This book publishes the 11 peer-reviewed lecture notes of the International Symposium on Stability, Vibration, and Control of Machines and Structures (SVCS 2014) which took place at the Hotel Moskva, on July 3rd - 5th, 2014.The volume puts particular emphasis on applications on emerging areas such as modeling and control of complex systems, bioengineering, mechatronics, structronics, fluidics, optoelectronic sensors, nanotechnology, and intelligent system design.