The symposium of “Mechanical Engineering” will be held in the scope of the 5th Doctoral Congress Engineering (DCE’23) which will be hosted at FEUP, Porto, Portugal on the 15th and 16th of June 2023.

Symposium organizers are pleased to invite you to share ongoing work or results of PhD Thesis, Master Dissertation or Bachelor Project.

Topics of interest include (but are not limited to):

  • Adhesive Joints
  • Automation and Control
  • Biomechanics
  • Computational Mechanics
  • Dynamic Analysis
  • Energy Systems
  • Experimental Mechanics
  • Fluid Mechanics
  • Friction and Tribology
  • Industrial Design
  • Materials and Manufacturing Processes
  • Mechanics of Composite Materials



Deadline Extension: 16th April 2023

Accepts abstracts/papers for oral communication/poster.

Abstracts should follow the provided template. Please check the ‘Instructions for authors’ page.

All abstracts must be submitted in English. Material presented in the Symposium and included in the book of abstracts should be novel and must respect copyrights.



Registration (Payment)

Registration is mandatory for all participants.

At least one author of each accepted and revised abstract must be registered in the event, with a paid fee, for the abstracts’ reference to appear in the Symposium Book of Abstracts and be published in the Proceedings.

All PRODEM students (participants and/or authors of submitted abstracts), MEM students (authors), LEM students (authors), and Computational Mechanics students (authors) who wish to register in DCE23’s Symposium in Mechanical Engineering, will have their registration costs covered (after registration, please wait for the confirmation email).

All others (students/candidates, researchers and professors) – from FEUP or outside – that wish to register in the Symposium on Mechanical Engineering may have their registrations sponsored, upon request (please contact



  • Speakers (TBD)
  • Poster presentations
  • Oral communications



Presentation (oral communication/poster)

At least one of the authors is required to attend the symposium to present the communication or the poster.

The submission author should indicate if oral or poster presentation is preferred (on the submission platform), but please note that the Scientific Committee takes the final decision.



All accepted and revised abstracts, with at least one author registered in the Congress with a paid fee, will be published in the Symposium Book of Abstracts (with ISBN).

Authors may be invited to publish on a special issue of the UPJournal of Enginnering (Scopus indexed) after the Conference.




Authors of accepted abstracts, presented at the Congress, will be eligible for ‘Best poster presentation’ and ‘Best oral communication’ awards.



Symposium Committee

Symposium Chairs

  • Armando Carlos Figueiredo Coelho de Oliveira | FEUP

Symposium Organizing Committee

  • Ana Francisca Carvalho Alves | PRODEM
  • António Manuel Couto Carneiro | PRODEM
  • João Duarte Marques Marafona | PRODEM
  • Jorge Wolfs Gil | PRODEM
  • Mariana Rocha Carvalho | PRODEM

Scientific Committee

  • Abel Dias dos Santos | FEUP
  • António Jośe Ramos Silva | FEUP
  • Armando Carlos Figueiredo Coelho de Oliveira | FEUP
  • Eduardo André de Sousa Marques | FEUP
  • João Manuel Ribeiro da Silva Tavares | FEUP
  • Joaquim Gabriel Magalhães Mendes | FEUP
  • Jorge Humberto Oliveira Seabra | FEUP
  • José Fernando Dias Rodrigues | FEUP
  • José Manuel de Almeida César de Sá | FEUP
  • Marcelo Francisco de Sousa Ferreira de Moura | FEUP
  • Mário Augusto Pires Vaz | FEUP
  • Renato Manuel Natal Jorge | FEUP