ICUSE 2020

1st International Conference on Urban Science and Engineering

28 - 29th February 2020, IIT Bombay, Mumbai


21st century saw remarkable progress in science and technology and also it started to witness the fury of climate change. While improving urban quality of life is one of the major challenges under growing stress and adversities; technologies, pro-environmental behaviour and inclusivity might be way forward. Several policy initiatives have been undertaken by global agencies, governments to mitigate local and global challenges. Under these circumstances, the 1st International Conference on Urban Science and Engineering might provide the milieu of urban planning while applying technology that would ensure better urban life, while considering the sensitiveness of depleting natural resources and earmarking way forward towards sustainable development.

The conference provides an excellent platform to know, exchange new ideas, and understand the challenges related to the urban sector at large. We are certain that ICUSE 2020 would be exciting and would continue the tradition of immense scientific discussion.

About IIT Bombay

Established in 1958, the second of its kind, IIT Bombay was the first to be set up with foreign assistance. The funds from UNESCO came as Roubles from the then Soviet Union. In 1961, the parliament decreed the IITs as ‘Institutes of National Importance'. Since then, IIT Bombay has grown from strength to strength to emerge as one of the top technical universities in the world and has recently been declared as one of the six ‘Institutes of Eminence’ in India. The institute is recognized worldwide as a leader in the field of engineering education and research. Reputed for the outstanding calibre of students graduating from its undergraduate and postgraduate programmes, the institute attracts the best students from the country for its bachelor's, master's, and doctoral programmes. The research and academic programmes at IIT Bombay are driven by an outstanding faculty, many of whom are reputed for their research contributions internationally. For more information on the various academic units and programmes, please visit the institute website.

About CUSE

The Centre for Urban Science & Engineering (CUSE) at IIT Bombay is an interdisciplinary centre for research, teaching and skilled manpower development with the primary mandate of improving urban quality of life. The Centre aims to combine science and technology with sustainable, equitable and human-friendly design to deliver innovative and holistic services to improve the life of the rapidly urbanizing population in the developing world.

The research activities of the Centre focus on new products and solutions related to housing, transport, water management, energy efficiency, urban informatics, health, governance, urban poverty and citizen science while mitigating the effects of natural disasters and climate change.

Centre for Urban Science and Engineering from IIT Bombay Official Channel on Vimeo.

Conference topics

Abstracts are invited on the following themes. Submissions are welcome in any research topics related to urban science and engineering.

A. Sustainable infrastructure, mobility and planning

B. Urban water and sanitation

C. Smart buildings engineering

For all above themes, the paper may be focused on methodology, use of technology, policy and governance, data informatics, social and economic aspects.

Plenary Speakers

Prof. Geetam Tiwari, IIT Delhi- 28th February 2020

Dr. Devendra P. Saroj, Senior Lecturer, Water and Environmental Engineering - 29th February 2020
Head, Centre for Environmental and Health Engineering (CEHE)
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences
University of Surrey, Surrey GU2 7XH
United Kingdom

Prof. Subhankar Karmakar, IIT Bombay

Local Organizing Committee

Prof. Pradipta Banerji
Prof. Arnab Jana
Prof. Himanshu Burte
Prof. Malini Krishnankutty
Prof. Pradip Kalbar
Prof. Ronita Bardhan

Advisory Committee

Conference Convener: Prof. Pradipta Banerji
Prof. Arnab Jana
Prof. Pradip Kalbar
Prof. Himanshu Burte
Prof. Malini Krishnankutty
Prof. Krithi Ramamritham
Prof. Virendra Sethi
Prof. Subhankar Karmakar
Prof. Santanu Bandhyopadhyay
Prof. Shirish Kumar Gedam
Prof. K. Narayanan
Prof. Atanu Ghosh
Prof. Ronita Bardhan
Prof. Rangan Banerji
Prof. Indu J
Prof. V Jothiprakash
Prof. Subimal Ghosh
Prof. Nagendra R Velaga
Prof. Raaj Ramsankaran
Prof. Satish B. Agnihotri
Prof. D. Parthasarathy

Important Dates

Abstract Submission starts: 15th Oct 2019
Abstract Submission deadline: 30th Nov 2019 (EXTENDED)
Abstract acceptance notification: 30th Dec 2019

Submission of revised abstract (to address reviewer comments): 15th January 2020 New!

For authors

Follow the template provided here for your abstract submission. Abstract of the authors who are going to register will only be incorporated in the book of abstract. Only registering authors will be allowed to present (both for ORAL / Poster).

A technical tour to visit 'INTERNATIONAL CARGO TERMINAL PRIVATE LIMITED (GLOBICON CFS)' for maximum of 20 participants will be organized on 1st March 2020. The tour is intended for participants interested in 'Green Buildings'. Please note that the tour is free of charge and only participants registered for both days at the conference are eligible. A form to register your interest for the visit will be floated here after the early bird registration is complete.


A registered author can present maximum of 2 papers

Early bird registration: 1st Jan - 15th Jan 2020
Regular registration: 16th Jan - 25th Feb 2020

Registration for ICUSE 2020 is now closed

  • Indian
    (INR) + applicable govt. taxes/fees
  • Students
    Early bird
    1 Day - 1500 || 2 Days - 2500
    1 Day - 2000 || 2 Days - 3000
  • Academic / Non profit
    Early bird
    1 Day - 3500 || 2 Days - 5000
    1 Day - 4500 || 2 Days - 6000
  • Industry Delegates
    Early bird
    1 Day - 5000 || 2 Days - 7000
    1 Day - 6000 || 2 Days - 8000
  • International
    (INR) + applicable govt. taxes/fees
  • Students
    Early bird
    1 Day - 7000 || 2 Days - 10500
    1 Day - 10500 || 2 Days - 14000
  • Academic / Non profit
    Early bird
    1 Day - 14000 || 2 Days - 17500
    1 Day - 17500 || 2 Days - 21000
  • Industry Delegates
    Early bird
    1 Day - 28000 || 2 Days - 31500
    1 Day - 28000 || 2 Days - 31500


Supported by

Transportation Research Group of India

Indian Green Building Council


The conference will take place in the Victor Menezes Convention Center (VMCC) at IIT Bombay, Mumbai, India. VMCC hosts a well-equipped auditorium, seminar rooms, lounges, etc. that can hold several parallel oral and poster sessions. The auditorium can accomodate more than 350 attendees.

Locate the conference venue: VMCC, IIT Bombay


Accomodation is not available within the IIT Bombay campus. All participants are requested to arrange the same on their own. For reference, these are some of the hotels available near IIT Bombay campus- The Beatle, Meluha, Ramada, Rodas, Keys Hotel


Non-Indian resident delegates or participants are advised to apply for an appropriate visa. For details, please visit this page.

Invitation letters will be issued to delegates on request to facilitate their visa application. Please check with the Indian embassy in your country for the specific requirements before applying for a visa.


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