number, and e-mail; and 3) abstract of 250 words maximum,
and optionally one relevant figure. Please note that abstracts
exceeding 250 words will not be accepted. Duplicate
abstract submissions to other ACI Committee 123 sessions
(Research in Progress or Open Topics) will not be
considered. Please select the appropriate session for your
abstract. Submission of previously published work, or
submission of the same work for presentation at another ACI
committee meeting, symposium, or session, will result in
abstract rejection. Submit abstracts at https://form.jotform.
Deadlines: Abstracts are due by January 15, 2020.
Authors/speakers will be notified of the review decision for
acceptance by January 31, 2020.
Contact: Session moderators Yaghoob Farnam, Drexel
University, firstname.lastname@example.org; and Na Lu, Purdue
2020 PTI Convention
Meeting: 2020 Post-Tensioning Institute (PTI)
Convention, May 3-6, 2020, Miami, FL.
Solicited: Each spring, PTI offers a technical session
program at its convention that features more than 25
speakers on topics relating to post-tensioned concrete
applications, including research updates, state-of-the-art
uses, and fascinating case studies on recent projects.
Applications are now being accepted for presentations
(25 to 50 minutes) and full sessions (2 hours and
Requirements: Visit www.post-tensioning.org/events/
Deadlines: Initial applications are due by January 17,
2020, and final abstracts, along with speaker information, are
due by January 31, 2020.
Contact: Tim Christle, e-mail: tim.christle@posttensioning.
org, for more information and an application.
Exploiting SSI Effects in Structural Design of
Meeting: Technical session during the ACI Concrete
Convention – Spring 2020, March 29-April 2, 2020, Chicago/
Rosemont, IL; sponsored by ACI Committee 341, Earthquake-
Resistant Concrete Bridges.
Solicited: State-of-the-art papers are invited to enhance
the ongoing discourse on the methods for consideration of
seismic soil-structure interaction (SSI) effects in
performance-based design and assessment of bridges with
the aim to reduce demands in critical pier plastic hinge
regions. This session aims to revisit SSI for bridges. It
would be anticipated that abstracts may be more traditional
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in the sense of analysis of SSI effects or inclusion of
interaction in analysis, but that the focus may be more on
the use of SSI as a broader means for controlling demands
in design. Therefore, design-oriented abstracts are
particularly welcome for this session. The session is
organized in honor of Mark Aschheim, FACI, who was a
pioneer in the field of SSI effects and design considerations
in earthquake-resistant bridges.
Requirements: 1) paper title; 2) author/speaker name(s),
title, organization, and contact information; and 3) an abstract
of at least 150 words.
Deadline: Abstracts are due by January 20, 2020.
Send to: S.J. Pantazopoulou, Lassonde School of
Engineering, York University, Toronto, ON, Canada, e-mail:
Superplasticizers and Other Chemical
Admixtures in Concrete
Meeting: Thirteenth International Conference on
Superplasticizers and Other Chemical Admixtures in
Concrete, November 1-3, 2021, Milan, Italy; organized by the
Italy Chapter – ACI and sponsored by ACI.
Solicited: Original papers are invited to be presented at
the conference and to be included in the refereed
proceedings. Papers on current research will be accepted
for presentation and inclusion in a volume of
supplementary papers. Papers on research that has just
started can be presented as posters. Conference topics will
include chemistry of superplasticizers, also known as
high-range water-reducing admixtures (HRWRAs);
HRWRA compatibility with cements, blended cements,
and aggregates; compatibility issues involving HRWRAs
and other chemical admixtures; development and
applications of other chemical admixtures; viscosity
modifying for new binders; corrosion inhibitors; shrinkagereducing
admixtures; expansive admixtures; polymers in
concretes; chemical admixtures for ready mixed mortars
and precast concretes; testing methods and standard
advancement; chemical admixtures and sustainable
development; and case histories. The conference
proceedings will be published as an ACl Special
Publication (SCOPUS indexed).
Requirements: 1) author name(s), affiliations, and mailing
address; 2) if more than one author, indicate who will be the
corresponding author; and 3) abstract with a maximum length
of 300 words, submitted to http://www.aciitaly.com/events/
Deadline: Abstracts are due by April 30, 2020.
Contact: Direct questions to Valentina Trinchese, Italy
Chapter – ACI Secretary, email@example.com.
Calls for Papers