The Solid Mechanics Conferences have been organized by the Institute of Fundamental Technological Research since 1953. The Conferences have maintained high scientific standard and served as a forum for the exchange of ideas and research information. The aim of the Conference is to bring together researchers from different countries and to create for them the possibility for the presentation and discussion of scientific results from a wide area of solid mechanics. The opening of the conference takes place in The Old Library of Warsaw University on the 30th August. More details on SolMech 2016 are available at the conference website: