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International Symposium on Dynamics and Aerodynamics of Cables

University of Stavanger (UiS) is inviting papers for the second International Symposium on Dynamics and Aerodynamics of Cables (ISDAC 2021), on September 16-17.

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Important information

Chair of ISDAC 2021 organising committee Jasna B. Jakobsen

Key dates:

Deadline for abstract submission: 10 February 2021 Acceptance of abstracts: 1 March Submission of full papers: 1 May Acceptance of full papers: 25 June Early Bird registration: 5 August Conference: 16 - 17 September

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Stavanger city bridge by night (Credit: Fredrik Refvem, Stavanger Aftenblad)

Keynote speakers

From left: Guy L. Larose, Senior Technical Director, Principal, at Rowan Williams Davies & Irwin Inc., Christos Thomas Georgakis, professor at Aarhus University, and Svein Sævik, professor at Norwegian University of Science and Technology

Call for papers

UiS has the pleasure of hosting a symposium devoted to the structural and aerodynamic performance of cables in long-span bridges, transmission lines, guyed masts, marine and other cable supported structures. 

The first International Symposium on Cable Dynamics (ISCD) was organised by Prof. Jean-Louis Lilien and the Association of Engineers of Montefiore (AIM) in Liège in 1995, and followed by the symposia in Tokyo (1997), Trondheim (1999), Montreal (2001), Santa Margherita Ligure (2003), Charleston (2005), Vienna (2007), Paris (2009) and Shanghai (2011).

In 2014, Prof. Christos Georgakis revived the meeting series by hosting the Symposium on Dynamics and Aerodynamics of Cables (SDAC) at the Technical University of Denmark. The event was followed by the First International Symposium on the Dynamics and Aerodynamics of Cables (ISDAC) at the University of Porto, chaired by Prof. Elsa de Sà Caetano, in 2017. 

At UiS we are proud to host the second in the new series of the symposia, ISDAC 2021. The international topic of cable vibrations is highly relevant to the operation and design of slender structures in the challenging environment in Norway.  It gives us additional motivation to arrange the symposium as an active forum for discussions and dissemination of the research.

On behalf of the Organising Committee, I invite your contributions to this event and look forward to welcoming you in Stavanger.

Note: Due to travel restrictions related to the outbreak of the corona virus the symposium, originally planned for 2020, has been rescheduled to 2021.

Symposium topics

The symposium focuses on the exchange of experiences with practical vibration problems in cable structures, the vibrations excitation mechanisms and mechanical properties of cables in-service, and methods to mitigate the vibrations.

We are inviting paper abstracts within the following interrelated themes:

  • Cable fatigue and other degradation and failure mechanisms 
  • Laboratory testing of cable dynamics and aerodynamics
  • Field investigations of cable dynamics and aerodynamics
  • Numerical models for cable dynamics and fluid-structure interaction 
  • Cable vibration control: methods and testing of mitigation devices
  • Monitoring of cable performance and preventive maintenance        
  • Design performance criteria
  • Recommendations and standards.

Abstract submission

To submit a one-page abstract, please use one of the templates below.

Send your abstract to before 10 February 2021.

The conference program will consist of ​keynote lectures, a single oral session and a poster session introduced by a short oral presentation.

The symposium has been rescheduled from 2020 to 2021. Authors of the abstracts which have already been accepted for preparation of a full-length paper are invited to proceed with the paper preparation and submission.   

Contact: Chair of ISDAC 2021 organising committe, Jasna B. Jakobsen (contact details above)

Paper submission

To submit your paper (8 pages), please follow the guidelines in the attached Word and pdf templates (see text below).

The paper submission deadline for the symposium is 1 May 2021. Send your document to


These are the people behind the symposium:

Scientific Committee 

Alberto Zasso

Allan Larsen

Annick D’Auteuil 

Christian Cremona

Christos Georgakis

Delong Zuo

Elsa Caetano

Guy Larose

Heidi Christiansen 

Helmut Wenzel

Jasna Jakobsen

John Macdonald

Jónas Þór Snæbjörnsson

Jungao Wang  

Luca Caracoglia

Masaru Matsumoto

Olivier Flamand

Sean McTavish

Sebastien Langlois

Tomomi Yagi

Vincent Denoel

Vincenzo Gattulli

Wen-li Chen

Yozo Fujino

Organising committee

Jasna Bogunović Jakobsen, chair

Elsa Caetano

Jungao Wang

Nicolò Daniotti


The UiS campus is reserved as the symposium venue.

UiS campus Ullandhaug and one of the nearby fjords.

Depending on the number of participants and the availability, we may consider to move parts of the symposium to a venue outside of the university, in the Stavanger area.

With its population of 200 000, Stavanger is the city that combines the amenities of large urban areas with the warmth of old timber houses and green and open spaces. Our city is only a short distance from the breath-taking outdoor sites in the South West of Norway, such as Pulpit Rock.

More information about the Stavanger region (external website)