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  • 11 Jan 2021 10:10 PM | Romuald TARCZEWSKI (Administrator)

    Hangai Prize Selection Committee announced the winners of the 2020 compettition. These are:

    • Yusuke Sakai (Japan): "Parametric study of non-periodic and hybrid auxetic bending-active gridshells"
    • Liesbeth I.W. Arnouts (Belgium): "Coupled sizing, shape and topology optimisation of bistable deployable structures"
    • Nicolas Montagne (France): "Voss surfaces: A design space for geodesic gridshells"
    • Cameron Millar (UK): "A graphical method for determining truss stability"
    • Diego Rivera (USA): "Adaptive framework for structural pattern optimization"

    All five papers are to appear in the December issue of the IASS Journal. Awards will be conferred on winners during the 2021 Symposium in Surrey.

    Congratulations to all awardees!

  • 25 Nov 2020 6:11 PM | John ABEL (Administrator)

    The Organizing Committee of IASS Annual Symposium 2020-21 has announced today that the deadline for the submission of abstracts has been extended from 30 November to 31 December but that there will be no further extensions.

    You can find more information about how to submit your abstract at the symposium website. Please submit your abstracts soon!

  • 15 Nov 2020 10:35 PM | Romuald TARCZEWSKI (Administrator)

    The results of 2019 annual competition for the Tsuboi Award have been announced. There are two winners respectively in the categories of the best paper published in the Journal of the IASS in 2019 and the best paper published in the Proceedings of the 2019 IASS Symposium. These are:


    The best paper published in the 2019 IASS Symposium Proceedings:

    J. Lehrecke, J. P. Osman-Letelier, M. Schlaich (Germany)

    Tendon Geometry Optimization Using Path Integrals

    Proceedings of the 2019 IASS Symposium, Barcelona, Spain
    Paper 441, Session CS – Form-finding and optimization VI


    The best paper published in the Journal of the IASS in 2019:

    M. Muñoz-Vidal, I. R. López César, J. B. Pérez-Valcárcel, F. Suárez Riestra (Spain)

    A New Approach to Expandable Structures: Crossed Expandable Frames (X-Frames)

    Journal of the IASS, Vol. 60 (2019), No. 4 December n. 202, pp. 294-305

  • 15 Nov 2020 10:32 PM | Romuald TARCZEWSKI (Administrator)

    The annual Executive Council meeting was held this year in a virtual form on September 10, 2020.

    The Executive Council approved the results of the annual election for renewal of one third of IASS Executive Council. The following members of the Executive Council were elected for 3-year terms:

    • Sigrid Adriaenssens (re-elected)
    • Kai-Uwe Bletzinger (re-elected)
    • Tomohiro Tachi (newly elected)
    • Toru Takeuchi (re-elected)
    • William Baker (newly elected)
    • Juan Gerardo Oliva Salinas (re-elected)

    In addition, the EC co-opted the following two members for 3-year terms:

    • Ruy Marcelo Pauletti (newly co-opted)
    • Niels de Temmerman (re-co-opted)

    At the EC meeting Carlos Lázaro has been re-elected as the IASS Vice President for a 3-year term.

  • 31 Oct 2020 9:47 PM | John ABEL (Administrator)

    Two new services are now available for authors of accepted articles for the Journal of the IASS:

    Open Access: In addition to the Green Route previously available, authors may now access the Gold Route at a cost of 400 Euros to have their article appear on the Journal's IngentaConnect website as "open access" and available to all.

    Fast Track: This no-cost option allows articles to be available on the Journal's IngentaConnect website  before its actual publication in the next available issue.

    For full details, see Information for Contributors.

  • 9 Sep 2020 1:23 PM | Romuald TARCZEWSKI (Administrator)

    The IASS regrets to announce the death of distinguished member Jan B. Obrebski on 8 September 2020. A memorial statement will appear in a future issue of the Journal of the IASS.

  • 3 Sep 2020 5:53 PM | John ABEL (Administrator)

    The next round of the Hangai Prize competition is for the IASS 2020/21 Symposium to be held at the University of Surrey, Guildford, UK, 23-27 August 2021 (postponed from 2020 due to the Covid-19 pandemic). Applications begin with the submission of a one-page abstract to the symposium upload site, with a deadline of 30 November 2020. For more information, see the Hangai Prize page on this website.

  • 3 Sep 2020 5:50 PM | John ABEL (Administrator)

    Applications for the 2020 Hangai Prize have been closed. Because the Covid-19 pandemic has required the postponement of the IASS 2020 Symposium, the applications already received are still being evaluated. Winners will be announced in late autumn, the winning papers will be published in the December 2020 issue of the Journal of the IASS, and the winning authors will present their contributions in a conferral ceremony at the IASS 2020/21 Symposium in August, 2021.

  • 15 Mar 2020 3:15 PM | Romuald TARCZEWSKI (Administrator)

    Now, balloting for the annual EC Elections and Referendum is open on the Association website
    from March 16 (00:00 CET) through April 15 (24:00 CET).

    After logging in, select MEMBER TOOLS from the top menu and then BALLOTING.

    Only Individual, Honorary and Senior members as well as Chapter and Collective representatives (bundle adminstrators) are eligible to vote.

    The following membership levels are not eligible to vote:
    Student, Awardee, Chapter affiliates, Collective affiliates

  • 29 Sep 2019 11:14 PM | Romuald TARCZEWSKI (Administrator)

    The issue contains six papers. Access to a PDF of the full issue is through the Publications Gateway of this website. Soon, the issue will also be available on the Ingenta website in the usual form.

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