Dear Colleague,

Please notice that the deadline for abstracts submission has been extended to MARCH, 25, 2023.

Following the success of the previous editions of the International Conference on Computational Contact Mechanics, we are pleased to invite you to participate in the next edition (ICCCM 2023), that will take place on July 5-7, 2023, in Torino, Italy.

ICCCM2023 is the seventh edition of a series that began in 2009.Previous meetings were held in Lecce (2009, 2013, 2017) and Hannover (2011, 2015, 2019). Also, ICCCM is one of the Thematic Conferences of the European Community of Computational Methods in Applied Sciences – ECCOMAS (

All these meetings have been very successful and, together with the next one, they are becoming an established and internationally acknowledged event in the field. Due to COVID-19 pandemic, the 2021 meeting had to be postponed to 2023.

The aim of the conference is to provide an international forum for researchers, practitioners and for all the scientists who are concerned with modern computational techniques and applications in the field of contact mechanics. The participants will have the opportunity to discuss recent advances and identify future research directions in the field. Sessions related to specific topics will be introduced by a keynote lecture.

The Conference will take place at the headquarters of the Politecnico di Torino, in the beautiful city of Torino.

Prospective speakers are invited to submit contributions, in the form of two-page abstracts, on any of the Conference topics. Directions for submission and registration, as well as further information on the event, can all be found on the Conference webpag:

Important dates
Online registration start: September 1, 2022
Submission deadline for the two-pages abstract: March 25, 2023
Acceptance of contributions notification: March 31, 2023
Early registration fee deadline: April 30, 2023
Payment deadline for abstract acceptance and scheduling: May 31, 2023

We look forward to receiving your contributions and welcoming you to ICCCM2023 in Torino.

Best regards,

The Organizers of ICCCM 2023

Giorgio Zavarise

Alexander Popp

Within the XVII International Conference on Computational Plasticity COMPLAS 2023 to be held in Barcelona, Spain, on 5-7 September 2023 (, we are organizing the mini-symposium


A detailed description of the mini-symposium topics is available on the Conference webpage at the link

In light of your acknowledged reputation and research activities, you are cordially invited to contribute with a presentation. If you plan to accept the invitation, please let us know.

The deadline for submission of a one-page abstract is on 15 February 2023.

To submit your abstract, please, follow the instructions available at and indicate the MS number CD90C663 code.

We are looking forward to meeting you in  Barcelona.

Kind regards,

Elena Benvenuti, Antonio Rodríguez-Ferran, Guglielmo Scovazzi

Università di Pavia: disponibile un assegno di ricerca annuale, rinnovabile con scadenza 23 gennaio 2023
Presso l’Università di Pavia è disponibile un assegno di ricerca annuale e rinnovabile sul tema:
“Caratterizzazione e modellazione del comportamento termo-meccanico e a frattura di polimeri intelligenti” (“Characterization and modeling of the thermo-mechanical and fracture behavior of smart polymers”)
La scadenza per la presentazione delle candidature è il 23 gennaio 2023.Link al bando:

Per informazioni scrivere a

Description and objectives: Soft robots find application in numerous sectors, e.g., automotive, aerospace, wearable, pharmaceutical, medical, and renewable energy, where failure and fracture issues represent a major concern. The aim of this research project is to develop theoretical and computational models, corroborated by experimental measurements, for the calibration of failure and fracture properties of soft polymers. Specifically, the successful candidate will work new constitutive theories for thermo-responsive shape memory polymers, enhanced with descriptions of failure and fracture and self-healing features, and on their numerical implementation within a finite element environment. The interested candidate will have the possibility to run specific experiments on 3D printed samples to validate numerical results. This research is in collaboration with Technion – Israel Institute of Technology. A research visit to this institution can be planned during the research contract.

Three PhD and Research Scholarships are available in the Advanced Joining Processes Unit (AJPU) of the Faculty of Engineering of the University of Porto (FEUP):

1) PhD Scholarship under the project SmartEcoStruct
Title: A smart and eco-friendly adhesively bonded structure for the next generation mobility platforms

2) Research Scholarship under the project ToughJoint
Title: Development of new hybrid adhesive joints with high performance composite substrates

3) Research Scholarship under the project ToughJoint
Title: Performance of hybrid adhesive joints under fatigue loads

The deadline for applications is 9 December 2022.

Si segnala un assegno di ricerca di durata annuale, rinnovabile.

Research objectives:
Carbon Nano Tube (CNT) based composites have found numerous multifunctional applications thanks to their capability to serve as reinforcing, lightweighting agents and a material platform for electrostatic discharging, electromagnetic interference shielding, radar absorbing, mechanical/chemical sensing, energy harvesting, flame retardation. The aim of the research project is to develop theoretical models, corroborated by experimental measurements, to optimize the multifunctional role of CNT-based components in the form of beams, plates and shells, for structural applications. This research is in collaboration with Rice University, TX, USA.

Il bando è contenuto nell’allegato:


Il bando è inoltre disponibile al link:

La scadenza per la presentazione delle domande è il 15/12/2022.



Data-driven computing is becoming a new paradigm in several scientific fields with a tremendous impact on new technologies. In solid mechanics, the availability of large volumes of data through modern experimental techniques is enabling machine learning methods to open new perspectives in material modelling. In the framework of the research activities of Spoke 7 “Materials & Molecular Sciences” of the National Centre for HPC, Big Data and Quantum Computing, the present PhD project will be focused on the development and implementation of unsupervised data-driven techniques to automatically discover constitutive laws hidden in large volumes of data. Unsupervised approaches require no stress data. Therefore, the methods will have to rely only on full-field displacements and global reaction forces data. The project aims at developing these approaches for materials with complex behaviour, such as rate-dependent, shape memory, temperature-responsive, etc.

Additional information in the enclosed attachment or in the website:

For additional information, please contact
– Enzo Marino ( for scientific related questions
– INDICEE Secretariat ( for administrative issues


The PhD research activity will be carried out within the project “A new efficient and accurate isogeometric analysis approach to the simulation of shape-changing artery stents—towards patient-tailored 4D printed stents”. The project, carried out in collaboration with DIEF and DMSC of the University of Florence in the framework of the Tuscany Health Ecosystem THE, aims to develop an innovative process to simulate, optimize and print (4D Printing) patient-tailored cardiovascular stents. Recent computational techniques based on isogeometric analysis (IGA) turned out to be, for a given accuracy level, exceptionally faster than existing methodologies based on the standard finite element method in simulating the structural behaviour of such systems. In this context, the objective of the research is to develop an efficient computational model based on IGA for structural systems with complex geometries able to simulate the shape-changing process required for the personalization of the device.

Application deadline: Novembre, 10 2022, 12:00


– Enzo Marino ( for scientific related questions
– INDICEE Secretariat ( for administrative issues

For additional information, see the attachment  or visit the website:

Andrea Nobili segnala la disponibilità di un assegno annuale di I fascia per lo studio della risposta strutturale di materiali complessi (poroelastici, compositi, NEMS) che incorporano una lunghezza caratteristica interna, sviluppando modelli variazionali adeguati e quindi ricercandone soluzioni approssimate (nel senso di soluzioni limite o asintotiche), esatte e/o numeriche per applicazioni industriali.

Termine di presentazione delle domande: ore 13:00 del 2/11/2022

Allegato: bando

Maggiori informazioni all’indirizzo:

I colleghi Pier Paolo Rossi e Nino Spinella segnalano lo Special Issue ” Existing Bridges: From Inspection to Structural Rehabilitation” della rivista open-access “Applied Sciences” (ISSN 2076-3417, IF 2.838, CiteScore™ 3.7) di MDPI.

Lo Special Issue si propone come contenitore dei risultati della ricerca recentemente svolta o in corso di svolgimento nell’ambito di diversi progetti di ricerca sul tema dei ponti esistenti. L’interesse dello Special Issue è nei confronti di tutte le attività svolte al fine di monitorare, valutare e migliorare la sicurezza strutturale dei ponti nei confronti delle varie azioni che su di essi possono esercitarsi.

La scadenza per la sottomissione degli articoli è il 30 Novembre 2023.

Il sito dello Special Issue è

MDPI si è offerto disponibile a rinunciare a qualsiasi tassa di pubblicazione per un congruo numero di articoli da pubblicare sullo Special Issue in oggetto. Non essendo, tuttavia, illimitato il numero di articoli con sconto pari al 100%, si invita a manifestare il proprio interesse alla sottomissione al più presto possibile scrivendo a  oppure

affinché possano fare richiesta ad Applied Sciences di uno degli sconti concessi.

Si allega un file con la descrizione degli argomenti previsti per lo special issue.


The Institute of Mechanical Engineering invites applications for two faculty positions at the level of tenure track Assistant Professors in the fields of Sustainable Manufacturing and Biomechanics.

Formal evaluation of candidates will begin on December 1st, 2022.

More information in the enclosed attachment: