The conference welcomes the submission of quality papers which make a good and significant contribution to our knowledge and understanding and to research advancement with regard to the stability aspects of metal and composite material structures. Particular emphasis is to be paid to the advances made in the analysis and design of structural systems which are associated with stability aspects involving more than one mode of buckling. Theoretical, numerical and experimental research related to the buckling of metal, notably steel, stainless steel and aluminium structures or metal-composite structures are central themes of the conference as are reliability based studies related to the design of coupled instability phenomena.