Dear Colleagues and Friends,


The number of people infected by the coronavirus in Europe and all over the world is still rising at a very quick and worrying rate. I deeply hope you and your families are healthy and well.

The Organizing Committee of the 19th ICEM with agreement of the EuraSEM Council Members regret to announce that, due to the high risks associated with the ongoing global COVID-19 situation, it has been decided to postpone the 19th International Conference on Experimental Mechanics (scheduled on July from 5th to 9th, 2020) until 4-8 July 2021.

The main concern of the Organizing Committee is the health and safety of all conference participants and society members and we all are convinced that it is our responsibility to help prevent the spread of the virus.

Let me to apologize for any inconvenience this decision may cause, but I do believe this is the best solution to protect realization of the conference objectives and, more importantly, to assure the possibly safe health conditions of our Experimental Mechanics Community. I would like to convince you that the health and safety of all of you constitute the top priority for the Conference Organizers.

Since we are planning to organize the 19th ICEM next year in the same place as it was planned initially, the Organizing Committee has decided to keep the conference fee in the already paid amount without any increase due to possible inflation.

If a Participant would like to get refund we will arrange it with a deduction of 50 Euros.  The deduction of 50 Euros is necessary due to the costs that have been already covered by the Organizers. Please do understand our position at this difficult moment. However, we do encourage all of you to leave your already paid conference fee for the 19th ICEM.

On behalf of the Organizing Committee I would like to express my sincere thanks to all participants and sponsors for their continuous support. The majority of them have already expressed their ongoing commitment and cooperation for the 19th ICEM in July 2021.

Now, the most important aim of the Organizing Committee is to work together to make the 19th ICEM in Krakow, July 4-8, 2021, a big success of the whole Experimental Mechanics Community.

Registration to the 19th ICEM and abstract submission remain open on

Thank you very much for your understanding and I am looking forward to meet all of you in Krakow next year.


With my best regards,

Zbigniew L. Kowalewski
Chairman of the 19th ICEM


19th International Conference on Experimental Mechanics Kraków, Poland, July 4-8, 2021

Organized by: European Society for Experimental Mechanics (EuraSEM),

Polish Society of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics,

Institute of Fundamental Technological Research,

Polish Academy of Sciences

Chairman: Professor Zbigniew L. Kowalewski

Co-chairman: Professor Elżbieta A. Pieczyska

Conference Office: IPPT PAN, 5B Pawińskiego St., 02-106 Warsaw, Poland

Phone: (+48 22) 826 98 34