Since 1992, the European Mechanics Society (EUROMECH) organizes European Nonlinear Oscillations Conferences (ENOCs) through the European Nonlinear Oscillations Conference Committee (ENOCC). Actually, these events have a much longer tradition, since they are successors of the former ICNO (International Conference on Nonlinear Oscillations) series held from 1961 to 1990 in East-European countries. Starting from the 1st International Conference on Nonlinear Oscillations in Kiev, 1961, twelve ICNOs were organized till 1990. Then, starting with the 1st European Nonlinear Oscillations Conference in Hamburg, 1992, seven ENOCs were organized till 2011 (Prague, Copenhagen, Moscow, Eindhoven, St. Petersburg, Rome).
A comprehensive presentation of the history of ICNO and ENOC was compiled by the former ENOCC-Chair Dick van Campen, and can be downloaded here.
Both the ICNO and ENOC series of conferences intend to be a meeting place for nonlinear dynamics' scientists from all over the world, where in particular "East meets West".
Although the brand name ENOC is still used as the historical abbreviation, the present European Nonlinear Dynamics Conferences organized by EUROMECH aim at covering the complete field of Nonlinear Dynamics, including Multibody Dynamics and coupling to Stability, Identification, Control and (Structural) Optimization.
Presently, ENOCs are the largest, high-quality, scientific events in the broad area of nonlinear dynamics not only in Europe but on a worldwide basis. Indeed, parallel important events organized by other Societies often cover partial aspects of the whole scientific area, for being either more theoretically or more engineering oriented. In contrast, ENOC encompasses many diverse topics ranging from dynamical systems theory to different engineering applications, and collects scholars from theoretical and applied mechanics as well as from applied mathematics and physics, within an actually cross-disciplinary framework.
The 8th European Nonlinear Dynamics Conference (ENOC 2014) was held in Vienna, Austria, in the year 2014 and was organized by the Institute of Mechanics and Mechatronics at Vienna University of Technology.