About Conference

Department of Civil Engineering, Toc H Institute of Science and Technology (TIST), Arakkunnam, Kerala, India in association with Cafet Innova Technical Society (CITS), Hyderabad, Telangana, India is organizing International Conference on Innovative Trends in Civil Engineering for Sustainability (ICICES-2016) during 8-9 January, 2016. Conference aims to bring together and provide a platform to Researchers, Engineers, Scientists and Academicians as well as Industrial Professionals from all over the globe to present, share and exchange their research results and developmental activities about all parts of civil engineering for sustainability. ICICES-2016is unique in itself due to highlighting emerging trends in civil engineering for sustainable development, which helps the delegates to exchange their experiences and establish research relations for future research collaboration.


The selected papers for the conference will be published in International Journal of Earth Sciences and Engineering (IJEE), ISSN 0974-5904 [SJR :0.17 (2014), H-Index: 4 (2014) & CSIR-NISCAIR, INDIA IF: 0.13] is indexed in Scopus Compendex and Geobase (products hosted on Engineering Village) Elsevier, Amsterdam, Netherlands, Geo-Ref Information Services-USA, Annexure –II (Anna University), publishing by Cafet-Innova Technical Society, Hyderabad, India.

About TIST

Toc-H Institute of Science & Technology (TIST), started in the year 2002, located at Arakkunnam, 26 km from the city of Kochi, Kerala. TIST is an ISO 9001-2008 certified institution, approved by AICTE and only engineering college under CUSAT which is accredited by NAAC and IAO. The college offers seven graduate and eight post graduate degree programmes. TIST is the first self-financing Engineering College in Kerala having an extensive Research Programme facility. TIST has defined four reasons for its existence; value based education to serve the weaker sections of the society, spark innovation among the young, nurture job creators rather than job seekers and make learning an enjoyable experience. TIST prepares future leaders through an innovative engineering education that bridges science and technology, enterprise and society.

Department of Civil Engineering

The Civil Engineering Department started in the year 2006, currently offers B.Tech and M .Tech programmes. Besides imparting classroom training, the department takes an active interest in conducting faculty development programmes, technical seminars, technical visits and discussions to inculcate the importance of research and development in the field of contemporary issues viz, environmental protection, waste management and sustainable development. The department is in close association with IE, ISTE and has an active student chapter of ICI & IGBC. The design wing “Rachana” of the department also takes up research and consultancy works to offer technical advisory support to various leading organizations.

About CITS

The CAFET-INNOVA Technical Society (CITS) is an international non-profit organization helping the scientific community, laid its foundation in 2007 in Hyderabad, India. The main motto of CITS is to encourage the young talent towards the field of Research and Development (R&D) and harness their intellectual abilities for the betterment of industry.CITS has been organizing various International/national Conferences, Workshops and Guest lectures etc., across the world. CITS has been Publishing International Journals like International Journal of Earth Sciences and Engineering (IJEE) ISSN 0974-5904 [SJR: 0.17, H-Index: 4 & CSIRNISCAIR, INDIA IF: 0.13] is indexed in Scopus Compendex and Geobase (products hosted on Engineering Village) Elsevier, Amsterdam, Netherlands, Geo-Ref Information ServicesUSA and it emphasizes on Earth Sciences and Engineering.International Journal of Biological Sciences and Engineering (IJBE) ISSN 0976-1519 is indexed in Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ), USA and it focuses on Biological Sciences and Engineering. International Journal of Industrial Electronics, Control and Robotics (IJICR) ISSN 2231-4903 focuses on Electronics, Electrical and Mechanical Engineering.International Journal of Engineering and Science Students (IJESS) ISSN 2278–7607 aims at providing platform to young researchers in the fields of Science and Engineering. It is one of the World’s first free student international journals to exclusively highlight the research contribution of undergraduate, Post graduate and Research students in the field of engineering and science. The journal believes that the true research potential of students can be realized by encouraging them to participate in research and acknowledging their achievements.

About ICI

The Indian Concrete Institute is one of the leading professional bodies in India, catering to the professional needs of individuals and organizations involved in concrete. The ICI student chapter at TIST was inaugurated on 8th July 2011.

About ISTE-TIST chapter

The ISTE-TIST chapter was inaugurated on 10th Nov 2006 with the motto of career development of teachers and personality development of students and overall development of technical education system.

About IGBC

The student chapter of Indian Green Building Council at TIST was started on 17th July 2014. The vision of the council is, “to enable a sustainable built environment for all and facilitate India to be one of the global leaders in the sustainable built environment by 2025”.