Seventh Asia-Pacific Conference on FRP in Structures (APFIS 2019)

APFIS 2019 Program
(final ver. 9 December 2019)

Welcome to the website of the Seventh Asia-Pacific Conference on FRP in Structures (APFIS 2019). APFIS 2019 will be held in Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast, Australia, 10-13 December 2019.

APFIS 2019 is jointly hosted by the University of Adelaide, Southern Cross University, the University of Wollongong, the University of Queensland and Harbin Institute of Technology. Additionally, APFIS 2019 is the official conference of the International Centre for Composites in Infrastructure (ICCI) and is supported by the International Institute for FRP in Construction (IIFC).

APFIS is an international conference series that is open to researchers, academics, students, manufacturers, consultants, contractors and policy makers. Its aim is to showcase research, development and application of fibre-reinforced polymer (FRP) composites in the built environment. The inaugural APFIS conference was held in Hong Kong in 2007. Since then, it has been held in Seoul, Korea (2009), Hokkaido, Japan (2012), Melbourne, Australia (2013), Nanjing, China (2015) and Singapore (2017). The proceedings of all six past conferences can be found on the IIFC website.

APFIS 2019 will contain a variety of technical and social activities. On the technical front, there will be keynote presentations, panel sessions, general session presentations, workshops, and site visits. On the social front, there will be a welcome reception, conference banquet as well as ample opportunities to network with colleagues and friends. The conference will be held in iconic Surfers Paradise and hence delegates (and accompanying partners) are invited to spend time exploring the surrounds. Please consult this website regularly for up-to-date information about the conference, including the Latest Updates below. Also, all enquiries can be directed to

On behalf of the organising committee, we offer you a very warm welcome to Surfers Paradise and we look forward to seeing you at APFIS 2019.


University of Adelaide
Southern Cross University
Chair, APFIS 2019


Tao YU
University of Wollongong
Chair, APFIS 2019

Dillum Fernando - Chair APFIS 2019 - 450-600

The University of Queensland
Chair, APFIS 2019

Zhenyu WANG - Chair APFIS 2019 450 - 600

Zhenyu WANG
Harbin Institute of Technology (HIT)
Chair, APFIS 2019

Latest News

The complete APFIS 2019 Program is now available. Please direct any queries to If you have not done so already then please register for the conference at your early convenience.

Posted 7 December 2019

The initial draft of the Apfis 2019 Program is now available. Please direct any queries to If you have not done so already then please register for the conference at your early convenience.

Posted 29 November 2019

Fourth Announcement

The deadline for abstracts and papers has been extended to 31 August 2019. Please note that new abstracts/paper are also welcome.

A range of sponsor and exhibition opportunities are available that offer an ideal opportunity to engage with industry and academia, as well as delegates from Australia and overseas.

Please refer to the Sponsors page for further details: APFIS 2019 Sponsors 

Posted 31 July 2019

Third Announcement

Abstracts and Full Papers

If you have been unable to submit your abstract(s) thus far then please do so at your earliest convenience.

Additionally, please submit your full papers, noting the deadline of 1 August 2019.

Submission details can be found here: APFIS 2019 Submissions.

Posted 31 May 2019

Second Announcement

Call for Abstracts extended to end of March 2019

Interest in the conference continues to grow. Please submit your abstracts by the end of March to

Submission details can be found here: APFIS 2019 Submissions.

Posted 1 March 2019

First Announcement and Call for Abstracts

Abstract submissions are invited for APFIS 2019. Please submit your 200 word abstract by 1 March 2019 by the end of March to using the following APFIS 2019 Abstract Template. Either word or pdf formats are accepted. Note that there will be a maximum of two presentations per registered delegate. Additionally, please address enquiries to

APFIS 2019 Abstract Template

Posted 15 December 2018