Welcome to the web site of the 2nd International Conference on Vehicle Body Engineering - VBE2025. The 2nd International Conference on Vehicle Body Engineering will take place at the Faculty of Engineering of the University of Porto (FEUP) on the 6th and 7th of November 2025.

TThis conference will be chaired by Lucas F. M. da Silva (University of Porto, Portugal) and Eduardo A. S. Marques (University of Porto, Portugal). The focus of this conference is the study on the design of the structural components of the vehicle body and by including other transportation sectors (aerospace and railway). Novel research works carried out in various topics within these wider themes will be accepted.

Among the topics covered are: road vehicle structural design, aeronautical structural design, rolling stock structural design, material testing, structural testing, manufacture of complex structures, structural joining methods, structural monitoring, self-healing structures, numerical simulation of structures, numerical simulation of structural components, multibody simulation, impact performance of structures, dynamic behaviour of structures, durability of structures, fatigue design of complex structures and structural ligthtweighing techniques.

Deadline for Submission of Abstracts:

13 June 2025

Notification of Acceptance to Authors:

27 June 2025

Early bird registration:

25 July 2025

Submission of papers (not compulsory)

6 November 2025

Instructions for abstract submission

Abstract template

Abstracts should be sent electronically to Lucas F M da Silva at lucas@fe.up.pt. Indicate in the email if you want oral or poster presentation.


To register for the Conference, please fill in the electronic registration form. Each participant, including authors, is expected to pay the corresponding registration fee.

Early bird (Until 25th July 2025)
Regular delegate - 650 EUR
Student (MSc or PhD) - 550 EUR
Online - Videoconference - 400 EUR

Standard (From 26th July 2025)
Regular delegate - 750 EUR
Student (MSc or PhD) - 650 EUR
Online - Videoconference - 500 EUR

The conference fee includes book of abstracts, lunches, conference dinner, coffee-breaks and reception at the end of the first day.

Cancellation Policy
In case of cancellation, a written notification should be sent to the conference chairman. If it is received prior to September 7th, 2025, registration fees will be refunded with a deduction of €75. No refund can be made after September 7th, 2025.

Payment of Conference Fee
Payments are accepted by bank transfer or credit card. Register here.

 Abreu events - Porto office
 Contact: Ms. Lurdes Catalino
 T.: +351 22 204 3570
 M.: +351 965 101 393


Lucas F M da Silva
Faculdade de Engenharia da Universidade do Porto, Portugal

Eduardo A. S. Marques
Faculdade de Engenharia da Universidade do Porto, Portugal

Organising committee
Ricardo J. C. Carbas
Instituto de Ciência e Inovação em Engenharia Mecânica e Engenharia Industrial, Portugal

Alireza Akhavan-Safar
Instituto de Ciência e Inovação em Engenharia Mecânica e Engenharia Industrial, Portugal

Scientific committee

Aleksander Olejnik (Military University of Technology, Poland)
Alessandro Scattina (Politecnico di Torino, Italy)
Andris Chate (Čate) (Riga Technical University, Latvia)
Araliya Mosleh (University of Porto, Portugal)
Bruno Castanié (INSA Toulouse, France)
Carlos Chaves (EMBRAER, Brazil)
Christoph David (German Aerospace Center, Germany)
Fabian Duddeck (Technical University of Munich, Germany)
Fabian Fischer (Volkswagen AG, Germany)
Giovanni Belingardi (Politecnico di Torino, Italy)
Guangyong Sun (Hunan University, China)
Mahmood M Shokrieh (Iran University of Science and Technology, Iran)
Nuno Peixinho (University of Minho, Portugal)
William Altenhof (Engineering University of Windsor, Canada)
Volnei Tita (University of São Paulo, Brazil)
Xiao Han (Dalian University of Technology, China)


Conference proceedings with the accepted abstracts will be available at the registration.

The full papers will be published in special and regular issues of Discover Mechanical Engineering (Springer), UPorto Journal of Engineering (University of Porto)and in a book of the book series Proceedings in Engineering Mechanics - Research, Technology and Education (Springer), provided they meet the journals standard.

The full papers should be sent to the e-mail lucas@fe.up.pt before the 6th of November 2025. The text should be in single column format and double line spacing.


The conference programme will be made available soon.


The best oral presentation and the best poster will be awarded with a free registration in the VBE2027 conference

Venue and Hotels

Conference venue: Faculdade de Engenharia da Universidade do Porto
Rua Dr. Roberto Frias, 4200-465 Porto, Portugal
If you are arriving by subway (Metro), you should exit at IPO station (walking distance to FEUP).
Note that when travelling from Sá Carneiro airport and from the main train station (Campanhã), there is a SUBWAY/METRO connection, with transboarding in Trindade (Trindade Station) to the IPO station. Information on Metro.

Please consult the list of hotels with special rates. To benefit from this, please access the registration area using online facilities.
For further information about travel and hotels, please contact:
Ms. Lurdes Catalino

T.: +351 22 204 3570
M.: +351 965 101 393