Inadequate infrastructure is widely recognized to hold back developing countries and lowering the quality of life of its citizens. The traffic jams in Nairobi, power cuts in Nigeria or the water shortages that currently afflict Harare and Bulawayo are some of the examples. This is also 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 environment meet citizens’ 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.

This conference aims at bringing together international researchers, students, public servants, 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 Delivering Future Infrastructure 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 (Deemed University) 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 be 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

  • Authors , whose work is accepted will be invited to submit extended version of paper into internationally reputed journals

Call for Papers



Financing Infrastructure Projects

  • Public Policy in Developing Countries

  • Funding and Financing: What does the future hold?

  • Public Private Partnerships

  • Risk Management

  • Innovative Infrastructure Financing Models

  • Financing Smart Cities Projects

  • Financing Transport, Water, Energy and Digital Infrastructure

Developing Smart Urban Infrastructure Assets

  • Smart Infrastructure and Policy

  • Governance in Smart Cities

  • Innovative Business Models for Delivering Smart Cities

  • Smart Urban Waste Management

  • Smart Urban Transport Systems

  • Smart & Sustainable Energy Systems

  • Smart Buildings

  • Smart Social Services

  • Smart Policing & Surveillance

Digital Technologies, Processes and Analytics to Deliver Manage Infrastructure Assets

  • Offsite Manufacture & Innovative Manufacturing Methods

  • Performance Based Design & Maintenance

  • Building Information Modelling

  • Artificial Intelligence

  • Additive Manufacturing

  • The Internet of Things

  • Augmented and Virtual Reality

  • Predictive Analytics for Infrastructure Asset Development and Management

  • Big Data Applications in Infrastructure Sector

  • Intelligent Transportation Systems

Infrastructure Asset Management

  • Infrastructure Asset Management

  • Asset Management Policies

  • Asset Management Frameworks

  • Business Intelligence in Asset Management

  • Technological Innovations for Asset Management

  • Asset Maintenance Strategies

  • Corrective Maintenance

  • Scheduled Maintenance or Periodic Paintenance

  • Condition-based Maintenance or Predictive Maintenance

  • Risk-Based Maintenance

  • Multi-component Maintenance Management

  • Challenges for Infrastructure Asset Management

Low Carbon Infrastructure

  • Low Carbon Infrastructure

  • Sustainable Development Goals

  • Bio-inspired Solutions for Infrastructure

  • Training & Education for Sustainable Infrastructure

  • Sustainable Financing

  • Water & energy nexus

  • Urban Metabolism

  • Renewable Energy

  • Policy Drivers & Barriers

Sustainability, Society, Culture and Innovation

  • Sustainability, Society, Culture and Innovation

  • Innovation in Design

  • Quality of Life

  • Socio-economic Impact Analysis

  • Social Responsibility

  • Frugal Innovation & Sustainable entrepreneurship

  • Diversity & Gender Issues in Infrastructure Development

  • Boosting Employment

  • Engaging with SMEs

  • Inclusive Designs

About Symbiosis International (Deemed 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. SIU [Symbiosis International (Deemed University)] has established institutes across 7 faculties: (1) Law, (2) Management, (3) Computer Studies, (4) Health & Bio-medical Sciences, (5) Media, Communication & Design, (6) Humanities & Social Sciences and (7) Engineering. It hosts over 27,000 Indian and International students on campus. Recently Symbiosis International (Deemed University) was re-accredited by UGC NAAC (National Accreditation and Assessment Council) with ‘A’ Grade. SIU has collaborations with several renowned universities of the world and encourages students & faculty exchange and participation in various academic and research programmes.

About Symbiosis Centre For Management And Human Resource Development (SCMHRD)

SCMHRD 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 Development and Management and Business Analytics. SCMHRD believes that wholesome knowledge is the distilled essence of our institutions corroborated by experience and practical learning. Hence the rigorous academic curriculum is designed such that it prepares students to deliver their best. Apart from academic excellence, SCMHRD also focuses on equipping the students with the latest technical competencies used in the corporate world. SCMHRD 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 (UoW) 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, UoW’s attracts students from around the world. UoW has achieved 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 UoW offers innovative courses and collaboration in the nationally significant areas of Science, Mathematics, Engineering, Computer Technology and the Built 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 as it provides skilled graduates required in Science/Technology/Engineering domains.

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. FSE trains scientists, engineers and designers of the environment and entrepreneurs and workers who can adapt to constantly changing demands and scenarios.

Infracon 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
Program Scientific Committee
  • Dr. NH Ravindranath,
  • IISc, Bangalore
  • Dr. P Bala Chandra,
  • IISc, Bangalore
  • Dr Bhimaraya Metri,
  • IIM Trichy, Tiruchirapalli
  • Dr Ruth Kattumuri
  • London School of Economics (LSE), UK
  • Dr. Mohammed Arif,
  • UOW, UK
  • Dr. Rahul Hiremath,
  • SCMHRD, Pune
  • Dr. Panos Georgakis,
  • UOW, UK
  • Dr. Bimlesh Kumar,
  • IIT Guwahati, Guwahati
  • Shri. Ramanath Jha,
  • IAS Officer
  • Shri. Amitav Mallik
  • PIC Cheif, Pune
  • Dr. Rameshwar Dubey
  • Montpellir Business school, France
  • Dr. Suresh Renukappa,
  • UOW, UK
  • Dr. Prakash Rao,
  • SIIB, Pune
  • Dr. Sanjay Pohekar,
  • SCRI, Pune
  • Dr. Yogesh Patil,
  • SCRI, Pune
  • Dr. Hamid Pouran,
  • UOW, UK
Organizing Committee
  • Dr. Netra Neelam,
  • SCMHRD, Pune
  • Mr. Prakash Waknis,
  • SCMHRD, Pune
  • Dr. Ajit Patwardhan,
  • SCMHRD, Pune
  • Mr. Vivek Date,
  • SCMHRD, Pune
  • Ms. Vasundhara Sen,
  • SCMHRD, Pune
  • Dr. Amit Kaushik,
  • UOW, UK
  • Mr. Sameer Gujar,
  • SCMHRD, Pune
  • Dr Raja Gopal,
  • SCMHRD, Pune
  • Dr Gurudas Nulkar,
  • SCMHRD, Pune
  • 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)

Registration link

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Important Dates & Application

Important Dates

Particulars Dates
Deadline for abstract submission : 15th April 2019
Deadline for notifying abstract selection: 25th April 2019
Deadline for full paper submission : 24th May 2019
Deadline for notifying authors : 31th May 2019
Last date for Early Bird Payment 10th June 2019
Last date for conference Payment 24th June 2019
Conference dates : 10-12th July 2019

The Application form and all other required documents shall be sent by email to infracon@scmhrd.edu

Registration & Fee

Corporate / Industry [ India ]
Category Conference Fee
Early Bird  4000
Regular  5000
Corporate / Industry [ other nation ]
Category Conference Fee
Regular  $300
Faculty India
Category Conference Fee
Early Bird  2700
Regular  3000
Students [ India ]
Category Conference Fee
Early Bird   1800
Regular   2000
Faculty Developing Nations    to More Info   Click Here
Category Conference Fee
Early Bird  $170
Regular  $220
Students Developing Nations  to More Info   Click Here
Category Conference Fee
Early Bird  $100
Regular  $120
Faculty [ Other Nations ]
Category Conference Fee
Early Bird  $170
Regular  $220
Student [ Other Nations ]
Category Conference Fee
Early Bird  $100
Regular  $120

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

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

Useful 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.

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Contact Us

Contact Details

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

Accommodation Details

Accommodation Details - INFRACON 2019

Sr. No

Hotel Name

Contact Person

contract No

Landline Number

Single occupancy

Double occupancy


Holiday Inn

Akash Agarwal


020 - 42209111







020 - 67705555





Mangesh Kute


020 - 66544600




Lemon Tree

Nitesh Singh


020 - 44232122







020- 67919191



*While booking please mention that you are attending the Conference.

About Pune

Famously known as the Oxford of the East, Pune hosts a vibrant and talented youth culture from all around the world. Surrounded by the Western Ghats, Pune 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, 150 Kilometers from Mumbai, Pune has also evolved 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 July. July is the last month of monsoon. Heavy rainfall is expected in 2019.