The purpose of the Congress is to provide opportunities for scientists and engineers working in the field of mechanics to exchange new ideas and concepts, discuss current research and establish a basis for future collaborations.
The Congress will last four days, including the half-day excursion to Rila Monastery. The presentations will be organized in six pre-determined sessions. There will be plenary and invited lectures, regular oral and poster presentations.  Those who wish to organize mini-symposia on special or interdisciplinary topics should contact the Organizing Committee before 31 March 2009 (e-mail: congress@imbm.bas.bg). 




General Topics in Mechanics
Analytical mechanics; Stability analysis and control of body motion;  Control theory; Vibration; Dynamical systems, Theory of mechanisms and machines; Computational mechanics; Thermodynamics and statistical mechanics, History of mechanics.

Solid Mechanics
Elasticity; Plasticity; Damage and fracture; Composite materials; Smart materials; Material modelling; Beams, plates and shells; Dynamics of structures; Noise and vibrations; Contact problems, Coupled fields; Impact and wave propagation; Seismic mechanics; Micro- and nano-mechanics.

Fluid Mechanics
Viscous fluids; Conducting and magnetic fluids; Compressible and rarefied gases; Boundary layers; Bubbles and drops; Thin films and jets;  Multiphase flows; Flow in porous media; Waves; Turbulence; Heat and mass transfer; Combustion and flames; Microfluidics; Geophysical and environmental fluid dynamics; Experimental methods in fluid mechanics, Ship hydrodynamics.

Mechanics of Multi-Body Systems
Kinematics and dynamics of multi-body systems; Mechatronics; Robotics; Identification of mechanical systems; Control and optimization of structures and mechanisms; Micro- and nano-robotics; Mobile robots.

Biological flows; Mechanics of the cardiovascular system; Biorheology; Molecular biomechanics, Tissue engineering, Mechanics of bones and tissues; Locomotion; Orthotics and prosthetics; Rehabilitation robotics; Human-robot interaction.

Experimental Mechanics
Materials testing; Hybrid techniques; Non-destructive control methods and devices; Noise and vibration; Instrumentation.


A. Baltov - Institute of Mechanics-BAS, Sofia
St. Radev - Institute of Mechanics-BAS, Sofia


V. Alexandrov (Higher School of Transport-Sofia)


L. Lilov (Sofia University)

St. Bachvarov (Technical University-Sofia)Y. Maximov (Technical University -Gabrovo)
B. Bankov (VSU-Sofia)M. Mihovski (Institute of Mechanics-BAS)
I. Baychev (UCEG-Sofia)N. Minchev (Technical University-Varna)
N. Boncheva (Institute of Mechanics-BAS)K. Minkov (Institute of Mechanics-BAS)
E. Gdoutos (Democritus University of Thrace, Xanthi)Z. Mroz (IPPT-Warsaw) - to be confirmed
Yu. Engelbrecht (Inst. of Cybernetics, Tallinn)F. Pastrone (Torino University)
V. Galabov (Technical University-Sofia)M. Popova (Univ. Chem. Techn. and Metall.-Sofia)
?. Gorkunov (Inst. Engng Sci, RAS, Ural Branch)A. Rachev (Georgia Institute of Technology, USA)
D. Gross (TU-Darmstadt)L. Tsenov (CLSMEE-BAS)
K. Hadjov (Univ. Chem. Techn. and Metall.-Sofia)
K. Vesselinov (Technical University-Sofia)
Ts. Ivanov (Sofia University)Yu. Yanovski (IAMech-RAS, Moscow)
Ya. Ivanov (Institute of Mechanics-BAS)G. Zachariev (CLPCM-BAS)
J. Ivanova (Institute of Mechanics-BAS)Z. Zapryanov (Sofia University)
P. Kolev (Higher School of Transport-Sofia)V. Zhivkov (Technical University-Sofia)
 A. Liolios (Democritus University of Thrace, Xanthi)