Conference on Infrastructure Sustainability in Hilly Regions

NIT Uttarakhand
Srinagar Garhwal Uttarakhand
Night view of Srinagar Garhwal
Day view of Srinagar Garhwal
Tungnath Trek
The Himalayas
Chopta Uttarakhand
Snow Camping

Last date of submission of abstracts has been extended upto 31st August 2017

Conference on Infrastructure Sustainability in Hilly Regions (CISHR)

National Institute of Technology, Uttarakhand (NITUK) is one of the 31 National Institutes of Technology in the country. Since its inception, this Institute has grown many folds and has established itself as one of the best Technical Educational Institutes. NITUK is established in 2009 under the Act of Parliament by Ministry of Human Resource Development.

Infrastructure development is an essential ingredient of any national development policy. Hilly regions in the country have always been partially supported for main stream development. The constraints on part of natural environment as well as lesser technical expertise has restricted the development activities. In the recent appearances of natural disasters including landslides, earthquake, flash floods etc. a great loss of human lives and properties was incurred. Also, with the vision for developed tomorrow many projects like strong road and railway network, housing for all etc. are being proposed.

To provide better infrastructure and sustainable resources aspects of engineering knowledge and expertise need to be explored. The advancement of ground improvement techniques can be used to improve the stability of hilly terrains while the geology of hills can be explored to define site specific solutions. Specialized approaches of analysis and design for structures with proper assessment techniques of highway or railway constructions can help to achieve the necessary growth in the region. Also, proper prediction and mitigation of natural hazards like earthquake, floods will be necessary to maintain the sustainability in the region. The lack of infrastructure facilities has compelled residents of these hills to migrate to the other parts of the country. There is an urgent need to discuss and explore the sustainable solutions for hill development keeping in mind the recent advances of technology.

Schedule and Venue

21st - 23rd Dec., 2017
NIT Uttarakhand, Srinagar, Pauri Garhwal - 246174

Important Dates

Last date of submission of abstract
August 31st,2017

Last date for conveying acceptance of abstract September 4th,2017

Last date for submission of full length paper
October 13th, 2017

Intimation of full length paper
November 1st,2017

Last date for submission of final correct paper November 21th,2017