Spearheaded by INESC-ID Researchers Joaquim Jorge and Alfredo Ferreira from VIMMI GROUP,  SMI 2018 (Shape Modeling International Symposium) took place early June in Lisbon and successfully reached the goals of gathering a wide community of researchers, developers, practitioners, students in academia and industry, towards a new mathematical theories and novel computational techniques for modeling, simulating, and processing digital shape representations.