Invitation & News
It is our great pleasure to host the 6th International Conference on Design and Analysis of Protective Structures (DAPS 2017) in Melbourne Australia.
The idea of holding the International Conference on Design and Analysis of Protective Structures against Impact/Impulsive/Shock Loads was conceived in 2003 by the three founding institutes of the conference series, namely, National Defense Academy, Japan, Pennsylvania State University, USA and Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.
The 1st conference was organized by the National Defense Academy, Japan and held in Tokyo, Japan, on 15-19 December 2003 with the theme "State-of-the-art in Protective Technology for Structure Construction". The 2nd conference organized by the Defence Science and Technology Agency, Singapore and Nanyang Technological University, Singapore was held in Singapore on 13-15 November 2006 with the theme "Advances in Protective Technology". The 3rd conference was also in Singapore organized by the same institutions on 10-12 May 2010. The 4th conference was organized by Agency for Defense Development and the Korea Institute of Military Science and Technology on 19-22 June 2012 in Jeju, Korea. The 5th conference was organised again in Singapore by the Nanyang Technological University, Singapore and the Defence Science and Technology Agency, Singapore on 19-21 May 2015.
DAPS 2017 is to be organised by a local organising committee represented by universities in Melbourne area. The venue of the conference will be at Swinburne University.
DAPS 2017 Organising Committee