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We are pleased to announce the 13thInternational Conference on Vibration Problems (ICOVP-2017) to be held jointly by Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati, India and IŞIK University, Istanbul Turkey. The venue is Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati, Assam, India from 29th November - 2nd December, 2017. The Department of Civil Engineering of co-organizing universities welcomes young researchers around the world and offers the opportunity as an international stage to be familiar with the current developments in their respective fields of research. We believe that ICOVP-2017will have a significant impact on the development of contemporary analytical, numerical and experimental methods in vibration problems, and also to have the opportunity of opening a forum for discussion and collaboration amongst the participants.
Guwahati is a beautiful city situated beside the mighty Brahmaputra River with pleasant weather round the year, and cherishes the beautiful migratory birds during winters. Dear participants! In addition to enriching your scientific knowledge through your active participation in ICOVP-2017, enjoy the warmth of the scientific gathering to your heart's content and enjoy your stay here. We are looking forward to receive you in Guwahati.



First ICOVP was held during October 27-30, 1990 at A.C. College, Jalpaiguri, under the co-Chairmanship of two scientists, namely, Professor M. M. Banerjee from the host Institution and Professor P. Biswas from the sister organization, A. C. College of Commerce, in the name of “International Conference on Vibration Problems of Mathematics and Physics”. The title of the Conference was changed to the present one during the third conference.

The Conferences of these series are:

1. ICOVP-1990, 20-23 October-1990, A.C. College, Jalpaiguri-India,
2. ICOVP-1993, 4-7 November 1993, A.C. College, Jalpaiguri-India,
3. ICOVP-1996, 27-29 November 1996, University of North Bengal, India,
4. ICOVP-1999, 27-30 November 1999, Jadavpur University, West Bengal, India,
5. ICOVP-2001, 8-10 October 2001, (IMASH), Moscow, Russia,
6. ICOVP-2003, 8-12 September 2003, Tech. Univ. of Liberec, Czech Republic,
7. ICOVP-2005, 5-9 September 2005, Işık University, Şile, İstanbul, Turkey,
8. ICOVP-2007, 1-3 February 2007, Bengal Engineering and Science University, Shibpur, West Bengal, India.
9. ICOVP-2009, 19-22 January, 2009, Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, India.
10. ICOVP-2011, 5-8 September, 2011, Technical University of Liberec, Prague (Czech Republic).
11. ICOVP-2013, 9-12 September, 2013, Instituto Superior Técnico, Universidade Técnica de Lisboa Lisbon, Portugal.
12. ICOVP-2015, 14-17 December 2015, Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati, 781039 India.
13. ICOVP - 2017, 29thNovember - 2ndDecember, 2017, hosted jointly, Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati, Guwahati, India and Işık University, İstanbul, Turkey.

As with the earlier Conferences of the ICOVP series, the purpose of ICOVP-2017 will be to bring together scientists with different backgrounds, actively working on vibration problems of engineering both in theoretical and applied fields.



Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati is the sixth member of the IIT fraternity and established in 1994. IIT-Guwahati is ranked 14th among 20 institutions classed as the world's best small universities in the latest Times Higher Education (THE) rankings 2016.The campus is on a sprawling 285 hectares plot of land on the north bank of the river Brahmaputra, around 20 kilometres from the heart of the city. With the majestic Brahmaputra on one side, and hills on other side, greenery, indigenous flowers, migratory birds and pleasant weather, make the campus an ideal place for learning with a peace of mind. The institute has all required facilities like health center, students, hostels, faculty and staff quarters, guest house, library, computer center, sports facilities, canteens etc. There are a number of three star hotels in Guwahati city that are located within proximity of 10 kilometres from the institute. The Guwahati city is well connected to all major cities like Chennai, Kolkata, New Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore and other metro cities through air, road, and rail. The institute is located at about 25 kilometres from airport and railway station. The weather is generally pleasant in December reaching 10 degree Centigrade during night time. The place serves as a well-connected link with other beautiful tourist places like Shillong hill station, Cherrapunji, the highest rainfall in the world, Kaziranga national wildlife park and Brahmaputra river. Besides this, well known tourist sites in the Eastern Himalayas are well connected by Air/rail from Guwahati city.


Guwahati, which is the gateway for North East India, is well connected by air, rail and road with the rest of the country. There are direct air services from/to Mumbai, New Delhi and Kolkata with connectivity to all major cities in the country. Direct train services are available from/to all major metropolis and cities in the country.The Institute is located on the outskirts of the city of Guwahati and can be reached conveniently. It is around 20 km from the main city and drive of around 35 minutes from the airport/railway station. To reach the IIT Guwahati campus from the airport, railway station or any other part of Guwahati city all modes of transport are available.

Conference Topics

Topic 1: Vibration problems in continuum, wave mechanics and wave propagation,
Topic 2: Under water shock waves (Tsunami),
Topic 3: Vibrations due to solid / liquid phase interaction,
Topic 4: Vibration problems in structural dynamics, damage mechanics, composite materials and fracture mechanics,
Topic 5: Vibrations of transport systems,
Topic 6: Computational methods in vibration problems and wave mechanics,
Topic 7: Vibration problems in earthquake engineering, impact and wind loading,
Topic 8: Vibrations of granular materials,
Topic 9: Vibration control, uncertainty quantification and reliability analysis of dynamic structures,
Topic 10: Vibration problems associated with nuclear power reactors,
Topic 11: Measurement diagnostics in vibration,
Topic 12: Dynamics of rotating systems, structural health monitoring,
Topic 13: Other topics related to vibration problems in engineering science.


Important Dates

# Date Description
1 April 30, 2017 Last date for extended abstracts submission
2 May 30, 2017 Intimation of abstract acceptance
3 June 15, 2017 Early bird registration
4 July 31, 2017 Full length paper submission
5 August 31, 2017 Intimation of paper acceptance
6 September 15, 2017 Camera ready paper submission

Registration Fee

Type Before
15 June, 2017
15 June, 2017
Students (India) 3500 INR 4000 INR
Others (India) 6000 INR 8000 INR
SAARC Countries USD 125 USD 150
Students (Turks) USD 250 USD 300
Others (Turks) USD 300 USD 450
Other Countries


USD 300 USD 350
Other Countries USD 450 USD 500
Industries 10,000 INR 12,000 INR

NB: Registration fee includes Conference Kit, Refreshments, Lunch and Banquet. Registration fee for each additional paper is Rs. 1,500.00/_.  

Bank Account Details

MICR CODE 781002053

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• Based on reviewers’ comments manuscripts will be considered for oral or poster presentation.
• Selected papers will be published as a special issue of TWMS Journal of Applied and Engineering Mathematics (Template File)

and/or Elsevier Procedia Engineering Journal.


Sorry for the inconvenience caused. However, negotiation is on with other publishers for the BOOK Volume of this conference. Technical Committee has selected the papers for this purpose which are mentioned in the Proceedings uploaded above. Final announcement on this edited volume will be made through this portal once it is ready from the publishers. Any queries related to this Book Volume may be directed to the Editor -

Prof. Subashisa Dutta

Department of Civil Engineering, IIT Guwahati
Phone: +91 (361) 258 2415

NB: & other emails in ernet server are withdrawn from service as no volunteers are there to attend these emails. Any queries should be directed to Chairman ICOVP-2017 only.

• Best paper award will be given for both oral and poster presentations in each session. - Coming Soon


• Papers submitted before 16th September 2017 will only be considered for publication.
• All full length papers will be distributed during the conference on a CD.

Format of extended abstract Sample for abstracts

Format of full length paper Sample for Full paper


ICOVP Local Organization Committee



   Prof. Gautam Biswas
    Director, IIT Guwahati


    Prof. Subashisa Dutta
    IIT Guwahati


Joint Chairman
   Prof. Esin İNAN
    Işık University  


Dr. Arunasis Chakraborty
    IIT Guwahati


Joint Secretary
Dr. Cihan Bayindir
    Işık University, Turkey




   Dr. Sandip Das
    IIT Guwahati

International Scientific Committee

Antar N. (Istanbul, Turkey)

Aran A. (Istanbul, Turkey)

Aşkar A. (Istanbul, Turkey)

Awrejcewicz J. (Łódź, Poland)

Bandyopadhyay A. (NIMS, Japan)

Banerjee M. (Asansol, India)

Banerjee R. (London, UK)

Basu U. (Calcutta, INDIA)

Bayındır C. (Istanbul, Turkey)

Reddy G. R. (Bahabha, Mumbai, India)

Biswas P. (Calcutta, India)

Chakraverty S. (Rourkela, India)

Cheng L. (Kowloon, Hong Kong)

Demiray H. (Chairman of ISC, Istanbul, Turkey)

Demirkol M. (Istanbul, Turkey)

Dost S. (Victoria, Canada)

Dupal J. (Plzeň, Czech Republic)

Engin H. (Istanbul, Turkey)

Erdik M. (Istanbul, Turkey)

Haiyan H. (Duke University, USA)

Hikihara T. (Kyoto, Japan)

İnan E. (Istanbul, Turkey)

Horacek J. (Prague, Czech Republic)

Kaneko S. (Tokyo, Japan)

Kaplunov J. (Keele Univesity, UK)

Karadoğan F. (Istanbul, Turkey)

Kırış A. (Istanbul, Turkey)

Luş H. (İstanbul, Turkey)

Marvalova B. (Prague, Czech Republic)

Mottershead J. (Liverpool, UK)

Movchan A. (Liverpool, UK)

Naprstek J. (Prague, Czech Republic)

Narayanan S. (Madras, India)

Nicolet A. (Marseille, France)

Pandian S. (Trivandrum, India)

Pesek J. (Prague, Czech Republic)

Pompo J. (Edinburg, UK)

Sinha J. K. (Manchester UK)

Şafak E. (Istanbul, Turkey)

Zolla F. (Marseille, France)


Steering Committee

  • Prof. Murali Mohan Banerjee, Ex-HOD, Dept. of Applied Maths., A.C. College, Sc. and Arts (Retired), University of North Bengal, Raja Rammohanpur, West Bengal, India.
  • Prof. P. Biswas, Senior Academician in Higher Mathematics and Retired College Principal, Old Police Line, Jalpaiguri-735101, West Bengal, India.
  • Prof. Subashisa Dutta,  Head of Department, Department of Civil Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati, India.
  • Prof. Esin Inan, IŞIK University, Faculty of Engineering, Civil Engineering Department, Istanbul, Turkey.
  • Dr. Arunasis Chakraborty, Associate Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati, India.
  • Dr. Sandip Das, Assistant Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati, India.
  • Prof. Santosha Kumar Dwivedy, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati, India.
  • Prof. Julius Kaplunov, School of Computing and Mathematics, Keele Univesity, Keele ST5 5BG , UK.


Plenary Lecturers


Designation & Affiliation Title

Prof. T. K. Datta

Former Emeritus Professor,  Department of Civil Engineering
Indian Institute of Technology Delhi

To be communicated soon

Dr. K. Renji

Group Director, Advance Technology Development Group, ISRO

An overview of structural dynamics in spacecraft

Dr. V. K. Dadhwal

Director, Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology, Thiruvananthapuram

To be communicated soon

Key-note Lecturers

Name Designation & Affiliation Title

Prof. M. V. Shitikova

Professor, Research Center on Dynamics of Solids and Structures, Voronezh State University of Architecture and Civil Engineering, Voronezh Russia Fractional Calculus In Dynamics Of Solids And Structures And Professor Yury Rossikhin Contribution In The Field

Prof. A. Aran

Professor, Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, Işik University, Turkey Life Prediction Methods in Vibration Fatigues

Prof. F. Karadogan

Professor, Faculty of Civil Engineering, Istanbul Technical University, Turkey Experimental and Analytical Approach to Non-linear Behavior of a Simple Energy Dissipater Subjected to Dynamic Excitations

Prof. T. Hayashi

Professor, Center for South East Asian Studies Kyoto University

President, Meteorological System Technology Association of Japan

Wavelet Analysis Of Wind Velocity Fluctuations And Momentum Transport In The Atmospheric Surface Layer

Prof. S. Sriram

Associate Professor, Research Chair Civil and Environmental Engineering University of Waterloo, Canada Bridging The Gap Between Measurements And Health Of Infrastructure

Prof. A. Chatterjee

Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering,

Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur

A Two-State Hysteresis Model Obtained From A High-Dimensional Frictional System

Prof. G. R. Reddy

Head, Structural and Seismic Engineering section, Reactor Safety Division, BARC, Mumbai Passive Response Control Of Structures And Equipment Subjected To Dynamic Loading

Prof. D. Roy

Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore Recovering Visco-Elastic Properties In Soft-Tissues From Localized Vibro-Acoustic Signatures

Prof. D. Roy Mahapatra

Associate Professor, Department of Aerospace Engineering

Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore

Structural Health Monitoring With Ultrasonic Guided Wave

Prof. S. Chakraborty

Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, Indian Institute of Engineering, Science and Technology, Shibpur Meta-modelling Approaches In Seismic Reliability Analysis Of Structures

Prof. R. K. Padhi

Professor, Dept. of Aerospace Engineering, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore Active Vibration Control Of Nonlinear Structures Using Optimal Dynamic Inversion With Experimental Validation

Dr. S. Barad

Scientist, Gas Turbine Research Establishment, Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO), Bengaluru Doctoring The 'Man-Made' Systems

Prof. S. K. Khijwania

Professor, Department of Physics, Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati To be communicated soon

Prof. S. K. Dwivedy

Professor, Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati To be communicated soon

Prof. S. Bhalla

Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Delhi Tapping Structural Vibrations for Piezoelectric Energy Harvesting: Potential & Path Forward


Invited Lecturers

Name Designation & Affiliation Title

Prof. A. (Dey) Ghosh

Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, Indian Institute of Engineering, Science and Technology, Shibpur Modified Configurations Of The Tuned Liquid Column Damper With Focus On Applicability To Short Period Structures

Prof. S. K. Deb

Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati Seismic Performance Evaluation Of Prototype Un-Bonded Fibre Reinforced Elastomeric Isolator

Prof. A. Datta

Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati Application Of HyFRC For Improved Seismic Performance Of Civil Structures

Dr. S. Gupta

Associate Professor, Department of Applied Mechanics, Indian Institute of Technology Madras The Effect Of Noise On Vibro-Impact Systems

Dr. S. Sarkar

Associate Professor, Department of Aerospace Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Madras Vibration And Fluid Structure Interaction Problem Of Bio-Mimetic Flapping Wings

Dr. S. Ray Chaudhuri

Associate professor, Dept. of Civil Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur Detection of Damage in Multiple Elements of a Structure with Noisy Measurements Employing Bayesian Framework

Dr. S. Bannerjee

Associate Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay Vibration Based Health Monitoring of Steel Plane Frames & Stiffened Plate Structures

Dr. S. Dey

Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, National Institute of Technology, Silchar Uncertainty Quantification - A state of the art for composite structures

Prof. A. Nayak

Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, Veer Surendra Sai University of Technology, Burla Vibration of Laminated Composite Stiffened Shells


It is great pleasure to invite you to organize a mini symposium on your research subject related to the conference topics within ICOVP 2017. 

To organize a Mini-Symposium, you should find at least six registrations. If you agree, please register yourself also as a Mini-Symposium Organizer  and fill the Mini-Symposium Submission form.

The advantages and the responsibilities of an organizer:
− 30 minutes (20+10) minutes presentation.
− %50 discount on conference fee at early registration.
− Review process and format control of submitted manuscripts to your Mini-Symposium. 
− Invitation other papers to your Mini-Symposium.
− Uploading the signed copyright transfer forms of each paper in PDF format.


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Prof. Subashisa Dutta
Department of Civil Engineering
IIT Guwahati
Phone: +91 (361) 258 2415

Dr. Arunasis Chakraborty
Department of Civil Engineering
IIT Guwahati
Phone: +91 (361) 258 2430