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19. - 21. October 2015

Dübendorf, Switzerland


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EVACES’15 provides a forum to disseminate and discuss innovative research addressing all aspects of vibration testing and monitoring techniques related to civil engineering structures in a productive atmosphere.

Main conference topics

  • Vibration testing and measurement techniques
  • Vibration data analysis techniques
  • Modelling and simulation of vibration testing results
  • Structural monitoring
  • Experimental characterization of dynamic actions
  • System identification and model updating
  • Vibration based structural assessment and damage detection techniques
  • Vibration isolation and mitigation
  • Effects of shock and vibration on humans and structures
  • Methodologies and standards


Keynote lectures

Dr. Andreas Andersson, KTH—Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden:
Dynamics of Railway Bridges, Analysis and Verification by Field Tests

Dr. Elsa Caetano, FEUP- Faculty of Engineering of the University of Porto:
Dynamic Testing of Cable Structures

Prof. Dr. Eleni Chatzi, ETH Zürich, Switzerland:
Structural Identification and Modelling based on Uncertain/Limited Information

Dr. Benedikt Weber, Empa—Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology, Switzerland
Dynamic Properties of Footbridges: Influence of Asphalt Pavement and Support Conditions

Prof. Dr Stana Živanovic, University of Warwick, United Kingdom
Modelling Human Actions on Lightweight Structures: Experimental and Numerical Developments


Abstracts and Papers

Papers related to the conference topics are welcome. One page abstract in English should be submitted by email to the Conference Secretariat latest by March 31, 2015. The abstract should address the problem, the approach for solving it and the results. The abstract should be prepared using this template and be submitted as a PDF document. Conference papers will be selected by the International Scientific Committee on the basis of the abstracts.

Authors of accepted abstracts will be requested to send a PDF- and a Word-file of the paper (max. 8 pages) by email to the Conference Secretariat. The final contribution will be reviewed by the International Scientific Committee. At most 56 papers will be accepted for oral presentation.

To improve their visibility and dissemination, all conference papers will be published on an open-access conference proceedings platform. The papers are hosted for an unlimited time and each paper receives a DOI (Digital Object Identifier) for unique identification. The copyright is retained by the author(s).

International Scientific Committee

A.E. Aktan, University of Cincinnati, USA
F. Barbosa, Federal University of Juiz de Fora, Brazil
F. Benedettini, Università degli Studi dell'Aquila, Italy
J. Bien, Wroclaw University of Technology, Poland
F. Branco, Technical University of Lisbon, Portugal
R. Brincker, Aarhus University, Denmark
J. Brownjohn, University of Exeter, UK
E. Caetano, Universidade do Porto, Portugal
R. Cantieni, rci dynamics, Switzerland
J. Conte, University of California, San Diego, USA
C. Cremona, Sétra, France (Chairman)
A. Cunha, Universidade do Porto, Portugal
A. Cury, Universidade Federal de Juiz de Fora, Brazil
G. Feltrin, Empa, Switzerland
A. Fournol, AVLS, France
C. Gentile, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
R. Karoumi, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden
A. Morassi, Università degli Studi di Udine, Italy
A. Pavic, University of Exeter, UK
G. de Roeck, KU Leuven, Belgium
W. Rücker, BAM, Germany
M. Talbot, Canada
R. Testa, Columbia University, USA


Key Dates

Submission of abstracts: March 31, 2015
Acceptance of abstracts: April 15, 2015
Submission of full papers: June 15, 2015
Acceptance of full papers: July 15, 2015
Close of early registration: July 31, 2015



The congress fee is
CHF 800.00 for Authors and other Participants (registration before July 31, 2015)
CHF 900.00 for Authors and other Participants (registration after July 31, 2015)
Fee includes the documentation, reception, lunches, coffee breaks, welcome party, social event and conference banquet

CHF 250.00 for accompanying person
Fee includes tickets for welcome party, social event, and conference banquet

IMPORTANT NOTE: The inclusion of accepted papers in the Conference Proceedings requires that the payment of the registration fee occures not later than July 31, 2015.

EVACES 2015 will be held at the Empa campus in Dübendorf at Empa Academy. The Empa campus is located close to Zurich airport and can be reached by taxi (60 CHF) in 15 minutes and by public transportation (3.60 CHF) in 30 minutes.


To minimize the transfer time, we recommend hotels that are situated along the tramway line 12 connecting the Empa campus (stop Dübendorf Giessen) to Zurich airport. The tramway line 12 operates from 5:45 am to 11:30 pm with a frequency of 15 minutes. The time table of Zurich Public Transport (VBZ) is here.

Hotel Sonnental, Dübendorf
Tramway stop: Dübendorf Ringwiesen (4 minutes by foot); Empa: 10 minutes, Zurich airport: 30 minutes
Empa rate: 130 CHF for single room and 190 CHF for double room.

Hotel Belair, Walisellen
Tramway stop: Wallisellen Belair (2 minutes by foot); Empa: 15 minutes, Zurich airport: 20 minutes

Hotel Ibis Zurich-Messe Airport, Zurich-Oerlikon
Tramway stop: Zürich Fernsehstudio (7 minutes by foot); Empa: 20 minutes, Zurich airport: 20 minutes

Hotel Novotel Zurich Airport Messe, Zurich-Glattpark
Tramway stop: Glattbrugg Lindberghplatz (2 minute by foot); Empa: 20 minutes, Zurich airport: 10 minutes
Empa rate: 150 – 195 CHF

Dorint Airport-Hotel Zürich, Opfikon-Glattbrugg
Tramway stop: Glattbrugg Unterriet (7 minutes by foot); Empa: 25 minutes, Zurich airport: 5 minutes

Hotel ibis budget Zurich Airport, Zurich-Glattbrugg
Tramway stop: Glattbrugg Unterriet (2 minutes by foot); Empa: 25 minutes, Zurich airport: 5 minutes

Best Western Hotel Airport, Zurich-Glattbrugg
Tramway stop: Glattbrugg Bahnhof (9 minutes by foot); Empa: 30 minutes, Zurich airport: 10 minutes (bus line 768)

The hotel locations are shown here.

Additional hotels and all kind of information for tourists about Zurich can be found on the Zürich Tourism Website.