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Seventh International Conference on Coupled Instabilities in Metal Structures (CIMS 2016)


oin the world`s experts in structural stability at CIMS 2016 and have your voice heard in the conversation to advance our understanding of the complex interactive stability problems associated with thin-walled and slender structures. The seventh international conference on Coupled Instabilities in Metal Structures, CIMS 2016, will be held at the Royal Sonesta Hotel, Baltimore, Maryland, USA. The conference is being organized by the Cold-Formed Steel Research Consortium and its Director Ben Schafer from Johns Hopkins University. Also join Dr. Schafer and his colleagues at the Wei-Wen Yu International Specialty Conference on Cold-Formed Steel Structures 2016 immediately following the CIMS 2016 conference at the Royal Sonesta Hotel.

Event Type:
Nov. 7-8, 2016
Royal Sonesta Hotel
Baltimore , MD , USA

Abstracts and Papers
Call for Abstracts
Those wishing to participate in the conference are invited to submit a single page abstract of about 500 words supplemented by one or two figures which together should clearly indicate the proposed paper content and highlight the advances made and contribution to knowledge in their specific area of research. Abstracts should be sent to the organizing committee before 31 January 2016. If your abstract is accepted by the reviewing committee, you will be notified by 22 February 2016. (Note, abstract submissions are now closed for CIMS.)

Submission of Papers
After submitting your abstract and receiving notification of acceptance, please begin to prepare your full paper for submission. A paper template in Word format will be provided in an email to the submitting author, or you may request it from Camera-ready papers should be sent to the organizing committee before 4 May 2016. You will be notified of the acceptance of the your penultimate manuscript by 31 May 2016. Please attach your paper in an email sent to this address: The file should be in PDF format.

The language of the conference will be English including the communication of presentations and the publication of the conference proceedings. It is expected that the standard and quality of the layout and general presentation of papers will be high and to facilitate this requirement all abstracts and full papers will be reviewed by members of the International Scientific Committee. Instructions for the preparation of full papers will be automatically sent out to all authors of accepted abstracts.
Publication of Papers

Only those refereed papers presented at the conference will be published in the Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Coupled Instabilities in Metal Structures. In addition a selection of papers will be chosen as those which are considered to be associated with a high degree of quality research and authors will be asked for extended versions of these to be published in a special issue of the international journal of Thin-Walled Structures.

Important Deadlines
Submission of Abstracts: 31 December 2015 (passed)
Notification of Acceptance of Abstracts: 31 January 2016 (passed)
Submission of Camera Ready Manuscript: 4 May 2016
Notification of Final Acceptance of Full Manuscript: 31 May 2016

Keynote Speakers

CIMS2016 is pleased to announce that Professor Greg Hancock, Professor Dinar Camotim, and Professor Sandor Adany have all agreed to provide keynote lectures on key aspects of coupled instabilities in metal structures. Additional details forthcoming.

Conference Program

CIMS2016 will consist of a two day program with keynote lectures in the morning followed by multiple tracks of papers presented throughout the day. Additional details forthcoming.

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