7th Huixian International Forum on Earthquake Engineering for Young Researchers (1st Announcement)


7th Huixian International Forum on Earthquake Engineering 

for Young Researchers


August 18~22, 2024

Harbin, China

Background and Objectives

Earthquakes often lead to severe consequences such as the collapse of buildings, fracture of bridges, causing casualties, and property losses. Earthquake engineering is an interdisciplinary scientific area, could enhance the seismic performance of buildings and infrastructures, reduce their seismic risks to socio-economically acceptable levels. Collaboration, sharing, and communication among experts and scholars in the field of earthquake engineering contribute to the advancement of global earthquake engineering. The Huixian International Forum on Earthquake Engineering for Young Researchers was proposed jointly by the Huixian Earthquake Engineering Foundation and the US-China Earthquake Engineering Foundation, aiming to commemorate the pioneers in earthquake engineering and providing young researchers a platform for communication, knowledge sharing, and research collaboration. The first to the sixth forums were held in Harbin (2014), Beijing (2016), Illinois (2017), Shanghai (2018), Wuhan (2022), and Hong Kong (2023). The seventh forum will be held in Harbin, China, in August (2024), in addition to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the establishment of the Institute of Engineering Mechanics, China Earthquake Administration. We extend the warmest welcome to all and hope you enjoy the 7th Huixian International Forum.


Observation and monitoring of strong ground motions

Soil dynamics, geotechnical engineering, and underground engineering

Seismic analysis methods and experimental techniques

Vibration monitoring and control

Seismic rehabilitation techniques

Seismic risk analysis and structural safety assessment

Seismic safety assessment of lifeline systems

Theories and methods of structural seismic design

Urban seismic disaster simulation, mitigation and emergency management

Seismic resilience of urban and engineering


Huixian Earthquake Engineering Foundation (China)

US-China Earthquake Engineering Foundation (USA)


Institute of Engineering Mechanics, China Earthquake Administration

Key Laboratory of Earthquake Disaster Mitigation, Ministry of Emergency Management

Key Laboratory of Earthquake Engineering and Engineering Vibration, China Earthquake Administration

Important Dates

Deadline for abstract submission: May 31, 2024

Deadline for registration: June 30, 2024

Please fill the reply form if you are interested in joining this forum before April 30, 2024.

Registration Fee

Regular: ¥2200 or $300; Student: ¥1100 or $150

Language & Publication

English will be the official language in this forum.


The Forum will be hosted in Harbin, China. 


Prof. WANG Tao, Institute of Engineering Mechanics, China Earthquake Administration

Prof. Jian LI, University of Kansas

Contact Information

If you have any questions about the forum, please contact the organizing committee via the email: 7hxfee@iem.ac.cn.

The official website: https://www.iem.ac.cn/7hxfee.html