This volume contains two-page abstracts of the 698 papers presented at ECF16. The accompanying CD contains the full length papers. The abstracts of the fifteen plenary lectures are included in the beginning of the book. The remaining 683 abstracts are arranged in 25 tracks and 35 special symposia/sessions with 303 and 380 abstracts, respectively. The papers of the tracks have been contributed from open call, while the papers of the symposia/sessions have been solicited by the respective organizers. Both tracks and symposia/sessions fall into two categories, namely, fracture of nano and engineering materials and structures with 88 and 595 papers, respectively. The volume contains the latest research work of renowned experts in the area of failure of engineering materials and structures and is useful for the student, the engineer and the researcher who wants to get an integrated picture of the recent developments in the area of fracture mechanics and fatigue.