Annual Conference


Conference and Exposition on Experimental and Applied Mechanics
June 12, 2017 – June 15, 2017 at the Hyatt Regency Indianapolis

Important Dates
Upcoming Deadlines
Upload Papers/Extended Abstracts: Deadline Past
Conference Preregistration: May 22, 2017
Hotel Discount Code: Expires May 22, 2017
Past Deadlines
Student Paper Competition Entry: Deadline Past
Abstract Application: Deadline Past
Author Notifications: Notifications were sent at the end of December 2016


Regular Registration and On-Site Rates

Member – $850
Member & Membership Renewal – $950
Non-Member – $960
Student Member – $295
Student Non-Member – $350


Hyatt Regency Indianapolis
One South Capitol Avenue
Indianapolis, Indiana

More Details

Online Booking
To get SEM’s discounted rates reservations must be made directly with Hyatt Regency Indianapolis by calling the toll-free number (888) 421-1442 or via the Hotel Link.

Registration cut-off is May 22, 2017 @ 11:59 PM or until the contracted room block is sold out, whichever comes first.

US government employees needing to reserve at the government rate should use the link above, click “I have an access code” and enter the code “OPK”.

Do not use a 3rd party reservation service/agent as the hotel will not be able to guarantee your reservation.

Visit Hotel Reservation Site



Pre-conference Courses
These course will be offered on June 11, 2017

The Grid Method for In-plane Displacement and Strain Measurement: Principle, Metrological Performance and Examples
(full details)
Instructor: Michel Grédiac
Sunday, June 11, 2017, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Course registration fee: $500 regular/$250 student

CANCELLED Dynamic Behavior of Brittle Materials. Experimental Approaches and Modeling
Instructor: Pascal Forquin
Sunday, June 11, 2017, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Course registration fee: $500 regular/$250 student

Kolsky Bar (SHPB)
(full details)
Instructor: Weinong Wayne Chen
Sunday, June 11, 2017, 1:00–5:00 PM
Offered at no additional charge for paid conference attendees


Look here to see the current SEM Annual Exposition Floorplan. The show is almost sold out! If you are interested in joining this growing group of exhibitors, please contact Joni Normandin at or 203-525-7370.

Exposition Floor Layout

A Sincere Thank You to our SEM Sponsors


Paper Submission – Present and Publish
Download a Call for Papers
Acceptance of a paper is based on the requirement of the author to present the accepted paper at the Conference. Accepted authors are expected to submit a paper for inclusion in the Proceedings. Note to all submitting authors: Publication of your Proceedings paper requires that you sign the SEM copyright form. The SEM copyright language grants the author the non-exclusive right to use all or part of the work submitted in any book or article written by the author; provided, that the copyright notice which appears on the journal or proceedings in which the work is first published, and a full citation of the publication is affixed to copies of such book or article so as to give reasonable notice of such copyright. Self plagiarisation is not allowed. However, publication of continuing work covering the same topic as published in the SEM Proceedings area is highly encouraged.

Abstract submission deadline has passed.
Authors notification was sent at the end of December 2016.



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