Report on SDSS 2022
Updated: Nov 22
The 23rd edition of the International Colloquium on Stability and Ductility of Steel
Structures (SDSS 2022) was held at the University of Aveiro, from 14 to 16 of
September. This year’s conference commemorated 50 years for the successful
SDSS colloquia series that started in Paris, France (1972). Prior to Aveiro,
Portugal (2022), the most recent five editions were held in Budapest, Hungary
(2002), Lisbon, Portugal (2006), Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (2010), Timisoara, Romania
(2016) and Prague, Czech Republic (2019).
The International Colloquia on Stability and Ductility of Steel Structures, which have
been supported by the Structural Stability Research Council (SSRC) and by the
European Convention for Constructional Steelwork (ECCS), have been a forum for
discussion and dissemination, by researchers and designers, of the most recent
advances in theoretical, numerical and experimental research in the field of stability
and ductility of steel and composite steel and concrete structures.
The opening session of SDSS 2022 included remarks from the Rector of the
University of Aveiro (Prof. Paulo Jorge Ferreira), the Director of DECivil (Prof.
Claudino Cardoso), representatives of SSRC (Prof. Larry Fahnestock) and ECCS
(Prof. Bert Snijder) and the Chair of the Organizing Committee of SDSS 2022 (Prof.
Paulo Vila Real).
More than 190 submissions were received from all over the world, and after the
reviewing process, 136 presentations were selected covering many important
issues for modern research on stability and ductility of steel structures. The
conference had 160 participants from 25 different countries, being organized in
three parallel sessions during three days, and four keynote lectures given by
Professors Dinar Camotim (Portugal), Larry Fahnestock (USA), Raffaele Landolfo
(Italy) and Guo-Qiang Li (China). A best paper award was made, and the winner
and the other five nominees will be published in Steel Construction: Design and
The proceedings of SDSS 2022 were published and are available online through
Ernst & Sohn (Wiley) in the online collection for conference papers in civil
engineering, ce/papers (Ernst & Sohn Verlag, Berlin).