15th International Conference on Experimental Mechanics

Faculty of Engineering, University of Porto

22-27 July 2012



Welcome Address


Main Topics


Keynote Speakers

Abstract Submission

Full Paper Submission

Journal Publication

Key Dates

Conference Venue


Scientific Program

Technical Exhibition

Social Program

Travel & Hotels



Announcements and Latest News

Date Announcement

15 Jul. 2012


As the date of the conference is approaching rapidly, these are our last general remarks to all participants in the ICEM15 Conference:


1. ARRIVAL IN PORTO. We are looking forward to your arrival in Porto and to your participation in the ICEM15 International Conference. If you are arriving via Lisbon, you can reach Porto either by air, train, car rental or by Bus. Porto is 300 km North of Lisbon. Once at the airport in Porto, I suggest that you take a Taxi to your Hotels. The trip from the airport to most Hotels in Porto is about 20 minutes and should cost no more than 20,00 Euro. Alternatively, there are also cheaper Bus and Metro connections from the airport to the city centre.


2. CONFERENCE LOCATION.  Please note that the conference will be held at:

FEUP - Faculdade de Engenharia do Porto

Rua Dr. Roberto Frias

4200-465 Porto

To reach this location you can take a Taxi, the cost of which will be around 6,00 euro  from most hotels in Porto. Alternatively, you can take public transport. There are several buses and metro from downtown (Avenida dos Aliados) to Hospital S. João (nearby the site of the conference). Please ask the driver to let you out at the stop next to Faculdade de Engenharia do Porto (IPO Metro stop).


3. INTERNET ACCESS. We are pleased to inform you that in the university campus there will be internet access facilities by wireless  for all participants in the  Conference. Details of  username and password for wireless internet access will be given at Registration Desk.


4. TRANSPORT FACILITIES. Included in the social program of ICEM15 conference, there will be the reception on Monday hosted by the Dean of FEUP, the full-day excursions on Wednesday, and the Conference Banquet on Thursday. For these events we are planning to provide transportation by bus to all delegates and accompanying persons, these being collected at the conference site, and later returned to the hotels listed in the conference website. During the conference days, there will also be a special morning bus service from all the recommended hotels to FEUP (information will be displayed in the lobby of your hotel).


5. EARLY-BIRD RECEPTION. We will begin registration of delegates and distribution of documentation on Sunday July 22 in the afternoon from 14:00 to 18:30 hours, during which period the Early-Bird reception will take place with soft drinks and biscuits.


6. PAYMENTS & LAST MINUTE REGISTRATION. Specially for those participants from whom we have not received any payment, please note that your registration is not yet completed and that you should be prepared to pay the full conference fee at the Registration Desk. For the last minute registrants, participation in the Banquet and Excursions may be limited to the available places at the time.


7. FINAL PROGRAM. In order that Speakers, Session Chairs and Participants in general can plan in advance the attendance of their Sessions of most interest, the Technical Program of the conference is already available from the ICEM15 main website at:


8. SPECIALLY FOR SPEAKERS.  Please take note of the following recommendations:

A. The total time allocated for each paper, including time for discussion, is as follows:

 · Contributed Papers          15 minutes

    · Invited Papers                 25 minutes

    · Keynote Plenary Papers  45 minutes

Presenters should respect other speakers’ rights and adhere strictly to their allocated time.

B. Presenters are requested to contact the session chairs before the start of their session.

C. Each room is equipped, ready for use, with Computer Projector for either Power Point or PDF presentations.

Authors should deliver the files with their presentations to the conference secretariat at least 24 hours prior to the Session of Presentation. Please name the file with the same Reference in the Final Program, preceded by the number of the Session, as in the following example: A3-2643.ppt.You can get complementary instructions from the ICEM15 main website at: HERE.


9. SPECIALLY FOR POSTER SESSIONS. If you have a paper scheduled for Poster Presentation, Please get Instructions from HERE.

10. EURASEM GENERAL ASSEMBLY. All registered ICEM15 Delegates are kindly invited to attend the Inaugural EURASEM General Assembly, to take place on Tuesday, 24 July at the conference main auditorium (FEUP, 15:30-17:00). Please see the Agenda at: HERE.

Should you encounter any difficulty upon your arrival in Porto, please call my mobile phone at: +351 91 725 89 50. I will be ready to help you at any time, day and night.

Finally, we would like to inform all participants in the ICEM15 conference that w
e have ordered warm, sunny, and dry weather for you, with temperatures ranging from 33ºC day time to 20ºC night time. So please be prepared and hopefully enjoy your stay in Portugal!

Have a pleasant trip and we look forward to seeing you in Porto.


03 Jul. 2012

All registered ICEM15 Delegates are kindly invited to attend the Inaugural EURASEM General Assembly, to take place on Tuesday, 24 July at the conference site (FEUP, 15:30-17:00). Please see the Agenda HERE.

01 Jun. 2012

If you are registered as delegate to ICEM15, you are automatically member of EURASEM-European Society for Experimental Mechanics, and entitled to participate in the General Assembly that will take place on Tuesday afternoon 24th July 2012 (please see ICEM15 Program). Please see also the following documents:

(1)-EURASEM Constitution;

(2)-Nominations & Elections for EURASEM Council;

(3)-Proposals for ICEM17 organization in 2016.

01 Jun. 2012

If you have been appointed as Session Chair, please get instructions and recommendations from HERE.

01 Jun. 2012

If you have a paper scheduled for Oral Presentation, please get Instructions from HERE.

01 Jun. 2012

If you have a paper scheduled for Poster Presentation, Please get Instructions from HERE.

25 Apr. 2012

The ICEM15 Book of Abstracts and the Final Program Boooklet have just been sent to print. Please get a copy of the Program from HERE.

18 Jan. 2012

The response to our Call For Abstracts has been overwhelming. We have received more than 600 proposals, from which 524 have been approved for presentation and publication in the conference Proceedings.

5 Sep. 2010

The First Announcement and Call-for-Papers has just been released. To obtain a pdf copy of the ICEM15 flyer, please click HERE.









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