Annual Conference

75th Anniversary of SEM: Celebrating Past Accomplishments and Exploring New Frontiers in Experimental Mechanics
June 4–7, 2018 at the Hyatt Regency Greenville
Upcoming Deadlines
Abstracts: October 17, 2017 EXTENDED October 31, 2017
Papers: February 26, 2018
Advance Program: Will be made available in April 2018


Early Bird Pricing
(until April 24, 2018 @ 5:00PM EST)
Member - $790
Non-Member - $890
Student Member - $275
Student Non-Member - $325
Standard Pricing
(after April 24, 2018 @ 5:00PM EST)
Member - $890
Non-Member - $990
Student Member - $325
Student Non-Member - $375


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Accepted Author Information
Paper/Extended Abstract Preparation   Paper Upload Instructions

Copyright Transfer Agreement   Biographical Information Form

Paper/Extended Abstract files are due February 26, 2018


Technical Program
Preliminary Schedule of Sessions

Advance Program Contents


  • 3:  Message from the President
  • 10:  Technical Divisions (TD) Committees
  • 11:  Technical Divisions (TD) & Committee Meeting Schedule
  • 12:  Special Session: Celebrating SEM’s History: A Gathering of Senior Members of SEM
  • 13:  Technology Application Sessions
  • 14:  2018 Track and Symposia: Dynamic Behavior of Materials
  • 15:  2018 Track and Symposia: Time-Dependent Materials’ Mechanics Challenges
  • 16:  2018 Track and Symposia: Advancement of Optical Methods in Experimental Mechanics
  • 17:  Special Symposium on “The Impact of Digital Image Correlation on Experimental Mechanics in the 21st Century” in Honor of Professor Michael A. Sutton
  • 18-19:  2018 Track and Symposia: Sessions in Fracture and Fatigue
  • 20-21:  2018 Track and Symposia: Mechanics of Additive and Advanced Manufacturing
  • 22:  8th International Symposium on the Mechanics of Biological Systems and Materials
  • 23:  4th International Symposium on the Mechanics of Composite and Multifunctional Materials
  • 24:  19th International Symposium on Micro- and Nanomechanics
  • 25:  International Student Paper Competition
  • 26:  Inverse Problem Methodologies
  • 27:  Panel on Junior Career Development in Research Laboratories
  • 27:  Panel on Career Development in Industrial R&D
  • 28:  Highlights
  • 29:  SEM Executive Board 2017–2018
  • 29:  SEM Gold and Silver Certificate Members
  • 30–46:  Preliminary Technical Program
  • 56–58:  2018 Annual Exposition Directory
  • 59:  General Information
  • 60:  Membership and Contact Information
  • 61:  SEM 2018 Annual Hotel Information

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Pre-conference Courses
Course 102: The Grid Method for In-plane Displacement and Strain Measurement: Principle, Metrological Performance and Examples CANCELLED


Course 103: Surface Micro-Fabrication and Foundry Fabrication Processes  CANCELLED



Paper Submission - Present and Publish
Download a Call for Papers   Submit an Abstract/Paper from the Portal

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.


 International Student Paper Competition
Sponsored by Correlated Solutions, Inc.
Full-time students working on a project, thesis or dissertation are encouraged to submit a request to present at the Annual Conference in June. This event is held every year at the SEM Annual Conference

Student Paper Preparation/Upload Instructions  

Use the Abstract/Paper Portal to submit your two (2) page extended abstract to the competition.

Abstract/Paper Portal

Details for the 2018 International Student Paper Competition have been updated. Please review the new rules and regulations.

Student Paper Application Information  

If you are interested in exhibiting at Annual 2018, please contact Exhibits at or (203) 790-6373
Exposition Floor Layout


Hyatt Regency Greenville
220 North Main Street
Greenville, SC Rates: $165+ Single/Double
(Taxes currently 12%)
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Reservations must be made directly with Hyatt Regency Greenville either by calling (402) 592-6434 or using the link below. Please request the group rate for Society For Experimental Mechanics, Inc. 2018 Annual Conference and Exposition on Experimental and Applied Mechanics.

Registration cut-off is May 11, 2018 @ 11:59 PM or until the contracted room block is sold out, whichever comes first.

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

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