8801912160425, +8801925242734
Prof. Dr. Syed Humayun Akhter, DU
Conclusions Prof. Dr. Maksud Kamal, DU Conference Website: