SECON’22, is the Sixth Edition of the Annual Conference and the 3rd International Conference, organized by the Department of Civil Engineering, Federal Institute of Science and Technology (FISAT), Kochi, India. The 3 day conference was held from 1st to 3rd June 2022. The conference emphasized on the main theme “Green Technology and Infrastructure Developments” along with the ten tracks, which discuss the advancements and innovations in various streams of Civil Engineering. The conference intends to become a platform for researchers to present, discuss and bring out the outcomes of the research and developments in the broad domain of Civil Engineering with focus on nature’s sustainability and the development of infrastructure. SECON’22 was a hybrid conference enabling participation of all delegates around the globe.
The conference was organized in association with Springer publications, ISTE Kerala Section, ICI Kochi Chapter, IEI Kochi Chapter, ASCE FISAT Chapter and Paradigm, Kochi.
The inauguration of the three days conference was be held at 9.30 am on 01.06.2022 at seminar hall, FISAT. Dr. jiji Antony, Hod Civil & General Convenor SECON 2022 welcomed the gathering. The conference was inaugurated by Mr. Shimith P R , Chairman FISAT. Dr. Manoj George, Principal, FISAT Principal presided over the function. Prof. Jaya Kumari.V , Professor in Civil Engg. (Retd), ISTE Kerala Section Managing Committee Member, Er. P A Salahudheen FIE, Chairman, IEI Kochi Local Centre, Dr. Anil Joseph, President, ICI Kochi Chapter, Dr. C Sheela , Vice Principal, FISAT and Dr. Mini P R, Dean, FISAT shared their felicitations during the inaugural function. Ms. Preethi M, convenor introduced the themes of the conference and Dr. Unni Kartha G, co-convenor, proposed the vote of Thanks.
There were 5 keynote lectures by eminent personalities around the world and 100 paper presentations in 4 parallel sessions during these three days.
The keynote speakers were :
(i) Prof. Shahria Alam, Professor, Civil Engineering, School of Engineering, The University of British Columbia, Canada
(ii) Prof. Alessandro Palermo, Professor in Structural Engineering and Materials, Department of Civil and Natural Resources Engineering, University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand.
(iii) Prof. Moncef L. Nehdi, Professor and Chair Department of Civil Engineering, McMaster University, Canada
(iv) Dr. MO Kim Hung, Senior Lecturer, Department of Civil Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
(v) Dr. Piyush Chaunsali, Assistant Professor, Building Technology and Construction Management Division, Department of Civil Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Madras.