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Join us at an SSRC Conference. Conferences are our most important events for sharing and learning about ongoing research in the stability of steel and steel-concrete composite structures. The Structural Stability Research Council holds the Annual Stability Conference (ASC) in conjunction with NASCC: The Steel Conference (North American Steel Construction Conference), hosted by the American Institute of Steel Construction.  Additional information on the ASC can be obtained by selecting ASC/NASCC below. In addition, the Structural Stability Research Council is involved in several recurring international conference series, of which Stability and Ductility of Steel Structures (SDSS) is the signature one.  Additional information on the SDSS series of conferences can be found by selecting SDSS below.  Finally, SSRC members are involved in a number of conferences with stability and stability-related topics. A sampling of these conferences is available by selecting More below.


Annual Stability Conference (ASC) / NASCC: The Steel Conference

About the Conference

The SSRC Annual Stability Conference is held every year as an exclusive track within AISC's NASCC: The Steel Conference. This conference brings together researchers from around the world to report and discuss the latest research in structural stability. The 3.5 day conference begins on Tuesday afternoon, a day before the formal start of the Steel Conference, with sessions consisting of a combination of research presentations as well as meetings of the SSRC Tasks Groups. Typical SSRC activities including the SSRC Conference at the Steel Conference are summarized below.

2024 Schedule


Tuesday, March 19th

  • Morning - Arrival

  • Afternoon - Technical Presentations, Task Groups and Short Course

  • Evening - Task Groups (cont.), Annual Business Meeting, MAJR Award, and SSRC Social Hour

Wednesday, March 20th

  • Morning - SSRC Conference Sessions

  • Afternoon - SSRC Conference Sessions

  • Evening - Exhibit Hall Opening and SSRC Booth

Thursday, March 21st

  • Morning - SSRC Conference Sessions

  • Afternoon - SSRC Conference Sessions, Beedle Presentations

  • Evening - Conference Dinner

Friday, March 22nd

  • Morning - SSRC Conference Sessions

The SSRC Conference provides a unique opportunity for researchers and engineers with an interest in all aspects of structural stability to meet and discuss a variety of problems in design, behavior, and analysis. If you are at the Steel Conference, please visit the SSRC sessions or drop by our booth located on the floor of the Steel Conference Exhibit Hall.


Call for Papers and Vinnakota Award

Research papers on the stability of steel and steel-concrete composite structures are requested annually for presentation at the SSRC Conference. The call for papers typically occurs in June with notification of acceptance in August.  Although the due date for papers varies from year-to-year, the typical due date is mid-January.  The subject matter covered at the conference includes a wide variety of topics. Examples of recent topics include:

  • Stability behavior in steel seismic systems

  • U.S. and international design standards related to the stability of components and systems

  • Stability of tubular members under a variety of demands

  • Local buckling of steel members

  • Stiffener requirements and optimization for steel plates, connections, and members

  • Stability in members with holes

  • Stability of straight and curved steel bridges

  • Probabilistic treatments for design against stability limit states

  • New analytical methods for stability

  • Stability of members at elevated temperatures

  • Bracing requirements for structural stability

Student authors of papers accepted for presentation at the SSRC Conference are eligible for consideration of the Vinnakota Award. The award is given to the best student-authored paper presented at the conference. The award selection is based on the full paper. To qualify for the award, the student must be the primary author of the paper, the presenter at the conference, and submit the paper on time. Note that the paper must be submitted prior to graduation, and that a limit of 20 pages applies.

Paper Deadlines and Submission

The SSRC 2024 Conference Call for Papers is now closed.

Our next round of abstracts will open in June, 2024.


  • July 14, 2024 Abstract Submission Deadline

  • January 15, 2025 Papers Due

  • April 1-4, 2025 Annual Stability Conference, Louisville, KY

If you have any questions, you may contact

Current Program

An advance session listing for the 2024 conference will available on the Steel Conference website once available.

Location and Housing

The 2024 SSRC Conference is once again being held in conjunction with NASCC: The Steel Conference in San Antonio, Texas from March 19-22, 2024. The conference takes place at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center. Lodging and other travel information can be found on the Steel Conference website.

Partial Reimbursement for SSRC Members

Partial travel reimbursement is provided for SSRC members that present papers during the SSRC Conference. Reimbursement details are provided along with correspondence of paper acceptance.

SSRC Conferences and Proceedings

Proceedings from SSRC Conferences are available in the AISC Education Archive Search. Print-on-demand copies of the proceedings are also available from Curran Publishing. The proceedings are also included in major academic indices such as Elsevier’s Scopus.


Stability and Ductility of Steel Structures (SDSS)

The Structural Stability Research Council supports the international conference series on Stability and Ductility of Steel Structures (SDSS). SDSS was born out of the SSRC International Colloquium Series, which started in 1972. SDSS is intended to summarize the progress in theoretical, numerical and experimental research in the field of stability and ductility of steel and composite steel-concrete structures. Special emphasis is always given to new concepts and procedures concerning the analysis and design of steel structures and to the background, development and application of rules and recommendations either appearing in recently published Codes or Specifications from around the world.

Information on the 2025 SDSS conference is available here.

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   Past SDSS Conferences

  • Timisoara, Romania (1999)

  • Budapest, Hungary (2002)

  • Lisbon, Portugal (2006)

  • Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (2010)


More Conferences


SSRC members are involved in a number of conferences with stability and stability-related sessions. A sampling of these upcoming conferences is available by selecting below one of the links provided. SSRC Members please contact us to add your conference to this list.

Future SSRC Conferences will take place at the following Steel Conference locations:


  • April 12-14, 2023 – Charlotte, North Carolina [Charlotte Convention Center]

  • March 20-22, 2024 – San Antonio, Texas [Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center]

Past Conferences


  • Eighth International Conference on Advances in Steel Structures (ICASS), Lisbon, Portugal, 21-24 July 2015, website



  • ASCE Structures Congress, Phoenix, Arizona, 14-17 February 2016, website

  • Stability and Ductility of Steel Structures (SDSS) 30 May – 1 June, 2016, Romania, website

  • Coupled Instabilities in Metal Structures (CIMS), Baltimore, Maryland, 7-8 November 2016, website

  • Wei-Wen Yu International Specialty Conference on Cold-Formed Steel Structures, Baltimore, Maryland, 9-10 November 2016, website

  • The 8th International Conference on Steel and Aluminium Structures (ICSAS 2016), December 2016, Hong Kong, website



  • Eighth International Conference on Thin-Walled Structures (ICTWS), Portugal, Summer 2017


  • Indian Structural Steel Conference (ISSC), Hyderabad, India, March 25-27, 2020, website

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