Conference announcement

International Journal of Structural Integrity

ISSN: 1757-9864

Article publication date: 30 August 2011



(2011), "Conference announcement", International Journal of Structural Integrity, Vol. 2 No. 3.



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Conference announcement

Article Type: Conference announcement From: International Journal of Structural Integrity, Volume 2, Issue 3

1st International Conference of the International Journal of Structural

  • Dates: June 25-28, 2012.

  • Location: Faculdade de Engenharia da Universidade do Porto, Portugal.

Motivation and topics

The International Journal of Structural Integrity (IJSI) was launched in 2010 and is published in partnership with the European aeronautics science network (EASN). IJSI aims at a broad coverage of structural integrity issues, including material characterizations from the fracture and fatigue points to view, numerical modelling of those phenomena in materials and real structures, failure analysis methodologies and structural integrity evaluation criteria. The journal provides a forum for the key players in this broad area of science and technology, as universities, research institutes, manufacturing industry, legislative bodies and government agencies, SMEs, consultancy and maintenance companies.

The conference aims at being a forum for discussion of current trends of research in structural integrity, in aeronautics and space, but also in other sectors of engineering where structural integrity is a key concern.

The conference topics are aligned with the IJSI coverage, and include but are not limited to:

  • Advances in fracture analysis.

  • Coating technology and structural performance.

  • Design and structural assessment of metallic and composite structures.

  • Durability of electronic materials.

  • Durability of metallic and composite structures.

  • Environmental effects and structural performance.

  • Evaluation of joining technologies.

  • Examination of computational codes for stress analysis and damage tolerance.

  • Nanomechanics and nanomaterials.

  • Non-destructive testing.

  • Probabilistic approach to damage tolerance.

  • Repair technologies.

  • Scale effects.

  • Structural ageing.

  • Structural health monitoring.

  • Structural integrity.

  • Structural performance evaluation of metals, composites, hybrids and polymers.

  • Surface engineering and structural performance.

Call for papers and submission dates

  • Author registration opened – November 1, 2010.

  • Author registration closed – June 28, 2012.

  • Call for papers posted – September 30, 2010.

  • Submissions accepted – January 1, 2011.

  • Submissions closed – November 15, 2011.

Selected papers will be published in a special issue of the IJSI.

Invited speakers

Claudio Dalle Donne, EADS Innovation Works, Germany

Dr Dalle Donne is currently the International Committee on Aeronautical Fatigue (ICAF) National Delegate for Germany, and member of the editorial board of the IJSI.

Jerzy Komorowski, Director General of the NRC Institute for Aerospace Research, National Research Council Canada

Jerzy Komorowski is Canadian National Delegate to the ICAF, a member of the Canadian Aeronautics and Space Institute (CASI), and represents Canada at the NATO Research and Technology Organization Board (RTB) and at the Aerospace Engineering Group of The Technical Cooperation Program (TTCP).

Chris Rodopoulos, Monash University, Australia

Chris Rodopoulos is the Editor-in-Chief of the IJSI, and the author of more than 120 papers and four books. Since 2002, he has led the Interest Group Surface Engineering Treatments with the European Aeronautics Science Network.

Conference chairman

Paulo M S T de Castro, FEUP, Chairman of Organizing Committee

Organizing committee

Chris Rodopoulos, Monash University, Australia, and IJSI Editor-in-Chief.

Fernanda Fonseca, FEUP.

Lucas F.M. da Silva, FEUP.

Paulo M S T de Castro, FEUP, Chairman of Organizing Committee.

Pedro Moreira, INEGI.

Pedro P Camanho, FEUP.

Registration contact

Fernanda Fonseca, IJSI-2012 Int. Conf. Secretariat, Att., Prof. Paulo M. S. T. de Castro, Faculdade de Engenharia, Rua Dr Roberto Frias, 4200-465 Porto. Tel.: +351 22 508 1716. Fax: +351 22 508 1445. E-mail:

For more information please see the conference web site at:

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