THE HUMAN EXPERIENCE OF SOUND AND VIBRATION  |  February 7–10, 2022  | Rosen Plaza Hotel  |  Orlando, FL



IMAC is a conference and exposition focusing on structural dynamics and has evolved to encompass the latest technologies supporting structural dynamics. This broad focus on structural dynamics includes topics in simulation and modeling, nonlinear dynamics, sensors, signal processing and control spanning the full range of engineering disciplines.

IMAC-XL will be an in-person event at the Rosen Plaza Hotel in Orlando, Florida, USA. Your safety and wellness are our number one priority. SEM will work diligently to follow all CDC guidance, including federal, state, and local health mandates at IMAC-XL. Mask wearing will be strongly encouraged while in the conference space. Social distancing will be built into room sets as much as is possible. The welcome reception will be held outside. Beyond these measures, the Rosen Plaza describes the measures the hotel is taking to protect guest health on their web site.

At this late stage, we are no longer able to move presentations to the virtual component. If you are slated to present in-person and are not able to attend in-person, please contact Jen Tingets at

Due to the difficulties surrounding international travel, there will be a virtual component to IMAC-XL. The virtual component of IMAC-XL will be held on Tuesday, February 15, 2022, using zoom. It will be similar to our virtual IMAC-XXXIX. Presenters will be assigned a presentation time for them to make a 5-minute summary presentation of their work. Then, there will be 5-7 minutes of live Q&A with those present at the zoom meeting facilitated by a chair. Pre-recorded videos will be included in the conference app, Whova. All conference attendees, whether in-person or virtual, will have access to Whova.

In order to participate in the virtual component, you still need to register (and pay registration fees) for IMAC-XL. There is no cost difference for the virtual component.

IMAC remains a friendly conference where exhibitors, presenters and attendees spend several days exchanging the ideas that fuel the coming year.

Click the menu bars below for more information.


 Submission/Author Toolkit 

Acceptance notices were emailed to submitting authors on September, 3, 2021.
Download a Call for Papers: Click Here Upload/Edit Submission: Click Here Author Toolkit: Click Here

Abstract Submission Key Points:

  • Title: Please use Title Case to enter the Abstract Title (Capitalize the first letter of each word, except articles of speech and short prepositions; maximum 150 characters)
  • There is no template for abstract submissions
  • Abstract: Maximum 2,500 characters (includes spaces)
  • Keywords: Need to submit 3 to 5 keywords

Below is a link to the IMAC-XL Technical Program presentation schedule. All times are Eastern Standard Time (EST UTC−05:00). This schedule is subject to change. Note: When viewing sessions, click "view" to see full details/abstract.

Technical Program

Below is a link to the Advance Program. All times are Eastern Standard Time (EST UTC−05:00). This program is subject to change.

Advance Program

Modal Analysis: Theory and Application

Instructors: Pete Avitabile - University of Massachusetts Lowell, Randy Allemang - University of Cincinnati
Date/Time: Saturday-Sunday, February 5-6, 2022, 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Cost: $1,000/$500 student

MDOF Laboratory Vibration to Simulate the Field Response - Principles Derived from Impedance Matched Multi-Axis Testing (IMMAT)

Instructors: Randy Mayes - Retired Sandia National Laboratories, Ryan Schultz - Sandia National Laboratories
Dan Rohe - Sandia National Laboratories

Date/Time: Saturday, February 5, 2022, 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Cost: $500/$250 student

Optical Techniques for Experimental Modal Analysis

Instructors: Dan Rohe – Sandia National Laboratories, Bryan Witt – Sandia National Laboratories
Phil Reu – Sandia National Laboratories

Date/Time: Sunday, February 6, 2022, 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Cost: $500/$250 student

Bayesian Model Updating and Uncertainty Quantification: Theory, Computational Tools, and Applications

Instructors: Babak Moaveni - Tufts University, Costas Papadimitriou - University of Thessaly
Date/Time: Sunday, February 6, 2022, 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Cost: $500/$250 student

All registered attendees will receive an email in January 2022 indicating that the Whova platform is live, at which time you may begin watching video presentations, engaging with other attendees and preparing your custom schedule.

All conference attendees, presenters and session chairs are required to pay the conference registration fee.

If you have any questions regarding your proceedings paper, please contact Shari Matthews at

If you have any general conference questions, please contact Jen Tingets at

Both can be reached by phone at (203) 790-6373.


All author(s) will be expected to upload a shareable link to your recorded video presentation.

Here's everything you need to know about preparing your Video Presentation.

  • Pre-recorded video presentation may be a combination of presentation slides with audio voice-over or presentation slides with a picture-in-picture of yourself presenting the work
  • Recommended recording length of 10 to 15 minutes
  • You are encouraged to use the first 2 minutes of your video to create a strong summary your presentation
  • .mp4 video format
  • File must be named as submission number_first 3 letters of your last name (e.g., 12345_Pro.mp4)
  • Upload shareable video recording link to SEM (links may be to file hosting services such as Dropbox, GoogleDrive, Box, Microsoft OneDrive, etc.)
  • View Checklist below for detailed guidelines
Here's a checklist of everything you need to do to prepare for and present your presentation.

Video Presentation

  • Ensure presentation slides are complete
  • Rehearse
  • Eliminate background noise that could be distracting
  • Use a headset or external microphone for best audio results
  • Speak clearly
  • Introduce yourself and state the title of your presentation
  • Present your work
  • Save recording as .mp4 file
  • Verify that audio/video playback properly after recording
  • Name file per video presentation instructions
  • Upload shareable video recording link to SEM
All content and links will be hosted through the Conference platform, Whova, which will go live approximately two weeks prior to conference dates.
Get the official conference app
For Blackberry or Windows Phone, Click here
For feature details, visit Whova
  • Register for the conference to have access to Whova
  • Browse the agenda or search by author/topic or filter by track
  • Click Add to My Agenda to create your own custom schedule
  • View presentation videos ahead of the conference dates
  • Engage and interact with other attendees
  • Check the Community link for
    • Announcements
    • Asking the organizers questions
    • Getting together with colleagues
    • Sharing images

Still Have Questions?

Visit our FAQ's