7-10 MAY 2019, LODZ

Fourth International Conference on Recent Advances in Nonlinear Mechanics


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The conference series entitled Recent Advances in Nonlinear Mechanics (RANM) is designed to gather leading researchers from three major areas of mechanics, namely, dynamics, fluids and materials. We are interested in both fundamental and applied problems, where nonlinearities or nonlinear interactions play major roles.

Conference series has been founded by Marian Wiercigroch from the University of Aberdeen, Scotland, UK. The first conference Conference was held in Aberdeen in August 2005, while the second RANM conference was organized in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia in August 2009 by Ko-Choong Woo of the University of Nottingham in Kuala Lumpur. The third edition took place in Harbin, China in January of 2014, and was organized by Qingjie Cao of the Harbin Institute of Technology.

The fourth RANM conference will be held in Lodz in May 2019 and will hosted by Lodz University of Technology (TUL), which is one of the top ten Technical Universities in Poland. The University's mission is to discover and convey the truth and knowledge by performing modern scientific research, as well as to educate new generations of students and scientists. TUL focuses on creativity, openness and professionalism, which allows it to keep the status of an innovative academic and scientific center.

Lodz is a modern dynamic city with a population of around one milion. At the end of 19th century, it was one of the main centres of the textile industry in the country. It was here where the best craftsmen arrived, developing the industry by opening their factories and manufactories, which are nowadays visible in almost every corner of the city. This is the place, where one of the longest shopping streets in Europe is located (Piotrkowska Street), and this is the land the Nobel Prize winner Władysław Reymont has written about in his novel ‘Ziemia Obiecana’ (‘The Promised Land’), indicating the possibilities, but also the threats of capitalism. Nowadays, almost 600 years since granting the city rights, Lodz is continuously developing, focusing on modern technologies, innovative industry and raising the standard of living of its residents.

Lodz University of Technology
1/15, Stefanowskiego
Lodz 90-924, Poland


Conference Chairs

Professor Marian Wiercigroch, FRSE
Sixth Century Chair and Director
Centre for Applied Dynamics Research (CADR)
School of Engineering, University of Aberdeen, UK
Professor Przemysław Perlikowski
Division of Dynamics, Lodz University of Technology
Lodz, Poland

Local Organizing Committee

Przemysław Perlikowski (chair), Serhii Brezetskyi, Barbara Błażejczyk-Okolewska, Piotr Brzeski, Dawid Dudkowski, Teodora Kopacka, Andrzej Stefański, Jerzy Wojewoda (Conference Secretary)


Division of Dynamics, Lodz University of Technology,
Stefanowskiego 1/15, 90-924 Lodz, POLAND



Professor Serhiy Yanchuk
Technische Universität Berlin Institut für Mathematik, Germany
Professor Awadhesh Prasad
Department of Physics & Astrophysics, University of Delhi, Delhi, India
Professor Łukasz Jankowski
Polish Academy of Sciences, Institute of Fundamental Technological Research, Warszawa, Poland
Professor Hiroshi Yabuno
Graduate School of Systems and Information Engineering, University of Tsukuba, Japan
Professor Wojciech Sumelka
Institute of Structural Engineering, Poznan University of Technology, Poznan, Poland
Professor Giuseppe Rega
Department of Structural and Geotechnical Engineering, Sapienza University of Rome, Rome, Italy
Professor Michael D Gilchrist
School of Mechanical & Materials Engineering, University College Dublin



Professor Stefano Lenci
Polytechnic University of Marche, Ancone, Italy
Professor Jerzy Warmiński
Lublin University of Technology, Lublin, Poland
This symposium is aimed at gathering together people working on dynamics and vibrations of engineering systems, including civil, mechanical, aeronautic, chemical, etc., with emphasis of theoretical developments as well as practical applications. Analytical, numerical and experimental papers with focus on recent advances are welcome. A specific list of topics includes, but it is not limited to:
  •       - Nonlinear dynamics of engineering systems
  •       - Structural vibration
  •       - Dynamics of structures
  •       - Parameter identification
  •       - Non-smooth dynamics
  •       - Time delay engineering systems
  •       - Modeling and simulation of nonlinear systems
  •       - Analytical, numerical and experimental methods
  •       - Applications of nonlinear dynamics
  •       - Stochastic systems
  •       - Dynamics of nano and micro structures

2. Symposium on Nonlinear Phenomena in Physics

Professor Jürgen Kurths
Humboldt University of Berlin, Berlin, Germany
Professor Yuri Maistrenko
Institute of Mathematics and Center for Medical and Biotechnical Research, NAS of Ukraine
The goal of the symposium is to propagate model trends in complex systems at the border of nonlinear physics and mechanics, applied mathematics, and theoretically-oriented life science. Traditional studies on synchronization, chaos, and bifurcation will be presented in parallel with novel discoveries in dynamical networks such as chimera states, giving a challenging opportunity for new horizons in pattern formation, nonlinear waves, networks, active media, long-range interactions, other fields. Gathering together young and experienced scientists from theory and experiments an exclusive possibility will be created for exchanging ideas at the cutting edge of nonlinear science and applications.
  •       - Synchronization
  •       - Chaos and bifurcations
  •       - Chimera states
  •       - Systems with time delay
  •       - Neuro-biological systems
  •       - Multi-stability
  •       - Complex networks
  •       - Analysis of time series

3. Symposium on Solid Mechanics and Materials

Professor Maria Kotełko
Lodz University of Technology, Lodz, Poland
Professor Tomasz Kubiak
Lodz University of Technology, Lodz, Poland
This symposium is focused on a variety of topics concerning mechanics of solids and materials, particularly widely treated dynamics of structures, including dynamic stability, structural impact and problems of seismic resistant structures, as well as up-to-date developments in mechanics of modern structural materials, such as granular and composite materials and smart materials. The allied fields (numerical methods and many others) can also be discussed within the symposium. A specific list of topics is given below:
  •       - Thin-walled structures
  •       - Buckling, dynamic buckling
  •       - Structural impact
  •       - Numerical methods (FEM, BEM)
  •       - Structures made of steel and composite materials
  •       - Seismic structural analysis
  •       - Granular materials and composite
  •       - Materials properties, measuring techniques
  •       - MEMS, NANO, and smart materials and structures


Bala Balachandran (College Park)

Soumitro Banerjee (Kolkata)

Barbara Blazejczyk-Okolewska (Lodz)

Miha Boltezar (Ljubljana)

John Brindley (Leeds)

Qingjie Cao (Harbin)

Matthew Cartmell (Glasgow)

Anindya Chaterjee (Kanpur)

Guanrong Chen (Hong Kong)

Syamal K. Dana (Kolkata)

Emmanuel Detournay (Minneapolis)

Zuzana Dimitrovová (Lisbon)

Dan Dubina (Timisoara)

Ulrike Feudel (Oldenburg)

Paulo Goncalves (Rio de Janeiro)

Sayan Gupta (Madras)

Katica R. (Stevanović) Hedrih (Belgrade, Nis)

Takashi Hikihara (Kyoto)

Haiyan Hu (Beijing)

Mike Jeffrey (Bristol)

Tomasz Kapitaniak (Lodz)

Maria Kotełko (Lodz)

Tomasz Kubiak (Lodz)

Jügen Kurths (Postdam)

Stefano Lenci (Ancona)

Grzegorz Litak (Lublin)

Caishan Liu (Beijing)

Lifeng Ma (Xi’an)

Yuri Maistrenko (Kiev)

Radosław Mania (Lodz)

Ewa Magnucka-Blandzi (Poznań)

Jerzy Małachowski (Warszawa)

Emil Manoach (Sofia)

Carlos Mazzilli (Sao Paulo)

Yuri Mikhlin (Kharkov)

John Mottershead (Liverpool)

Tom Mullin (Manchester)

Vladimir Nikora (Aberdeen)

Wieslaw Ostachowicz (Gdansk)

Ekaterina Pavlovskaia (Aberdeen)

Przemysław Perlikowski (Lodz)

Awadhesh Prasad (Delhi)

Giuseppe Rega (Rome)

Pedro Ribeiro (Porto)

Tomasz Sadowski (Lublin)

Ilmar Santos (Lyngby)

Marcelo Savi (Rio de Janeiro)

Janko Slavic (Ljubljana)

Wieslaw Staszewski (Krakow)

Andrzej Stefański (Lodz)

Viorel Ungureanu (Timisoara)

Pankaj Wahi (Kanpur)

Jerzy Warminski (Lublin)

Marian Wiercigroch (Aberdeen)

Jerzy Wojewoda (Lodz)

Ko-Choong Woo (Kuala Lumpur)

Serhiy Yanchuk (Berlin)

Daniil Yurchenko (Edinburgh)

Slawomir Zolkiewski (Gliwice)


The detailed program can be downloaded HERE (updated May 6).
This is final version. Any changes may occur only in emergency cases.

For your information, see map of the Politechnika to find the event buildings:
A18: Welcome Reception
B28: Main Event Rooms


Conference proceedings are not planned but selected papers will be invited to be submitted to peer review journals including European Physical Journal Special Topics (IF 1.947), International Journal of Mechanical Sciences (IF 3.570), Physica D (IF 1.960) and Meccanica (2.221).


15/09/2018 Beginning of abstract submission
05/02/2019 Abstract submission deadline
15/02/2019 Acceptance notifications
15/02/2019 Early registration deadline
10/04/2019 Registration deadline


Early Bird Registration before 15 February 2019
Participant EUR 390
Student* EUR 320
Accompanying Person** EUR 200
Late Registration after 15 February 2019
Participant EUR 460
Student* EUR 380
Accompanying Person** EUR 250
Participant EUR 560
Student* EUR 480
Accompanying Person** EUR 250
The registration fee will cover the registration pack (a book of abstracts, coffee breaks, lunches, welcome reception and conference banquet and the half-day excursion).
The Registration Fee for the Conference should be transfered to the following account:
* PL56 1240 3028 1978 0000 2822 2358, SWIFT code: PKOPPLPW
Address data: Bank PEKAO SA, II Oddział w Łodzi, Ul. Piotrkowska 270, 90-361 ŁÓDŹ
Beneficiary address: Politechnika Lodzka, 90-924 Lodz, ul. Zeromskiego 116, Poland
Reference title: Name Surname of Participant - RANM 07.05-10.05.2019r.
* Conference banquet not included, ticket can be purchased separately for EUR 60.
** The registration fee will cover get together party, the conference banquet, half-day excursion and a full day excursion with lunch.


Transport to the Conference location in Lodz by public transport:
By plane: Poland has a regularly scheduled air service available from over 30 major air centers in Europe, North America and Far East.
Lodz Airport –
The nearest airports:
Warsaw - about 140 km from Lodz,, then use train to Warszawa Centralna (follow: By train).
Poznan - about 210 km from Lodz,
By train: From the main railway stations: Warszawa Centralna or Gdańsk Główny, Kraków Główny, Poznań Główny
to Łódź Fabryczna (the main railway station in Lodz) or Łódź Widzew, Łódź Kaliska, Łódź Chojny.
Train time-table is available here:
By bus: PKS LODZ - the timetable you can reach at: and
Transport to the Symposium Venue in Lodz by car: See the Google map of Poland’s routes.

We do not have specific contract with any hotel, but we are glad to recommend several hotels nearby (close to the University and Conference place) that have appropriate standard.

Qubus Hotel: appr. 15 mins walk.
Hotel DoubleTree by Hilton: appr. 23 mins walk.
Holiday Inn Lodz Hotel: appr. 17 mins walk.
Focus Hotel:,30.html appr. 27 mins walk.
Hotel Ambasador Centrum Lodz: appr. 33 mins walk.
Novotel Lodz Centrum: appr. 30 mins walk.
Hotel Tobaco: appr. 33 mins walk.

Walking times according to Google Maps.
You may also find some budget hotels in the area.

General Data Protection Regulation

At Recent Advances in Nonlinear Mechanics 2019 we take your privacy seriously and will only use your personal information to administer your account and to provide the mobile USB Pen Drive with brief summary of conference program.
We use the information we hold on you to process your order, manage your account and personalise your use of the RANM website, as well as posting or emailing a book of abstracts and offers to you should you opt in. We will never share your personal data for marketing communications outside the conference series entitled Recent Advances in Nonlinear Mechanics (RANM).
We keep your personal data secure and store as archival timeless years. We work with the scientific committee members and the conference organisers with whom we may share your data with for administrative purposes.
Please note filming and photography will take place during RANM2019 events. Your images will be held in accordance with the Regulation (EU) 2016/679 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 27 April 2016 on the protection of natural persons with regard to the processing of personal data and on the free movement of such data, and repealing Directive 95/46/EC (General Data Protection Regulation). Images of yourself captured in the video recordings and/or photographs will be the copyright of RANM2019. They may be used in RANM website or conference papers.
You can request organisers to stop using your images at any time, in which case they will not be used in future materials but may continue to appear in materials already in circulation.


The conference will take place in TUL Sports and Education Centre “Sports Bay”