The 9th International Masonry Conference will be held in Guimarães, Portugal in July 7-9, 2014, as a joint initiative from the University of Minho and the International Masonry Society. This Conference series has become a great forum for dissemination of the latest scientific and technical developments, and for the exchange of new ideas in emerging topics in masonry.

The deadline for the submission of abstracts is June 30, 2013. The abstracts should be submitted through the conference website ( after the registration of the authors “First time registration” and accessing the “Restricted Area”. Interested participants should select the option “Author” to proceed with the submission process. In their private area they can also track the abstract status. In the submission interested participants can choose from a topic or a special session, according to the subject of their abstract.

Organizing Committee: Paulo B. Lourenço, Barry Haseltine & Graça Vasconcelos