International Conference (ONLINE) On

Civil Engineering Trends and Challenges for Sustainability (CTCS 2021)

November 19-20, 2021

About ICETE 2021 - Multi Conference Platform

The 11th International Conference on Emerging Trends in Engineering (ICETE-2021 A multi conference platform) will be held on 19th & 20th November 2021 at NMAM Institute of Technology, Nitte, Karnataka. The idea of multi conference platform has been mooted in order to focus on the specific issues associated with various Engineering fields. NMAM Institute of Technology, Nitte has been organizing International Conference on Emerging Trends in Engineering (ICETE) annually since 2015. ICETE aimed to provide a proper platform for Research scholars, Post Graduate students of Engineering & Technology and Industry professionals to deliberate, explore and contribute their research findings and to discuss the latest developments in the field of Engineering & Technology. Invited technical talks by eminent personalities from IIT and Foreign Universities on current topics of relevance, in different streams of engineering were also organized to help the participants in up-gradation of their knowledge about the recent advances in Engineering & Technology. This year, ICETE-2021 - A Multi Conference Platform will be held as a collection of several International Conferences with themes specific to different engineering streams organized under a single umbrella.

CIVIL ENGINEERING TRENDS AND CHALLENGES FOR SUSTAINABILITY (CTCS 2021) is being organized by Department of Civil Engineering, N.M.A.M. Institute of Technology, Nitte, Karkala, Karnataka, India.

Theme of CTCS 2021

International Conference (ONLINE) on CIVIL ENGINEERING TRENDS AND CHALLENGES FOR SUSTAINABILITY (CTCS 2021) is a platform for exchange of knowledge from both individual and interdisciplinary researches pertaining to Civil Engineering Challenges and Sustainability. This International Conference aims to bring together the Researchers, Scientists, Engineers, Scholar and Students for providing International forum for the dissemination of original research results in the area of various strategies employed in Civil Engineering Challenges and Sustainable development for the societal benefit.

The core themes of the conference include: Sustainable Construction Technology & Building Materials; Recent Advances in Structural Engineering ; Recent Advances in Transportation Engineering; Recent Advances in Geotechnical Engineering; Recent Advances in Environmental Engineering; Recent Advances in Water Resources Engineering, RS & GIS Applications; Recent Advances in Earth Sciences

The conference will be held at N.M.A.M. Institute of Technology, Nitte, Karnataka, India. For details about the institute please visit

About the Institute

Nitte Mahalinga Adyanthaya Memorial Institute of Technology (N.M.A.M.I.T.), Affiliated to VTU, Belagavi, is an Autonomous Institution offering UG, PG and Doctoral Programmes. The institute is a unit of Nitte Education Trust, Mangalore. The institute currently offers 7 - UG programmes, 11-M.Tech programmes in Engineering, MBA and MCA programmes. All UG Programmes are accredited by National Board of Accreditation (NBA), New Delhi and is a ISO 9001:2015 certified Institution. It has been recognized as a 'Lead Institution' under the World Bank Funded TEQIP programme (both Phase I & II) and also accredited with National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC), New Delhi with 'A' Grade. The Institute is in the band width of 100-150 in National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) ranking - 2018, Government of India.

Dr. M V Reddy

Institute of Research Hydro-Québec, Centre of Excellence in Transportation

Electrification and Energy Storage (CETEES), Hydro-Québec, J3X 1S1, Canada

Dr. Narendra Kumar Samadhiya

President, Indian Geotechnical Society (IGS), New Delhi


Submissions are warmly invited for Research papers describing their latest findings and research work to the conference based on the theme. Other related and emerging themes and topics are also welcome.
The theme of the conference is sustainable construction of Structures with new trends and challenges.

Theme 1: Sustainable Construction Technology & Building Materials

Risk Analysis, Safety and Security, Building Materials, Masonry Structures, Sustainable construction practices, Sustainable construction materials, Composite and Smart Materials, Energy Engineering and Management, Advanced and Smart Manufacturing, Sustainable and Clean manufacturing process, Sustainable Building technologies, and special concretes.

Theme 2: Recent Advances in Structural Engineering

Earthquake Engineering, Concrete, Steel & Timber Structures, Structural Health and Monitoring, Coastal Engineering, Advances in precast and pre-stressed concrete engineering, Strengthening and repair, Composite structures, Integrated Design Systems / Building Information Modelling / Life cycle design, advanced methods and innovative approaches in structural analysis and design, Artificial Intelligence in structural engineering applications.

Theme 3: Recent Advances in Transportation Engineering

Pavement Materials, Highway design principles, Pavement design, Highway Drainage, Pavement Management systems, Traffic planning, Highway safety, Advances in urban transport, Bridge Engineering. Advances in Airport Engineering, Artificial Intelligence, Utilisation of waste materials in pavement Construction, Tunnel Engineering, Railway Transit, Harbour and Port Engineering.

Theme 4: Recent Advances in Geotechnical Engineering

Soil stabilization material and methods, Computational Geo-techniques, Advances in soil and rock mechanics, modelling and simulation, Reinforced earth structures and materials, Slope stability, landslides and natural disaster mitigation, Sustainable Geo-techniques, Uncertainties, risk and reliability in geotechnical engineering, Soil-structure interaction, Liquefaction, Design and Analysis of foundations, Environmental geo-technology.

Theme 5: Recent Advances in Environmental Engineering

Waste Management, Reuse & Recycle technology, Water quality assessment and modelling, Urban water and drainage management, Environmental impact assessments, Pollution prevention technology, Sustainable Environment Management, Waste To Energy (WTE) Technology, Emerging Green Energy Technologies, Greening Urbanization and Settlements, Disaster Management, Energy and Health, Rural Development through Green Energy, Green economy, Policy perspective on Sustainability

Theme 6: Recent Advances in Water Resources Engineering, RS & GIS Applications

Groundwater hydrology, Groundwater modelling and management, Hydraulic and hydropower structures, Hydrometeorology, Irrigation and drainage management, Reservoir operation and downstream issues, Remote sensing & Geographical Information system, Satellite image analysis & Aerial photogrammetry, Infrastructure Management, weather monitoring, Effects of Climate Change.

Theme 7: Recent Advances in Earth Sciences

Earth science, Geology, Oceanography and Marine Biology, Geology, Soil and Water Science, Human Ecology, Earth's materials, structures, processes and organisms change over time.

Submitting Research Papers to the Conference

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The papers are to be submitted through EasyChair Conference Management Tool.

Queries related to the conference may be sent to conference email id:

1. All the abstracts of the presented papers will be published in CTCS proceedings.

2. All papers submitted to the conference were subjected to peer review through the Scientific Review Committee.

3. Revised articles, accepted and presented in the conference are further subjected to reviews and the selected papers will be forwarded to the Scopus indexed SPRINGER publication. The publisher may review the papers once again before the final acceptance for the publication.

4. There are no extra charges for publication.

5. The minimum length of the manuscript must be greater than 7 pages. Also, the plagiarism of the manuscript considering 5-word count must be restricted to less than 15% (without bibliography).


Faculty and Researchers (both PG & Ph.D) from Engineering colleges, R & D labs and professionals from the industry

Paper Format & Ethics

The research paper submitted should be original work and should not have been submitted in another conference or journal. SPRINGER format should be followed for the paper. Download the paper format here


The registration fee can be paid through NEFT.

Please Note:

The registration fee payment is to be made only after the acceptance of the paper.

One of the authors must pay the fees and register for the conference. The further details regarding the registration will be shared with the corresponding authors of selected papers through email.



Canara Bank, Nitte-574110

Account Type: S/B

Account No.: 01152200011460

IFSC/RTGS code: CNRB0010115

MICR Code: 576015041.

For Foreign Delegates: USD $25.00

For Indian Delegates: INR Rs. 1,500.00

Important Dates

Submission of Full length manuscript (Opens from)
Last date to submit Full length Manuscript
Notification of Acceptance
Submission of Camera-Ready Manuscript
Last date for registration
01 April 2021
10 August 2021 10 September 2021
01 October 2021
15 October 2021
15 October 2021


  • Shri. N. Vinaya Hegde,

    Chancellor, Nitte-Deemed to be University

    President, Nitte Education Trust, Mangalore

Steering Committee

  • Sri. Vishal Hegde, Pro-Chancellor, Nitte-Deemed to be University, Mangalore
  • Dr. N. R. Shetty, Chancellor, Central University, Karnataka
  • Dr. Omid Ansary, Senior Associate Dean and Professor, Penn State University, U.S.A

Steering Committee

  • Dr. Samson Ojoawo, Professor, Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Nigeria
  • Dr. Shripad T. Revankar, Professor, Purdue University, U.S.A
  • Dr. Takamoto Itoh, Vice Dean, Mech Engg., Ritsumeikan University, Japan
  • Dr. Prakash Kumar, Professor, Department of Biological Science, National University of Singapore
  • Dr. Harish Kumar Madhyastha, Professor, University of Miyazaki, Japan

General Chair

  • Dr. Niranjan N. Chiplunkar,

    Principal, NMAM Institute of Technology, Nitte

General Co-Chair

  • Dr. I R. Mithanthaya,

    Vice Principal & Dean (Academics)

  • Dr. Shrinivasa Rao B. R,

    Vice Principal & Controller of Examinations

Chief Conveners

  • Dr. Sudesh Bekal

    Dean (R & D)

  • Dr. Muralidhara

    P.G. Coordinator

Organizing Secretary

  • Dr. Grynal D’Mello

    Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering

Web Design

  • Dr. Vinayak Shet

    Asst. Professor, Dept. of Biotechnology Engg

  • Mr. Rajeevan

    System Administrator

Organizing Committee

  • Dr. G. Srinikethan,

    Director (R&D Technical), Nitte-Deemed to be University

  • Dr. A. N. Parameswaran, Director, IIC
  • Mr. Yogesh Hegde, Registrar
  • Dr. Subrahmanya Bhat, Professor & Dean (Student Welfare, ISO & IQAC Coordinator)
  • Dr. K. Rajesh Shetty, Dean (Admission & Alumni Affairs)
  • Dr. Srinivas Pai, Deputy Controller of Examinations
  • Dr. Uday Kumar Shenoy, Chief Warden (Gents Hostel)
  • Dr. Veena Devi Shastrimath V, Chief Warden (Ladies Hostel)
  • Dr. Srinath Shetty K, Resident Engineer
  • Dr. Vaman Rao, Head, Dept. of Biotechnology Engg
  • Dr. Shashikantha Karinka, Head, Dept. of Mech. Engg
  • Dr. Rashmi Hegde B., Head, Dept. of Humanities
  • Dr. Kumudakshi, Associate Prof. & Head, Dept. of Mathematics
  • Dr. Shivaprasad Shetty M, Asst. Prof. & Head, Dept. of Chemistry
  • Dr. Shobha R Prabhu, Asst. Professor & Head, Dept. of Physics
  • Dr. H. Divakar Bhat, Librarian
  • Mr. Krishnaraja Joisa, Public Relation Officer

General Chair

  • Dr. Arunkumar Bhat

    Professor & Head, Department of Civil Engineering


  • Dr. Shriram P Marathe, Asst. Professor
  • Mr. Thushar S. Shetty, Asst. Professor

Publication & Registration Committee

  • Dr. Udayakumar G, Professor
  • Dr. Shriram P Marathe, Asst. Professor
  • Mr. Thushar S Shetty, Asst. Professor
  • Ms. Deekshitha, Asst. Professor

Theme 1: Session Incharge

  • Mr. Lokesh J K, Asst. Professor
  • Dr. Mithun B M, Asst. Professor
  • Mr. Sundip Shenoy, Asst. Professor

Theme 2: Session Incharge

  • Mr. Shaik Kabeer Ahmed, Asst. Professor
  • Mr. Rakshith K Shetty, Asst. Professor
  • Mr. Sabyath P Shetty, Asst. Professor
  • Mr. Pradeep Karanth, Asst. Professor

Theme 3: Session Incharge

  • Mr. Roshan Rai, Asst. Professor
  • Mr. Gururaj Acharya, Asst. Professor

Finance Chair

  • Dr. Bhojaraja B E, Asst. Professor
  • Mr. Ranjith A, Asst. Professor

Web Committee

  • Mr. Janakaraj M, Asst. Professor

Theme 4: Session Incharge

  • Dr. Srinath Shetty K, Professor
  • Ms. Deekshitha, Asst. Professor

Theme 5: Session Incharge

  • Dr. Saranya P, Asst. Professor
  • Mr. Prithviraj H K, Asst. Professor
  • Ms. Thanushree Hegde, Asst. Professor

Theme 6: Session Incharge

  • Dr. Udayakumar G, Professor
  • Mr.Pushparaj A Naik, Asst. Professor
  • Mr. Prashantha K, Asst. Professor
  • Mr. Manjunatha M, Asst. Professor

Theme 7: Session Incharge

  • Dr. Radhakrishnan K, Professor
  • Mrs. Thangamani R, Asst. Professor

  • 1. Dr. Md. Rezaul Karim, Professor in Department of Civil Engineering, Director of IQAC, Dhaka University of Engineering and Technology, Gazipur, Bangladesh.
  • 2. Dr. Mukesh Kashyap, Senior Lecturer (Construction Management), School of Architecture Design and the Built Environment, Nottingham Trent University, England.
  • 3. Dr. Narendra Kumar Samadhiya, Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee and President, Indian Geotechnical Society (IGS), New Delhi
  • 4. Dr. S Mohan, Chair Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Madras, Chennai.
  • 5. Dr. G L Sivakumar Babu, Professor, IISc, Bengaluru.
  • 6. Dr. Dharamveer Singh, Associate Professor, IIT, Bombay.
  • 7. Dr. H N Ramesh, Professor & Principal, UVCE, Bengaluru
  • 8. Dr. Puttaraju, Professor & Vice Chancellor, Mandya University, Karnataka.
  • 9. Dr. Vipul Prakash, Professor, IIT, Roorkee

  • 1. Dr. Annappa, Former IEEE Mangalore Sub Section Chair.
  • 2. Dr. A U Ravishankar, Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, NITK.
  • 3. Dr. Lakshman Nandagiri, Professor, Department of Water Resources & Ocean Engineering, NITK.
  • 4. Dr. M C Narasimhan, Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, NITK.
  • 5. Dr. Varghese George, Professor, Civil Engineering Department, NITK, Surathkal.
  • 6. Dr. Purushotham Sarvade, Professor & Head, Department of Civil Engineering. MIT, Manipal.
  • 7. Dr. G P Chandradhara, Professor & Head, Civil Engineering Department, Sri Jayachamarajendra College of Engineering, Mysuru.
  • 8. Dr. Balakrishna Rao K, Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, MIT, Manipal.
  • 9. Dr. Chandrashekhar A, Professor & Head, Department of Civil Engineering, KVGCE, Sullia.
  • 10. Dr. Ganesh Mogaveer, Professor & Head, Department of Civil Engineering, MITE, Moodabidre.
  • 11. Dr. H Ajith Hebbar, Professor & Head, Department of Civil Engineering, AIET, Moodubidire, Mangalore.
  • 12. Dr. K. Swaminathan, Professor & Head, Department of Civil Engineering, NITK.
  • 13. Dr. Kiran Kumar Shetty, Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, MIT, Manipal.
  • 14. Dr. Narayana Sabahit, Professor and Registrar, MAHE, Manipal.
  • 15. Dr. R Shivashankar, Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, NITK.
  • 16. Dr. Ramakrishna Hegde, Professor and HOD, Department of Civil Engineering, Srinivas University, Mangalore.
  • 17. Dr. S. V. Dinesh, Professor & Head, Department of Civil Engineering, SIT Tumakuru.
  • 18. Dr. Sandeep J Nayak, Professor & Head, Department of Civil Engineering, SMVITM, Bantakal.
  • 19. Dr. Ananda V R, Professor and Head, Department of Civil Engineering, Department of Civil Engineering, VCET, Putturu.


Karkala is a town and the headquarters of Karkala taluk in the Udupi district of Karnataka, India. Located about 60 km from Mangalore, it lies near the Western Ghats. The town was called Pandya Nagari during the period of Jain rule, and later became known as Karikallu, then Karkal and then finally to Karkala. Karkala has a number of natural and historical landmarks. It is located at the bottom of Western Ghats covered with greenery year-round. It is a major junction for religious tourists due to its strategic location along the way to Sringeri, Kalasa, Horanadu, Udupi, Kollur and Dharmasthala.

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Udupi is a city in the Indian state of Karnataka. It is the administrative headquarters of Udupi District. Udupi is one of the top tourist attractions in Karnataka. It is notable for the Krishna Temple lends its name to the popular Udupi cuisine. It is also known as Lord Parashurama Kshetra, and is famous for Kanakana Kindi. A centre of pilgrimage, Udupi is known as Rajata Peetha and Shivalli (Shivabelle). It is also known as the temple city. Manipal is a locality within Udupi city. Udupi is situated about 60 km north of the industrial hub Mangalore and about 422 km northwest of state capital Bengaluru by road.

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Mangalore is the largest city and administrative headquarters of the Dakshina Kannada district, and is one of the most multicultural non-metro cities of India. It is also the largest city in the Coastal and Malnad regions of Karnataka, besides being a commercial, industrial, educational and healthcare hub on the West Coast of India. This port city has the second largest airport in Karnataka. Mangalore city urban agglomeration extends from Ullal in the south to Surathkal in the north, covering a distance of over 30 km (19 mi)

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