Save the Date: 27-30 August and Join us at the Engineering Mechanics Institute International Conference 2023 (EMI IC 2023)—the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) international annual mechanics conference. This conference will be hosted at University of Palermo, Italy, with organization led by Professors Massimo Midiri and Antonina Pirrotta.


The conference will provide a forum for researchers and practitioners, where the fundamental and applied advances in engineering mechanics will be on display. At the conference, learn about the latest discoveries in the field of engineering mechanics, disseminate your own contributions at topical sessions, listen to distinguished plenary lecturers and participate in discussions, panels and networking events to advance engineering mechanics education, research and practice.
But more, support all PHD students attending the special junior sessions where the chairs will be young Assistant Professors and speakers Ph D Students, only.

With one registration fee you may present two papers!


Conference topics


Additive Manufacturing

Architected Materials and Metamaterials

Biomechanics and Bio-inspired Engineering

Challenges in the Engineering Mechanics practice

Computational Mechanics

Damage and Fracture Mechanics

Design and Optimization

Education in Mechanics

Experimental Mechanics

Fluid Mechanics

Geomechanics, Geomaterials, and Geophysics

Granular Materials

Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence

Mechanics in Energy Storage Devices

Multiscale and Multiphysics Materials Modeling

Nano- and Micro-Mechanics

Natural and Man-made Hazards

Objective Resilience


Probabilistic Mechanics and Uncertainty Quantification

Structural Fire Engineering

Structural Health Monitoring and Control

Structural Stability

Sustainable Materials, Structures and Systems


Mini-Symposia and Session - Call for Proposals


Deadline for Submissions:

January 15, 2023 - mini-symposia proposals

February 25 , 2023 - abstracts


Mini-symposia proposals for the conference are being sought. They must include the following information:

1. Title 

2. Names and contact information of the organizer(s)

3. Abstract (1 paragraph)

4. Sponsoring committee, if any

5. Rough estimate of the anticipated number of presentations.

6. Specify, if you are Assistant Professor and your MS is for Special Junior Session, inviting as speakers only PhD students, (the abstract may be co-authored with senior authors).


It is expected that the mini-symposia organized by the leaders in the field will particularly stimulate the event and give it its unique flavor. From an organizational point of view, we envision a mini-symposium to consist of one or more sessions of 6 time slots each (one time slot equals to 20 min. incl. discussions). Mini-symposia with 3 or more sessions may include a keynote lecture having allocated two time slots for the presentation (equals to 40 mins. incl. discussions).


Mini-symposia proposals are to be e-mailed to  by January 15, 2023.