The Department of Structural and Geotechnical Engineering (DISG), Sapienza University of Rome, the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering of Politecnico di Milano (DICA) and the Department of Civil, Chemical and Environmental Engineering of University of Genoa (DICCA) are jointly organizing the Third International Symposium on Dynamics and Aerodynamics of Cables (ISDAC 2023), from 15 to 17 June 2023.

ISDAC 2023 aims to assess current progress in cable dynamics and aerodynamics, developing synergies among researchers in various disciplines from different countries to facilitate joint research projects that are of such scope and magnitude that they cannot be carried out by the individual centres.


This workshop will consist of keynote lectures, technical presentations and panel discussions. Submissions are encouraged in any area related to cable dynamics and aerodynamics and cable structures.


The conference chairs

Vincenzo Gattulli – Sapienza University of Rome

Luca Martinelli – Politecnico di Milano

Marco Lepidi – University of Genoa


• nonlinear cable dynamics

• cable structures and moving cables

• cable aging, fatigue, degradation and failure mechanisms

• laboratory testing of cable dynamics and aerodynamics

• field investigations of cable dynamics and aerodynamics

• computational models for cable dynamics and fluid-structure interaction

• cable vibration control

• cable driven parallel manipulators and cable cranes

• monitoring of cable performance

• environmental and anthropic loads on cable structures

• new materials for structural cables

• design performance criteria





Important dates

Call for abstracts: 15 June 2022
Deadline for abstracts30 November 2022
New deadline for abstracts: 22 December 2022
Abstract acceptance: 15 January 2023
Deadline for papers: 1 April 2023
Paper acceptance: 15 May 2023
Early bird registration: 31 May 2023
Conference start: 15 June 2023



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