22 – 24 August 2007, Bangalore, India

ISES 2007

2007 International Symposium on Earthen Structures

The 2007 International Symposium on Earthen Structures will take place August 22-24, 2007 in Bangalore, India. The conference is jointly organized by the Department of Civil Engineering and Center for Sustainable Technologies at the Indian Institute of Science in Bangalore, India, the Department of Architecture and Civil Engineering at the University of Bath, U.K. and the Ecole Nationale des Travaux Publics de L’Etate, Lyon, France.

The symposium will provide an International Forum for information dissemination and exchange, discussions and debates on research and practice in the broad field of earthen structures, including building techniques, materials, architecture, and building-comfort studies.

The symposium aims to bring together practicing professionals (engineers and architects), manufacturers, artistes and designers, academicians, researchers and postgraduate research students keenly interested and engaged in the theory and practice of ‘earthen structures’.


A full list of accepted papers and speakers is available on the ISES 2007 Homepage. Themes include case-studies, research, innovations pertaining to Earthen Structures

  1. Materials
  2. Technology (adobe, rammed earth, etc.)
  3. Performance and durability (energy, seismic resistance, climate-response, structural, sustainability, etc.)
  4. Design (architecture, code/regulations, etc.)
  5. Heritage structures, conservation, repair and reuse
  6. Traditional and non-traditional concepts and practices

Registration and Conference Fees

Download the Registration form as Word document. Registration form accompanied with the registration fee payable as Bank Draft (cheques NOT accepted) favouring ‘ISES 2007’ payable at ‘Bangalore’ should reach us before June 30, 2007.

Conference fees for participants from outside India:

  • Author/Delegate : €200 (US$ 275)
    after June 30, 2007 – €225 (US$ 300)
  • Accompanying Spouse from abroad : €75 (US$ 100)
  • Students from abroad : €100 (US$ 135)

Conference fees for participants from India:

  • Author/Delegate : Rs. 4000
    after June 30, 2007 – Rs. 4500
  • Accompanying Spouse : Rs. 1500
  • Students : Rs. 2000

The registration fee includes seminar materials, refreshments, working lunches and a banquet.


Hotel Information: › Hotel List as PDF (will be periodically updated)

Contact and Organising Committee

Chairman And Convener
Prof. B.K. Raghu Prasad

Organising Chairman
Prof. B.V. Venkatarama Reddy › Email

Organising Secretaries
Dr. Monto Mani › Email
Dr. Peter Walker › Email

Department of Civil Engineering,
Indian Institute of Science,
Bangalore – 560012, India

Prof. N. H. Ravindranath
Prof. Ananth Ramaswamy
Dr. J. M. Chandra Kishen
Dr. Jean-Claude Morel
Dr. Andrew Heath
Dr. K. S. Nanjunda Rao
Dr. M. R. Yogananda
Shri. Subhash C Basu

Further information