CECAR (Civil Engineering Conference in the Asian Region) is a major activity of ACECC (The Asian Civil Engineering Coordinating Council) held on a triennial basis started in 1998 in Manila. The ACECC Sixteenth Executive Committee meeting in Sydney in 2008 has decided that the 6th CECAR in 2013 will be hosted by the Indonesian Society of Civil and Structural Engineers (HAKI). This CECAR 6 will be held in Hotel Borobudur, Jakarta, 20 – 22 August, 2013 at the same time as the annual HAKI conference 2013.

The conference theme is “Embracing the future through sustainability”. This theme is to reflect more challenging present and future role of civil engineering profession to the global society. Evidently, the civil engineers have been very much contributing to human development and quality of life through the provision of infrastructure. But, on the other hand, those infrastructure developments are now contributing to some environmental degradation. Therefore, today’s civil engineers’ role in steering the infrastructure development process towards sustainability is more important than before.

Sustainability is one of important issues raised all over the world especially since the dawn of the 21st Century. Many high executive meetings have been conducted to make agreement in reducing the environmental degradation. Asia region, as one of the fast growing continents in term of economic, is in the middle of it.

Civil engineering profession can offer the solutions to the society and the environment. Civil engineers should take major part in the infrastructure development process, become more aware of social, health, environmental and economic issues, and promote for sustainable development. Now, the civil engineers are in a position to make a tremendous difference.


Djoko Kirmanto (Ministry of Public Works, Indonesia)

Djoko Kirmanto graduated from Gadjah Mada University in Yogyakarta and completed his masters in land and water development at IHE-DELFT in the Netherlands in 1977. He was appointed in 1997 as assistant to the residential development department head at the Ministry of Public Works during the Soeharto administration. Since 2001, he has held the post of director general of residential affairs at the Ministry of Settlement and Regional Infrastructure, Minister of Public Works.

Gregory E. DiLoreto (ASCE President 2013, USA)

Greg DiLoreto is the Chief Executive Officer of the Tualatin (To-wal-a-tin) Valley Water District located in metropolitan Portland Oregon. He has worked in the public works field for 34 years, 17 years as a public works director/city engineer. Mr. DiLoreto holds a B.S. degree in Civil Engineering from Oregon State University and a Master degree in Public Administration from Portland State University. He is registered as a civil and environmental engineer and a professional land surveyor in Oregon. Mr. DiLoreto is a fellow in the American Society of Civil Engineers. He served on the ASCE Board of Direction 2004-06. He has received the 1986 ASCE Edmund Freidman Young Engineer Award, the 1995 ASCE Oregon Section Outstanding Civil Engineer award and the 2005 ASCE Government Engineer of the year award. In 2003 he was inducted into the Oregon State University Academy of Distinguished Engineers.

Yozo Fujino (University of Tokyo, Japan)

He is a professor of civil engineering, at the University of Tokyo, since 1990. He has also served as science adviser (adjunct) to Ministry of Education, Science and Technology, in 2002-2004. Prof. Fujino was a Melchor Chair Visiting Professor, University of Notre Dame, Indiana, USA, in 1997, a Visiting Associate Professor in Asian Institute of Technology, Bangkok, Thailand, in 1987, and a Visiting Scholar, Dept. of Civil Engineering, University of Illinois, Urbana, Illinois, in 1980. His fields of expertise inlcude bridge and structures, bridge design, bridge aerodynamics, bridge loading analysis, cable dynamics, wind effects on structures, control and monitoring of bridges and tower-like structures, bridge maintenance and management, earthquake effects on structures, nonlinear dynamics, passive control and active control of bridges and tower-like structures, and safety and security of urban environments.

Mete A. Sözen (Purdue University, USA)

Mete A. Sözen is the Kettelhut distinguished professor of structural engineering at Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, USA. His research interests include development of professional design codes for reinforced and pre-stressed concrete structures, and for earthquake-resistant design of reinforced concrete structures. He has received several honors and awards: Honorary Doctorate, Bogazici University, Turkey, 2004; John Parmer Award, Structural Engineers Association of Illinois, 2003; Distinguished Lecturer, Earthquake Engineering Research Institute, 2002; Noel Nathan Memorial Lecturer, University of British Columbia, 2002; Outstanding Paper Award, ASCE Council on Forensic Engineering , 1998; Honorary Doctorate, Johann Pannonius University, Hungary, 1998; Honorary Doctorate, Georgian Technical University, Tbilisi, 1998; and Illinois Section Structural Group Lifetime Achievement Award, 1998.

Masyhur Irsyam (Bandung Institute of Technology, Indonesia)

Currently, Masyhur Irsyam is a professor at the Faculty of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Bandung Institute of Technology, Indonesia. His research interests include Soil Behavior, Ground Improvement, Foundation Engineering, Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering, Stability of Slope and Excavation, Soft Ground Tunneling, Offshore Geotechnics, Computational Geotechnics, Instrumentation and Testing in Geotechnical Engineering.

Bambang Susantono (Vice Minister of Transportation, Indonesia)

Bambang Susantono is the Vice Minister for Ministry of Transportation, Republic of Indonesia. He is the President of Intelligent Transportation System (ITS) Indonesia and a Board Member of Intelligent Transportation System (ITS) Asia-Pacific. He serves as the President of Civil Engineering Alumni Association of Bandung Institute of Technology (ALSI-ITB) and a Board of Trustee of the South South North Foundation in Johannesburg, South Africa. Bambang Susantono holds a Bachelor in Civil Engineering from the Bandung Institute of Technology, a Master of Science in Civil Engineering (MSCE) in Transportation Engineering, a Master of City and Regional Planning (MCP), and a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.), all from the University of California at Berkeley. He teaches at the Graduate Program and is the program coordinator of Master’s program in Infrastructure Management in Civil Engineering at the University of Indonesia.

Sang-Ho Lee (Yonsei University, South Korea)

Sang-Ho Lee is a professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Yonsei University, Seoul, Korea. He is the Head of the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department, and Director of the Research Center for Asset Management of Civil Infrastructure and Small and Medium Business Promotion Center of Yonsei University. He has received B.S. and M.S. degrees in the Civil Engineering from Yonsei University (Korea), and Ph.D. degree from Northwestern University (USA). His former area of expertise was Computational Mechanics such as Meshfree Method and eXtended Finite Element Method (XFEM), and current research interests are Building Information Modeling (BIM) of Infrastructure and BIM-based Asset Management of Infrastructure. He serves and has served as the committee chair or key member in the areas of Construction CALS-EC, Construction-IT convergence, BIM, International Standards, etc.

Gwo-Fong Lin (National Taiwan University, Taiwan)

Gwo-Fong Lin is currently a Distinguished Professor in the Department of Civil Engineering at the National Taiwan University. He was the Chairman of the Civil Engineering Department and Director of the Hydrotech Research Institute at National Taiwan University. He has received various honors and awards.


Analytical and Design Methods
Application of Information Technology
Bridge Engineering
Building Information Management
Case Studies and Failure Investigation
Climate Change and Coastal Management
Construction Engineering and Management
Disaster Mitigation, Adaptation, Preparedness Strategies
Durability and Serviceability of Materials and Structures
Environmental Impacts
Geotechnical and Foundation Engineering
Green Buildings
Innovative Construction Products, Systems, and Practices and Testing Technology
Mega Projects
New Construction Material
Performance Based Design and Analysis
Prefabrication Technology
Recycling of Resources
Repairs, Retrofitting, and Maintenance
River Basin Management
Safety and Reliability
Standards, Regulations and Codes of Practice
Structural Health Investigations
Sustainable Infrastructure/Construction
Testing Technology
Underground Construction Technologies
Urban Problems
Wind Engineering


Anti Corruption
Long Span Bridges
Tsunami –Lessons Learned from Past Disasters
Building Information Management
Precast Concrete Structures
Disaster Mitigation, Adaptation, and Preparedness Strategies


Symposium on Asia and Pacific Collaboration of ITS research
Workshop on Vulnerability and Resilience of Critical Infrastructure Systems in Asia
Forum on Concrete Model Code
Asian Board Meeting
Presidential Session on Infrastructures


A short course on Earthquake Engineering
Structural Engineering Softwares-Next Generation

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