Dates: 4-7th July 2017

Venue: School of Engineering and Architecture, University of Bologna, Italy

Address: Viale del Risorgimento 2, 40136 Bologna



Antonio J. M. Ferreira, University of Porto, Portugal  (Editor of Composite Structures, Elsevier)

Erasmo Viola, University of Bologna, Italy

Francesco Tornabene, University of Bologna, Italy  (Editor of Curved and Layered Structures, De Gruyter Open)

Nicholas Fantuzzi, University of Bologna, Italy


Local Organizers:

Michele Bacciocchi, University of Bologna, Italy


After the great success of the 1st edition at Stony Brook University (USA), which attracted more than 400 delegates and the 2nd edition at FEUP University of Porto (Portugal) which attracted more than 300 delegates, the 3rd edition will take place at University of Bologna (Italy) from 4-7th July 2017.

It is our pleasure to announce the Mechanics of Composite Award for Best Student Paper. More information can be found here.

We wish to celebrate this 3rd Edition with a Special Issue dedication to Composite Structures founder, Professor Ian Marshall

More information regarding the Special Issue can be found here.



Deadline for submission of abstracts: 15 April 2017


Unpaid abstracts on 15 May 2017 will not be included into the book of proceedings, although they can be presented at the conference


1 Registration = 2 Abstracts

Please note that full papers will be sent to peer review only if abstracts are presented in the conference.


We welcome you to this event, to share your research and experiences, and to promote contacts for projects, papers and exchange of students and staff.

This event receives the support of Composite Structures, an international Journal from Elsevier and Curved and Layered Structures an International Journal from De Gruyter Open.