Jointly organised by
Symbiosis Centre for Management and Human Resource Development, (SCMHRD),
Symbiosis International University, Pune India
and School of Architecture and Built Environment University of Wolverhampton United Kingdom

Symbiosis International University

Prof. Dr. S B Mujumdar established Symbiosis on the principles of Vedic thought of "World as One Family" and is resplendent of the activities and students of several countries. Symbiosis International University has established institutes across the 7 faculties: Law, Management, Computer Studies, Health & Bio-medical Sciences, Media, Communication & Design, Humanities & Social Sciences and Engineering. It is host to over 27,000 Indian and International students on campus. Recently Symbiosis International University was re-acccredited by UGC NAAC with ‘A’ Grade. The University has collaborations with several renowned universities of the world and encourages students & faculty exchange and participation in various academic and research programmes.

Symbiosis Centre For Management And Human Resource Development (SCMHRD)

It is a premier institute honing world class leaders and entrepreneurs. Established in 1993, SCMHRD's MBA program is one of the most prestigious programs in India. SCMHRD specializes in producing quality talent in the fields of HR, Marketing, Finance, Operations, Infrastructure Management and Business Analytics.The institute believes that wholesome knowledge is the distilled essence of our institutions corroborated by experience and practical learning. Hence the intense academic curriculum is designed such that it prepares students to deliver their best.Apart from academic excellence, the institute also focuses on equipping the students with the latest technical competencies used in the corporate world. It also provides opportunities to develop their leadership and entrepreneurship skills through various student activities and institute initiatives. Association with National Entrepreneurship Network is one such initiative to breed young entrepreneurs.

About University of Wolverhampton

The University of Wolverhampton is a leading modern university with a tradition of providing opportunity and academic excellence dating back nearly 190 years. With over 500 courses to choose from delivered across our 18 Schools and Institutes, the University of Wolverhampton's attractive offering to students from around the world includes 96% graduate employability (Destination of Leavers of Higher Education survey 2016), teaching informed by world-leading research, strong business links, and state-of-the-art facilities.

The Faculty of Science and Engineering (FSE) at the University of Wolverhampton offers innovative courses and collaboration in the nationally significant areas of Science, Mathematics, Engineering, Computer Technology and the Build Environment. The FSE has built on the university’s rich and long history of technology, teaching and local skills provision to become a significant player in the high-tech reskilling that is of national and international importance. Leading companies such as Morgan, Jaguar Land Rover, Moog, UTC Aerospace Systems work closely with the faculty because it provides the skilled graduates necessary in the Science/Technology/Engineering resurgence.

The faculty’s academic, technical and auxiliary staff support undergraduate and post-graduate courses which provide students a rich immersion in academic study, personal growth, skills expertise and work flexibility. We encourage life, work and business competency. We train scientists, engineers and designers of the environment; but in that process, we also train entrepreneurs and workers who can adapt to constantly changing demands and scenarios.


Inadequate infrastructure is widely recognized to hold back developing countries and lowering the quality of life of its citizens. The traffic jams of Nairobi, power cuts of Nigeria or the water shortages that currently afflict Harare and Bulawayo are some of the examples. The same is true for fast-growing regions of Latin America and many other parts of Asia. It is widely agreed from Addis Ababa to Brasilia, New Delhi and beyond that infrastructural innovation and development is a key priority. Thus, deploying efficient and effective infrastructural solutions with limited resources is not only a challenging task but also a key-enabler for the developing countries. But what kind of infrastructure is needed? Developing countries are building new environments which must meet the needs of their present and future generations. We need to ensure that these meet peoples’ aspirations within an altered but sustainable and socially acceptable ecological framework. But every society should be allowed to make its own decisions, in accordance with its own preferences, so long as they do not have a negative impact beyond their borders.

The aim of this conference is bringing together international researchers, students, public officers, policy makers and practitioners in the infrastructural domain to discuss issues and trends, recent research, innovation advances and on-the- field experiences related to Governance, Infrastructure, and Business with a special focus on developing countries.

INFRACON 2019 solicits high-quality papers, reporting research results and/or experimental results on Building Futuristic Infrastructure and Services for Developing Countries. Submissions will be judged on their originality, significance, clarity, relevance and technical correctness. Accepted papers will be published in reputed digital library.


  • The event is endorsed by Symbiosis Centre for Management and Human Resource Development, (SCMHRD), Symbiosis International University, Pune India and School of Architecture and Built Environment University of Wolverhampton United Kingdom a leading community-based educational organisation devoted to the advancement of innovation in the field of Infrastructural development
  • All accepted papers will sent for publishing in reputed publishing house and made available through Digital Library, one of the largest scientific libraries
  • Proceedings are submitted for inclusion to the leading indexing services: EI, ISI Thomson's Scientific and Technical Proceedings at Web of Science, Scopus, CrossRef, Google Scholar, DBLP
  • Accepted Authors will be invited to submit extended version of paper into internationally reputed journals




Low carbon path and green growth

Global action on climate change and energy challenges

Legislative framework in energy sector

Green energy marketing

Green energy investment

Sustainable & Resilient Infrastructure

(rural and urban)

Urbanization with smart cities

Sustainable infrastructure challenges and opportunities

Smart infrastructure terminals

Smart buildings and smart mobility

Renewable energy and infrastructure

Infrastructure asset management

Policies & resources to promote effective asset management practices

Technological and new Innovations for asset management

Emerging issues in infrastructural asset management

Modeling & simulation

E infrastructure and e services

Building infrastructure modeling

Energy planning and modeling

Product sustainability, environmental product declaration and life cycle analysis

Infrastructural analytics

Predictive analytics for future infrastructures

Big data applications in infrastructure management

IOT in infrastructure

Intelligent transportation systems

Sustainable innovation


Frugal innovation


Affordable housings and sanitation

Successful case studies

Infrastructural wellbeing - health & happiness

Conference Committee

Chief Mentors
  • Dr. S.B. Mujumdar,
  • Chancellor
  • Symbiosis International (Deemed University), Pune
  • Rt. Hon Lord Paul of Marylebone,
  • Chancellor
  • University of Wolverhampton (UOW), UK
  • Dr. Vidya Yeravdekar,
  • Pro Chancellor
  • Symbiosis International (Deemed University), Pune
  • Dr. Geoff Layer,
  • Vice Chancellor
  • University of Wolverhampton, UK
  • Dr. Rajani Gupte,
  • Vice Chancellor
  • Symbiosis International (Deemed University), Pune
Conference Chair
  • Dr. Pratima Sheorey,
  • Director SCMHRD, Pune
  • Dr. Nazira Karodia,
  • University of Wolverhampton, UK
Convener & Team
  • Dr. Netra Neelam,
  • SCMHRD, Pune
  • Dr. Rahul Hiremath,
  • SCMHRD, Pune
  • Mr. Prakash Waknis,
  • SCMHRD, Pune
  • Dr. Prakash Rao,
  • SIIB, Pune
  • Ms. Vasundhara Sen,
  • SCMHRD, Pune
  • Dr. Ajit Patwardhan,
  • SCMHRD, Pune
  • Mr. Sameer Gujar,
  • SCMHRD, Pune
  • Mr. Vivek Date,
  • SCMHRD, Pune
  • Dr. Mohammed Arif,
  • UOW, UK
  • Dr. Panos Georgakis,
  • UOW, UK
  • Dr. Suresh Renukappa,
  • UOW, UK
  • Dr. Hamid Pouran,
  • UOW, UK
  • Mr. Amit Kaushik,
  • UOW, UK
  • Dr. Vinay Sahasrabuddhe
  • Member of Parliament
  • Rajya Sabha
  • Dr. Pratima Sheorey
  • Director,
  • SCMHRD Pune
  • Nazira Karodia
  • Dean
  • University of Wolverhampton
  • Dr. Netra Neelam
  • Deputy Director,
  • SCMHRD Pune
  • Prof. Mohammed Arif
  • Head, School of Architecture
  • University of Wolverhampton
  • Dr. Panos Georgakis
  • Faculty
  • University of Wolverhampton
  • Dr. Rahul Hiremath
  • Faculty
  • SCMHRD Pune
  • Dr. P. Balachandra
  • Principle Research Scientist, DMS
  • IISc Banglore
  • Dr. Bimlesh Kumar
  • Faculty
  • IIT Guwahati
  • Dr. N.H. Ravindranath
  • Professor
  • IISc Banglore
  • Dr.Suresh Renukappa
  • Faculty
  • University of Wolverhampton
  • Dr.Hamid Pouran
  • Faculty
  • University of Wolverhampton
  • Dr. S.B. Munjumdar
  • Founder President & Chancellor.
  • Symbosis International(Deemed University)
  • Rt Hot Lord Paul
  • Chancellor - University of Wolverhampton
  • Dr. Vidya Yeravdekar
  • Pro-Chancellor
  • Symbosis International (Deemed University)
  • Pro. Geoff Layer
  • VC - Umiversity Wolverhampton
  • Dr. Rajani Gupta
  • Vice Chancellor
  • Symbosis International (Deemed University)

Call For Papers

Registration link

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Important Dates & Application

Important Dates

Particulars Dates
Last date for Abstract submission : 30-08-2018
Last date for full paper submission : 15-10-2018
Paper acceptance notification : By 30-11-2018.

The Application form and all other required documents shall be sent by email to

Registration & Fees

Registration Fee

Category Rate/Seat
Early Bird  4000
Regular  5000
Category Rate/Seat
Early Bird  18000
Regular  22500
Category Rate/Seat
Regular   9000
Category Rate/Seat
Early Bird  2700
Regaular  3000
Category Rate/Seat
Early Bird  1800
Regular  2000

(50% discount will be applicable for Faculty or student of Symbiosis International University only)

Registration details

The Registration fee can be paid by Demand Draft drawn in favour of Director, Symbiosis Centre for Management and Human Resource Development, Pune payable at Pune. Please mention your name and the purpose behind the Demand Draft. The Demand Draft should be sent to the following address:

  • Director, Symbiosis Centre for Management and Human Resource Development, Pune
  • Symbiosis Infotech Campus, Plot No. 15, Rajiv Gandhi Infotech Park, MIDC, Hinjewadi, Pune, Maharashtra 411057
  • MIDC, Hinjewadi,
  • Pune, Maharashtra 411057
  • Ph: 020 2293 4304

Alternatively the Registration fee can be paid by NEFT (Electronic Funds Transfer)

NEFT Details are as follows:

  • TBD

Practical Information


Symbiosis Centre For Management And Human Resource Development (SCMHRD)
Symbiosis Infotech Campus,
Plot No. 15, Rajiv Gandhi Infotech Park,
MIDC, Hinjawadi Phase - 1, Pune – 411057
Maharashtra, India
+91 - 020 22934304 / 05

Distance from public transport

  • 25 km from Pune International Airport
  • 143 km from Mumbai International Airport
  • 20 km from Pune Railway Junction
  • 20 km from Pune Bus Stand


It is the responsibility of the participant to review his/her visa status and determine whether they need a visa or visa renewal for entering the country where the conference is hosted. Furthermore it is up to the participant to pay any related fees, find out how to schedule an interview appointment and other instructions for the application process.

Please note that Visa letters will be only issued to:

  • Authors who have paid their registration fee in full
  • Committee members
  • Invited guests and speakers
  • Persons know to the committee members

For details that apply specifically to your country please visit a website of the nearest

Consulate or Embassy of the country hosting the event.

All requests for visa letters should be addressed to the Local Chair.

Visas exemption and prices for entering: Click Here to View Visa Procedure

Contact Us

Contact Details

  • SCMHRD, Symbiosis Infotech Campus, Plot No. 15, Rajiv Gandhi Infotech Park, MIDC, Hinjewadi, Pune, Maharashtra 411057
  • 020 2293 4304
  • Email:

About Pune

About Pune

Famously known as the Oxford of the East, Pune hosts a vibrant and talented youth culture from all around the world. Pune surrounded by the Western Ghats is the second largest city in the state of Maharashtra and invites every academic for an intellectual retreat. The latest addition on the 100 smart cities in India, placed at just a 3 hour drive from Mumbai, Pune has culminated into a hub for business, IT and higher studies due to its geographical location. It is hailed as the cultural capital of Maharashtra aside being the eight largest metropolis in India. Once the centre of power of the Maratha Empire, in recent years Pune has developed strong educational infrastructure and fostered talented young minds in diversified fields of study. Thus, it is a city of many opportunities and cultures.


Pune has a tropical wet and dry climate with average temperatures ranging between 20 to 28 °C (68 to 82 °F) in September. September is the last month of monsoon. Heavy rainfall is expected in 2017. Hence the participants are requested to carry raincoats and umbrellas.