This 1st International Symposium on Uncertainty Quantification and Stochastic Modeling (Uncertainties 2012) arises from the scientific community´s interest in having a proper forum for discussion of academic, scientific and technical aspects of uncertainty quantification in mechanical systems.

Uncertainties 2012 will take place at the Maresias Beach Hotel, on the beach of Maresias, São Sebastião, São Paulo, and will be held from February 26 to March 2, 2012. This first meeting is organized on behalf of the ABCM Committee on Stochastic Modeling and Uncertainty Quantification, based on the experience acquired in organizing similar-themed mini-symposia in past conferences as well as previous meetings held at the Catholical University of Rio de Janeiro (Brief history of the event).

Counting on an overwhelming reception by the scientific community, it is purpose of the ABCM Committee on Stochastic Modeling and Uncertainty Quantification  to make Uncertainties a bi-annual event, creating a permanent forum for the discussion of academic, scientific and technical aspects of uncertainty quantification in mechanical systems.

Uncertainties 2012 aims at providing an appropriate atmosphere for the exchange of experiences, with sufficient free time for scientific connections, interactions with past and future collaborators, and so on. Hence, there will be no parallel sessions.

A policy of No Show - No Paper will be adopted. All presented papers will be included in the Conference Proceedings. Conference Proceedings will be published in an ISBN-registered CD-ROM.

English is adopted as the official language of the event, to be used for the  written articles and in the oral presentations.

We are pleased to announce that a selection of the best papers presented at the conference will be published in two dedicated Journal Special Issues:

   Journal of The Brazilian Society of Mechanical Sciences and Engineering (ABCM);

   International Journal for Uncertainty Quantification (Begell House).

Authors of selected articles have been notified by e-mail.