The Regional Conference in Civil Engineering(RCCE) and The 3rd International Conference on Civil Engineering Research (ICCER) 2017 was organized successfully by Institut Teknologi Sepuluh Nopember (ITS) in Surabaya, Indonesia on 1-2 August 2017 under the theme “Contribution of Civil Engineering towards Smart and Sustainable Infrastructure”. There were approximately 180 participants from our network institutions and others from public and private sectors across ASEAN region as well as Japan. The session started off with a resourceful lecture by Dr. Ir. Mohamad Basoeki Hadimoeljono, a key-note speaker from the Ministry of Industry Indonesia. Then, Prof. Dr. Takashi Matsumoto gave an insight look to his study, followed by Assoc. Prof. Dr. Jiro Takemura, Prof. Kenetsu Uchida, and Prof. Eiichi Sasaki on aspects and advanced technologies towards the sustainability of Infrastructure. The afternoon parallel sessions attracted a number of audiences with interesting presentations, fruitful discussions and knowledge sharing in regards to topics such as planning, design, construction method, operation, management, and maintenance of infrastructure. An open opportunity is given to and encouraged participants to execute future collaborations and define platforms for their future research. The 5th Field Management Meeting (FMM) was also held to discuss the operation and future direction of field activities. The participants of FMM were representatives from ASEAN Host Institutions, Japanese Field Supporting Universities, and AUN/SEED-Net Secretariat. Moreover, participants were taken on a technical tour to the Suramadu National Bridge operation office and had fruitful discussions and knowledge sharing with the operating staff members.

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