International Scientific Committee

  • Daniel Abrams (USA)
  • Josep M. Adell (Spain)
  • Gilberto Artioli (Italy)
  • Katrin Beyer (Switzerland)
  • David Biggs (USA)
  • Vlatko Zvonimir Bosiljkov (Slovenia)
  • Gianmarco de Felice (Italy)
  • Manicka Dhanasekar (Australia)
  • Miloš Drdácký (Czech Republic)
  • Geoffrey Edgell (UK)
  • Fernando Fonseca (USA)
  • Carl-Alexander Graubner (Germany)
  • Michael Craig Griffith (Australia)
  • Xianglin Gu (China)
  • Barry Haseltine (UK)
  • Mehrdad Hejazi (Iran)
  • Jason Ingham (New Zeland)
  • Wolfram Jäger (Germany)
  • Jerzy Wojciech Jasieńko (Poland)
  • Stanisław Jemioło (Poland)
  • Andrzej Kadłuczka (Poland)
  • Paulo Barbosa Lourenço (Portugal)
  • Shelley Lissel (Canada)
  • Guido Magenes (Italy)
  • Dirk R. W. Martens (The Netherlands)
  • Mark John Masia (Australia)
  • Arun Menon (India)
  • Gabriele Milani (Italy)
  • Claudio Modena (Italy)
  • Nebojsa Mojsilović (Switzerland)
  • Daniel V. Oliveira (Portugal)
  • Adrian Wiliam Page (Australia)
  • Guilherme Aris Parsekian (Brazil)
  • Francesca da Porto (Italy)
  • John Roberts (UK)
  • Humberto Roman (Brazil)
  • Phillip Samblanet (USA)
  • Michael P. Schuller (USA)
  • Nigel G. Shrive (Canada)
  • Hipólito Sousa (Portugal)
  • Tadeusz Tatara (Poland)
  • Miha Tomazević (Slovenia)
  • Yuri Totoev (Australia)
  • Thanasis C. Triantafillou (Greece)
  • Maria Rosa Valluzzi (Italy)
  • Elizabeth Vintzileou (Greece)
  • Rob van der Pluijm (The Netherlands)
  • Maria Wesołowska (Poland)

Organizing Committee (Conference Co-Chairs)

  • Jan Kubica – Full Professor at Silesian University of Technology
  • Arkadiusz Kwiecień – Professor at Cracow University of Technology
  • Łukasz Bednarz – Associate Professor at Wrocław University of Science and Technology

Local Organizing Committee

  • Krzysztof Chudyba (Cracow University of Technology)
  • Cristina Gentilini (University of Bologna)
  • Łukasz Hojdys (Cracow University of Technology)
  • Andrzej Kadłuczka (Cracow University of Technology)
  • Marta Kałuża (Silesian University of Technology)
  • Bernard Kotala (Silesian University of Technology)
  • Piotr Krajewski (Cracow University of Technology)
  • Małgorzata Krystek (Silesian University of Technology)
  • Piotr Kuboń (Cracow University of Technology)
  • Piotr Matysek (Cracow University of Technology)
  • Witold Misztal (Wrocław University of Science and Technology)
  • Tomasz Nowak (Wrocław University of Science and Technology)
  • Krzysztof Oleksy (Cracow University of Technology)
  • Izabela Paluch (Cracow University of Technology, INTECH PK)
  • Krzysztof Raszczuk (Wrocław University of Science and Technology)
  • Marek Skłodowski (Institute of Fundamental Technological Research PAS)
  • Teresa Stryszewska (Cracow University of Technology)
  • Marcin Tekieli (Cracow University of Technology)
  • Bogusław Zając (Cracow University of Technology)

International Reviewer Panel

  • Rafael Aguilar (Peru)
  • Maria Antonietta Aiello (Italy)
  • Dariusz Alterman (Australia)
  • Marco Andreini (Switzerland)
  • Łukasz Bednarz (Poland)
  • Andrea Benedetti (Italy)
  • Roberto Capozucca (Italy)
  • Catherina Papanicolaou (Greece)
  • Sergey Churilov (Macedonia)
  • Camilla Colla (Italy)
  • Marco Corradi (Italy)
  • Stefano De Santis (Italy)
  • Dmytro Dizhur (New Zealand)
  • Łukasz Drobiec (Poland)
  • Elena Dumova-Jovanowska (Macedonia)
  • António Sousa Gago (Portugal)
  • Matija Gams (Slovenia)
  • Natalino Gattesco (Italy)
  • Cristina Gentilini (Italy)
  • Bahman Ghiassi (United Kingdom)
  • Łukasz Hojdys (Poland)
  • Alper Ilki (Turkey)
  • Marta Kałuża (Poland)
  • Jaromir Klouda (Czech Republic)
  • Piotr Krajewski (Poland)
  • Gian Piero Lignola (Italy)
  • Sergio Logomarsino (Italy)
  • Cristián Sandoval Mandujano (Chile)
  • Fabio Matta (USA)
  • Piotr Matysek (Poland)
  • Claudio Mazzotti (Italy)
  • Udo Meyer (Germany)
  • Francesco Micelli (Italy)
  • Paolo Morandi (Italy)
  • John Morton (United Kingdom)
  • Corina Papanicolaou (Greece)
  • Fernando Peña (Mexico)
  • Jan Rots (The Netherlands)
  • Theodoros Rousakis (Greece)
  • Yaacov Schafer (Israel)
  • Marek Skłodowski (Poland)
  • Leyla Tanaçan (Turkey)
  • Yuri Totoev (Australia)
  • Graça Vasconcelos (Portugal)
  • Alberto Viskovic (Italy)
  • Fenglai Wang (China)
  • Radek Zigler (Czech Republic)

Dear Participants of the 17th IB2MaC conference,

Due to the situation related to the spread of COVID-19 in the world, we would like to inform you that the Conference has not been cancelled and it is not planned to postpone it to another date, because no one knows when COVID-19 will expire.

We decided to organize an online conference as close as possible to regular ones and publish articles by the Balkema publisher . Participants want to publish their work already done in this difficult time (only a few articles have been withdrawn), so we will not lose their hard work (especially of young scientists). The future is now still unknown. We are afraid that some universities may have problems with funding for conferences next year.

After calculating of the conference budget, the Organizing Committee decided about partial reimbursement for online participation. All participants who overpaid the reduced fee will receive individual reimbursement forms with calculated refund.

Participation in the conference online without paper publication is also possible, after paying the online participation fee of 220 EUR.

A number of participants declared only paper publication in Balkema, thus we have only a few reserved spaces in online conference sessions for additional presentations. For those participants who want to participate online in the conference and present their work without publication, the online presentation fee is 300 EUR.

Qualification for presentation without publication will be done basing on the sent one page abstract. Please express your interest by sending information to the Organizing Committee (
The amount of reserved space in conference sessions for additional presentations is limited.

Last week we finished the editing process and sent submitted articles to Balkema. Finally, we sent 133 articles: 4 keynote, 7 semi-keynote and 122 regular. Now we are waiting for the ready e-book. A list of the conference articles with authors and titles can be found on the conference website. Access by means of a token to full texts should be available to participants before the conference.

We have started the next organizational stage of the conference. The first draft of the online conference program is presented on the conference website. We organize two parallel sessions blocks over 3 days with two special sessions and invited keynote and semi-keynote lectures. In addition, other conference activities will be available online: expert panel, Royal Castle Wawel tour, technical tour, concert, photo gallery and competitions (Best Paper Award and Best Photo Award). Accompanying events such as meetings and workshops are also planned. Detailed information will soon be available on the conference website.

We hired a professional supplier of online meetings to organize online conference sessions as close as possible to the traditional ones, based on a special platform. Presenters, chairpersons and participants will be connected via internet connections in virtual rooms, with the option of communicating with each other. An online network will also be available in special virtual rooms during coffee breaks. The presentations will be prepared and operated by Google Slides. Relevant information with instructions on how to prepare presentations in Google Slides will soon be send to the authors. Participation in the conference without presentation will also be possible, after receiving a special access code.

More information soon.

17th International Brick and Block Masonry Conference - 17th IB2MaC 2020
Warszawska 24 Street   |   31-155 Kraków   |








Author of photographs: Jan Zych

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