The German-Greek-Polish Symposia are organized regularly every three years in one of the participating countries. These special meetings were initiated by Profs. R. Bogacz, A. Kounadis and O. Mahrenholtz in 1991 and continued after 2000 by Profs J.T. Katsikadelis, R. Kienzler and W. Kurnik. They have a more than 25 years old “history”.
- 1st, September 1991 in Pułtusk, Poland
- 2nd, September 1996 in Bad Honnef, Germany
- 3rd, September 1998 in Xanthi, Greece
- 4th, September 2001 in Pułtusk, Poland
- 5th, September 2004 in Bad Honnef, Germany
- 6th, September 2007 in Alexandroupolis, Greece.
- 7th, September 2010 in Poznań, Poland
- 8th, September 2013 in Goslar, Germany
The present German-Greek-Polish Symposium is the 9th of the series. It is locally organized by the Technical University of Crete and takes place in Kolymbari, Chania, Greece, hosted by the Orthodox Academy of Crete www.oac.gr.
The fundamental purpose of these meetings has been to bring together about 15 expert participants from Germany, Greece and Poland each, especially young researchers, and discuss the latest advances in the wide field of Applied Mechanics. Throughout, the presentations attempt to achieve the highest scientific level and the Symposia have been very successful both in terms of advancing scientific progress and furthering friendship and personal interaction among the participants. Distinguished people of mechanics have participated in the Symposia. Most of the presented contributions at the Symposium are published in special issues of the AAM journal after review according to the journal standards.