The previous meetings of COMPDYN were held in Rethymno, Crete (2007), in Rhodes (2009) and in Corfu (2011) and attracted 1.200 participants in total.

The increasing necessity to solve complex problems in Structural Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering requires the development of new ideas and innovative methods for providing accurate numerical solutions in affordable computing times.

The purpose of this Conference series is to bring together the scientific communities of Computational Mechanics, Structural Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering in an effort to facilitate the exchange of ideas in topics of mutual interest and to serve as a platform for establishing links between research groups with complementary activities. The communities of Structural Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering will benefit from this interaction, acquainting them with advanced computational methods and software tools which can highly assist in tackling complex problems in dynamic/seismic analysis and design, while also giving the Computational Mechanics community the opportunity to become more familiar with very important application areas of great social impact.

Sessions related to specific topics of the Conference will be introduced by Keynote Lectures which will be complemented by invited Minisymposia, organized by recognized experts in research areas of current interest, as well as by contributed papers.