If your abstract is selected as a ‘Reserve Oral’ then you are invited to submit a paper to the special issue of Engineering Fracture Mechanics following the conference. Additionally, there will be a prize for the best poster(s) presented at the conference. We will also invite the authors of a selection of the best posters presented at the conference to submit their paper to the special issue. These decisions will be taken at the conference and will be communicated at the time to the authors.