Welcome to ISDAC2017 · International Symposium on the Dynamics and Aerodynamics of Cables.

The International Symposium on the Dynamics and Aerodynamics of Cables (ISDAC 2017) will be held on October 30-31, 2017, at the campus of the Faculty of Engineering of the University of Porto (FEUP) in Porto, Portugal.

ISDAC 2017 is the first of a new series of symposia following the nine previous editions of the International Symposium on Cable Dynamics organized by Jean-Louis Lilien and the Association of Engineers of Montefiore (AIM), in Liège (1995), Tokyo (1997), Trondheim (1999), Montréal (2001), Santa Margherita Ligure (2003), Charleston (2005), Vienna (2007) and Paris (2009), and following the Symposium on the Dynamics and Aerodynamics of Cables, organized by Christos Georgakis in Copenhagen (SDAC 2014).

Meeting in SDAC 2014, some of the members of the vibrant community working in this area expressed the wish to maintain the organization of discussion forums and dissemination of research in the still numerous related open topics. It was therefore decided to initiate this new series of symposia with this event in Porto, which I’m honoured to chair.

On behalf of the Organising Committee, I would like to invite you to participate and present your contribution at ISDAC 2017.

I look forward to seeing you in Porto

Elsa Caetano

Chair of Organizing Committee