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Dear Colleagues,

We are delighted to announce that thanks to your overwhelming response, and thanks to the tireless efforts of the Track Chairs and Symposium Organizers, we have received an unprecedented number of abstracts (~700) for the 53rd SES Annual Technical Meeting.

Unfortunately, this also puts us at the very limit of the total number of presentations that we can physically accommodate at the conference venue for the duration of SES2016. We are therefore now regrettably forced to adhere to the scheduled deadline of June 15 for abstract submissions.

We understand of course that there may be additional researchers out there who may benefit from an extension of the submission deadline. We are therefore deeply sorry that the situation does not allow us to do so.

We will soon open the registration site on this website so attendees can register for the conference. We will also soon open the site for submissions for Student Poster Competition on this website. Please stay tuned for these developments.

We are very excited at the huge number of excellent abstracts that we did receive and we look forward to a very vibrant and exciting conference. We look forward to welcoming you all at College Park in October.

Thanks and best regards,

Abhijit and Teng

Abstract submission reopened until Sunday, June 26 (23:59 EDT)

Thanks once again to the SES community for an overwhelming number of submissions (over 700 abstracts) to the 58 symposia in SES2016. Due to very strong continuing interest, in consultation with SES board, we are re-opening the submission window for a week, for authors who were not able to make the original deadline. The new deadline is Sunday, June 26, 2016 (23:59 EDT). Please be sure to submit before this final deadline. We look forward to a robust abstract pool for a very high-quality conference. Information on submissions for student poster competition will be provided at a future date. Please do not hesitate to contact us at SES2016@umd.edu if you have any questions.

SES2016 Call for Abstracts

Dear Colleagues,

The 53rd Annual Technical Meeting of the Society of Engineering Science (SES2016) will be hosted by the University of Maryland (UMD) during 2-5 October 2016 at the College Park Marriott Hotel & Conference Center.  

We cordially invite scientists, engineers, and students to submit abstracts for oral presentations to SES2016. We welcome abstract submission to the topical symposia in SES2016 that are categorized into the following tracks:

  • Awards Symposia
  • Mechanics of Fluids and Thermal Systems
  • Mechanics of Biological and Soft Materials
  • Mechanics of Solids and Structures
  • Mechanics in Materials Science
  • Dynamics and Controls
  • Student Poster Competition

Individual symposia in each track are listed here.

The SES2016 will also have a student poster competition. Information about this poster competition will be posted soon on the SES2016 website. Please stay tuned for more information.

Registration will be open soon.

For technical questions on abstract submission, please email help@agendapop.com. For general questions about SES2016, please email SES2016@umd.edu.

We look forward to receiving your submissions!

SES2016 Co-chairs:  Abhijit Dasgupta (dasgupta@umd.edu), Teng Li (lit@umd.edu)

Q&A on abstract submission

Q. Are there guidelines for abstract submission?

A: Yes, click “Submit Abstract” button at https://www.tavatta.com/cms/index.php?conference=ses&schedConf=ses2016, it shows the following submission guidelines:

  1. A title*
  2. List of all authors and their affiliations*  (note that the website refers adding co-authors as adding speakers)
  3. An abstract (350 words maximum)*
  4. Contact information for corresponding author (phone and email)*
  5. Contact information for presenter if different from corresponding author (phone and email)*
  6. Optional: attachment of abstract and bio
  7. Optional: A one-paragraph bio for the presenter that includes full name, credentials, current job title and current affiliation (150 word maximum)
  8. Optional: A color, high-resolution portrait photo for the presenter (please use presenter’s last name in file name) – your portrait photo will show up in the program and attendee list in the SES2016 mobile phone app


Q. Does SES2016 publish extended abstracts or full papers?

A: No, it has been a tradition for SES conferences to have technical presentations and poster sessions only. No extended abstracts or full papers will be published.

Q. What is the duration of each session, regular presentations and invited presentations?

A: Each session will be 100 min. A regular presentation will be 20 minutes long and an invited presentation will be 40 minutes long. For example, a session can have 5 regular presentations or 1 invited plus 3 regular presentations.


The Society of Engineering Science (SES) Technical Meeting is held annually to foster and promote the exchange of ideas and information among the various disciplines of engineering and the fields of physics, chemistry, mathematics, bioengineering, and related scientific and engineering fields.

The 53rd Annual Technical Meeting of the Society of Engineering Science (SES) will be hosted by the University of Maryland (UMD) 2-5 October 2016 at the College Park Marriott Hotel & Conference Center.

UMD is one of the premier research institutions in the United States and in the world, and has longstanding research strengths across a broad array of disciplines, and supports research addressing the most serious global challenges we currently face. UMD places the highest emphasis upon innovation, and our location near the nation’s capital, and in the vibrant state of Maryland, infuses everything we do and accomplish as a university, maximizes the impact of our research, offers our students and faculty a wide range of opportunities, and keeps our researchers focused on the most urgent and important global problems.