• Engineering Mechanics Institute

    2023 International Conference

    Palermo, Italy
    August 27-30, 2023

    - Massimo MIDIRI, Congress Chair
    - Antonina PIRROTTA, Congress Chair
    - Pol D. SPANOS, Honorary Chair

EMI 2023 International Conference

Engineering Mechanics Institute

2023 International Conference


August 27-30, 2023


Massimo MIDIRI

Congress Chair
antonina pirrotta


Congress Chair



Honorary Chair

Conference Registration

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Distinguished Plenary Lecturers

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Suggested Hotels

  • Hotel Politeama - 50 meters away from the pick-up point to the Conference venue - www.hotelpoliteama.com - +39 091 322777
  • Hotel Garibaldi - 50 meters away from the pick-up point to the Conference venue - www.crbhotels.it/garibaldi - +39 091 6017111
  • Best Western Ai Cavalieri Hotel - 200 meters away from the pick-up point to the Conference venue - www.aicavalierihotel.it - +39 091 583282
  • Hotel Principe di Villafranca - 300 meters away from the pick-up point to the Conference venue - www.principedivillafranca.it - +39 091 6118523
  • Hotel Europa - 400 meters away from the pick-up point to the Conference venue - www.hoteleuropapalermo.it - +39 091 6256323
  • Hotel Mercure Palermo Centro - 500 meters away from the pick-up point to the Conference venue - www.all.accor.com - +39 091 324911
  • Hotel B&B - 500 meters away from the pick-up point to the Conference venue - www.hotel-bb.com - +39 091 332082


Transfers from and to the Conference venue
Transfers will be arranged throughout the day for the participants who want to reach the Conference venue as well as the Social program sites departing from pick-up points close to the chosen Hotels.

The transfers will leave from Via Turati 2 close to the Politeama Theatre and Piazza Verdi 10 close to the Massimo Theatre.

From the Palermo Airport to the city centre
Bus: At 30-minute intervals, the airport buses depart daily between 04:00 - 22:30.
Train: The regional train from the Airport to the Central Station leaves at 30-minute intervals between 05:15 - 00:25 daily.
Car: Take the A29 motorway in the direction of Palermo.
Taxi: Taxis are available at the International Arrivals.

If you wish to reach the Conference Venue directly from the Airport, the fastest way is the train; the stop "Palazzo Reale-Orleans" is 100 meters away from the venue.

The Conference Venue address is Università degli Studi di Palermo - Edificio 19, Viale delle Scienze.

To move from the Conference Venue to the city center there are two bus lines: 104, 118 but we suggest to either pick the Train at "Palazzo Reale-Orleans" station and reach "Stazione Lolli" station or get a taxi since the buses may take several minutes to pass by.

Extended deadline for early registration

The deadline for the early registration has been extended to July 15, 2023.

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Important Dates 

Deadline, mini-symposium proposal
January 15, 2023
Extended deadline, mini-symposium proposal
February 10, 2023
Mini-symposium, acceptance
February 15, 2023
Extended deadline, abstract submission

April 23, 2023

Notification, acceptance of abstracts

from April 15, 2023

Extended deadline, early registration

July 15, 2023

Registration Fees 

EMI/ASCE Members
€ 600

€ 650

€ 700
€ 750
€ 400
€ 450
Banquet Accompanying Persons
€ 120
€ 120

Early registration fees are applicable if payment is received not later than July 15, 2023.

The fee covers the printed program, Book of Abstracts (electronic), attendance of all scientific sessions and exhibitions, coffee breaks, lunches, and the welcome cocktail. 

Participants may present in a maximum of two papers per registration fee. 


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 PhD 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
  • Poromechanics
  • 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
  • April 23, 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 antonina.pirrotta@unipa.it  by January 15, 2023.

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