Conference Day


Date: 8-9 August, 2017
Venue: Parkroyal Penang Resort, Penang, Malaysia


Date: 7 August, 2017
Venue: SAINS@USM, Bukit Jambul, Penang, Malaysia


Date: 10 August, 2017
Venue: Parkroyal Penang Resort, Penang, Malaysia


30 Apr 2017 : Abstract Submission
30 Apr 2017 : Abstract Notification
31 May 2017 : Full Paper Submission
30 Jun 2017 : Full Paper Notification
21 Jul 2017 : Early Bird Registration & Payment
31 Jul 2017 : Normal Registration & Payment
Notes: Participation fees paid are non-refundable


Toyohashi University of Technology (TUT) in collaboration with Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) will be hosting International Conference of Global Network for Innovative Technology (IGNITE) and AWAM International Conference in Civil Engineering in Parkroyal Penang Resort, Penang, Malaysia on the 8th till 10th August 2017. Following the success of the previous IGNITE in 2016, USM and TUT are organizing the event again in 2017 (IGNITE-AICCE'17) but with a more specific theme of: Sustainable Technology and Practice for Infrastructure and Community Resilience.

The conference welcomes researchers, scholars, scientists, and professionals to present their works and share on their recent findings.

Conference Theme

Sustainable Technology and Practice for Infrastructure and Community Resilience

Infrastructure is a vital part of a nation, states and communities. The well-being of a community depends to a large extent on properly planned, designed, constructed and maintained infrastructures or sustainable infrastructure. Of particular importance lately due to events such as unexpected natural disaster, man-made disaster or combination of both is the concept of infrastructure resilience.

Sustainable infrastructure is a key requirement for infrastructure resilience –the ability of the infrastructure to withstand unexpected event and able to recover its function fast. Infrastructure resilience is a vital factor for a community to bounce back from natural or man-made disaster – it facilitates rescue, recovery, reconstruction or rebuilding of a community. It is a key ingredient for community resilience – ability for the people to response and recover.

Technology definitely plays an important role in achieving infrastructure and community resilience. Equally importance is the implementation aspect of any technology and practice for infrastructure and community resilience. Ultimately, it is people, who will implement and benefit from the technology and practice.

To march towards and hopefully get closer to achieving infrastructure and community resilience necessitates that engineers from different disciplines and non-engineers work together. An event where engineers and non-engineers who are stakeholder of infrastructure and community can come together and share latest findings and views on technology and practice will be very meaningful towards the goal of achieving infrastructure and community resilience.

Topic of Interest

01 - Civil Engineering

  • 01 - Structural engineering
  • 02 - Geotechnical engineering
  • 03 - Environmental engineering
  • 04 - Highway engineering
  • 05 - Transportation and traffic engineering
  • 06 - Water resources engineering
  • 07 - Construction management
  • 08 - Sustainable infrastructure
  • 09 - Coastal engineering
  • 10 - Disaster management
  • 11 - Earthquake engineering
  • 12 - Geomatic engineering

04 - Social Science

  • 18 - Disaster Management
  • 19 - Globalization and Sustainable Development
  • 20 - Urban Planning and Development
  • 21 - Economic Development
  • 22 - Energy and Resource Economics
  • 23 - Community Development and Well-Being
  • 24 - Policy and Governance

05 - Housing, Building and Planning

  • 25 - Sustainable / Energy efficient / Green Building designs
  • 26 - Globalization and Sustainable Development
  • 27 - Local Building By Laws relating to advancement of technology
  • 28 - Transportation infrastructure
  • 29 - Infrastructure resilience to natural hazards
  • 30 - Geotechnical and Infrastructure database
  • 31 - Innovative sensing and Monitoring technology