About the Event
About theEvent



Unfortunately due to restrictions related to COVID19, the Workshop IX Connection will not be possible in Coimbra in July 2021, instead the following scheme is adopted:

Webinar IX connections - 1: 22 July 2021 (2pm - 7pm (CET))

This webinar will be online and it will have 2 sessions (Programme here): 

- Session on standardisation - Invited speakers will present the developments in the actual regulamentation around the world, followed by participants discussion. 

- Session on research challenges - All participants are invited to present a pitch of 3 min. about the main research challenges, followed by participants discussion.

At the end, an online indexed publication with papers already submitted in 2020 (or improved) is possible.


Workshop IX connections - 2: 6-8 June 2022

This workshop will be held at Coimbra and it includes social program starting from 4 June 2022. 

After July 2021, a new call for new papers (or improved papers) will be open. Deadline for submissions will be 31 January, 2022. Proceeding will be published in book after the Workshop including comments by Rapporteurs.    


Connections IX Coimbra

The University of Coimbra at Portugal and the Czech Technical University in Praha at Czech Republic are now planning one of the most important events dedicated to structural Connections in Steel Structures: Workshop Connections IX, in the city of Coimbra on June 6-8, 2022. It provides a great opportunity for researchers to meet and discuss real-world problems where research is needed, as well as the opportunities provided by leading-edge research.


This workshop Connections IX is organized every fourth year, co-sponsored by the European Convention for Constructional Steelwork (ECCS) and the American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC). Last International Workshop on Connections in Steel Structures have been in Amsterdam (The Netherlands, 2004), Chicago (USA, 2008), Timisoara (Romania, 2012) and Boston (USA, 2016). Workshop attendance is by invitation only, and is limited to researchers, designers, fabricators and steel industry representatives with significant expertise in the areas of behaviour, strength and design of connections for steel structures.


The workshops have been uniquely successful, with the publication of one book per edition with high-quality papers. The results and recommendations have had a pronounced influence on standards, codes and practice in a number of countries.