Dear colleague,

I would like to inform you about the 1st International Conference on Mechanics of Solids that will take place in Porto, Portugal, 3-4 November 2022 ( The conference venue is the campus of the Faculty of Engineering of the University of Porto (FEUP), which offers excellent facilites for high quality scientific interactions. FEUP is located in the town of Porto, in the Northern region of Portugal. Porto is a beautiful and lively city, steeped in history and rich in great experiences. With its magnificient location by the Atlantic coast, Porto is the city of the world famous Port Wine and the River Douro.

This conference is held every year. The conference is chaired by António Ferreira and Lucas F. M. da Silva. The focus is on the mechanics of deformable solids, dynamics of particles and rigid bodies. The conference objective is to disseminate the last developments in the field of solid mechanics in a friendly way. Papers related to basic mechanics theory as well as more applied technological aspects are welcome.

The scientific committee includes: Alireza Akhavan-Safar (INEGI, Portugal), Andreas Oechsner (Esslingen University, Germany), Aurelio L. Araujo (University of Lisbon, Portugal), Bo Liu (Beihang University, China), Cristóvão M. Mota Soares (University of Lisbon, Portugal), Eduardo Marques (INEGI, Portugal), Erasmo Carrera (Politecnico di Torino, Italy), Fernando Fraternali (University of Salerno, Italy), Filipa Moleiro (University of Lisbon, Portugal), Huirong Le (Tsinghua University, China), Jean-François Deü (Cnam Paris, France), Jianqiao (Lancaster University, UK), Jie Yang (RMIT University, Australia), Jiun-Shyan Chen (University of California, San Diego, USA), Gaetano Giunta (Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology, Luxembourg), João Ramôa Correia (University of Lisbon, Portugal), João Reis (Universidade Federal Fluminense, Brazil), Krzysztof Kamil Żur (Bialystok University of Technology, Poland), Luca Susmel (The University of Sheffield, UK), Luciano Feo (Università degli Studi di Salerno, Italy), Luigi Solazzi (Università degli Studi di Brescia, Italy), Majid Ayatollahi (Iran University of Science and Technology, Iran), Marcelo A. Trindade (University of São Paulo, Brazil), Marco Gigliotti (CNRS-Université de Poitiers-ISAE ENSMA, France), Michele Bacciocchi (University of Bologna, Italy), Nicholas Fantuzzi (University of Bologna, Italy), Nicolae Crainic (Politehnica University of Timisoara, Romania), Robert Adams (University of Oxford, UK), Salim Belouettar (Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology, Luxembourg), Sarp Adali (University of KwaZulu-Natal, New Zealand), Volnei Tita (University of São Paulo, Brazil), Xiao Chen (Technical University of Denmark, Denmark), Xuefeng Yao (Tsinghua University, China).

Authors who wish to make a presentation (oral or poster) are requested to submit a short abstract (one single A4 page possibly with a diagram and references) in English, by 16 April 2022. The abstracts should be sent electronically to Indicate in the email if you want oral or poster presentation. The abstract template can be downloaded from the conference web site (

Conference proceedings with the accepted abstracts will be available at the registration. The Book of Abstracts will have an ISBN number.

Full papers will be considered for publication in special and regular issues of the following journals (provided they meet the journals standard):

The full papers (not compulsory) should be sent to the e-mail before the 5th of May 2022. The text should be in single column format and double line spacing.

Important dates
16 April 2022 Abstract submission deadline
30 April 2022 Notification of acceptance to authors
28 May 2022 Early bird registration

Yours sincerely,

Lucas and António
(Contacts of Lucas and António next)

Lucas F M da Silva
Professor of Mechanical Engineering

Editor in Chief of The Journal of Adhesion (TAYLOR & FRANCIS)
Editor in Chief of Proc. Inst. of Mech. Eng., Part L: Journal of Materials: Design and Applications (SAGE)
Editor in Chief of Journal of Advanced Joining Processes (ELSEVIER)
Editor in Chief of U. Porto Journal of Engineering (UNIVERSITY OF PORTO)

Faculty of Engineering of the University of Porto (FEUP)
Department of Mechanical Engineering (DEMec)
Rua Dr. Roberto Frias
4200-465 Porto, Portugal
Phone: +351225081706, email: , web:

António J. M. Ferreira
Professor of Mechanical Engineering
Editor-in-Chief, Composite Structures
Section Editor-in-Chief - Composite Structures, @ Composites Part C: Open Access (JCOMC)
Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Vice-Dean for Science and Research
Faculdade de Engenharia da Universidade do Porto
Departamento de Engenharia Mecanica
Rua Dr. Roberto Frias
4200-465 Porto, Portugal
Phone +351225081705, email: