It's Not Just Modal Anymore

January 28—31, 2019 in Orlando, Florida
Upcoming Deadlines
Abstract Submission: July 9, 2018
Authors notified, via e-mail, of acceptance/rejection: Mid-August 2018

Conference Preregistration: December 17, 2018
Hotel Discount Ends: January 9, 2019
Past Deadlines
Awards Nominations: April 15, 2018
Accepted Author Information

Details currently available are below. General Information and Author Forms will be posted soon. Paper/extended abstracts due October 22, 2018.


Paper/Extended Abstract Preparation

Paper Upload Instructions

Copyright Transfer Agreement

Biographical Information Form

Paper Submission - Present and Publish

Download a Call for Papers

Submit an Abstract

 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.
*To qualify for member rate, SEM members must be in good standing prior to December 1, 2018
Early Bird Pricing
(until 12/17/18 @ 5:00PM EST)
Member - $790
Non-Member - $890
Student Member - $300
Student Non-Member - $350
Standard Pricing
(after 12/17/18 5:00PM EST)
Member - $890
Non-Member - $990
Student Member - $350
Student Non-Member - $425

9700 International Drive, Orlando, FL 32819, USA
Phone: (407) 996-9700 |
Rates: $179+ Single/Double (Taxes currently 13.5%)


Mears Shared Ride Shuttle
Conference attendees may use a $3 discount coupon on Mears shuttle service from MCO to the Rosen Plaza Hotel.

Online Booking

Reservations must be made directly with Rosen Plaza Hotel by calling the toll-free number (800) 627-8258 or using the link below. Please request the group rate for Society For Experimental Mechanics, Inc. 2018 IMAC Conference & Exposition on Structural Dynamics.

Registration cut-off is January 9, 2019 @ 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.

To make your hotel reservation, click below:
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U. S. Government employees:
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Technical Program


Pre-conference Courses
Courses will be offered on January 26–27, 2019

Join the Exposition!
A comprehensive Exposition of testing and analysis equipment is always a highlight at IMAC. Please contact Exhibits to reserve your booth today: (203) 790-6373 |
View our Exposition Floor Layout


Awards and Honors
MVUQ Best Paper Award
The Model Validation and Uncertainty Quantification (MVUQ) Best Paper Award was established in 2009 to attract high-quality publications and presentations of interest to the MVUQ community at IMAC. The Best Paper award is recognized with a certificate and a monetary award of $500, funded by Los Alamos Dynamics, LLC.
Download MVUQ Award Rules

Optical Techniques and Computer Vision Best Paper Award
The Optical Techniques & Computer Vision Best Paper Award was established in 2018 to attract high quality publications and presentations of interest to the DIC, Computer Vision, and Optical Techniques community at IMAC. The Best Paper award is recognized with a certificate and a monetary award of $500, funded by Trilion Quality Systems. The DIC & Optical Techniques focus group will host a session for the Best Paper Finalists during the IMAC conference, and the award will be presented at the Awards Luncheon on Wednesday of the same conference. The award is open to all IMAC participants; however, students and post-docs are especially encouraged to submit papers.
Download Optical Techniques Award Rules



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