ICCS16 : International Conference on Composite Structures

Desde: 28-06-2011
Hasta: 30-06-2011
Lugar: Porto, Portugal

I invite you to submit your abstract to the 16th International
Conference on Composite Structures (ICCS/16), at the University of
Porto, Porto, Portugal, 28-30 June 2011. Deadline for abstract
submission: December 1st, 2010.

As the name implies, this will be the 16th in a biennial series of
conferences which commenced in Scotland in September 1981. They continue
to be the only international forum with a focus on structural aspects of
composite materials and are one of the longest running “composites”

This will be the second occasion the conference will be held in
Portugal. ICCS15(15-17 June 2009) attracted more than 350 delegates from
34 countries. We expect ICCS16 will be even larger.

So far 36 Special Sessions will be organized and 12 plenary lectures
will be presented.

I am very pleased to inform you that the following distinguished
Colleagues have accepted to present a Plenary Lecture:

1. Yapa Rajapakse, Office of Naval Research, USA
2. Ole T. Thomsen, Aalborg University, Denmark
3. Arun Shukla, University of Rhode Island, USA
4. Mark Robinson, University of Newcastle, UK
5. Rui Moreira, University of Aveiro, Portugal
6. Richard Degenhardt, German Aerospace Center, Germany
7. J. N. Reddy, Texas A&M, USA
8. Gerhard Ziegmann, Clausthal University, Germany
9. Mohamad Qatu, Mississippi State University, USA
10. Simon Wang, Loughborough University, UK
11. Riadh Al-Mahaidi, Monash University, Australia
12. Anthony Waas, University of Michigan, USA

A Special Session(s) by the Office of Naval Research will be organized,
thanks to the kind contribution of Dr. Yapa Rajapakse (Program Manager
at ONR).

A course on the  Finite Element Method with Applications to Composite
Materials by Professor J. N. Reddy will be organized jointly with
ICCS16, on June 26-27, 2011. The course fee is 400 euros, and it
includes lunches and refreshments during the breaks on 26th and 27th
June. Much of the material for the course will come from Prof. Reddy's
book, Mechanics of
Laminated Composite Plates and Shells (2nd ed., CRC Press, 2004);
however, the book is not included as a course
material. Instead, a copy of all overheads used in the course will be
distributed to the participants.
The course description can be found in:

The ICCS16 web page is

The template for abstract submission and the registration form can be
downloaded from the page:

After the conference, some selected papers will be invited for
submission in a regular issue of the Journal of Composite Structures
(ELSEVIER). May I stress that the participation in ICCS16 does not
guarantee publication of the full paper in Composite Structures.

As in ICCS15, we will award (a gift of about 1000 euro - in kind) the
Ian Marshall's Best Student Paper (only to students that submit the full
paper and present it at ICCS16)

So far, other than the ONR Special Sessions, the following 30+ Special
Sessions (Mini-Symposium) are planned. With the exception of the ONR
Sessions, you can contact the organizers of the Sessions directly. The
Special Sessions list can be found at the link:

In case you wish to promote another Special Session, please contact me
by email.

I hope to meet you again soon

Best wishes


Antonio J. M. Ferreira
Editor, Composite Structures

ICCS16: 16th International Conference on Composite Structures
28-30 June 2011, Porto, Portugal

ENMEC2010, Encontro Nacional de Materiais e Estruturas Comp¢sitas
6-8 Setembro de 2010, FEUP, Porto, Portugal


Antonio J. M. Ferreira, PhD
Associate Professor
Faculdade de Engenharia da Universidade do Porto
Departamento de Engenharia Mecanica
Rua Dr Roberto Frias
4200-465 Porto, Portugal
Phone +351225081705, email: ferreira at

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Wed Mar 31 19:44:51 ART 2010