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International Scientific Conference and Workshop


Saint-Petersburg, Russian Federation

17-19 February 2014


Civil Engineering Institute of Saint-Petersburg State Polytechnical University and HAMK University of Applied Sciences, Hämeenlinna, Finland presents International Scientific Conference "METNET-SPb-2014".

The general purpose of the Metnet network is to match and utilize the know-how and activities of European R&D and training organizations, to develop new products, services and business for the companies on metal branch, to support innovation processes in companies on metal branch and to promote knowledge and best practice know-how transfer between companies, research and training organizations in Europe.

Scientific papers will be presented in a plenary session.

The workshop concentrates on ongoing projects as well as planning new projects. We will also take a closer look at new project Calls of EU. The meeting program reserves at least 4 hours for group work, depending on the situation in the ongoing projects. At the workshop there will be a possibility for presenting new members, ongoing active projects, posters, student exchange arrangements etc.

Technical areas

- Metal structural engineering

- Metal material science and technology

- Steel architecture

- Industrial Economics

- University-industry cooperation.

Conference language, paper language



The Workshop will have a section for Scientific Presentations. Papers submitted for presentation will be selected on the basis of Peer Review.

All papers accepted for presentation at the Workshop will be included in a conference Pre-Print document in digital format on CD. CDs will be distributed to all participants upon registration.

Authors will have the option of submitting their accepted papers for publication in one of two journals:

1. Magazine of Civil Engineering (www.engstroy.spb.ru). The journal is on the Russian State Commission for Academic Degrees and Titles journals list.

2. Construction of Unique Buildings and Structures (www.unistroy.spb.ru).

Both journals support full-text open access to all articles on the internet. Full-text access to the articles is also possible via the Scientific Electronic Library www.eLibrary.ru. Journals are also included in the database Ulrich's Serials Analysis System, Directory of Open Access Journals, EBSCOhost, ProQuest and VINITI.

Submission of papers

The format required is the same as in for the journal "Construction of Unique Buildings and Structures". Please visit: http://www.unistroy.spb.ru/autors.html for the journal’s publication policy and editorial requirements. The web site is in Russian and English.

Prospective authors are requested to follow the guidelines strictly when preparing their papers.

To submit the papers please visit the following web page and follow the instructions:

https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=metnetspb2014 .

Length of papers

We recommend a length of paper between 10 000 to 20 000 characters, including spaces.

Further information on publications

Please contact: MetnetSPb2014@easychair.org.

Indirect participation.

Authors have the possibility of indirect participation in the conference. Papers should be submitted in line with the instructions above.

Important dates

Paper submission till:

13th of January 2014

Notification of acceptance:

17th of January 2014

Corrected paper submission till:

3nd of February 2014


17th - 19th of February 2014

Conference fee

All papers could be published and the participation could be taken without any fee.

Scientific Committee



University, e-mail


Tenhunen Lauri

Chairman Metnet, Adjust Professor

HAMK University of Applied Sciences, Hämeenlinna, lauri.tenhunen@hamk.fi


Grigori Ivanovich Belyi

Dr.Sc., professor

St. Petersburg State University of Architecture and Civil Engineering


Alexey Ivanovich Borovkov

PhD, professor, vice-rector for perspective projects

Saint-Petersburg State Polytechnical University


Adam Glema

DSc, PhD, professor

Poznan University of Technology adam.glema@put.poznan.pl


Markku Heinisuo

Dr., prof.

Tampere University of Technology, markku.heinisuo@tut.fi


László Horváth


Budapest University of Technology and Economics lhorvath@epito.bme.hu


Pavel Alekseevich Kuznetsov


Central research institute of structural materials "PROMETEY" nanocentre@crism.ru


Vladimir Vladimirovich Lalin

D.Sc., professor, chief of department

Saint-Petersburg State Polytechnical University


Josef Macháček

Ph.D., D.Sc., Prof.

Czech Technical University machacek@fsv.cvut.cz

Czech Republic

Lassi Martikainen

KT-Director of the Centre, Centre of Technology-KT

HAMK University of Applied Sciences, Hämeenlinna Lassi.Martikainen@hamk.fi


Boris Evgenievich Melnikov

D.Sc., professor, chief of department

Saint-Petersburg State Polytechnical University


Tatyana Micic

Dr., Prof.

City University t.micic@city.ac.uk


Valery Yakovlevich Mischenko

D.Sc., professor, dean of Civil Engineering faculty

Voronezh State University of Architecture and Civil Engineering orgstroy@vgasu.vrn.ru


Leonīds Pakrastiņš

Dr.sc.ing., professor, Director of the Structural Engineering and

Reconstruction Institute

Riga Technical University Leonids.Pakrastins@rtu.lv


Hartmut Pasternak

Dr.-Ing. habil., Prof.

BTU Cottbus Hartmut.Pasternak@tu-cottbus.de, H.Pasternak@arcor.de


Anatoly Victorovich Perelmuter

DSc, Deputy director general

SCAD Soft, Kiev aperel@i.com.ua


Arto Ranta-Eskola

Research Director

Rautaruukki Oyj arto.ranta-eskola@ruukki.com


Andrey Ivanovich Rudskoy

Corresponding Member of Russian Academy of Sciences, D.Sc., professor, rector

Saint-Petersburg State Polytechnical University


Antanas Šapalas

Dr., Prof.

Vilnius Gediminas technical university City University, London antanas.shapalas@vgtu.lt


Alexander Romanovich Tusnin

D.Sc., professor, chief of department

Moscow State University of Civil Engineering


Nikolai Ivanovich Vatin

Dr.Sc., professor, director of Civil Engineering Institute

Saint-Petersburg State Polytechnical University


Milan Veljkovic

Prof. Head of Steel Structure

Luleå University of Technology Milan.Veljkovic@ltu.se


Kuldeep Virdi

Dr.-Ing., Prof.



Vitalina Yurchenko

Ph.D., Assoc. Prof.,

Senior Staff Scientist

Kyiv National University of Civil Engineering and Architecture, SCAD Soft vitalinay@rambler.ru



Sponsors List


Home page


Rautaruukki Oyj


Steel and steel construction

PNIPKU Venture


Building design; structural engineering



Software for computation of the structures, buildings and installations





Some papers will be published in the framework of projects:

- 530603-TEMPUS-1-2012-1-LT-TEMPUS-JPCR;

- South-East Finland - Russia European Neighbourhood and Partnership Instrument 2007-2013, project 2011-091-SE631 “Efficient Energy Management - EFEM”.