First announcement of conference and venue:
7th to 11th July 2014 University of Cambridge UK

Organised by the British Society for Strain Measurement on behalf of the European Society for Experimental Mechanics

  • Conference Chairman: Professor Janice Barton, University of Southampton, UK.
  • Scientific Committee Chairman: Professor Fabrice Pierron, University of Southampton, UK.

The 16th in a series of conferences, starting in Delft in 1959 and following on from the last conference in Porto in 2012 this is the premier event to showcase novel and innovative research in Experimental Mechanics. The conference will take place in Cambridge with the accommodation at Robinson College and the technical sessions at both Robinson and the West Road Concert Hall.

The conference brings together internationally leading researchers across a wide range of disciplines in both academia and industry to interchange ideas and discuss new research.

An interactive exhibition of state of the art instrumentation will take place at the conference.

The Young Stress Analyst Competition brings together the brightest early career researchers in an event that is sponsored by industry.

Enjoy the sights of Cambridge, the reception at the Fitzwilliam museum and the banquet under the wings of Concorde at the world famous Duxford air museum.

50th Anniversary of Strain

Strain – an international journal for experimental mechanics founded by the BSSM in 1964 will celebrate its 50th Anniversary at the conference with a special birthday reception held at the Fitzwilliam museum and sponsored by the journal publishers Wiley. All conference delegates are invited to join the celebration taking place on Monday 7th July. Spaces are limited and will be allocated on a first come first served basis.


Conference photos now available

A complete set of photographs from the ICEM16 conference is now available from the private spaces on the website.

Abstract archives

An archive of all conference abstracts is now available for download on the delegates private space on the website.

Delegate list

The list of delegates of ICEM16 is available to download in the delegates private space on the website.

Conference handbook now available

Contains all you need to know for the conference. Download here.

Interactive map of the University of Cambridge

Available here

Preliminary programme online

The technical programme is now available online. It may be subject to small changes in the future, please check regularly.

Sponsorship and Exhibition flyer

Exhibition and Sponsorship opportunities now open, see flyer below (click on image to download).