We are delighted to invite you to participate in the joint Annual European Rheology Conference (AERC 2022) and the VIII Iberian Meeting on Rheology (IBEREO 2022) in Seville, Spain, 26th-28th April 2022.
As were the preceding meetings, the AERC 2022 is organised under the umbrella of the European Society of Rheology and aims to cover all the fields where rheology is relevant for the advancement of scientific knowledge and technology. Ranging from the topics of more academic interest to a variety of industrial applications, it also seeks to contribute to tackling the issues of sustainable development and societal welfare, in consonance with the motto of the congress: Transdisciplinary Rheology, a bridge to sustainable progress and welfare.
The AERC 2022 will be jointly organized with the Iberian Meeting on Rheology Conference, the VIII IBEREO. The Iberian conferences are organized biennially, in turns in Portugal and Spain, by enthusiastic volunteers who provide a friendly and informal atmosphere among both experienced and young rheologists.
The joint AERC-IBEREO conference is also inspired by the former IV European Rheology Conference, held in Seville in 1994, seeking to lay the foundations for a welcoming environment to provide an excellent platform for networking, giving space for debates and encouraging the exchange of ideas.
The pandemic forced us to postpone the conference that was previously scheduled for April 2021. We now hope to be able to hold the AERC2022 conference fully on-site. However, some rearrangements may still have to be taken in accordance with the applicable restrictions on health safety (e.g., by allowing online streaming for communications).
Apart from the conference, you are welcome to enjoy Seville, the capital of Spain's Andalusia region, a buoyant city whose many cultures are reflected in its cuisine, buildings, art and history. The city's historic centre will seduce you with its intoxicating mix of magnificent Mudejar palaces, baroque churches and winding medieval lanes. We cordially encourage you to experience the marvels of Seville and its surroundings: eating tapas in El Arenal, La Alameda, Triana or the city centre; walking through the narrow streets of Santa Cruz quarter or beside the Guadalquivir River looking at the astonishing Triana bridge; or drinking sangria around the modern Metropol Parasol. You should also take the time to head to one of its Flamenco clubs and enjoy the intensity of a centuries-old tradition.