iDICs 2017 Conference & Workshop

The iDICs 2017 Conference and Workshop provides a forum to extend the frontiers of DIC technology, standardize its use, and improve its practice. This meeting brings together leading experts from industry, academia, and laboratories from around the world. Since it’s inception in 2015, it has become the centralized nucleus for the state-of-the-art in DIC.

Partnering Organizations

Conference Program

Abstract submission: Abstract deadline extended to September 12, email an abstract (up to one page with figures allowed) to

Abstract Template

Online Registration

Hotel Reservations

(The link above allows reservations within the contracted nights only: Check in on November 5 with check out on November 10. For additional nights, contact the hotel directly.)

November 6-9, 2017, Barcelona, Spain

Present a talk or simply come learn about the latest developments in the following DIC fields:

  • Ultra-high speed DIC
  • Uncertainty quantification
  • Novel applications of DIC
  • Volumetric DIC
  • Educational uses for DIC
  • DIC standardization
  • Global methods
  • Adaptive DIC
  • Biomaterial applications
  • Civil and mechanical engineering applications
  • DIC best practices
  • Algorithms/computational methods
  • Outdoor/large scale testing

Conference Coordinator: Kathy Loeppky,, (505) 844-2376

Call for Submissions

Download the call here


Online Registration

Registration Fees:

Regular early registration (ends Oct. 30th): $725

Regular registration: $875

Student early registration (ends Oct. 30th): $450, students who register early qualify for a $200 scholarship

Student registration: $500, $200 student scholarship if available

Short course (with conference attendance) no student discount: $350 full day, $175 half day, per course

Short course (without conference attendance): $500 per course (full or half day)


Instructional Day, November 6th

DIC User Variables and Data Tuning – Instructor: Tim Schmidt (Trilion/GOM)

Material Identification and Model Validation via Full-Field Measurements – Instructor: Pascal Lava (MatchID)

An introduction into GOM Correlate – Instructor: Markus Klein (GOM)

Combining DIC and FFT for High Speed Vibration Analysis – Instructor: Correlated Representative

Good and Bad DIC Practices and Recognizing the Difference – Moderators: Mark Iadicola (NIST), Phillip Reu (Sandia) and a broad panel of experts

Plenary Speakers

Katia Genovese

Associate Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Basilicata

Not-conventional DIC methods for biomechanical applications

Prof. Genovese received a M.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering at Polytechnic of Bari, Italy, and Ph.D. in Experimental Mechanics at University ‘Federico II’ in Naples (2002). She worked as a research scientist at Laser Research Centre – Italy and as visiting scholar at Nottingham University – UK, Union College – USA , Centro de Investigacíones en Óptica – Mexico, Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Mines – France, Texas A&M University – USA, Yale University – USA , University of Arizona – USA, Benemerita Universitad Autonoma de Puebla – Mexico, Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina – Brazil. From 2002 to 2015, she joined the Mechanical Engineering Dept. at the University of Basilicata (Potenza, Italy), as Assistant Professor in Machine Design. She has lectured at Polytechnic of Bari and University of Lecce on Advanced Optical Techniques for Stress Analysis and was also the chair of the Optical Method Division and Inverse Methods Division of the International Society of Experimental Mechanics (SEM) for the period 2009-2012. She has authored 40 journal papers, and over 60 papers on International Conference Proceedings. Her research areas concern optical methods for shape and deformation measurement (Moiré, Electronic Speckle Pattern Interferometry, Fringe Projection, Digital Image Correlation) and hybrid experimental/numerical methods for material characterization. She is currently an Associate Professor in Machine Design and Head of the Experimental Mechanics Laboratory of the School of Engineering at University of Basilicata.

François Hild

Research Professor, Laboratory of Mechanics and Technology, Cachan

On the integration of measured data in numerical simulations at the microscale

François Hild is a CNRS Research Professor at the Laboratory of Mechanics and Technology in Cachan (France). Dr. Hild’s current areas of research include experimental mechanics, 2D and 3D computer vision, and mechanics of materials. He has advised more than 30 Ph.D. students, and has coauthored about 220 journal papers. He serves as associate technical editor of the journal Experimental Mechanics and deputy editor of Journal of Strain Analysis for Engineering Design. He also sits on the editorial boards of Optics and Lasers in Engineering, Instrumentation, Mesures et Métrologie.

Hotel Information

Crowne Plaza Barcelona

Avenida Rius I Taulet, 1-3
Barcelona, Spain

Hotel Reservations

Important Dates

September 12, 2017 (12:00 midnight) Due date for abstract submissions (up to one page with figures allowed), email abstracts to

September 15, 2017 Abstract acceptance review process completion and author notification

October 30, 2017 End of early registration