The Fifth Asia Conference on Earthquake Engineering (5ACEE) will be held at Howard International House in Taipei, Taiwan from October 16 (Thursday) to 18 (Saturday), 2014 with the theme "Earthquake Engineering for Resilient Communities". This conference will be jointly organized by the National Center for Research on Earthquake Engineering (NCREE) and the National Taiwan University (NTU). 5ACEE will provide an excellent forum to bring together researchers, professionals, engineers, scientists and academics to promote and exchange new ideas and experiences in the field of earthquake engineering.

Considering the serious near-fault seismic disaster observed during the 1999 Chi-Chi Earthquake, NCREE is on the way to setting up a new long-stroke high-velocity shaking table system in a new laboratory of Tainan-branch to develop near-fault seismic resistance technology. The construction of the new laboratory in Tainan will start in 2015 and will hopefully be completed in 2017. On the first day of the conference, NCREE is going to host a special forum to commemorate the 15th anniversary of the Mw-7.6 Chi-Chi Earthquake. Interested researchers are welcome to join the discussion in the forum and the conclusions will become the basis for planning future research topics.


The Asia Conference on Earthquake Engineering (ACEE) was initiated by the Associations of Structural Engineers of Philippines (ASEP) in 2004, to provide a forum for the academics, researchers and the professionals involved in various aspects of earthquake engineering. The first two conferences were held in the Philippines, and were attended by hundreds of participants, mostly from the home country.

The third ACEE was held in Bangkok, Thailand, Dec. 1-3, 2010, and was co-organized by four organizations, i.e. the Asian institute of Technology (AIT), the Center for Urban Earthquake Engineering (CUEE) in Tokyo Institute of Technology (TIT), The Engineering Institute of Thailand (EIT) and the Earthquake Engineering Society of Korea (EESK). During the third ACEE, nearly 100 papers were received from more than 20 countries and nearly 100 participants out of nearly 200 conferees are practicing engineers, involved in various aspects of earthquake engineering.

The previous ACEE, the fourth ACEE, was jointly held with the Ninth International Conference on Urban Earthquake Engineering (9CUEE), called the 9CUEE & 4ACEE Joint Conference, and was organized by the Center for Urban Earthquake Engineering (CUEE) in Tokyo Institute of Technology (TIT). Thanks to the successful combination of the 9CUEE and 4ACEE, there were about 300 papers presented in the 9CUEE & 4ACEE Joint Conference.